How can I be certain that the Humane Society of the United States is deserving of my support?

The Humane Society of the United States is approved by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 of its standards for charity accountability. In the words of the BBB WGA’s president, these standards go “to the heart of how a charity functions,” addressing charity governance, finances, effectiveness reporting, appeal accuracy, website disclosures and donor privacy. You can examine our profile at GuideStar, as well as consult our form 990, view our financial statements and read our latest annual report, a clear and concise review of our ongoing work and the best case for the impact of our work here.

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How much of my donation actually goes toward helping animals?

The Humane Society of the United States and its affiliates spend 73% of all gifts directly on lifesaving animal protection programs, while the remaining funds help maintain our infrastructure and operations. Like any nonprofit organization, the HSUS carries out marketing, fundraising and public awareness programs designed to reach the public, grow our membership and influence key decision-makers in the public and private sectors. Supporters and others can view the breakdown of our spending ratios and the work made possible by their donations in our annual reports and 990s.

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How can I raise money on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States?


If you have a Facebook account, you can raise money for the cause by setting up a fundraiser—it’s easy; just choose the Humane Society of the United States as your charity!


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support animals every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to the Humane Society of the United States when you select us as your benefiting charity.


Twitch is a video streaming platform where millions of people come together every day to interact and make their own live entertainment. This community is not limited to gamers—Twitch genres include music, talk shows, travel, food, special events and more!

Twitch streamers who wish to make a difference for animals by supporting the Humane Society of the United States during a charity livestream can do so by creating a fundraising event through our secure digital fundraising platform, Tiltify. Through Tiltify, you can click to donate and see your donations add up in real time, receive instant on-screen recognition for each contribution and interact live with Twitch players and special guests.

Learn How to Start Your Own Tiltify Fundraiser Through Twitch

P.S. Look for us at TwitchCon!

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Does the HSUS offer matching gifts?

Yes. Find out whether your company has a qualifying program, get the form from your employer, and then make your donation online or send your donation via check through the mail. Then send your completed and signed form, along with a copy of your check or online donation receipt, to:

The Humane Society of the United States
Dept: Matching Gifts
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037
ATTN: Matching Gifts Program

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Can I make a donation in honor of a special someone?

Honor a friend, relative or even a pet with a gift donation to the Humane Society of the United States. Gift donations are a great alternative to a traditional birthday, anniversary or holiday gift—you can even send one just to say you care!

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Can I make a donation in memory of a loved one?

Celebrate the life of a beloved person or pet with a memorial gift to the Humane Society of the United States. When you donate in remembrance of a loved one, your gift supports the fight for all animals.

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Can I leave a gift to animals in my will?

Absolutely! Learn more about how you can create a legacy of compassion.

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Be the hero they need.

You can fight to end all forms of animal cruelty. Start saving lives today by making a tax-deductible one-time gift—or fight for animals all year long with a monthly contribution.

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I'd like to give regularly. Does the HSUS have a monthly donation program?

The HSUS offers a monthly donation pledge program for supporting members. Set up a monthly giving plan online right now. It's the quickest and easiest way to help animals every month. Don't feel comfortable donating online? Then we offer two other options: Members can sign up for automatic deductions from their credit card or checking account. If you would prefer to send in your donation, the HSUS provides supporting members with monthly reminder statements. For more information about these two "offline" monthly pledge programs, call us at 866-720-2676 or email us.

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I already participate in the Humane Heroes monthly giving program. How do I change my donation preferences or account information?

If you are a monthly supporter online, simply click on the link at the bottom of any email you receive from us to update your donation preferences or account information. If you participate in the Humane Heroes monthly giving program, please call us at 866-720-2676 or email us to change or update your account information.

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What is the HSUS's tax ID number?

The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390.

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How do I request a receipt to document my donation?

The HSUS does not send receipts for individual donations under $75 unless specifically requested. Individuals who have made a one-time donation of $75 or more automatically receive a receipt. If you would like to receive a receipt for a single donation you made to the HSUS, please call our membership department at 866-720-2676 and we can mail you a receipt.

Members who donate online automatically receive a donation receipt sent to their registered email account each time their donations are processed online. 

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How do I cancel my monthly donation?

Your monthly donation may be canceled by contacting our Donor Care team at 1-866-720-2676 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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I participate in the Humane Heroes monthly giving program, but I also make additional contributions to the HSUS. Will the monthly statement show all my gifts?

Your monthly statement will only indicate whether or not the previous month's Humane Heroes donation was made. If you would like to pay for multiple months, please indicate this on your statement and we will credit your record accordingly. Otherwise, your statement will only be credited for the designated month. If you respond to a different HSUS mailing, the donation will be credited to your general membership record, and not to your Humane Heroes statement. For a receipt showing all donations to the HSUS, please contact us at 866-720-2676 or send an email. Be sure to include your full name and address.

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If I donate monthly through an automatic debit, can I still receive the HSUS's mailings?

Yes. You will continue to receive regular HSUS correspondence. Rest assured that as a member of the Humane Heroes monthly giving program, your membership will always be considered current. If, however, you would like to receive fewer mailings, please contact us by phone, email or conventional mail:

The Humane Society of the United States
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037

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Can I donate through my workplace?

Yes. If your company offers workplace giving, such as America's Charities or United Way, you should contact your Human Resources representative for enrollment materials. Please note that your company may or may not supply The HSUS with all the information we require to credit you for your gift. You should confirm with your company that the donations, as well as your name and address, are being submitted as requested.

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Do you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, and, if so, what is your number?

The HSUS does participate in the Combined Federal Campaign. Our number is 11894. See your Human Resources department to enroll in this program.

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Does the Humane Society of the United States make fundraising calls to donors?

Yes. We do telephone fundraising calls throughout the year. We partner with Donor Services Group and Telefund to ask some of our most compassionate donors to deepen their support of our critical and lifesaving animal protection programs. These calls are a very cost-effective way to increase our impact and help even more animals tomorrow and in the years ahead.

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How can I be taken off your fundraising call list?

If you prefer not to be contacted by phone, please contact our Donor Care team at 1-866-609-7639 to have your name removed from our call list or email us

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There’s a person knocking on doors in my neighborhood asking to help animals on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States. Is that a program of yours?

We hope we didn’t catch you at a bad time! Yes, we are currently running our neighborhood “Humane Heroes” campaign in neighborhoods around the country and the person you saw is helping us gain more supporters so that we can have an even bigger impact in the future. You can contact us directly with questions or concerns; email us or call us toll-free between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. at 1-866-609-7639.

Learn More About Face-to-Face Fundraising

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