November 7, 2009
The HSUS receives support from family and corporate foundations for a wide range of its programs. Many of the foundation gifts provide much-appreciated general operating support, while other foundations ask that their gifts be restricted to specific programs that match the interests of their donors and trustees.
Below is a list of programs that would use a restricted gift in a measurable way to protect thousands of animals. Naming opportunities are also available for foundations interested in commemorating an individual or a foundation.
If you would like more information about foundation giving, please contact the Department of Philanthropy: 1-800-808-7858, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knock Out Animal Fighting: The HSUS has helped arrest several of the top 10 dog- and cockfighters in the United States. We seek to end professional dogfighting and cockfighting and to reduce the number of fighting dogs in animal shelters by 50 percent within five years.
Stop Puppy Mills: The HSUS has a national billboard and print advertising campaign to alert people to the cruelties of puppy mills and to encourage responsible alternatives to purchasing puppies from puppy mill sources.
End Cruel Confinement of Farm Animals: The HSUS has succeeded in persuading several major companies, including Ben & Jerry's, to pledge to end their use of eggs from hens confined in battery cages. The HSUS also is working to end the confinement of pigs in gestation crates and calves in veal crates.
Put the Lid on Canned Hunting: The HSUS has led efforts to stigmatize canned hunting and to save the lives of thousands of animals. Twenty states ban all or most types of canned hunts. We are seeking to make canned hunts illegal, and to encourage people to reject the concept that it is acceptable to kill an animal for a trophy.
The Cape Wildlife Center: The HSUS has operated the Cape Wildlife Center, the only licensed wildlife veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center on Cape Cod, since 1995. We have recently purchased a new site for the center and plan to transform it into a national training center for wildlife veterinary medicine and rehabilitation. The center will serve as a pilot site for Humane Wildlife Solutions.
Humane Wildlife Services: The HSUS has developed a new concept in wildlife exclusion services to benefit home and business owners, while saving the lives of thousands of animals annually. If you have ever had a problem with a wild animal taking up residence in your home, you know how important this service— using humane, biologically-based exclusion procedures—can be.
HSVMA Field Services HSVMA Field Services provides free veterinary services in areas where poverty and geographic isolation mean that medical care is unavailable to the animals. HSVMA Field Services also serves as a mobile veterinary teaching hospital—training more than 800 veterinary students a year.
The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch: The 1,620-acre Black Beauty Ranch provides permanent care and shelter to injured, abused and homeless domestic and wild animals. There are currently more than 1,300 residents, including chimpanzees rescued from laboratory research, buffalo and exotic animals rescued from trophy hunting ranches, horses and burros evicted from public lands, and many other animals who now live out their lives in peace and safety.