Voting to determine the 2016 American Hero Dog grand prize winner is officially open. Meet the top 8 Hero Dog Awards finalists and read their incredible stories now. The 2016 American Hero Dog will be announced at the star-studded awards gala in September. Vote now and once each day until August 24!
Four heroic hounds awarded American Humane Lois Pope LIFE K-9 Medal of Courage on Capitol Hill
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spotlight on Research
Study Finds Grief of Losing Childhood Pets Carries Over into Adulthood, Affects Future Pet Ownership
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