At The Humane Society of the United States, our goal is to create a world where people and animals thrive, living happy, healthy lives together.
Animal Care Expo and trainings
We help shelter and rescue professionals cultivate the skills they need to help animals and the people who care for them. With training materials, one-day events and even our multi-day Expo, we share skills, knowledge and connections to foster professional development.
HSUS state resources
Working on the ground at the state level we provide hands-on training for shelter and rescue professionals and other animal welfare organizations. Our Emergency Placement Partners work locally to help rescue abused animals. Our state directors serve as local and regional conduits for animal protection efforts, legislation and on-the-ground networking to effect change.
Working in communities
We're on the front lines in communities across the nation to connect directly to pet owners and animal welfare professionals alike. We're working to provide information, training and resources to both reduce relinquishment rates as well as effectively manage commuity cat populations and their impacts.
Advocating humane legislation
We work across issues to advocate for legislation that reduces animal cruelty. We identify specific practices such as dog racing and work to end them. We also work to increase pet retention and adoption by working against breed-specific legislation that targets specific breeds marred by misinformation, as well as work to ensure that pet-friendly designations are truly welcoming for all pets.
Ending animal cruelty
We're working to eliminate direct acts of animal cruelty where individual animals are forced to suffer. We work with law enforcement to rescue abused animals, fight against gas chambers in our nation's shelters and work to eliminate puppy mills, wihich are driven by profit and cause animal suffering.
We provide a vast array of information, toolkits and trainings to broaden and educate on the availabilty of shelter options, expand the universe of potential adopting families and provide shelter and rescue professionals with what they need to effectively manage operations to help more pets and find more forever homes.