The HSUS is committed to creating a safer, kinder world for cats, dogs and other animal companions. We provide legislators, communities, shelters, and pet owners the tools and information they need to eliminate animal cruelty, end the tragedy of pet overpopulation, and provide safe, happy homes for companion animals (and their people).
Learn about your animal companions.
The HSUS Helps Shelters and Rescues
The Humane Society of the United States doesn't own or operate animal shelters or rescue groups, but we're committed to offering them them the information, assistance, training, and legislative resources they need to serve the animals and people in their communities.
How We Can Help
Pet Care Resources
What should I look for in a dog crate? How do I trim my cat's nails? What do guinea pigs eat? Find these answers and more.
Learn what pet is best for your lifestyle and why a shelter or rescue are the best ways to find your next great love.
Get Involved with Your Shelter
If you're looking for a pet or searching for a way to help animals, you'll find that your local shelter is a wonderful place to start.
Spay/Neuter Saves Lives
Four million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year. Together, we can end the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
For Shelters, Rescues, and Animal Care Professionals and Volunteers
Find out what The HSUS has to offer your local shelter, rescue, and any animal care professional or volunteer.Get to know Animal Sheltering Online
Read "Animal Sheltering Magazine"
Attend Animal Care Expo
Call on our Shelter Services program
Get the answers you need at Rescue Central
The Pets For Life Program - Resources Where They're Most Needed
Our PFL program is bringing animal care, services, and information to areas that need them.Learn about Pets for Life
Find out how dog training classes can transform communities
Taking Care of Feral Cats
Millions of ferals are helped by trap-neuter-return programs each year. Want to know other ways to help feral and stray felines?What's a feral cat?
What one person can do
Keep both cats and wildlife safe
Protecting Pets on All Fronts
Get to know the work of our campaigns against cruelty, animal fighting, and puppy mills. Follow our Animal Rescue Team.End Animal Cruelty & Fighting
Stop Puppy Mills
HSUS Animal Rescue Team