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Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Protective Services for Animals

Animal Adoption

Programs that place stray and homeless domestic pets with people who are willing to provide for their care; find homes for wild burros, horses or other animals who are being removed from their natural environment; or place retired race horses, show horses, greyhounds and other animals when their racing or show careers have come to an end. Included are websites where animals available for adoption can be listed.

Animal Shelters

Programs that provide protection and care for unwanted pets or stray animals, and hold them for a specified period of time to provide an opportunity for owners to claim them prior to offering them for adoption. Included are shelters that euthanize the animals if not adopted within a specified amount of time, as well as "no kill" shelters that will keep the animals until they are adopted.

Animal Surrender Services

Animal control agencies, animal shelters, foster-based animal rescue programs and other organizations that accept animals whose owners can no longer care for them and are unable to find good homes for the animal themselves. Owners are asked to provide as much information as possible regarding the animal including vaccinations, spay/neuter status, behavior, training, likes and dislikes, and other information that might help the agency rehome the pet appropriately. Animal surrender services are an important part of the animal protective services network in that they prevent unwanted pets from being dumped on the streets or subjected to neglect or abuse, and give them a chance for adoption.

Foster Care/Temporary Shelter for Animals

Programs that arrange for the temporary placement in animal care facilities or private homes of homeless animals who are awaiting adoption or who are too wild and need gentling prior to being adopted; or for animals whose owners are in emergency situations which may include facing foreclosure, being homeless, being incarcerated, having an accident or a medical emergency, being in a domestic violence situation or having to leave home for a shelter.

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