Animal Welfare

The Humane Society of the United States: A Champion for Animal Welfare

The Humane Society of the United States:  A Champion for Animal Welfare

Meredith Lee/The HSUS: https://www.humanesociety.org/

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stands as a beacon of hope for animals across the nation. As a leading animal advocacy organization, HSUS works tirelessly to confront and resolve systemic issues affecting animals on a massive scale.

Mission and Vision

HSUS's mission is both noble and challenging: to fight for the protection of all animals, A-Z! They aim to create a world where animals are not subjected to cruelty or neglect. This overarching goal drives their extensive range of activities, from direct care and rescue to influencing public policy.



Key Areas of Focus

  • End the cruelest practices toward all animals.
  • Care for animals in crisis.
  • Build a stronger animal protection movement.

HSUS are advocates for system-wide and long-term impact, working strategically to improve the lives of animals.

They go big. They take on the toughest, most institutionalized cruelties. They rescue and care for animals in crisis. They strengthen the capabilities of our teammates and allies so that their impact is amplified. They work globally and locally, and in all of their work, they seek enduring solutions. Rather than focusing on symptoms, they address root causes and build capabilities to drive lasting change.  

 

Meredith Lee/The HSUS: https://www.humanesociety.org/


Impact and Achievements

HSUS don't just help cats and dogs. Together with millions of supporters, they fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind their name: a humane society.

10+ years was spent fighting to end the private possession of big cats in the U.S. ended when the Big Cat Public Safety Act went into effect in June 2023. 

310 Veterinary Professionals and Students Volunteered 24,640 hours to care for 8,492 animals through their Rural Area Veterinary Services program.

12 of the 50 Top Food Service Companies in the U.S. have set public plant-based menu and meat reduction goals after working with The Humane Society.

More here: https://www.humanesociety.org/our-impact

How to Support

Supporting HSUS can take many forms:

  • Donations: Financial contributions directly support their programs and advocacy efforts including The Original Poop Bags®️ You Buy; We Donate®️ program
  • Volunteering: HSUS offers various opportunities for volunteers, both in direct animal care and in other areas like advocacy and education.
  • Education and Advocacy: Simply spreading the word about animal welfare issues and supporting humane legislation can make a big difference.

    Jean Chung/HSU: https://www.humanesociety.org/

The Humane Society of the United States continues to be a powerful voice for animals, driven by compassion and the relentless pursuit of a world free from cruelty and suffering. Whether through direct action or advocacy, HSUS's impact on animal welfare is undeniable. By supporting their efforts, we can all be part of a movement towards a kinder, more humane world.

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