If you have a local shelter, there is a high chance it may be hindered outdated ordinances in relation to animal control. In addition there is a good chance it could have an inadequate budget.
You can help your local shelter in a variety of ways. If you know some of these common concerns are prevalent in your area you can reach out to elected officials or contact the person directly in charge of the organization. The HSUS has an amazing FAQ page that covers some of these items. For more information visit our About and Contact Page.