Our year-end retrospective is always one of the most challenging (yet rewarding!) for us to put together. There’s just so much to include—all the animals you’ve helped us care for, humane legislation we’ve pushed ahead, companies we’ve helped guide toward more compassionate policies and more. We put your donations to work in so many ways that we couldn’t possibly fit them all on these pages. But each year we try to share the highlights, to illustrate just how far your support goes in the fight for all animals. You make these victories possible. We hope you stay with us so that next year, it’ll be even harder to narrow down our victories. Thank you for all you do to create a more humane society.
Fighting for all animals
Together with our affiliates, we provided direct care to more than 100,000 animals, including orphaned and injured wildlife, at our care centers.
We helped evacuate more than 1,000 adoptable animals from shelters in the path of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. After Florence, we worked with local authorities and other groups to save more than 100 animals—including dogs, cats, goats and chickens—from the subsequent flooding in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Changing ‘business as usual’
With our help, major fashion labels such as Versace, Burberry, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg and Coach announced plans to go fur-free.
Virginia became the fourth state to pass a law reducing the use of animals in product testing and requiring the use of available alternative tests.
Los Angeles banned the sale of fur.
Keeping exotic animals safe
We helped pass our 150th local ordinance that bans or restricts the use of wild animals in traveling acts.