You love helping animals.
So do we.

Puppy mills are inhumane dog breeding facilities that churn out puppies for profit. A mother dog in a puppy mill is bred constantly, having litter after litter for years without ever being let out of her small, filthy cage. Together, we can end this cruelty.

Help put an end to puppy mill cruelty.

Puppies from puppy mills are taken from their mothers and sold online, through local ads, or in pet stores, where many of them die from treatable illnesses, scared and alone. Or the sick puppies are sold to unsuspecting customers, who will be burdened with expensive veterinary bills to save the life of their new puppy.

The HSUS takes a stand against puppy mills on all possible levels, including supporting legislative changes, conducting investigations, and promoting public awareness and education. Working with local authorities, we help shut down the most abusive puppy mills.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s most effective animal protection organization. Together with our supporters, we are fighting cruelty and improving the lives of animals all over the world. Please donate to help.

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194,000+ DOGS


Frequently asked questions


Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States fights the big fights to end suffering for all animals, not just dogs and cats. We work to stop large-scale cruelties such as animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farming and the wildlife trade. Along with our supporters and volunteers, we work to pass anti-cruelty laws, end the extreme confinement of farm animals in cages, stop cosmetics testing on animals, halt cruelty to wildlife and bring veterinary services to pets in underserved communities. Along with our affiliates, we care for tens of thousands animals each year through our rescue teams, direct care programs and sanctuaries. To learn how we put your dollars to work, take a look at our annual reports and financial statements.

You can join the fight in so many ways! Here are a few suggestions.

  • Make sure your pet always wears an I.D. tag.
  • Prepare a disaster plan that includes your pet.
  • Contact local law enforcement if you witness animal abuse.
  • Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered, and consider adopting your next animal—you could save a life!
  • Help stop the export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption—ask your Congressional representatives to support the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act.
  • Refine your diet by avoiding factory farmed animal products and including more plant-based options on your plate.
  • Put your skills and talents to work for animals by volunteering with us.

Local humane societies, shelters, rescues and SPCAs are independent entities; they are not run by the HSUS or any other national entity. They have their own policies, governance and operational priorities. We support local organizations in many ways, but we primarily run our own programs to care for animals in crisis and fight the root causes of animal cruelty—large-scale work that’s beyond the scope of smaller organizations and agencies. Read more about how we support local shelters and work alongside them on many crucial issues.


Thank you for joining the fight! Many supporters prefer to make a small monthly donation that is charged to their credit card. This provides us with a steady, reliable financial foundation to reach our goals. You can also opt to make a one-time donation if that’s more convenient. Either way, just click the “I Want to Join the Fight” button on this page to get started. 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
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037

When you donate, you join the fight for all animals. If you sign up as a monthly donor or make a single gift of $25 or more, you’ll receive a subscription to All Animals, our award-winning bimonthly magazine. Filled with animal rescue stories, useful pet tips, ideas for adopting a humane lifestyle and news from the front lines of our work, All Animals will inspire you to help create a more humane society. Plus, we’ll send you email updates and action alerts so you can take quick, simple actions for animals in your community and around the world.

At the Humane Society of the United States, we work to protect animals across the nation and around the globe. Your donation ensures we can keep fighting the big fights on behalf of all animals. Here are just a few ways we put your dollars to work:

  • Pushing for stronger laws against animal cruelty, neglect and fighting
  • Ending wildlife abuse and helping people coexist with their wild neighbors
  • Protecting farm animals by fighting against extreme confinement and encouraging people to reduce, refine and replace animal products in their diets
  • Ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing and promoting humane alternatives
  • Supporting pet adoption and spay/neuter initiatives
  • Stopping puppy mills and addressing pet overpopulation
  • Rescuing animals from both natural disasters and man-made cruelty situations
  • Putting an end to commercial seal hunts and the fur trade
  • Protecting horses and other equines from slaughter and abuse

Yes. 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 Donor Care department toll-free at 1-866-720-2676 and we’ll take care of your request.

You want your donation to work as hard as you do. That’s why we invest some of it into raising more money. Your dollar just turned into two—and you’re now fighting for even more animals.