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.

4,369
ANIMALS

Rescued from crisis situations by our Animal Rescue Team.

Dog rescued from South Korean dog meat farm
HSUS rescuer holding a cat from a large-scale alleged neglect situation in Killeen, Texas
30+
BEAGLES

Released from a research lab following our undercover investigation into animal testing.

300
DOGS

Saved after shutting down our 14th and 15th dog meat farms; 2,000 dogs total!

Loki the tiger at Black Beauty Ranch
JP Bonnelly
100,000+
Animals directly cared for through our rescue team, veterinary programs and affiliated care centers and sanctuaries in 2019.
Training tomorrow's animal advocates
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200
Veterinary and veterinary professional students received hands-on training through our Rural Area Veterinary Services program.
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4,000
Officers were taught to recognize cruelty and neglect and better protect animals in their communities through our Law Enforcement Training Center.
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10,000
Food service professionals learned how to cook plant-based meals through our Forward Food program.
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 2019
15
STATES STRENGTHENED LAWS AGAINST ANIMAL FIGHTING AND CRUELTY.
340
TOTAL LOCAL ORDINANCES BANNING THE SALE OF PUPPY MILL DOGS AFTER DOZENS MORE PASSED IN 2019.
60,000
COMPANION ANIMALS ASSISTED THROUGH OUR SPAYATHON AND PETS FOR LIFE PROGRAMS.