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The Humane Society Of The United States

Rating: 3.03 stars   353 reviews 39,155

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

2100 L Street, NW Washington DC 20037 USA

Mission:

The Mission of The Humane Society of the United States is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.

Results:

-We passed a bill in Congress making interstate dogfighting and cockfighting a federal felony -We worked with law enforcement agencies to bust abusive puppy mill operations -We continued to investigate and combat Canada’s gruesome hunt of Atlantic harp seals, and our boycott of Canadian seafood now has the support of more than 1,000 restaurants and food businesses and 300,000 individuals -We persuaded the National Institutes of Health to ban the new breeding of chimpanzees for research -We provided hands-on care to thousands of animals at our network of sanctuaries and wildlife centers -We responded to the wildfires in southern California, and helped save more than 1,000 animals—dogs, cats, horses, goats, and others -We passed the first bill in a state legislature to outlaw cruel confinement of farm animals when Oregon banned gestation crates for breeding pigs -Food industry leaders like Burger King, Wolfgang Puck, and Compass Group adopted ground-breaking humane reforms advanced by The HSUS -Our efforts persuaded leaders in the fashion industry such as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Foot Locker to go fur-free, and other designers and retailers such as Burlington Coat Factory to drastically reduce the amount of fur they sell -We passed two precedent-setting bills in the New York state legislature to require accurate labeling of all fur garments, and ban the electrocution of animals in fur factories -We passed state legislation in Illinois to ban horse slaughter -We continued passing laws to ban Internet hunting, with 34 states now prohibiting the practice -In Congress, we secured language in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill to stop the imports of polar bear trophies killed by sport hunters in the Arctic -We won court victories to protect endangered right whales from being harmed by fishing longlines, to stop invasive research on Steller sea lions, and to protect wolves and Canada lynx -Our Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) program provided more than 30,000 medical treatments to animals in remote areas of the country often underserved by veterinarians -We helped pass 86 new animal protection laws in state legislatures in 2007, a record year

Target demographics:

mostly women ages 40-50

Geographic areas served:

USA and beyond

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202-452-1100
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Reviews for The Humane Society Of The United States

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1 person found this review helpful

Over the last couple of years I have learned much more about what The Humane Society of the US does and am more impressed and more grateful than ever! The reach of their work is astounding! I appreciate they way they care for and seek justice for all animal species, including pets, wildlife and farm animals. They have people "on the ground" rescuing animals, meeting with corporations to promote more humane treatment of farm animals, as well as working to change laws to protect animals in all different kinds of situations. I appreciate HSUS so much and am proud to volunteer my help in any way I can!

 
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HSUS impressed me so much as I learned about what they do, that I have reached out to volunteer for them whenever possible. They are committed to making sure ALL animals are treated fairly. They help support other animal agencies, they provide places of care for animals and most uniquely, they work to change and create laws that protect animals. We can all rescue animals in need every day of our lives, but until there are laws to stop the people and industries from causing these problems, it will never end.
Before supporting HSUS financially, I made sure they used donor dollars in the most responsible way possible and am pleased with what I found. I support other charities, as well, but HSUS is my #1 organization!

 
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The HSUS is the most effective animal charity. As a state council member, I love hearing about the lifesaving work The HSUS does for ALL animals from improving conditions for farm animals to saving dogs from fighting and providing vet care to low income people. All around it's an organization of great people doing great work for people and animals.

 
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I have volunteered and donated to The Humane Society of the United a State for almost two years. They do such an amazing job supporting animals, farmers, and their effective volunteer network. Very strong in legislative issues that effect animal suffering and the environment. HSUS is a very effective organization!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I began volunteering for HSUS early this year and have been amazed at the great work that this organization does from top to bottom. They are making a difference for the animals and for the planet by discussing difficult cruelty issues like with chickens, pigs, and cows in our food system. The employees that I have met and work with are incredibly dedicated and wonderful to work with!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I am a donor to multiple animal welfare organizations, but HSUS is at the top of my list. I am devoted to HSUS as a donor and volunteer. I want to give my money and time to an organization that has the biggest impact on the most animals and HSUS is that organization. They run several of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the country. They get laws passed across the country to protect animals. They get corporations to change their policy to stop the worst abuses to animals used for food. Their goal is to stop abuse to animals before it happens. So that means going after the animal exploiters. Most people who are giving HSUS bad reviews on this site are shills for big corporations who kill animals for profit and for others who kill for fun. I love HSUS and will support them as long as I live!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The HSUS is the premier national animal protection organization. They are committed to preventing abuse and exploitation of all animals. I proudly volunteer my time to support their efforts--the effects of which can be seen everywhere animals are in need.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have made donations to the HSUS for many years, but in the past year I have become more involved as a volunteer. As I've learned more about the work they do, the people who work for HSUS, and the impact they have had and continue to have in protecting all animals and preventing cruelty to all animals, my respect for and belief in the organization and its leadership has just gotten stronger. It is an organization that has made important and sustained impacts in improving, saving, and protecting the lives of so many animals. Next I'm hoping to volunteer for the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, an admiral group of people saving many animals from deplorable and inhumane situations. If there were more organizations like HSUS, the world would be a much better and more hopeful place!

 
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I've volunteered for HSUS at the state level for about 20 years, and they just continue to amaze me with their drive and professionalism. Honestly, animal activists can seem a little "out there" sometimes, and watching some of them at legislative hearings where animal issues are being debated, I see why animal people are labeled as kooks. But then the HSUS people step up to the mic. Whether paid staff or volunteers, HSUS always sends in people who have done their homework. They conduct themselves like true professionals. They sit down at negotiating tables with stakeholders and opponents and lawmakers, and they make progress the old-fashioned way: through hard work and diplomacy.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I donate to several animal protection groups, many of which do great work. But HSUS clearly is the leader in enacting legal and corporate reforms for animals.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Humane Society of the United States is on the ground daily advocating for animals big and small. They rescue animals directly, provide support to local shelters, and lobby in Washington to change animal welfare laws. I donate to them via payroll deduction and I feel good every time I do! Thank you hsus for standing for animals.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Very organized, professional & polite. I know I can always find encouragement, support, and learn a ton more about the animal welfare community. Online webinars, conference calls, and social media all help me to stay up to date in what's going on. I feel more empowered being a part of this nonprofit and have found my voice as a constituent to help animals and the environment through legislation.

 
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