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Is The HSUS a reputable charity?
Founded in 1954, The HSUS is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Recently, we were chosen as one of Worth magazine’s top 10 Most Fiscally Responsible Charities, and our accomplishments for animals range from local needs to national legislation. For more information, you can read our annual reports and financial statements, as well as check out our latest accomplishments for animals.
What can I do to help animals besides making a donation?
What is The HSUS' mission?
The HSUS' mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty." We strive to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals – a world that will also benefit people. We seek to forge a lasting and comprehensive change in human consciousness of and behavior toward all animals in order to prevent animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect, and to protect wild habitats and the entire community of life.
How does The HSUS accomplish its goals?
We seek to achieve our goals through education, advocacy, public policy reform, and the empowerment of our supporters and partners. We do not engage in or support actions that are illegal or violent or that run counter to the basic principles of compassion and respect for others.
We work for animals every day by caring for the thousands of animals at our direct care centers across the country, educating the public about animal issues, working in the halls of Congress to create laws to protect animals, and rescuing animals from disaster and cruelty situations. We also work to protect animals through our major campaigns that target large-scale cruelties such as animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farms, unsporting hunting practices, and the fur trade.
How is The HSUS affiliated with my local humane society?
Local humane societies and SPCAs are independent entities and are not run by The HSUS or any other national entity. The HSUS works with local humane societies and supports their work through training, evaluations, publications, and other professional services. Additionally, The HSUS operates its own network of animal sanctuaries and rescue operations, providing emergency care and homes to more animals than any other organization in the United States. Find out how The HSUS serves local animal shelters and provides direct animal care coast to coast.
How can I donate to The HSUS?
Making a donation to The HSUS is easy and simple. Many donors prefer to make a small monthly donation that is charged to your credit card. This provides HSUS with a steady, reliable financial foundation to reach our goals. You can also opt to make a one-time donation to support our animal protection efforts. If you have any questions about donating to us online, please send us an email or call us toll-free at 1-866-720-2676.
If you would prefer to donate by mail, please send your gift to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept HACDQ100904001, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
What do I receive with my donation?
When you donate, you join the HSUS family of staff and friends fighting to confront cruelty and celebrate animals. As a way of saying thank you for your generosity, you'll receive a subscription of our award-winning All Animals magazine that is filled with useful pet tips, animal stories, and news from the front lines of our fight to protect animals, when you sign up as a monthly donor or make a single gift of $25 or more. Plus, we’ll send you updates and action alerts so you can take quick, simple actions for animals each week.
How is my donation used?
The HSUS is the world's leading animal advocacy organization, working to protect all animals across the nation and worldwide. Your donation will help The HSUS in its mission to celebrate animals and confront cruelty -- including our wide range of animal protection initiatives such as:
Can I stop my monthly donations?
Yes, quickly and easily. You can cancel your monthly donation — or adjust your monthly gift amount — by following the link on any email we send you. Or, you can call our Membership & Customer Loyalty department toll-free at 1-866-720-2676 and a representative will process your request.
The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Humane Society of the United States are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390.