Support The Humane Society of the United States in 2010!

Your end of year donation can help give animals a better future

As the nation’s largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States has been a mainstream voice for animals for more than 50 years. We work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to conduct hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world.

We can’t continue our lifesaving work for animals without the support of people like you. Please make an end of year  tax-deductible donation today.

The Humane Society of the United States has fought to help many animals, and Second Chance is one of the most recent. Second Chance has gone from a walking skeleton to a beautiful horse on the road to recovery. Please watch his inspiring story, and then make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our lifesaving work for animals like Second Chance.

We need your help to give more animals like him a better future! Please make an end of year donation today, or you can make a monthly gift to help animals all year-round.

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Is The HSUS a reputable charity?

Founded in 1954, The HSUS is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Recently, we were chosen as one of Worth magazine’s top 10 Most Fiscally Responsible Charities. For more information, you can read our latest annual report.

What can I do to help animals besides making a donation?

  • Contact local law enforcement if you witness animal abuse.
  • Make sure your pet is always wearing an I.D. tag.
  • Prepare a disaster plan that includes your pet.
  • Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. Think about adopting a pet—you could save a life!
  • Help stop the export of American horses for slaughter—ask your Congressional representatives to support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act!
  • Refine your diet by avoiding factory farmed animal products.
  • Help us protect animals by signing up for the Humane Action network at

What is The HSUS' mission?

The HSUS' mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty." We strive to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals – a world that will also benefit people. We seek to forge a lasting and comprehensive change in human consciousness of and behavior toward all animals in order to prevent animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect and to protect wild habitats and the entire community of life.

How does The HSUS accomplish its goals?

We seek to achieve our goals through education, advocacy, public policy reform, and the empowerment of our supporters and partners. We do not engage in or support actions that are illegal or violent or that run counter to the basic principles of compassion and respect for others.

We work for animals every day by providing direct care and response during natural and man-made emergencies, educating the public about animal issues, working in the halls of Congress to create laws to protect animals, and caring for thousands of animals at our direct care centers across the country. We also work through our major campaigns to target large-scale cruelties such as dogfighting and cockfighting, puppy mills, factory farms, unsporting hunting practices, and the fur trade.

How can I donate to The HSUS?

Making a donation to The HSUS is easy and simple. Many donors prefer to make a small monthly donation that is charged to your credit card. This provides HSUS with a steady, reliable financial foundation to reach our goals. You can also opt to make a one-time donation to support our animal protection efforts. If you have any questions about donating to us online, please send us an email or call us at 301-258-8276.

If you would prefer to donate by mail, please send your gift to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept HACDQ100904001, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

What do I receive with my donation?

When you donate, you join the HSUS family of staff and friends fighting to confront cruelty and celebrate animals. As a way of saying thank you for your generosity, we will send you a profile and photo of an animal that has been saved by donations like yours. You will also receive a subscription of our All Animals magazine that is filled with useful pet tips, animal stories, and news from the front lines of our fight to protection our animal friends when you sign up to give monthly or make a single gift of $25 or more.

How is my donation used?

The HSUS is the world's leading animal advocacy organization, working to protect all animals across the nation and worldwide. Your donation will help The HSUS in its mission to celebrate animals and confront cruelty -- including our wide range of animal protection initiatives such as:

  • Animal cruelty and fighting
  • Wildlife abuse
  • Emergency services
  • Puppy mills and pet overpopulation
  • Seal hunts and the fur trade
  • Factory farming
  • Horse slaughter and other equine abuse
  • Animal research issues
  • Pet adoption and spay/neuter initiatives
  • Animal care centers

Can I stop my monthly donations?

Yes, quickly and easily. You can cancel your monthly donation — or adjust your monthly gift amount — by following the link on any email we send you. Or you can call our Membership & Customer Loyalty department at 301-258-8276 and a representative will process your request.