Humane societies of America have long played an important role in educating people about the value of animals, and how to treat them. Preventing cruelty is only part of the work. Great emphasis is placed on finding appropriate homes and providing shelter that is intended to be temporary. Sadly, these days many animals are not finding homes.

The HSUS, the Humane Society of the United States, is a national agency. There are humane societies near me and near my readers. At least I hope some are near you. There are also humane societies in pa that do very important work. They are generally listed by county. They include the Humane Society of PA, Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, and the Central PA Humane Society, among others.

Humane societies in Wisconsin are plentiful. Dane County Human Society, Clark County Humane Society, and Elmbrook Humane Society are just three of them. Among the humane societies in Colorado are Colorado Humane Society, Humane Society-the South, Boulder Valley Humane Society, Intermountain Humane Society, Longmont Humane Society, and the Humane Society of Boulder, among quite a few others.

Humane societies in Michigan include, of course, the Michigan Humane Society, There are, however, the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan, the Humane Society of Livingston County, the Humane Society of West Michigan, and the Humane society of South Central, among others.

Humane societies in Georgia include the Georgia SPCA, the Georgia Humane Society, the Atlanta Humane Society, and the Small Dog Rescue and Humane Society, among others.

Humane societies in Minnesota have some inventive names such as Paws & Claws Humane Society. There is one no kill shelter called Animal Ark as well as humane societies for Pope and Mower counties, among others.

Humane societies in Washington State include the Seattle Humane Society, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce, among others. Humane societies in Vermont include the Vermont Humane Federation, Central Vermont Humane Society, Humane Society of Chittenden County, Rutland County Humane Society, and there are others.

When I give thought to all the agencies throughout the United States that are dedicated to helping animals, I give thanks. From Cambridge, MA to Arizona, through Missouri and all the way to Oakville, Oregon, and down again to Tampa, animals are subjected to human cruelty, predation, commercial exploitation, and the vagaries of weather and natural disasters.

There is more need than there are resources, especially in this troubled economy in which people have been losing their homes and being forced to leave their pets behind. A puppy or kitten can be adorable, but families have to feed children first.

No animal humane project can function without a lot more help than is available to them right now. I think of the disparity between the homeless animal and the cushy life of some dogs. I wish every dog got to live in a setting with an owner who cared enough to turn on Dogtv or some animal video to amuse the pet while the owner is away.

Humane societies of America are not all limited to rescuing small animals like dogs and cats. There might be some horses to help, including a bay or a roan. I think all the work they do is awesome. I applaud the videos made by Malea McGuinness in recording the good that these agencies do.

Among many other important issues, humane societies & animal rescue shelters are discussed in the Vegan Diet & Animal-Free Lifestyle – A Journey Into Veganism book which is now available for easy download at and that’s alongside the Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss: The Daily Diet, Cleanse & Green Smoothie Detox Book and Hanna Getty’s author bio.

Filed under: Animal Advocacy / Animal Rights

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