The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa (HSNEI) has been named a member of the No More Homeless Pets Network, a program of Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends, located in Kanab, Utah, is the largest no kill animal sanctuary in the U.S., and was the site of the DogTown program on National Geographic.

The No More Homeless Pets Network focuses on working with rescue organizations across the country to end the killing of dogs and cats in U.S. shelters. The network is composed of 501(c)(3) public charity animal welfare groups and shelters committed to saving the lives of homeless pets through active adoption and spay/neuter programs. Network partners are given fundraising opportunities as well as consultations with Best Friends staff and access to Lifesaving Grants.

HSNEI was accepted as a network partner in part because of the recently initiated SNIP Program: Spay/Neuter Incentive Program to offer assistance to low-income families to alter their pets. In addition, the program will work to reduce the feral cat population in Northeast Iowa. HSNEI also cares for an average of 300 animals a year in their foster program until those animals find forever homes.

HSNEI is an non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northeast Iowa by rescuing, caring for, and finding adoptive homes for unwanted pets, reducing the overpopulation of companion animals, fostering respect for animal life, encouraging volunteerism, and educating the community about responsible pet guardianship.

Additional information about HSNEI and future events can be found at www.hsnei.org.