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A white dog wearing a blue bandana looks into the camera in The Dig’s article about Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay mixes community events and on-site services to benefit rescue cats, dogs, bunnies and even guinea pigs.

A staff member holds a black dog in The Dig’s article about North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America acts as a lighthouse to the rescue community, providing and inspiring best practices as the world’s largest no-kill shelter since 1944.

A black and white puppy on a beach with an orange ball in The Dig’s article about Jacksonville Humane Society’s event

Jacksonville Humane Society’s Tides and Tails event

October 8th is Jacksonville Humane Society’s Tides and Tails happy hour. Guests can enjoy beachside cocktails, meet pets and raise money for the shelter’s Pet Help Center.

A dog in a field getting their photo taken in The Dig’s article about Jacksonville Humane’s Society’s pet photo contest

Jacksonville Humane Society’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest

Jacksonville Humane Society’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest is a yearly, month-long event. Upload pictures of your pet or vote on your favorite pets (it’ll be hard to choose) to donate to the shelter.

A child wearing a red shirt stands with a beagle in The Dig’s article about Charleston Animal Society

Charleston Animal Society

Charleston Animal Society’s mission since 1874 has been the prevention of cruelty to animals. More than 15,000 animals will turn to the organization for care, compassion and hope this year alone.

A dog is held by an attendee wearing pink in The Dig’s article covering Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Tuxes & Tails gala

Spend an enchanted night at the Tuxes & Tails gala

October 23, 2021, marks Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s 10th annual Tuxes & Tails black-tie gala.

A staff member holds a brown dog in The Dig’s article about Ontario SPCA’s transport program

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society goes the distance for pets

Since May 2021, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has been working with transport partners in the US who have been trekking 15 hours (one way) to the U.S.-Canadian border to transport animals from crowded shelters to animal centers in Ontario.

A child holding a book in front of a kitten in The Dig’s article about Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Paws for Literacy

Humane Society of Tampa Bay's Paws for Literacy

Humane Society of Tampa Bay welcomes kids to read to shelter pets at their Paws for Literacy program.

A student sits with a brown dog in The Dig’s article covering Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Critter Camp

Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Critter Camp

Each summer, Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosts weeklong, animal-focused camps where kids express their creativity and learn more about veterinary care.

Three people laugh in a photo in The Dig’s article about Jacksonville Humane Society’s Toast to the Animals event

Jacksonville Humane Society’s Toast to the Animals event

November 10, 2021, was Jacksonville Humane Society’s 23rd annual Toast to the Animals event which raised over $200,000 to go toward their Medical Fund.

A white and brown dog runs in grass with their tongue out in The Dig’s article about Ontario SPCA’s future vet program

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s virtual future vet program

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Virtual Future Vet program encourages all young pet lovers to learn more about animals and shelter work.

Two puppies held by a North Shore Animal League America staff member for The Dig’s article about the Walk and Wag 5K

North Shore Animal League America’s virtual Walk & Wag 5K

Want to get active while raising money for North Shore Animal League America’s no-kill mission? Walk & Wag is your event. Through all of September, participate in contests, shop around a Virtual Vendor Village and earn fundraising rewards while exercising.

A black dog jumps into a pool in The Dig’s article about Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Bark on the Boards block party

Brandywine Valley’s Bark on the Boards block party

Come down to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on October 16, 2021, for Brandywine Valley’s Bark on the Boards block party. Meet pets, enjoy live music and donate to its lifesaving mission.

A kitten is held by a nurse in The Dig’s article about Charleston Animal Society’s Canines for Caregivers program

Charleston Animal Society’s Canines for Caregivers

Charleston Animal Society is bringing shelter animals to hospitals to give health care workers a sense of relief.

A Labrador Retriever puppy is held by a guest in The Dig’s article about Charleston Animal Society’s Frisky A GoGo gala

Charleston Animal Society’s Frisky a GoGo Gala

Charleston Animal Society’s Frisky a GoGo Gala on October 16, 2021, is a chance to bring out your go-go (or black-tie) attire while supporting the rescue organization’s important operations.

A child hugs a brown dog in The Dig’s article about Charleston Animal Society’s inclusion in Dogtoberfest

Support Charleston Animal Society at Dogtoberfest

Visit Freshfields Village on October 23, 2021, to support Charleston Animal Society and several other South Carolina-based animal rescue organizations.

A pet parent holding a black Chihuahua in The Dig’s article about Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s free shot clinic

Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s free shot clinic

November 20, 2021, is Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s annual free shot clinic and they’re providing free vaccinations to dogs 3 months and older.

A brown and black puppy held by a staff member in The Dig’s article about Oregon Humane Society

Oregon Humane Society

For over 150 years, Oregon Humane Society has provided an abundance of animal care. Whether it’s training vet students on-site, offering a humane education program or hosting community events, pet care is the top priority.

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