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. For more information, you can read our annual reports and financial statements, as well as check out our latest accomplishments for animals.
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.
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.
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