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News & Updates

Resolve to Support Humane Farming in 2021

An overwhelming majority of American adults – some 189 million by one count – are resolved to do things differently in 2021. New Year’s resolutions can be big or small,…
Hayden Frye / January 14, 2021

The Path to One Million Meals

The coronavirus pandemic impacted businesses and organizations across the United States, including animal shelters and rescues. Although shelters in big cities reported high adoption numbers, rural shelters were instead seeing…
Savannah Young / January 12, 2021

The Annual Hero Dog Awards Are Underway!

This week, American Humane is kicking off one of our most exciting and heartwarming campaigns — the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®. The nationwide contest, now in its 11th…
Hayden Frye / January 7, 2021