American Humane Association
The American Humane Association is proactively "Advancing Humanity" throughout the United States. Founded in 1877, American Humane is the oldest national organization dedicated to protecting both animals and children. Through a network of animal and child protection agencies and individuals, American Humane develops policies, legislation, curricula and professional training programs to protect children and animals from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The nonprofit membership organization, headquartered in Denver, Colo., raises awareness about The Link® between animal abuse and other forms of violence, as well as the benefits derived from the human-animal bond. American Humane's office in Los Angeles is the exclusive authority behind the "No Animals Were Harmed"® certification on film and TV productions, and American Humane's Washington office is an advocate for child and animal protection at the federal and state levels. Besides preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and animals, American Humane seeks to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society - a more humane society.
American Humane envisions a nation where no child or animal will ever be a victim of willful abuse or neglect. As a recognized leader in professional education, training and advocacy, research and evaluation, American Humane joins with other similarly missioned individuals and organizations to make this vision a reality. American Humane meets the strong, comprehensive standards of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance and has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence.