How can I start a shelter?/Our shelter needs information and assistance/I have a complaint about a shelter.
The ASPCA's Shelter Outreach department welcomes requests for help from people looking to improve the lives of animals in their communities. Every year the ASPCA visits more than 150 shelters throughout the country, talking with directors, volunteers and employees, discussing their problems and assisting them with suggestions, materials and resources. It takes a lot more than good intentions to run a shelter, and the ASPCA's Shelter Outreach team is staffed by seasoned animal welfare professionals who are there to help with sheltering situations in YOUR area.
Click here to learn about starting a shelter in your area, if you have a complaint about a specific shelter, or if you represent a shelter in need of guidance or assistance. You can contact OUTREACH@ASPCA.ORG for more information.