Helping Animals, Step by Step

By on September 13, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The HSUS and animal protection?"   

So many people want to do more than just write a check to The Humane Society of the United States or other animal groups.

I tell them that neither The HSUS nor the larger cause of animal protection can succeed without their active involvement in the cause. Each one of us can and must act, often in a variety of ways. 

With such people in mind, I have put together a list of action items for those who want to become more involved in our work. Please take some time to go through the full roster. Print the list and check off the items over the next few weeks and months, or even over the next year, making your way through as much of it as you can. Then write to me and tell me how you’ve become involved, or let me know if you’ve found other ways to take action for animals. I’d love to hear your stories.

We’ll succeed as a movement when we have millions of our supporters who take these and other positive actions for animals. When we act in a collective way, we are a powerful force in our communities, in the political arena, and in the marketplace. And we can all pitch in to raise funds to support the vital work of The HSUS and allow it to grow and be a more powerful and effective force.

HSUS Engagement Activities

In Your Community:

Personal Behavior:

Get Training—Get Activated:

Volunteer to Help Animals:

Political Activities:

Work with Local Schools:

  • Work to get The HSUS’s Kind News adopted in local classrooms.
  • Sponsor humane education programs through Humane Society Youth (our humane education division for K-6 students).
  • Recruit young people (under 21) to participate in Mission Humane.
  • Work to get your local universities or your child’s schools to join our "Cage-Free Campus" campaign.
  • Book and sponsor HSUS staff for lectures at schools and universities.

Shop with Our Corporate Supporters:

Fundraising and Networking:

Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals

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