American Humane Association

Since 1877 the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services
Feb 22, 2012

Thanks for your support of this important project!

AHA's CEO in Tokyo, 1 yr later still offering help

In the past year, a record number of devastating natural disasters utterly destroyed homes and entire communities, putting people and animals in harm's way and separating lost and frightened pets from the families who love them.

Disasters like these:

  • The deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., where we sheltered more than 1,300 homeless and displaced pets.
  • The storms in the South, including Memphis, Tenn., where we rescued 50 helpless animals from floodwater.
  • The Souris River flooding in Minot, N.D., where we helped shelter and care for more than 300 displaced animals.
  • The path of destruction left by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina, where we searched for displaced or injured pets along the Pamlico River.
  • And the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan that devastated and impacted huge areas and left thousands of people and pets homeless.

But your donation made a difference.

Thanks to you, a star of hope shone brightly through the chaos, confusion, and fear. A star on the uniform of the caring responders who are distinguished by their experienced, helping hands, their sympathetic faces, and their gentle voices of compassion — American Humane Association's Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services team.

Our Red Star first responders are always ready and willing to deploy at a moment's notice to rescue, shelter, and protect animals from harm. Our Red Star team provided resources, hands-on support, or both, at all of these major disaster scenes to help thousands of animals.


Nov 7, 2011

Thanks for your support!

Dogs in Memphis awaiting rescue.
Dogs in Memphis awaiting rescue.

Thank you so much for your support of our Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services program through Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond) campaign! Every donation we received in September and October went twice as far toward rescuing and sheltering animal disaster victims.

Whenever disaster strikes, our hearts, minds and resources focus on the animals and families that are suffering as a result. In the last few months alone, our Red Star team has been busy rescuing animals from disasters such as: flooding in Minot, N.D.; tornado strike in Joplin, Mo., and the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in N.C. None of this is possible without YOUR support!

The donations you gave for R.O.A.R. and that you continue to give all year, help us keep our specialized, tractor-trailer Rescue Rig stocked and our volunteers ready so we can respond at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes.

Our friends at Quiznos want to thank you as well! They are offering you a special coupon for your support of American Humane Association and our Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services efforts! Click here to get your coupon!

Thank you again for helping animals who aren’t able to help themselves.

P.S. Watch us on Hallmark Channel on Friday, Nov. 11! Tune in at 8 p.m. / 7 Central to see the broadcast premiere of the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ sponsored by cesar® canine cuisine.

Our Rescue Rig.
Our Rescue Rig.


Aug 23, 2011

Mission Complete: Japan Tsunami Relief

Evacuation center in Ishinomaki
Evacuation center in Ishinomaki

Thanks so much for your support of our animal relief efforts in Japan! This campaign is no longer active, but no worries — you can still help us give relief to animal disaster victims. Check out our campaign for Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services! Give now to help us double our efforts. And when disaster strikes, you’ll already know you helped.

Here is how your donation helped animal victims in Japan:

  • $10,000 worth of animal supplies — crates, bowls and leashes — was shipped directly to where they're most needed in Japan.
  • $10,000 check for animal relief work was delivered to Japan's Headquarters for Relief of Animals in Emergencies.

Thanks again for all you did for this campaign!

Dog found by animal shelter
Dog found by animal shelter