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Founded in 1877 as the country’s first national humane organization, American Humane is committed to helping ensure 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

Cole the Deaf Dog, the 2022 Therapy Hero Dog

Cole may be deaf, but he is helping people hear his message: a disability is not an inability, it’s a superpower! As a certified therapy dog, Cole works alongside his…
Savannah Young / August 18, 2022

Recon, the 2022 Service Hero Dog

Bobby struggled every day with pain, even from simple tasks that most people don’t even think about. His pain was due to a Traumatic Brain Injury, incurred from many years…
Savannah Young / August 16, 2022