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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

Betty White: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

For almost 100 years, Betty White’s greatest passion was to help animals, ensuring that more of them were treated with the love, care and compassion they deserve. Betty may have…
Savannah Young / January 27, 2022

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