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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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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...

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Be Cruelty-Free supporters The following companies support the Humane Society of the United States' and Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign, a global effort to end animal testing for cosmetics and personal care products. Join the Campaign More than 200 companies and stakeholders...

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Caged breeding dogs at Margaret Manning's puppy mill in Pocahontas, AR, July 2020

Chelsea Amengual had always wanted a dog, but her mom was allergic. So after graduating from Boston College and then settling in to her master’s program at Columbia University in New York City, she decided it was the right time to add her dream breed—a French bulldog—to her home and life. Amengual...

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We never know when animals may be in need, but we know we must be ready.

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If you're like most parents planning a weekend outing for your family, you might take your children camping, to an amusement park, or a baseball game. Not so for many parents in rural Louisiana. Or Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and a handful of other states where feral pigs roam. A weekend...

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to honor Officer Christopher J. Collins with a 2021 Humane Law Enforcement Award. Officer Collins and the Cedar Rapids Police Department led an investigation, leading to charges in an animal neglect case involving an extremely malnourished German...

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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...

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What is a puppy mill? Puppy mills are inhumane high-volume dog breeding facilities that churn out puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the pups and their mothers. We're fighting to end this cruelty, but we need your help. Here are seven ways you can take action to stop puppy mills: 1. Help make...

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Together, we can end the barbaric practice of animal fighting.

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The Humane Society of the United States released the following statements regarding the zebra escape in Maryland, and the death of one of the animals by a snare trap while on the loose. The zebras have been on the run since the summer. On Oct. 20, 2021, the owner was charged with animal cruelty...

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Because beauty should be kind.

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Photos of Chris Schindler and Lindsay Hamrick tacked onto a cork board.

When Rebecca Cary was in second grade, she started an animal club with her friends in the neighborhood. The group hosted a school bake sale to support manatees and visited an animal shelter with their parents. Although Cary doesn’t remember the details of the visit, she does remember thinking that...

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By Bethany W. Adams And Kelly L. Williams

Help keep wild animals where they belong—in the wild—and out of zoos and circuses.

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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? If you hear about a situation where animals need help, can you just go? Can I call you if I know of animals who need help? How...

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By reducing the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy.

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CALL, Texas—The Humane Society of the United States and Operation Kindness are assisting the Newton County Sheriff’s Office with the rescue of about 10 dogs from an alleged cruelty situation in Newton County, Texas. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential property on July 6...

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About our volunteers Animal rescue volunteers work with the Animal Rescue Team to help save animals who are the victims of illegal animal cruelty and disasters. Whether an out of control hoarder or dogfighting operation, or hurricane or puppy mill, animal rescue volunteers travel from all corners of...

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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...

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