AMERICAN HUMANE HQ

First to Serve

aka American Humane Association, American Humane Society   |   WASHINGTON, DC   |  www.americanhumane.org

Mission

American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans.

Ruling year info

1942

President & CEO

Dr. Robin R Ganzert

Main address

1400 16TH STREET NW Suite 360

WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA

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Formerly known as

American Humane Association

EIN

84-0432950

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Our programs

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American Humane Rescue

Over 100 years ago, American Humane first responders deployed to war-ravaged Europe, where we rescued and cared for 68,000 wounded horses every month. In the century since, American Humane has provided lifesaving animal first responder assistance at the sites of virtually every major national disaster response, from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

Today, American Humane proudly remains the first to serve animals whenever and wherever they’re in need. Our emergency first-response units and fleet of state-of-the-art rescue vehicles are prepared and always ready to deploy on a moment’s notice to rescue animals in danger.

Population(s) Served

Our American Humane Certified(TM) farm animal welfare program provides ongoing outreach to farmers in the implementation of best humane practices for animals. A new educational curriculum for children on farm animals is under development.

Population(s) Served

Our "No Animals Were Harmed(R)" certification program monitors thousands of productions a year in the entertainment industry, and the American Humane Hero Dog Awards(TM) inspire and entertain millions while educating them about the power of the human-animal bond.

Population(s) Served

Anchored by two cutting-edge research institutions -- the new Animal Welfare Research Institute and the new Children's Innovation Institute -- humane research and policy solutions bring participatory, preventive science to our communities with robust solutions that prevent abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable.

Population(s) Served

Humane Conservation™ is a certification program of American Humane. As the world leader in certification of the humane treatment of animals, American Humane’s animal welfare certification programs are built on the foundation of science and evidence-based practices, with independent third-party leading experts, scientists, behaviorists and ethicists determining what practices are indeed humane.

Population(s) Served

Our animal rescue program was born on the battlefields of World War I Europe, where, at the request of the U.S. Secretary of War, volunteers with American Humane deployed to rescue and care for 68,000 wounded war horses each month.

We continue to proudly honor this legacy today through American Humane’s Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs. The program, founded through the generosity of philanthropist and passionate veterans advocate, Lois Pope, offers meaningful support to our Armed Forces with two key areas of focus: first, providing lifesaving service dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS); second, protecting America’s hard-working military dogs and recognizing their heroic contributions to our country – both on and off of the battlefield.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to measurably, demonstrably and significantly increase the number and animals who are protected from harm - and the number of humans and animals whose lives are enriched - through direct action, thought leadership, policy innovation, and expansion of proven, effective programs.

American Humane has a long history of accomplishments and firsts in the animal welfare fields, advancing many of the key efforts and protections America has now come to expect, from saving the Bald Eagle, safeguarding pets and farm animals from abuse, using animal-assisted therapy to help children with cancer and military families affected by service, and working on ways of saving more of the 3 to 4 million adoptable animals destroyed in the nation's shelters and getting them into good, loving homes. American Humane carries out its mission through six major program planks, designed to build more humane communities and a more humane world - American Humane Rescue, Center for Military Affairs, American Humane Hollywood, American Humane Research, American Humane Conservation, and American Humane Heartland.Through these and other essential programs that improve quality of life animals, American Humane advances the values of compassion, caring and hope.

As our name declares, we proudly work in what we believe is a uniquely American way to solve Humane issues in association with others. Hence our name: "American Humane." We work with people to solve problems and build humane communities, from first-responders to teachers, animal advocates and scientists, parents and children, researchers and students, farmers and producers, veterinarians and ranchers, teachers and shelters - those community leaders and scientists who want to partner so together we can make a positive difference for the most vulnerable. This uniquely American way of working together in association with others to solve problems and build a better world for our kids and the animals yields uniquely powerful results and evidenced-based solutions for all of humanity. For more than 140 years, we have worked to both save and safeguard millions of children and animals in the real world in which we live, creating programs that protect and promote their welfare, wellness and well-being. We concentrate on the solutions, not only the problems. We have a century-long history of protecting real children and real animals in the real world, not merely talking about it. Literally hundreds of millions have benefited from the very real protections and programs we pioneered. We rescue thousands of animals in emergency situations and shelters each year, work to prevent child abuse in states across the country, keep 100,000 animal actors safe on television and film sets each year through our famed "No Animals Were Harmed"® certification program, and ensure the humane treatment of hundreds of millions of farm animals. We have a long record of accomplishment and action on a national—and even international—scale.

Accomplishments in 2016: deployed our rescue team to help hurt and homeless animals following Hurricane Matthews, the devastating West Virginia and Louisiana floods, and the Tennessee wildfires, saving, sheltering, and aiding over 6,700 animals; provided over 545,000 free meals for shelter pets through out "Fill-a-Bowl...Feed-a-Soul" campaign with Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food; protected over 77,000 animals in filmed entertainment, provided 27 grants helping veterans get lifesaving service dogs, launched American Humane Conservation and certified 16 major zoos, aquariums, and conservation parks worldwide, ensure that over 140,000 animals in these institutions are living under verifiable, humane standards; added 363 new farms and ranches to our "Humane Certified" program, which means more than 190,000,000 farm animals are protected!

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AMERICAN HUMANE

Board of directors
as of 9/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

John Payne

President and CEO, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

Term: 2013 -


Board co-chair

Candy Spelling

Author, Producer and Philanthropist

Debra Fair

Pedigree Foundation

J. Michael McFarland

Zoetis

Lois Pope

The Lois Pope Foundation

Candy Spelling

Marty Becker

Amanda Bowman

John Payne

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

Dawn Assenzio

Scott Campbell

Wounded Warrior Regiment

Naomi Judd

Brian Beale

Veterinarian, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Sharon Jablin

President, Rental Properties, Inc.

Tom Kearney

President, Kearney Group LLC

Herbert Krauss

Abigail Trenk

President, Air Pegasus Heliport, Inc.