In our 142 years of work in the humane field, we thought we’d seen it all, but the past few months squarely brought some of the most difficult and dangerous challenges we’ve ever faced. Our American Humane Rescue team, which has saved and protected animals on the battlefields of war, in the widespread devastation left by mighty hurricanes, and in the twisted steel and rubble following the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center, deployed to one of the worst natural catastrophes – the deadly Camp Fire in California. The blaze burned 240 square miles and incinerated more than 18,000 homes and buildings, leaving thousands of families and pets homeless and uncounted animals dead or lost. Working with the Red Cross, we were able to do our part in helping the desperate and displaced, delivering hope, shelter, and thousands of pounds of food and aid.
Around the world, stories of more magnificent creatures senselessly killed, and more species lost gave more urgency to our humane conservation work. And news of more military dogs left to languish in kennels overseas after bravely serving our country for years compelled us to bring these heroes home into forever homes with those who care for them most.
We brightened the holidays for abandoned shelter animals with thousands of nutritious, free meals and helped restock vital stores of pet food at facilities helping feed the best friends of federal workers following the recent government shutdown.
We hope you enjoy our newest stories of hope, healing and love, and please do follow American Humane on social media for breaking news and inspiring tales from the animal world. On behalf of the vulnerable animals we serve, thank you for your support of American Humane. Together, we are working hard to build a better and more humane world.