Who are Humane Leaders?

Humane Leaders are dedicated advocates who help the Humane Society of the United States fight for all animals. Show your commitment to fighting animal cruelty with a leadership gift. Your gift ensures we'll be ready to respond in emergency situations and continue fighting the root causes of animal cruelty.

Become a Humane Leader Today

How to become a Humane Leader 

With a minimum annual gift of $500 or more, or a pledge commitment or other support totaling $500 or more, Humane Leaders enjoy exclusive access and benefits.

Make an even greater impact for animals

With a minimum annual gift of $1,000 or more, or a pledge commitment or other support totaling $1,000 or more, Humane Leaders will receive access to even more benefits!


Humane Leader benefit



A subscription to our award-winning All Animals magazine

Sneak peek access to Humane Voices, the official HSUS podcast

Access to a personal donor relations representative

Email updates on our progress and plans

Opportunities to advance changes for animals in your community and state

Access to exclusive presentations or tele-town halls with senior program staff

Stewardship reports on how your support directly benefits animals



A complimentary copy of our annual report



Invitations to both local events and signature events like our To the Rescue! gala



Join our email list

We'll send important information, opportunities to take action for animals, event invitations and more. Certain Humane Leader benefits are only available via email, so don't miss out on your exclusive Humane Leader benefits! Sign Up

Already a Humane Leader? Share your story!

Over the years, the stories behind the support of our Humane Leaders have inspired our team and our work to carry out the biggest fights for all animals. Your story may encourage even more animal lovers to become Humane Leaders!

Woman and her black dog on back porch of their home
Caroline G. with Fiona Peter Taylor / AP Images for the HSUS
Humane Leader impact

Your Humane Leader status has a positive impact on the lives of all animals every day—here are some recent achievements.


Now ban the sale of cosmetics newly tested on animals, with the addition of Washington.

Dog receives treatment at temporary shelter following rescue

And four cats were rescued from multiple breeders in Johnston County, Oklahoma, with help from our Animal Rescue Team.

handler controls a lemur by pulling at his tail during VIP Encounter at zoo

Now including Illinois, prohibit attractions and exhibits at roadside zoos and menageries that offer public contact with certain wild animals.


If you have questions about how to get started as a Humane Leader or if you are a current Humane Leader and would like to learn more about your benefits, contact your Humane Leader Representative.

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