• Meet the 2016 Hero Dog Awards finalists!

    Voting to determine the 2016 American Hero Dog grand prize winner is officially open. Meet the top 8 Hero Dog Awards finalists and read their incredible stories now. The 2016 American Hero Dog will be announced at the star-studded awards gala in September. Vote now and once each day until August 24!

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  • Military Dogs Saluted with Nation’s Top Honors!

    Four heroic hounds awarded American Humane Lois Pope LIFE K-9 Medal of Courage on Capitol Hill

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  • Protecting animals in zoos & aquariums

    Zoos and aquariums are essential to the web of life on Earth, serving as lifeboats for disappearing species. Our new Humane Conservation™ program is the first of its kind, helping ensure the humane treatment of millions of animals living in human care at the world’s zoos, aquariums and conservation parks.

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  • How to Protect Your Whole Family from Disasters

    Lifesaving Tips from Our Red Star Rescue Team

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  • Introducing the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program!

    American Humane Association has teamed with DogVacay to create a new program aimed to provide temporary shelter for displaced pets during natural disasters and help families prepare for emergencies!

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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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