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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer responder for the American Humane Red Star team for 10 years. Throughout all these years, every time I have responded with them, I have always been very impressed with the level of training, knowledge and expertise of our teams while deployed. The American Humane Association Red Star staff has always exhibited high professionalism while supporting our teams and the animals we are caring for. I highly recommend this organization when you are considering where to spend your donation dollars especially if your concern for animals is as great as theirs and mine.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have met the requirements and became a volunteer for the Red Star team in 2016. I have been impressed by the skills, talents and dedication of all the members of the team I have met so far. Red Star has a very long history of being there for any animal in need and providing safety, shelter, food and care during disasters. Pat Andring

Volunteer

Rating: 5

American Humane Association is always there when emergencies arise. Their role is to rescue and come to the aid of all animals. A major part of this effort also encompasses comfort and reassurance for the animal companions. I know this for a fact, since I was trained and have become a Red Star Volunteer with this wonderful organization. I have had the honor of deploying, and know first hand how dedicated and resourceful the staff and volunteers with AHA are during a crisis. You can trust that AHA will be on the front lines, giving their time, effort and expertise to protect and serve all animals during any emergency.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Improve!!!!! Lot of challenge to getting help for animals for not getting killed or neglect

Susan82

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of the Red Star Rescue Team, I have had the honor and privilege to be a part of the amazing work the American Humane Association does. On deployments that have included a devastating natural disaster in Moore OK, as well as multiple abuse situations involving dogs, cats and horses, I have joined other Red Star responders to provide invaluable assistance to devastated communities and help abused and neglected animals regain their health and move on to new, loving forever homes. The American Humane Association is truly a top-notch nonprofit organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a member of the American Humane Association Red Star Emergency Team. I am also proud to say that I am a donor to the organization as well. Many people do not realize that animals are also victims when disaster strikes, and they need our help as much as the people affected by disaster need our help. The AHA Red Star team is always very quick to respond when the call comes in and they stay as long as they are needed. Not only does this provide an invaluable service to the animals and the community, it also gives great comfort to people caught up in a disaster when they can know that their beloved animals are being well cared for. I would urge everyone to do what they can to support the efforts of this organization.