American Humane Association
Rating: 4.43 stars 91 91 reviews 6,963
1400 16th Street, NW Ste 360 Washington DC 20036 USA
American Humane Association positively touches 21,000 lives a minute through direct program services, research, outreach and education. Our mission is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both. As a recognized leader in professional education, training and advocacy, research and evaluation, American Humane joins with other similarly missioned individuals and organizations to make this vision a reality.
This past year alone in our four major program areas, we have tirelessly pursued the humane mission by: Ensuring the humane treatment of nearly 1 billion farm animals – an increase of more than 100% in one year Serving the children of our military families with Operation Purple and victims of tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombings through our pioneering animal-assisted therapy program Rescuing and sheltering the animal victims of the devastating EF-5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the Colorado floods, and with other humane organizations 250 dogs in the second-largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history Conducting groundbreaking humane research to help children with cancer, and national research to save more of the 3-4 million animals euthanized each year by finding new ways to increase pet retention
Join us, and with your help we can build a future where all children and all animals live in a world of compassion, caring, and hope.
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I am a volunteer with the Red Star Rescue Team. This is a very dedicated, professional team who assist with animals in disaster. I've had the honor of deploying with this team and have seen first hand how much care and compassion there is for the animals, pet owners, community, staff and volunteers. I don't hesitate to donate monthly to this outstanding organization.
I have witnessed first hand how American Humane contributes to a disaster or a cruelty case in need of assistance. I volunteered with them Monroe, OK/tornado and Memphis TN/horse cruelty. I am so proud to be a member of their team.
My experience with The American Humane as a non profit is my favorite for the work they do particularly re uniting Military Dogs with the Vets and Military men and women is a terrific and so heart warming for both the animals and their working Military men and women. The staff of the American Humane Nonprofit are so hard working and professional as well as pleasant to work with.
My Name is Adrienne Maloof and I am an Ambassador of American Humane Association. I so deeply believe in this charity.and find it so deeply rewarding to be involved in their events and activities on a weekly basis. Their steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country, to our military, and to our children, to make a difference in our world, has kept me motivated to be intensely involved in this cause. I am so honored to be a part of American Humane Association and applaud them for all they have done.
I first interacted with an American Humane team when I was helping shelter more than 500 pit pulls rescued in a multi-state criminal seizure. Everyone on the team was knowledgeable, professional, and happy to share that knowledge with the rest of us. They were like a well oiled machine. I have supported the organization ever since. I can't say enough good things about their passion, their professionalism, and their effectiveness in the work they do.
I have been a volunteer for 10+ years on the Red Star team. I have chosen to use my skill set exclusively for AHA due to their professionalism and dedication to the people and animals. The empathy and compassion I have witnessed AHA show and demand from their team members rivals none.
American Humane does such amazing work. The proof is in the stories that are told by those whose lives have been changed. They epitomize what is possible when dogs leave their imprint (or paw print) on a person's heart.
I have watched the AHA save thousands of animals during times of crisis and have seen them honor dogs through their Hero Dog Awards. Their work continues to help protect animals, save animals and educate children and adults about the importance of being kind to animals.
After retiring from the animal rescue 'business' as an Animal Shelter manager, I finally had the opportunity to start volunteering with the American Humane's Red Star Response Team. I have now been on responses which involved hoarding (dogs and cats), cruelty (horses), and disaster (Louisiana floods). Each response introduced me to new situations, challenges, and team members, but what remained consistent was the high level of commitment, knowledge, dedication, and professionalism exhibited by the staff and volunteers. American Humane sets high standards and lives and breathes best care practices for the animals until they can be rehomed or reunited with their people. In the case of a disaster, American Humane doesn't just breeze in and out for a moment of glory. It endeavors to leave the community better prepared to deal with its ongoing animal concerns, whether that is by: locating sources of food; providing contacts for veterinary care, spay neuter programs and vaccinations; helping to find funds for rebuilding or improving shelter conditions; training staff on tried and true protocols; etc. I am proud to be a part of the American Humane Red Star Response Team and grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve animals (and their people) in need.
Over the past year, I've become knowledgeable about American Humane from an actress I've come to know. She is a tireless advocate for those who don't have a voice. The work you do for animals from rescuing to healing to getting them to trust again is amazing. And last, but not least, finding them a forever home where they can live the rest of their lives there loved and cared for.