Millions of homeless dogs roam the streets, lonely and hungry, in countries around the world. Join us in extending a humane philosophy of animal control.
HSI provides expertise and guidance to create programs that focus on sterilization and vaccination against zoonotic disease. With our help, determined local organizations have implemented spay and neuter programs all over the globe to humanely address the overpopulation of street dogs.Learn More
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Most of the world views dogs as trusted companions, but in Asia, millions of them are still consumed for meat. Learn More
HSI is working in developing countries to extend a philosophy of humane animal control, providing guidance in creating programs that focus on spay/neuter, vaccination, education and training. Learn More
World Spay Day is an annual campaign to inspire people to save animals' lives by spaying or neutering pets, street dogs and feral cats. Learn More
Protect Street Animals News
July 1, 2015
More than 400 dogs bound for a slaughterhouse in Yunnan Province were rescued by Chinese activists working as part of Humane Society International’s newly launched China Animal Rescue Command Center, in one of the tensest dog meat trade rescues in the country so far. HSI launched the Command Center after this year’s Yulin dog meat festival, as part of the charity’s major strategic push to end China’s brutal dog meat trade.
June 24, 2015
The world expressed outrage when the annual Yulin dog meat festival received huge publicity, and there were hopeful signs of progress in the campaign against it and the dog meat trade.
June 22, 2015
President and CEO of The HSUS Wayne Pacelle commented on the Yulin dog meat festival and what HSI is doing to stop it and the dog meat trade in China and across Asia.
June 15, 2015
Ricky Gervais Says Yulin Dog Meat Festival is Heart-Breaking, as HSI Rescues 'Little Ricky' Dog in His Honour
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais urged people to get behind HSI's campaign to shut down China’s cruel dog and cat meat trade, including the infamous Yulin dog meat festival.