The Humane Society of the United States

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We work in New York to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty in all forms, rescue animals in danger and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Frequently Asked Questions » Contact Us »   See New York News on Facebook »

Meet Our New York State Director

A former state representative for Ulster County, Brian Shapiro now spearheads animal protection policy and campaigns for The HSUS in the Empire State. Contact the state director » Resources for animals in New York »

Take Action
  • New York: Protect Wildlife from Cruel Snare Traps

    The New York legislature is once again considering legislation that would dismantle the state's longstanding ban on cruel and dangerous traps, known as snares, in order to kill coyotes and other species in the northern part of the state.

  • New York: Cows Need Their Tails!

    Many dairy producers cut or crush the tails off cows without any pain relief. Cruel and unnecessary tail "cutting" or "docking" will be outlawed in New York if you help pass bill A.925. Call and email today!

  • New York: City: Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

    New York City carriage horses are forced to work and live in inhumane conditions, and there have been dozens of accidents resulting in horse injuries and deaths. Please urge your NYC Council Members to support the ban of this inhumane practice.


  • Get Mobile Alerts

    Text HSUSNY to 30644 to receive text alerts from The HSUS with ways to make a critical difference for animals in New York. (Message and data rates may apply.) Our Victories in New York [PDF] »

  • Volunteer for the Animals

    From helping animals in our care centers, to assisting the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, to grassroots organizing, there are many ways you can help. Learn More »


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