The Humane Society of the United States earns a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which reports that “you can give with confidence,” and is approved by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 of its standards for charity accountability, which address charity governance, finances, effectiveness reporting, appeal accuracy, website disclosures and donor privacy.
The HSUS has Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency for providing donors with information on our strategic plan, impact, leadership demographics and other metrics. Founded in 1954, we fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Along with our supporters and volunteers, we work to pass anti-cruelty laws, promote humane eating, help animals in captivity and bring veterinary services to pets in underserved communities. Along with our affiliates, we care for more than 100,000 animals each year through our rescue teams, sanctuaries and wildlife centers.
The Humane Society of the United States® is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and tax identification number is 53-0225390. Contributions to the HSUS are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.