Humane Society of the United States
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is an American nonprofit organization that focuses on animal welfare and opposes animal-related cruelties of national scope. It uses strategies that are beyond the abilities of local organizations. It works on issues including pets, wildlife, farm animals, horses and other equines, and animals used in research, testing and education. As of 2001, the group's major campaigns targeted factory farming, animal blood sports, the fur trade, puppy mills, and wildlife abuse.
|Founded||November 22, 1954; 68 years ago (1954-11-22) (as National Humane Society)|
Oliver M. Evans
|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Focus||Animal protection, animal rights, cruelty to animals, humane education, animal ethics, animal law, wildlife conservation|
|Method||Public education, science-based analysis, training and education, litigation, public policy, direct care|
|Thomas J. Sabatino Jr.|
The HSUS is based in Washington, D.C., and was founded in 1954 by journalist Fred Myers and Helen Jones, Larry Andrews, Marcia Glaser and Oliver M Evans. In 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked HSUS as the 136th largest charity in the US in its Philanthropy 400 listing. Its reported revenue was US$129 million and net assets US$215 million as of 2014.
HSUS pursues its global work through an affiliate, Humane Society International, which listed staff 17 nations for 2013. Other affiliated entities include the Doris Day Animal League, and the Fund for Animals. Together with the Fund for Animals, HSUS operates animal sanctuaries in five US states.
HSUS does not run local shelters or oversee local animal care and control agencies, even if “humane society” is part of their name.