AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

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Location: 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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The American Humane Association is probably one of the best not-for-profit organizations out there! It is the only one that protects both animals and children and promises that "No Animals Were Harmed," in movies such as "War Horse," "The Lucky One," "Mirror, Mirror," "The Hunger Games," "John Carter," and "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo." Before I found out about The American Humane Association, I was surrounded with works from them without knowing it was actually them. Now I know about them and the wonderful things that they do, and I think that it's our duty as responsible citizens to help them in order to protect the stray animals and abused children all over the world and help them find better lives. The American Humane Association also has a "Red Star Rescue," which rescues animals in disasters and uses animals to comfort children with cancer, the elderly, and military families. I wish there were more organizations like this one. We're lucky to have it, and we have to make sure we keep it. :)

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The American Humane Association is a wonderful not-for-profit organization. I think it's beautiful the way that they dedicate their time to help all of the poor, abused animals and children in the world. I also love their "Hero Dog Awards." I think it's great that they make sure to recognize and appreciate the brave dogs who really do make a difference. :) Keep up the good work!!

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American Humane Association has launched new initiatives that help kids with cancer, that help dogs and cats, and has become much more effective in showing impact.. I am proud to support this Association, and the programs are really strong. I have seen necessary changes occur to make the programs better.

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Over the last couple of years, Pfizer Animal Health has worked with American Humane Association on a variety of intitiatives. From disaster relief and emergency preparedness through their wonderful Red Star program, to working on a collaborative research project of the impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Oncology patients, the team at American Humane has responded with speed and efficiency, and always making their best resources (great people!) available. the contributions we have made to AHA have all been designated to support meaningful programs, and the use of resources has been always efficient, with clear accountability within their organization. In addition to being a well run nonprofit, American Humane Association is staffed with people who are experts in their fields and who have a level of compassion and devotion for their mission rarely seen.

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Compassion is the solution! American Humane Association has gone through a dramatic transformation, and to that I say bravo. The new programs are timely and relevant, and the mission is amazing! Protecting kids and animals - and the human/animal bond - that's exactly what America needs now.

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American Humane Association is really helping kids and animals with new, innovative programs. The new Canines and Childhood Cancer study is remarkable - solid science to prove the power of the human-animal bond. AHA has reinvigorated their agenda, refocused on areas of evidence-based impact, and had more successes in 2011 than in a decade. Congratulations to the new leadership team and the staff as your supporters on the sidelines are cheering you on - good for children, good for animals and good for our communities!

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I think American Humane Association is one of the leading charities around and I've given to them a number of times. They don't just talk about helping kid and animal, they really have an effect. Keep up the good work!

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I always look for great charities to support, especially those for children and animals within United States of America. Families are having a very hard time in this economy. Children and animals become the most vulnerable. AHA has been serving both children and animal since 1877. I feel very comfortable making donations to them. They have a great track record. I'm very impressed by their work with farm animals, children and their rescue operations all over America. They go where disasters occur. They have lots of brave Americans working as volunteers. AHA spends the precious dollars on their charity work and never spends money on TV ads. AHA is a charity of the people, by the people and for the people. I love AHA!

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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.

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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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