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.


Now outlaw wildlife killing contests following our undercover exposé.

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India the tiger relaxing in shade at Black Beauty Ranch

Rescued from the exotic pet trade were given lifelong sanctuary at Black Beauty Ranch.


Endorsed the Humane Cosmetics Act, for a new total of 367. 

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Meredith Lee
Animals in peril were rescued with your help in 2021.
Our impact in 2021
Dogs and cats were rescued from the meat trade in China.
Animals received services through Pets for Life and RAVS.
Institutions were persuaded to adopt plant-based policies.
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 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.