1. Join the Cause - Take the Pledge

Join the Compassion Movement - not just during the 99th Anniversary of Be Kind to Animals Week®, but EVERY week! You will receive our monthly eNewsletter, as well as up-to-date information, invitations and other online only opportunities from American Humane Association™!

2. Spread the Word

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Join the event that’s been celebrated every year since 1915 -- American Humane Association's Be Kind to Animals Week®. In this annual tradition, we commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same.

3. Become a Humane Hero and help us protect our nation’s animals!

Between 3-4 million animals are euthanized each year, hundreds of thousands find themselves victims of disasters and far too many are victims of abuse, neglect and cruelty. American Humane Association teams work year-round to make a better world for animals, but only with your support! During the 99th anniversary of Be Kind to Animals Week®, help us continue our important mission by making a generous one-time donation.


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Other Ways to Celebrate the 99th Anniversary of Be Kind to Animals Week®

Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue

Every year, an estimated 3.7 million animals must be euthanized at our nation’s shelters because they could not be adopted into loving homes. Help animals find a second chance at happiness by adopting your next pet from your local shelter or rescue group. American Humane Association has tips to find the animal companion that’s right for you and develop a bond that will last a lifetime. 

Take care of your pet

Pets are like children who never grow up. They need you to help keep them healthy and safe throughout their lives. Keep your animal’s vaccinations up-to-date. Make sure he’s wearing proper identification. Take your pet to the veterinarian regularly. Know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. 

Appreciate wildlife

All animals deserve to be treated humanely -- family pets and animals in the wild. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures. If wildlife comes too close to home, look for ways to coexist with animals or to protect your property humanely. 

Report animal abuse

Animal cruelty and abuse is not only tragic for animals, but also an indicator that other forms of abuse such as domestic violence could be happening. If you see something that looks suspicious -- a dog chained in your neighbor’s yard that looks underfed, a child putting a cat in a box and kicking it around the yard -- don’t hesitate. Let someone know.