Resources

In addition to rescuing and rehoming dogs in need, GSROC makes every effort to provide important information and resources related to responsible animal care. We have compiled a list of valuable contacts that may assist you as a pet caregiver or as someone wishing to assist a homeless animal. We hope that you find this information beneficial, and we welcome your suggestions for enhancing this list.

ANIMAL SHELTERS.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimated in November 2009 that approximately three to four million pets are killed yearly in shelters across the United States. No-kill shelters are trying to end this killing by increasing the demand for shelter dogs and cats and reducing the supply by reducing the number of animals born and thus the number of animals which end up in shelters, and through increased spay/neuter, including low-cost/free help for low-income people.

The no-kill concept received a legal boost in 1998 when the state of California passed three pieces of legislation directed to reduce animal suffering at shelters in California: the Vincent Law, which requires shelters to spay or neuter animals prior to adoption; the Hayden Law, which requires improved shelter accountability; and the Kopp Law, which prohibited the use of carbon monoxide to euthanize animals. No-kill shelters received a financial boost with the establishment of Maddie’s Fund in 1999, from which a number of communities in the United States have since received millions in financial grants.

ANIMAL SHELTERS
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DOG TRAINERS WE LIKE
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RESCUE GROUPS
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VETERINARIANS WE LIKE
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BOARDING PLACES WE LIKE
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