The Humane Society of the United States

District of Columbia

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We work in Washington, D.C. to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty in all forms and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. D.C. Legislation » Have a Question? »

  • We're working in your state and around the country to protect animals. The HSUS

Volunteer for the Animals

From helping animals at our care centers, to assisting the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, to organizing events and grassroots outreach in your community, there are many ways to connect with us as a volunteer. Learn More »


  • Humane Wildlilfe Services

    Humane Wildlife Solutions provides nonlethal solutions to conflicts between humans and animals in the DC metro area. Learn more »

  • Safe Havens in D.C.

    Know someone in need of shelter? Search in the District of Columbia for programs that provide temporary shelter and care for the pets of family violence victims. Learn more »

  • Take Action

  • Get Mobile for Animals

    Text HSUSDC to 30644 to receive text alerts from The HSUS with ways to make a critical difference for animals in Washington, D.C. (Message and data rates may apply.)

  • Look into the Legislature

    Learn what important animal protection bills are pending in the District of Columbia and take action to help! Learn more »