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.

12,000
Adoptable Dogs

found homes through the 21 pet stores that we convinced to stop working with puppy mills.

Cat being rescued from flooding during Hurricane Harvey in 2017
Chimp at Project Chimps in Blue Ridge, Georgia
$6 million
Commitment

to provide Liberian chimps with long-term care by the New York Blood Center.

17,000
animals

helped by our Animal Rescue Team alone, most of them in disaster zones.

chickens being rescued after Hurricane Harvey
Anthony Rathbun
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AP Images for The HSUS
125,463
animals rescued and cared for by the HSUS and our affiliates in 2017.
Our volunteers made all the difference in 2017.
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2,300+
People who selflessly worked for our cause
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140,000+
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 2017
113
New state laws, plus 58 harmful bills defeated
5,000
People trained by our teams to help animals
70
Companies that plan to phase in better purchasing practices