What does the HSUS do?

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, we've been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs.

The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research and farm animals. We protect all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, science, advocacy and field work. And together with our affiliates, we rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year—but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs.

The HSUS's mission is to fight for all animals across America and around the world.

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How is the HSUS affiliated with my local humane society?

Local humane societies and SPCAs are independent entities and are not run by the HSUS or any other national entity. The HSUS works with local humane societies and supports their work through training, evaluations, publications and other professional services.

Additionally, the HSUS operates its own network of animal sanctuaries and rescue operations, providing emergency care and homes to more animals than any other organization in the United States.

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How is the HSUS affiliated with other animal organizations?

The HSUS shares similar goals with many organizations. We are directly affiliated with the following organizations:

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Can I get more information about the HSUS and its organizations?

To receive a packet of information about the HSUS and membership, please contact us:

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

Read more about our work in our membership magazine, All Animals.

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How can I get information about the HSUS's financial status and fund allocations?

You can obtain our latest annual reports and other financial information digitally or receive a copy of our latest financial report by contacting us at 1-866-720-2676 or email Membership and Donor Care.

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How can I receive the HSUS magazine, All Animals?

Members who donate a one-time gift of at least $25, as well as all participants in our monthly pledge program, receive a one-year subscription to All Animals. This award-winning publication provides updates on animal protection issues, recent successes and special programs. If you'd like a sample issue, please contact our Membership and Donor Care department at 1-866-720-2676 or email Membership and Donor Care.

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Does the HSUS have a catalog or store?

In place of a catalog, the HSUS has an online store within the Animal Rescue Site. Our online store allows you to shop for a variety of products for both you and your pet, with a portion of all proceeds used to support our animal protection programs.

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How can I receive an animal calendar?

Members receive the Pet Lover's Calendar as part of their membership. To request a free copy (while supplies last), and to learn about membership, please contact the HSUS's Membership and Donor Care department at 1-866-720-2676 or donorcare@humanesociety.org.

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Can I get information about the HSUS’s financial statements from my state government?

It depends on which state you live in. Some states require charities to file certain financial documents with them and some require certain disclosures, and we cheerfully honor all of these requirements. To find out if your state is one of them—and for information on how to request them from your state, or if your state makes them available to you—visit our page on financial statements and annual reports.

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