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The Humane Society

The Humane Society fights the big fight to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary work, as well as other hands-on animal care services, we help thousands of animals every year. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: a humane society.
The Humane Society works to:

  • End the cruelest practices toward all animals
  • Care for animals in crisis
  • Build a stronger animal protection movement

Our rescue and direct care work responds to today’s cruelties; our education, legislative and policy work prevents tomorrow’s.

The Humane Society has the world’s greatest roster of experts in animal welfare. Rescuers and caregivers with years of experience. State directors working on animal issues around the country and passionate advocates pushing for policy change. Several affiliated animal sanctuaries provide direct care and medical help for animals in need. A global affiliate, Humane Society International, which advances the welfare of animals in more than 50 countries.

The Humane Society has achieved a powerful legacy of change for animals, and they will never stop fighting for them. Leaders in the humane movement ranked us the most effective animal organization in the country in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia.

Join us! Everyone can play a role in combating the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse.