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Domestic Animal Rescue

Humans have been domesticating animals for thousands of years.  While some domestic animals are still raised for food or labor, most domestic animal species are kept as pets.  Millions of pets however are abused, abandoned into the wild or become homeless every year due to a variety of circumstances.  Since domestic animals depend completely on humans for their health and survival, hundreds of organizations around the world have been created to rescue and shelter pets in need.  Often large pet rescues involve organized programs and projects; certainly the creation of a pet rescue operation or organization is a project.  As with any project, professional project management processes and techniques can help.  Here are some resources for those interested in domestic animal rescue and protection.

Information and Statistics

Pet Statistics – USA - It's estimated that 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 44% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 35% have a cat. Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized; approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted. Read more here.

 

Global Initiatives

 

 

Local / Regional Programs and Projects

 

 

Species-Specific Animal Rescue Initiatives

Cats

 

Dogs

 

Cows

 

Horses

 

Other

 

Organizations

International

 

 

National / Regional

 

 

 

Papers, Reports, Studies

 

 

Articles, Blogs, Expert Opinions

 

 

Educational Multi-Media Lectures, Presentations, Videos

 

 

Other Information

 

 

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This section of the library created January 2018

 

 

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