The Humane Society’s overarching mission is to combat animal cruelty in the many forms it can be found. Among other things, this includes concerted efforts to stop trophy hunting and certain other hunting practices, cosmetic testing on animals, puppy mills, horse slaughter, animal fighting, inhumane treatment of animals kept for food and medical research purposes, the use of fur, the wildlife trade, and pet neglect.
As part of its mission, The Humane Society outlines some of its primary activities as:
- Providing direct care, rescue, and services for animals in crisis
- Advocating for local, state, and federal animal-protection laws
- Ensuring that existing laws are enforced
- Helping large corporations reform their animal welfare policies
- Shaping public opinion on animal cruelty through awareness campaigns and investigations
In addition, The Humane Society of the United States boasts:
- The world’s greatest roster of scientists and other experts in animal welfare
- State directors across the country working at the local level
- Five affiliated animal sanctuaries and medical centers
- Programs that provide veterinary care and other animal services to inner cities
- A veterinary affiliate that provides care and other animal services to Native American reservations
- Wildlife sanctuaries in more than 35 states
- A global affiliate, Humane Society International, which runs programs in more than 20 countries
The Humane Society wants to make sure that animals do not go without veterinary care because of the inability to pay. If you cannot cover some or all of the expenses of medical care for your hearing, guide, or service dog, this is an excellent place to turn to find help.
This organization doesn’t directly provide financial assistance to people who need help paying veterinary bills for their assistance dog. However, it has compiled a number of strategies for reducing associated costs, as well as numerous resources that do provide such aid, as well as some ways you can fundraise or acquire credit for veterinary care. Find this information using the link at the bottom of this page.
The Humane Society does important work, and it depends on charitable contributions to keep it up. If you can, make a tax-deductable donation here to help support its efforts.