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 Rescue

Programs that rescue domestic animals who are in hazardous situations and which may provide emergency medical care if injuries have occurred.

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.

Cruelty to Animals Investigation

Programs that investigate reports of cruelty to animals, intervene in these situations and, when warranted, remove animals who have been abused or neglected and initiate legal proceedings against abusive owners.

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