The Humane Society of the United States

Rating: 3.06 stars   356 reviews


2100 L Street, NW Washington DC 20037 USA


Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty


-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

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I am a member of the Humane Society of the united States Advisory Board and Teen Advisory Board. I would just like to say how amazing, and awesome this organization is. It is an amazing feeling to see others hard work and dedication to animals, besides your own. I am so blessed and thankful to have become a part of this organization and witness all the benefits it brings. The Humane Society of the Unites States not only has wonderful people, with beneficial skills, but life changing experiences. It has taught me to follow my heart, when you love something, and never give up. You can help animals and change the world while doing it. Animals can't speak, so we must speak up and be their voice! Let us be heard.

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