• What can class pets teach our schoolchildren?

    A class hamster, guinea pig, or even goldfish can be fun and exciting for children, but did you know it also has real educational, leadership, and character-building value? Learn more in our new "Pets in the Classroom" study, in collaboration with the Pet Care Trust.

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  • Protecting farm animals: 5 things you should know

    Did you know our American Humane Certified program covers more than 1 billion animals?

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  • Victory for military dogs!

    Senate passes bill that would return military working dogs to U.S. soil and reunite them with their handlers.

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  • Voting open in the 2015 Hero Dog Awards finals!

    Vote every day for one of the top 8 dogs competing in this year’s American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™

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  • “Be Kind to Animals Week®” turns 100!

    Join us in celebrating a century of kindness by pledging to be kind to our animal friends and helping us spread the word to millions of Americans!

    Join the movement »

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The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.  

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