June 4, 2009
Frequently Asked Questions
about The Humane Society of the United States
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- What does The HSUS do?
- How is The HSUS affiliated with my local humane society?
- How is The HSUS affiliated with other animal organizations?
- Can I get more information about The HSUS and its organizations?
- Does The HSUS offer programs or literature for children?
- How can I get information about The HSUS' financial status and fund allocations?
- How can I receive The HSUS magazine, All Animals?
- Does The HSUS have a catalog or store?
- How can I receive an animal calendar?
- Can I get information about The HSUS’s financial statements from my state government?
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, we've been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research, and farm animals. We protect all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, science, advocacy and field work. And we rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. The HSUS's mission is to celebrate animals and confront cruelty, and we're there for all animals, across America and around the world.
Local humane societies and SPCAs are independent entities and are not run by The HSUS or any other national entity. The HSUS works with local humane societies and supports their work through training, evaluations, publications, and other professional services. Additionally, The HSUS operates its own network of animal sanctuaries and rescue operations, providing emergency care and homes to more animals than any other organization in the United States. Find out how The HSUS serves local animal shelters and provides direct animal care coast to coast.
The HSUS shares similar goals with many organizations. We are directly affiliated with the following organizations: