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Founded in 1877 as the country’s first national humane organization, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For nearly a century and a half, our innovative, science-based leadership programs have been First to Serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans.


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News & Updates

The Plight of Penguins

Penguins are a unique bird that have fascinated humans for centuries. Likely, this is because of their similarity to us. Penguins walk upright, they communicate in a similar pattern to…
Savannah Young / January 20, 2022

Nominations are Open for the 2022 Hero Dog Awards!

It’s officially that time of year…. Nominations for the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards are now open! This exciting and heartwarming nationwide contest, now in its 12th year, searches…
Savannah Young / January 14, 2022

Kicking off the New Year with a New Service Dog!

For many brave members of the armed forces, coming home as a civilian is only the beginning of another daunting battle. The invisible wounds of war, including Post-Traumatic Stress and…
Savannah Young / January 11, 2022