• Victory for military dogs!

    The president has signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains language we advocated that guarantees a ride home for ALL military working dogs and gives their handlers first rights at adoption.

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  • Huge news for farm animals:

    Taco Bell has committed to animal welfare by making the switch to cage-free American Humane Certified™ eggs by 2017

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  • Support our lifesaving work!

    Your gift will allow us to continue our work helping animals in need, including finding forever loving homes for our nation's animals.

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  • Hero Dogs on the Hill

    The nation’s eight most courageous canines addressed members of Congress on important issues affecting millions of people…and America’s dogs.

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  • Introducing the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program!

    American Humane Association has teamed with DogVacay to create a new program aimed to provide temporary shelter for displaced pets during natural disasters and help families prepare for emergencies!

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Our scientists are working tirelessly on this groundbreaking program to improve the welfare and well-being of animals.

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Through our Second Chance® Fund, we help sheltering agencies nationwide care for abused and neglected animals so they can recover and be adopted into loving, forever homes.

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Animal actors depend on us. American Humane Association’s Film & TV Unit is the industry’s only officially  sanctioned program to keep animals safe on the set of thousands of productions every year.

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Extraordinary dogs have their day as the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ celebrate the powerful relationship between people and animals. Join us as we celebrate heroes on both ends of the leash.