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.


Rescued from cruelty cases.

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Transported out of shelters to provide space for incoming animals affected by storms.


Saved from slaughter while closing down our 16th and 17th dog meat farms.

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Animals directly cared for through our rescue team, veterinary programs and affiliated care centers and sanctuaries in 2020.
Our impact in 2020
Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos saved from the devastating Australia wildfires.
In emergency grants given to help animal welfare organizations weather the challenging economic impact of COVID-19.
Million pounds of pet food donated to areas hit hardest by COVID-19.
How we work
Ending the cruelest practices

We are focused on ending the worst forms of institutionalized animal suffering. Our progress is the result of our work with governments, the private sector and multinational bodies; public awareness and consumer education campaigns, public policy efforts, and more.

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Caring for animals in crisis

We respond to large-scale cruelty cases and disasters around the world, providing rescue, hands-on care, logistics and expertise when animals are caught in crises. Our affiliated care centers heal and provide lifelong sanctuary to abused, abandoned, exploited, vulnerable and neglected animals.

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Building a stronger animal protection movement

Through partnerships, trainings, support, collaboration and more, we’re building a more humane world by empowering and expanding the capacity of animal welfare advocates and organizations in the United States and across the globe. Together, we’ll bring about faster change for animals.