::The Humane Society of the United States


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=More footnotes |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Very long |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), based in Washington, D.C., is an American nonprofit organization founded by journalist Fred Myers and Helen Jones, Larry Andrews, and Marcia Glaser in 1954, to address what they saw as animal-related cruelties of national scope, and to resolve animal welfare problems by applying strategies beyond the resources or abilities of local organizations.<ref name=myers>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy identified HSUS as the 136th largest charity in the United States in its Philanthropy 400 listing.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Lists From the Philanthropy 400">October 16, 2011. Lists From the Philanthropy 400. The Chronicle of Philanthropy</ref> The group's current major campaigns target five issues: factory farming, animal fighting, the fur trade, puppy mills, and wildlife abuse.<ref name=campaigns>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The organization works on a full range of animal issues, including companion animals, wildlife, farm animals, horses and other equines, and animals used in research, testing and education.<ref name="">Simon M. Shane. (Jan. 14 2014).Interview with Wayne Pacelle president of the HSUS.</ref>

HSUS reported its revenue as US$133 million and net assets of US$215 million as of December 31, 2013.<ref name="">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

HSUS pursues its global work through an affiliate, Humane Society International, which listed staff members in 17 nations for 2013.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Other affiliated entities include the Doris Day Animal League, founded by the actress Doris Day, and the Fund for Animals, founded by the social critic Cleveland Amory. Together with its affiliate, the Fund for Animals, HSUS operates animal sanctuaries in five states.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

HSUS does not run local shelters or oversee local animal care and control agencies, but promotes best practices and supports such entities throughout the country with a range of services.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2014, it claimed more than 11 million Americans among its members and supporters.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

The Humane Society of the United States sections
Intro  Overview  Rationale  History  Recent history  Positions and Program Work  Governance and expenses  Grantmaking  Affiliated and related entities  Headquarters and regional offices  Critics  Specific criticism  Animal Charity Evaluators Review  See also  Notes  References  Further reading  External links  

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