Baypath Welcomes Humane Society of the United States’ Rescue Team
In 2017, Baypath applied for and was accepted into The Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) Emergency Placement Partner Program and then in 2018, their Shelter and Rescue Partner Program. We were looking to collaborate with this renowned national animal welfare group in order to assist them, on a local level, with emergencies such as natural disasters, hoarding cases, and more.
We were recently able to partner with them after a seizure at a Korean dog meat farm. Thanks to their hard work, they were able to save over 180 dogs and we were subsequently able to take in and place 4. We were honored to be part of that great endeavor. Most recently, we partnered with them on an out-of-state cat neglect case, taking in 8 cats for adoption.
While we are committed to our local partners and families in need, we also feel it’s important to work with our animal welfare partners who are dealing with critical cases on a national level when possible.
More about the Shelter and Rescue Partner Program:
HSUS responds to animals in need many times a year. These actions may be the result of a legal seizure from a puppy mill, animal hoarder, or natural disasters where pets could not be reunited with their owners. During these emergencies, animals are evaluated by a veterinarian for critical or chronic health issues, but routine or complex medical treatment and/or behavioral assessment may not always be possible in a temporary environment. While the HSUS can provide emergency animal sheltering and care to the animals rescued, they rely upon relationships with their Shelter and Rescue Partners for ongoing rehabilitation and eventual placement in life-long loving homes for them.