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To help reduce needless cruelty to animals.

Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

The shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported every day is just the tip of the iceberg—most cases are never reported. Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not compiled by state or federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate just how common they are. However...

Because we're ready to step up whenever they need us.

The Humane Society of the United States’ Law Enforcement Training Center provides training to thousands of law enforcement officers each year on investigating and prosecuting illegal animal cruelty and fighting. Trainers are former and current law enforcement with expertise in animal abuse crimes...

Contents What is a puppy mill? What is the HSUS doing about puppy mills? Are there any laws that regulate puppy mills? There is a puppy mill in my area. How can I get the authorities to investigate and shut it down? I bought a puppy and they got sick. What can I do? Should I get a puppy or other...

We take on the biggest threats to all creatures, great and small. Here are some of the issues we work on.

Dogs are the canine companions who have shared our lives for millennia.

Contents What is the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team? How/when does the team get called in to help? What sort of situations are you typically called in for? How do you use your mobile veterinary unit? If you hear about a situation where animals need help, can you just go? Can...

The South Carolina legislature unanimously passed legislation addressing the financial burden of caring for animals seized in cruelty and fighting cases. This bipartisan bill was supported by South Carolina law enforcement agencies and ensures that the responsibility for covering the costs of caring...

Contents Is it possible to conduct commercial horse slaughter in a humane manner? Does horse slaughter have a negative financial impact on American taxpayers? Is horsemeat safe for human consumption? Can the federal government ensure the safety of horsemeat? Has ending domestic horse slaughter...

Contents What is the Humane Society of the United States doing to help farm animals? What are some of the biggest problems farm animals face? Aren't there laws that protect farm animals from abuse? What are ag-gag bills? Don't animals have to be treated well to be productive? What can I do to help...

Every year, we're able to rescue thousands of animals from puppy mills, animal fighting operations, disasters and other large-scale situations of cruelty and neglect, thanks to your support. Here are some of the animals you've helped us save.

The annual To the Rescue! gala supporting the work of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, which took place on Nov. 3, 2023, at Cipriani 42nd Street, raised $2.2 million to benefit the organizations’ work to protect animals. Actress, author, producer and rabbit...

Join us in the fight for all animals! Search available employment, paid internship and volunteer opportunities across our family of organizations.

To save horses and burros from cruelty.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Today, the Department of Justice announced that Inotiv, the parent company of Envigo, agreed to pay more than $35 million as a resolution to an investigation which included a criminal search warrant executed at Envigo RMS’s facility in Cumberland, Virginia, in May 2022. This...

We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary...

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate just passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263, Senate companion bill S. 1210) by unanimous consent. This follows the bill’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29. The legislation prohibits keeping tigers, lions and other big cat species as pets, and...