American Humane Association

Rating: 4.05 stars   66 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

1400 16th Street, NW Ste 360 Washington DC 20036 USA

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

American Humane Association does more to highlight the very real and positive impact of the human-animal bond than any other organization in the world. Their focus on the heartwarming and heroic contributions of America's military working dogs is truly an inspiration.

 
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American Humane has been part of a major turnaround effort over the last couple years and is now on track to be amongst the most important and relevant welfare organizations in the country. I've had a front row seat for the tremendous work that went into this transformation and I couldn't be more proud to have had a small role. I'm extremely confident in the Associations' leadership that includes strategic creativity and an extraordinary level of financial accountability.

 
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American Humane has an extraordinary mission, including the only organization I know with dual remit to protect both children and animals. I'm a veterinarian with nearly 30 years in the profession, and I can't think of a more noble goal. Their Red Star program has been instrumental in the support of children and animals in need during the most devastating year of disasters I can remember.

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American Humane Association is a wonderful nonprofit organization. I donate to them whenever I can, and I love how they make sure that "no animals were harmed" during the filming of movies/tv shows/etc. Another thing I adore about this group are their annual televised Hero Dog Awards. I always watch them. Donate to this group!

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2013

 
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8 people found this review helpful

These guys are being sued for covering up horse abuse in the HBO series "Luck". Please go on line and read about it. Do not donate to this group!!

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4 people found this review helpful

I am a singer/songwriter in the DC area and I have decided to donate 10% of the proceeds to every download of my song "Galaxy" on Itunes. Music and Animals are my passion so the fact that i can help out makes me feel very accomplished and makes me feel that i am giving back in a very special way... I hope you will buy my song and help these animals that are in need

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New CEO of AHA is a visionary leader in nonprofit sector and was recently nationally honored as a visionary and fiduciary leader. I just met her and the board chair at the recent event in Florida, and i am a fan. AHA is doing inspiring work now more than ever. And, those of us who work in the corporate sector know that it is tough times for all - especially our kids and animals. Glad to know AHA is there. Can't wait to go to Hero Dog Awards in LA!

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Very misleading message sent to the public regarding Robin Ganzert's ability as CEO. Here is the latest message to the staff Hello , as we mentioned at the all staff update this week, our latest budget cuts have resulted in temporary suspension of our wellness program and our 403b discretionary employer match, effective immediately.

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I have been a member of the Red Star Animal Emergency Services team since 2002 and I know first-hand from my own experience (16 disasters and counting) with the organization of the commitment of the staff that I have worked with. They are dedicated, compassionate, and work tirelessly to keep the volunteers and the animals safe. Ten years ago, I did not even know who American Humane Association was and I remember being impressed knowing there was an organization with 135 years of history that protected both children AND animals. As a volunteer, I have been treated with the utmost respect and have developed lasting friendships with other volunteers as well as with staff that I consider family. I have made my work with American Humane my "life work", whether it is as a volunteer on the Red Star team or as one of the Instructors for two of the courses they offer in the animal program. I will continue to support American Humane in this capacity for as long as I am able. I understand the importance and value of the support of the community because of the numbers of children and animals within this country that need help as a result of the economy, disasters, abuse, neglect, etc. I, personally, am grateful that I can continue to do this work because of the support to keep these programs moving forward and to help educate the public in the importance of protecting our children AND animals.

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As a member of the Red Star team of volunteers, I can attest to the incredible dedication and compassion that this organization has for animals in need. They are highly regarded wherever I have gone with them throughout the nation and their standard of care and work ethic is extremely high. They are professional, dependable and always ready to help in providing care and sheltering of animals of all kinds, under many different circumstances. I have the utmost regard and respect for their ethics and committment to their mission and consider them to be one of America's greatest assets for animal and child welfare!

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2012

 
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Donors beware People are having the wool pulled over their eyes. The organization sold their Denver office and the proceeds of the sale financed seven executive salaries. Major layoffs, and while a million dollars was donated to the Red Star Rescue Team and the employees have no office to work to do their work. The D.C. and L.A. offices are examples of wasteful spending.

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I have been a member of the American Humane Association's Red Star Team on numerous deployments since 2007. I have observed their work during disasters, and in hoarding and puppy mill cases. They are dedicated professionals who do their utmost to ensure the safety and care of all the animals, as well as the volunteers. Every animal is treated with respect from the moment it is rescued. Staff and volunteers devote their full attention to being sure each animal gets the attention it deserves. To me, the best test of the effectiveness of an organization is to observe the improved health displayed by the animals after receiving care from the American Humane Association's Red Star Team. This is a Team worthy of everyone's support.

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