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Pets In Need


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Adoptable Pets in California
873 Fifth Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063

Mission
Pets In Need's mission is to bring a loving, healthy home within paw's reach of every adoptable dog and cat in our community.

Pets In Need (PIN) was founded in 1965 by Jean Mahoney and Alice Hodges to help lost pets get home and to provide information about pet care to people. Most of all they wanted all dogs and cats to have loving homes.

No animal suitable for re-homing is every put to death... no matter how long it takes. PIN is committed to finding homes for each animal in the shelter. Every dog or cat is spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Pets In Need is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is not funded by a city or county animal control contract. PIN's humane work is made possible through the generosity of people who care.



Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Someone dropped off pregnant cat she had babies I can't take care of them there are all sweet and cute but can't have them what to do Modesto ca
posted by offtheheezy6, on 2018-06-01 07:00:42
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I am volunteering at Rescue Only kitties of Devore. We are desperately trying to save cats that are being killed today. If you can help, please call Devore at 909-866-4943 + hit 0 for operator.
posted by JanPratt, on 2017-01-15 14:27:47
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Yes, there is a great likehood of bringingb a young/kitten into our home. We would like a female; and, our favorit color is grey. Please contact me: 619/992-4562. Oh, my name is Karen. I look forward to speaking with you soon,
posted by KarenWestgate, on 2017-03-18 03:15:17
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Help please i have cats in my yard that does not belong to my family, these cats have also had a family in my yard, i am afraid for them due to we have possums in our yard, their are 5 or more cats and little babies these possums will kill them help please my email is [email protected] please help save, God bless
posted by (empty name), on 2015-06-25 16:48:03
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HELP!! I need these kitties protected. They don't belong to me. The cat was already living here in our yard when we bought the house. The cat has 3 babies. Please can someone help? I wouldn't want them euthanize! Please email me I want to find a rescue shelter. [email protected]
posted by LILI, on 2013-06-12 14:14:20