To the Rescue!
Staying home, saving lives
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Pre-Show: 7:30 p.m. ET; Gala: 8 p.m. ET
Come together - while staying home - to help save animal lives.
Please join the Humane Society of the United States and our president and CEO, Kitty Block, along with gala chair Georgina Bloomberg, and thousands of our supporters, for a night to celebrate not only our work, but the courageous and generous acts of kindness taking place all around the world for animals. Our fight to forge a more humane society has never been more urgently needed, and we cannot do it without you.
With more celebrity guests to be announced!
The global pandemic has brought a new urgency to the Humane Society of the United States' mission to protect all animals.
We've been in crisis response mode since the first days of lockdown, helping vulnerable animals survive and delivering aid to communities where people and pets are struggling.
As the nation's biggest force for animal protection, the HSUS has been able to harness the collective power of our expertise, influence, networks and partnerships to mitigate new threats to animals as a result of COVID-19, and our rapid reaction work will continue as long as necessary.
Even as we've mobilized to prevent new suffering, we've remained laser focused on longstanding causes of animal suffering. We haven't lost a step in the strategic fights we're waging in our priority campaigns to end the cruelest practices: the fur industry and dog meat trade, trophy hunters and puppy mill owners, factory farms, and animal testing. Every victory we win in the courts and Congress, at the local and state level, and with corporations and consumers, makes this a safer, more humane world for animals.
In 2020, we secured transformational changes for animals, among them: Colorado became the seventh state to ban cages for egg-laying hens and require that eggs produced and sold in the state be cage-free; a federal court upheld Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears; a legal challenge to the ban on new fur sales in San Francisco was defeated; the parent company of Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop announced it will only sell cage-free eggs and stop buying pork from producers that lock mother pigs in gestation crates; and the 350th new local ban on the retail sale of dogs sourced from puppy mills passed.
These are unpredictable and fearful times, but amidst all the uncertainty, the Humane Society of the United States remains a constant: We strategize, we mobilize, we fight, and we win-for the animals. We are grateful for your compassion and your support.
Event Leadership Committee
Susan Atherton, Ian Bass, Wendy and Howard Berk, Jennifer Faga, Wayne S. Flick, Allison Friedberg, Kimberly Handler, Gretchen Jelinek, Cathy Kangas, Jennifer Laue, Patrick McDonnell and Karen O'Connell, Sharon Patrick, Terry Rakolta, Debra Shore, Alanna Tarkington, Marisol Thomas