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Humane Society of the United States

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Humane Society of the United States "is the nation's largest animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans." This organization works to "reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty; encouraging corporations to adopt animal-friendly policies; conducting disaster relief and animal rescue; and providing direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics."[1]


In 2008, HSUS reported spending approximately $20 million "campaigns, legislation, and litigation." In total the group reported collecting $86 million in donations and spending $24 million on fundraising. HSUS's total grant allocation is reported at less than $4.7 million. Half of the total, $2.35 million, was allocated to “Californians for Humane Farms,” the lobbying group in support of California Proposition 2 (2008). In mid-April 2008 they were reported to have contributed $1.35 million.[2]


Contact information

The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 202-452-1100

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