American Humane Partners With Amazon to Celebrate Pet Dads This Father’s Day

June 21st, 2017 Pets

From all of us at American Humane, we’d like to wish a very happy Father’s Day to pet dads! Whether these dad’s “kids” are furry, feathered or finned, they deserve a big thank you (or a slobbery kiss)! This Father’s Day, instead of getting him the same old power tools that will end up gathering […]

For L.A.’s Pets, No Home Doesn’t Mean No Hope

June 21st, 2017 Pets

The rain fell in heavy droplets from the sky, soaking through the thin jacket the woman used to cover her head. Huddled in a street corner, she peered up just as a car rushed past, splashing rainwater across her paltry belongings. Frustrated, cold, and wet, the woman dropped her gaze to the furry kitten beside […]

VOTE to Help Animal-Friendly Dairy Win Award!

June 13th, 2017 Pets

Clover Sonoma was the first dairy in America to step forward and become certified for the humane treatment of its cows under the American Humane Certified seal. Thanks to producers like Clover Sonoma, nearly one billion animals are now covered under the American Humane Certified program, the nation’s first independent, third-party farm animal welfare effort. […]

Statement on Handsome Brook Farm

June 7th, 2017 Pets

In light of questionable claims made by an organization regarding Handsome Brook Farm, we want to set the record straight. American Humane is proud to confirm that Handsome Brook Farm is indeed in our humane certification program. The company has dedicated itself to transparency and meeting or exceeding our rigorous, science-based humane standards covering everything […]

Save a Life and Make a Friend With American Humane’s Adopt-A-cat Month®

June 7th, 2017 Pets

Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff is ready to help you adopt your very […]

Keep Your Pet Safe and Cool All Summer Long With These Tips

May 27th, 2017 Pets

For many of us, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer. We enjoy our first dip in the pool, get out the grill for burgers and hot dogs, and bask in the newly warm temperatures. But while the warm weather may feel great on our bare shoulders now, come June and July, […]

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Work Together to Deliver 5,382 Pounds of Food and Love to the Sebastian County Humane Society

May 25th, 2017 Pets

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul worked together today to deliver 5,382 pounds of nutritious food and love to the animals at the Sebastian County Humane Society in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The donation is part of an ambitious new national campaign called “Fill-a-Bowl…Feed-a-Soul™” to help care for […]

Celebrate Compassion with Be Kind to Animals Week®

May 10th, 2017 Pets

In 1915, American Humane initiated Be Kind to Animals Week® in hopes of inspiring millions of Americans to come together and show their compassion—and build a more humane world—for animals. Over a century later, Be Kind to Animals Week® is still celebrated annually during the first full week of May and is the longest-running, most […]

Military Dog Reunited with Former Air Force Handler After Three Years Apart

April 28th, 2017 Pets

For two years, Emra, a nine-year-old Belgian Malinois, and United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Adam Wylie were an inseparable team. The pair served together overseas in South Korea, where they worked to patrol the area surrounding the Air Force base to prevent enemy intrusions, and conducted safety sweeps in advance of sensitive visits from top […]

Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Announced As Humane Certified™

April 26th, 2017 Pets

We are proud to announce today that Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage achieved certification by the American Humane Conservation program for animal welfare. The institution passed a comprehensive audit to become the fourteenth institution certified by American Humane Conservation since the program’s launch last summer. Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden […]

The Fort Worth Zoo Achieves Humane Certification for Animal Welfare

April 18th, 2017 Pets

American Humane is thrilled to announce that the Fort Worth Zoo achieved certification by the global American Humane Conservation program. The Fort Worth Zoo passed a rigorous third-party audit to earn the prestigious Humane Certified™ seal of approval, joining an elite group of only seven such institutions in the United States. The American Humane Conservation […]

Shelter Damaged in August 2016 Flooding Receives $7,000 Donation

April 15th, 2017 Pets

As Ascension Parish and surrounding areas experienced record-breaking water levels during the August 2016 flood, Louisiana organization Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension (CARA)’s House, was in a dire situation. The shelter had begun to flood, requiring an emergency transport of the 200 animals in their care to safe, dry land. Thankfully, in five short hours, with […]

Final Louisiana Week of Giving Grant Given to Humane Society of Louisiana

April 15th, 2017 Pets

The destructive flooding that struck Louisiana in August 2016 was devastating to people and animals in parishes across the state. The Humane Society of Louisiana, which frequently responds to large-scale animal cruelty cases and natural disasters, immediately jumped into action to help four-legged residents affected by the floods: the organization, along with American Humane and […]

Throwing a Lifeline to Shelter Damaged in August 2016 Flooding

April 13th, 2017 Pets

As Ascension Parish and surrounding areas experienced record-breaking water levels during the August 2016 flood, Louisiana organization Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension (CARA)’s House, was in a dire situation. The shelter had begun to flood, requiring an emergency transport of the 200 animals in their care to safe, dry land. Thankfully, in five short hours, with […]

A Flood of Relief for Louisiana Shelter

April 13th, 2017 Pets

The disastrous flood that swept through Louisiana in August 2016 caused devastation across the state and led to animal overpopulation problems in many areas. Prior to the flood, the CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky Ranch, a nonprofit animal rescue and sanctuary, was already struggling with overpopulation in their animal community. A local leader, the CATNIP Foundation was […]

Throwing a Lifeline to Shelter That Helped Save Others in Floods

April 11th, 2017 Pets

St. Landry Parish Animal Control employees describe their rural shelter as “small in size but big in heart”—and their actions during the August 2016 flood that swept through Louisiana certainly warrant this description. Lending out supplies and kennels to neighboring shelters, St. Landry Parish Animal Control employees spent days working around the clock to ensure […]

A Wave of Support for Shelters That Helped Save Others in Floods

April 11th, 2017 Pets

The August 2016 floods that swept through Louisiana caused massive devastation and affected thousands of residents—including four-legged locals. Two organizations, Dog People of Livingston and City of Walker Animal Control, jumped into action to help animals in need within mere hours of the heavy rainfall: The City of Walker Animal Control shelter began to flood, […]

Internationally Renowned Philanthropist and Supporter of Animal and Veterans’ Causes Travels to Nation’s Capital for Dedication of Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs

April 11th, 2017 Pets

Earlier this month at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., American Humane hosted a very special event—and was visited by an even more special guest. Internationally renowned philanthropist and supporter of animal and veterans’ causes Lois Pope traveled to the nation’s capital to attend the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military […]

San Antonio Zoo Achieves Humane Certification for Animal Welfare

March 25th, 2017 Pets

Today, American Humane announced that San Antonio Zoo achieved certification for the treatment of its animals by the global American Humane Conservation program — joining an elite group of zoos, aquariums and conservation centers worldwide to earn this prestigious seal of approval. An ambitious, first-of-its-kind initiative, the American Humane Conservation program uses comprehensive, evidence-based standards—developed […]

The 4 Surprising Pet Poisons Lurking in Your Home

March 23rd, 2017 Pets

Most pet owners already know that exposure to things like chocolate, bleach, and pesticide can be dangerous for our animal companions. But what about other lesser-known toxins? These common households items are probably already in your home, but you might not know that they could be harmful—or even deadly—to your beloved four-legged friend. In observation […]