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!
The HSUS continues to shine the spotlight on animal abuses that would be otherwise hidden from the public. In recent months, the organization has offered training seminars for shelters, rescues, advocates and law enforcement agencies though out my state (Oklahoma). The same programs have been and will continue to be offered in other states, too. These training programs are just one example of the work done by the organization.
I became a member of the HSUS, when one of their agents helped get improvements made for impounded animals in my city in 1974. At the time I was impressed with the outreach and accomplishments of the organization, when it was a lot smaller than it is now. Over the years, I have been thrilled with the organization, as it grew into the effective organization that it is today.
The HSUS was founded in 1954 to do what small local or regional humane organizations cannot do, including working on state and national legislation. I have had opportunities to work on grassroots efforts with the HSUS on legislative issues.
The work of the HSUS is fully explained on its vast website, its magazines and in its official history, that was published on its 50th anniversary. As a volunteer in various aspeccts of humane work on a local level, information from the HSUS was always just a phone call away.
As a NJ State Affairs Intern with HSUS, this non-profit has exceeded my expectations. I have learned so much about their many affiliates and their dedication to animal welfare. So far, throughout my internship I have seen HSUS take part in animal relief efforts for the hurricanes experienced in Texas and Puerto Rico. Also, upon attending meetings during my internship I have learned more about the work HSUS is involved in all sectors of animal welfare including legislation, equine protection, puppy mills, animal research and much more.
Every day I am grateful for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its global branch, Humane Society International. Both organizations work tirelessly to end animal abuse and cruelty everywhere. Here are just a few of The Humane Society's accomplishments and goals: End abusive puppy mills. Rescue animals in disaster areas. End the horrific dog meat trade in Asia. Investigate and expose the suffering of animals trapped in factory farms. Support shelters. Advocate for laws that will ultimately prevent cruelty from occurring. This list could be endless because everywhere there are animals in dire need. Suffice it to say that I have never met a kinder, more knowledgeable, more dedicated group of people than those of The HSUS. The world would be a far bleaker place without them. If you believe, as I do, that one very important measure of a person's character is how he or she treats animals, then take a close look at The HSUS, and you will be as grateful to the organization as I am.
They do what they say they will do: advocate to change human misconceptions about animals and the legislative climate to stop the innumerable ways humans employ to mistreat non-human animals. They also are present during emergency situations to save animals, they run a number of large animal sanctuaries, they educate the public, and they involve the public in volunteer work from rescuing animals to working in their legislative districts to directly influence legislators to consider humane legislation and human safety.
The Humane Society of the United States has a well structured volunteer program. The training involves education on current laws and roadblocks, best practices to becoming involved, and what the aspirations are of the organization. Leaders of volunteer groups have great communication and are always encouraging. HSUS is an impressive nonprofit, accomplishing admirable goals and shifting society's view on animal welfare protection.
Every single person I've spoken with at the HSUS is passionate, dedicated and tireless in their efforts to protect animals. I've never met such a wonderful group of people from the CEO down. They are so inspiring.
I recently joined the HSUS at the end of September as a faith outreach volunteer. I was able to attend a retreat at Pony Powers Therapies, and learned so much about all the great work that this organization does for the welfare of animals. At the retreat, I was educated on what really happens in the equestrian world. I was introduced to doping and the big lick, and I couldn't believe the harsh reality of it. I'm happy the HSUS is working with the race industry to aide the passing of The Horse Integrity Act. Not only did I learn about horses, but I also learned about other legislation that has been passed through the efforts of the HSUS. Recently, Union county passed the puppy mill ban ordinance. They are the 112th town in NJ to do so, and I believe it is because of the hard work and dedication of the leaders and volunteers of the HSUS. The people of this organization truly care about animals, and they help spread the message of what changes need to be made to protect them.
As an animal advocate it us so important that money I contribute goes directly to promoting a better world for animals. I have seen, and been part of (as a District Leader for HSUS) the work that they do to effect positive changes through pro animal legislation. One of the most rewarding experiences of my life was working with Illinois state director Marc Ayers on the recently passed bill that made Illinois the first state in this country to prohibit traveling circuses from bringing elephants into my state! I would encourage anyone to educate themselves as to what the Humane Society of the United States does & then GET INVOLVED!
HSUS advocates for all animals is various ways that are cooperative with all people involved. It's work in public policy changes, collaboration with local animal services, and public outreach make it the most effective organization for animal welfare issues in the United States.
HSUS provides great opportunities for volunteers to really make a difference in animal welfare. In my role as a District Leader I have the opportunity to urge legislators to support animal friendly legislation and to act as a resource for them. I also have access to many resources that I share frequently, particularly those on how to coexist with wild lives in our neighborhoods. There is great guidance from my State Director and from the Volunteer Coordinators. If you want to have a broad impact on the lives of animals, HSUS is the place to volunteer.
The Humane Society of the Unites States is THE MOST comprehensive animal protection organization that I know of. HSUS advocates for animal protection on so many levels. This organization has positively impacted the care of companion animals, farm animals and exotic animals. The grass roots approach helps to educate our citizens so that we can all become more compassionate towards all animals.
I've been a supporter for many years and a volunteer for the past three. I fully believe in the mission of the HSUS and have witnessed many amazing things they've accomplished on behalf of animals. And to be a part of some of that exciting change has been extraordinary. The HSUS brings the issues of animal welfare to the mainstream without judgment or condemnation. They meet you where you are and ask that you take a moment and see where you can make life better for all creatures all while fighting big battles of egregious cruelty. I am proud to be associated with the HSUS.
This organization is inclusive, ethical, and constantly striving to make this world a better place for animals (pets, wildlife, working animals, and farm animals) by creating and working for positive, lasting protections.
HSUS has exceeded my expectations in working with them as a Volunteer. The volunteer orientation program was engaging, well organized, answered the questions I had, opened my eyes to the vast amount of effective work HSUS is doing for large scale cruelties to animals, advocacy and hands on ways I and many others could help and help right now. HSUS led the way in CA being the first state to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in a pet store unless they come from a rescue or shelter. The HSUS farm animal protection team is leading the way in plant based culinary training to hundreds of public schools, Universities and food services across the country. The HSUS team is supportive and directive in continuing to grow an effective team to protect the most vulnerable animals.
My experience with the Humane Society of the United States has been one of the richest and most rewarding developments in my life. From the direct interaction I've enjoyed with the Society's dedicated leaders and volunteer animal advocates, to the vast knowledge I've gained about relevant evolving issues, to the meaningful opportunities I've had to affect public policy, my association with the HSUS has deepened my appreciation for all animals in ways that have been unexpected, profound, and lasting.
The Humane Society of the United States does incredible work across so many dimensions - whether it is advocating for animal welfare legislation, helping to save animals during natural disasters, leading global initiatives to mitigate animal cruelty - HSUS is there.
The HSUS provides valuable and credible information about a variety of issues that impact animals. The HSUS provides simple and realistic ideas for making a difference for animals (e.g., action items for calling legislators, Meatless Monday, purchasing cosmetic items not tested on animals). The HSUS positions all who have compassion for animals to do what they are able to work towards more humane treatment of animals. The advocacy work, as well as direct services to many kinds of animals, has far reaching effects across the country.
HSUS works in neumorous ways to help animals. There are really too many ways in which they do, to put in this post but here are just a few.
1) They are Stamping out animal cruelty and fighting.
As a result of their work to reshape the legal landscape, malicious animal cruelty and dogfighting are now felonies in all 50 states.
2) They work to confront extreme confinement on factory farms »
The HSUS is leading the fight to combat factory farming by both reducing the suffering of animals used for food and reducing demand for meat. They have worked with many of the world’s largest food companies to adopt animal welfare reforms. And factory farming proponents are taking notice.
3) They are fighting pet overpopulation and puppy mills » this is near and dear to me, as I am the care taker of 3 former female puppy mill breeder dogs.
4) They are helping to pave the way away from animal research and testing
Really, must I go on?
5) oh, they are able to mobilize and care for animals during a natural disaster. We have had a few of these lately!!
This is a wonderful organization!!
St Paul, MN
HSUS is a voice for the helpless, the abused, the animals who just want to live their lives but aren't allowed to because of ill-conceived human industry, "recreation," "entertainment," carelessness, selfishness, etc. HSUS speaks up, stands up, goes to the sources of problems and provides solutions. It's very good to have HSUS in the world.
HSUS is doing awesome work around the world to protect animals!