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We Get to the Heart of the Matter

Our most important goal is to prevent animals from getting into situations of distress in the first place. We confront the largest national and international problems facing animals, which local shelters don't have the reach or the resources to take on.

Animal Cruelty

Farm Animals

Pets in Poverty

Science without Suffering


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By making your gift monthly, you invest in our lifesaving animal protection programs by providing a reliable stream of funds. As a monthly donor, you truly provide the financial foundation that enables us to mobilize quickly so we can rescue animals from dire situations like puppy mills, animal fighting rings and disasters when needed.

You Make All of This Possible

You want your donation to pack a punch. That's why we compound your gift by investing a portion into raising even more money to fund our lifesaving programs for animals in need.

Frequently Asked Questions


Founded in 1954, The Humane Society of the United States celebrates animals and confronts cruelty—to all animals, not just dogs and cats. We take on the biggest transformational fights to stop large-scale cruelties, such as animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farming, and the wildlife trade. We will pass anti-cruelty laws in every nation, end extreme confinement of farm animals in cages, stop cosmetic testing on animals, halt cruelty to wildlife, and transform the landscape for pets in poverty. We and our affiliates also care for more than 100,000 animals each year, through our rescue teams, sanctuaries and wildlife centers, free veterinary care for low-income pet owners, and other life-saving programs. The HSUS is approved by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability, and was named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities. For more information, you can read our annual reports and financial statements, as well as check out our latest accomplishments for animals.

  • Contact local law enforcement if you witness animal abuse.
  • Make sure your pet is always wearing an I.D. tag.
  • Prepare a disaster plan that includes your pet.
  • Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. Think about adopting a pet—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.
  • Help us protect animals by signing up to be a Humane Ally.

Local humane societies and SPCAs are independent entities and are not run by The HSUS or any other national entity. By long-standing tradition, local shelters are independent. They have their own policies, governance, and operational priorities. We support local shelters in many ways, but we primarily run our own programs to care for animals in crisis and tackle systemic abuses on a national and global scale that is, cruelties beyond the reach of local organizations and agencies. Read more about how The HSUS works together on animal issues with local shelters.


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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, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.

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.

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:

  • Animal cruelty, neglect, and fighting
  • Puppy mills and pet overpopulation
  • Animal rescue services
  • The commercial Seal hunts and the fur trade
  • Pet adoption and spay/neuter initiatives
  • Wildlife abuse
  • Farm animal protection
  • Animal research issues
  • Horse slaughter and other equine abuse

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.

You want your donation to pack a punch. That's why we invest some of it into raising even more money to use on our lifesaving programs. Your dollar just turned into two!