The Humane Society of the United States and their affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year. With programs in more than 20 countries—more than any other animal welfare organization—it provides much needed care through their sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues. They also work to professionalize the field of animal care and to address the root causes of problems, such as preventing animals from getting into situations of distress in the first place. In order to achieve this, they drive transformational change for animals—bringing a wide set of tools to take on the biggest fights by confronting multibillion dollar industries and staying the course until they achieve reform.
More specifically their work provides direct care, rescue and services for animals in crisis and is directed at passing local, state and federal laws to protect animals and make sure existing laws are properly enforced. The Society also helps big corporations reform their animal welfare policies and carries out awareness campaigns to shape public opinion on animal cruelty. They have the world’s greatest roster of scientists and other experts in animal welfare, five affiliated animal sanctuaries and medical centers, and programs that provide veterinary care and other animal services to inner cities, a veterinary affiliate that provides these services to Native American reservations and wildlife sanctuaries in more than 35 states in the United States.