The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s most effective animal protection organization. With you by our side, we take on the big fights to end suffering for all animals.

12,932
ANIMALS

Helped through our care centers.

Cat at Pets for Life event
Puppy at Spayathon for PR
25,000+
ANIMALS

Altered and vaccinated in Puerto Rico through our Spayathon program.

100,000
COMPANION ANIMALS

Altered, vaccinated or otherwise helped by Pets For Life, which supports underserved communities. 

chickens being rescued after Hurricane Harvey
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260,557
Animals rescued and cared for by the Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates in 2018.
Our volunteers made all the difference in 2018.
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2,700+
People who selflessly worked for our cause
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198,000+
Service hours dedicated to helping animals
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60+
Ways to help, from advocacy to animal care
elephants
How we work
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Rescue & direct care

We respond to major cruelty and disaster situations, providing hands-on care to horses, companion animals and wildlife. 

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Education & awareness

We encourage and empower people to create a more humane society for animals by making kinder, more informed choices.

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Laws & corporate policy

We work with some of the world’s biggest companies to reform and improve their treatment of animals. Through the courts and the ballot box, we fight to improve legal protections for animals and train law enforcement to help stop animal cruelty.

Our impact in 2018
2,000
Animal welfare professionals trained to better protect animals in their communities.
204
New state and local laws passed to protect animals.
3,000+
Culinary professionals trained in plant-based cooking.