• Protecting animals in zoos & aquariums

    Zoos and aquariums are essential to the web of life on Earth, serving as lifeboats for disappearing species. Our new Humane Conservation™ program is the first of its kind, helping ensure the humane treatment of millions of animals living in human care at the world’s zoos, aquariums and conservation parks.

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  • Celebrating 100 years of rescuing animals!

    This year, American Humane Association is proudly commemorating a century of rescuing animals from war, hurricanes, floods and other disasters.

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  • Meet America's top 10 veterinary professionals!

    Voting in the 2016 American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards™, sponsored by Zoetis, is now open!

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  • How to Protect Your Whole Family from Disasters

    Lifesaving Tips from Our Red Star Rescue Team

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  • Chicken Soup for the Soul dishes up new books for animal lovers!

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog and Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat are in stores now, and proceeds from these heartwarming new books about the zany, wonderful pets in our lives benefit American Humane Association.

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  • What we do

    Humane Intervention

    Our famed Red Star teams rescue & shelter animals in crisis and provide lifesaving tips to protect children, families and communities before, during and after disasters. Our Red Star Animal-Assisted Therapy teams are on the ground year-round providing life-healing comfort for children with cancer, the aged, the infirm, and military families impacted by service.  Red Star Training helps protect animals by educating and training people how to provide the best animal care possible.

    Humane Hollywood

    Our “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification program protects thousands of animal actors a year in the entertainment industry, and the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards inspire and entertain millions while educating them about the power of the human-animal bond. American Humane Association has a team of National Ambassadors, celebrity judges, and supporters who offer their voices and high-profile statuses to champion the causes of the voicelez.

    Humane Research & Policy

    Anchored by two cutting-edge research institutes – the new Animal Welfare Research Institute and the new Children’s Innovation Institute – our humane research and policy solutions bring participatory, preventive science to our communities with robust solutions that prevent abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable.

    Humane Heartland

    Our American Humane Certified® farm animal welfare program provides ongoing outreach to farmers in the implementation of the best humane practices for animals. We are developing a Humane Heartland curriculum for children that will teach new generations of America’s children about sustainable practices and how to treat animals humanely.

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    Spotlight on Research

    People, Pets and
    the World We Share

    Study Finds Grief of Losing Childhood Pets Carries Over into Adulthood, Affects Future Pet Ownership