2016 Pet Hero Award Winner - American Humane

Outstanding Animal Welfare Organization



The American Humane  is the country’s oldest national humane organization – one that extends its protection to animals and children, alike.  American Humane  positively impacts hundreds of millions of animals each year – more than any other organization in the world.


For hundreds of dogs and cats, a second chance at life was just a transport away. In late May, American Humane Association took part in two dramatic transcontinental transports to save more of the 3-4 million animals relinquished to shelters that are euthanized each year. This week-long, cross-country event was captured in a dramatic film that aired on national TV. The organization has saved and sheltered more than 81,000 animals in just the past 11 years.


American Humane works to help ensure the humane treatment of more farm animals than any other organization. Among other victories, Taco Bell which uses 130 million eggs per year nationwide, will switch to 100% American Humane Certified cage-free eggs by 2017.  Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels all announced they will switch to cage-free eggs, and will be working with American Humane to improve farm animal welfare policies across their supply chains, benefiting millions more animals.






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