The Humane Society of the United States

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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade. Get the latest updates »

  • HSUS accomplishments

    See how we're creating a more humane society in the U.S. and around the world. transformational change for animals »

  • Friends in the field

    View testimonials from our partners in animal rescue, sheltering and law enforcement and learn how The HSUS is working to stop animal cruelty. Learn More »

  • Eye on the opposition

    Opposition groups like the Center for Consumer Freedom don't like The HSUS. Why? Because we are so effective in our work to end cruelty to animals. Visit whoattackshsus.org »

  • Animal sanctuaries and care centers

    Did you know that The HSUS operates five animal care centers, providing direct care to thousands of animals every year? Learn More »

  • Events & conferences

    Learn how to be an advocate for animals in your community. Attend one of our national conferences, special events, or local grassroots meetings. View Events »

  • Annual reports & financials

    View our annual reports, along with other financial information about The HSUS. Learn More »

  • Executive leadership

    The HSUS is led by a dedicated group of executive staff, board members, and subject experts. Learn More »

  • Departments & affiliates

    Did you know that The HSUS is a global organization, with offices and staff throughout the United States and the world? Learn More »

  • "Off duty" staff profiles

    There is no such thing as "off the clock" when animals are in need. See what some of our staff do to help animals "off duty" and after hours. Learn More »

  • Careers & training

    Interested in doing more to help animals? Explore a career with The HSUS, volunteer opportunities, internships and more. Join Us »

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