Friends of Humane Society International



Friends of Humane Society International (HSI) is a national animal protection charity dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals and ending animal suffering. As part of the HSI family of organizations, we are proud to be among the largest and most effective animal protection groups globally. 

By leaving a gift to Friends of Humane Society International in your will, you will be creating a more compassionate society where the well-being of every animal is valued and protected. You will be supporting crucial protection of companion and wild animals, promoting healthy and sustainable food systems and much more. 

Companion Animal Welfare: We protect companion animals through life-saving mass animal rescues (such as from puppy mills), specialized care to help abused and neglected animals recover from trauma (at our care and rehabilitation centre), and provision of critical sterilization, vaccination and emergency veterinary services in remote Indigenous communities.  

Wildlife Conservation: We protect wild animals by helping communities mitigate human-wildlife conflict, supporting Indigenous wildlife stewardship and commissioning research about wild animal welfare and conservation challenges. 

Forward Food Campaign: Through our Forward Food program, we build healthy and sustainable food systems across Canada by collaborating with major food distributors. We provide game-changing support through culinary training, menu development, and guidance on procurement. 

Our Impact

Support from donors like you has contributed to transformative changes for animals throughout Canada, including 

  • Over 3000 animals cared for by Friends of Humane Society International at our care and rehabilitation centres since 2008.This includes: 
  • Over 1600 dogs rescued from puppy mills; 
  • Over 600 dogs rescued from the global dog meat trade, and;  
  • Over 400 street dogs brought back from remote Indigenous communities for adoption into forever homes. 
  • Over 3000 stray and roaming dogs examined, sterilized, vaccinated, and treated in our Northern Dogs program. 
  • Training of over 400 food service professionals on nutritious, delicious and affordable plant-based cuisine. 
  • Supporting dozens of leading Canadian foodservice operations in making their menus more sustainable and humane.  
  • And so much more! 

See what your legacy could be

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Legal Name

Friends of Humane Society International

Charity Number

137412102 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Your gift will leave a lasting legacy for animals nationwide. Your compassion will fuel vital efforts in animal rescue and care, provide crucial veterinary services, protect wildlife and ensure strong and sustainable food systems for generations to come. Together, we’ll forge a brighter future by inspiring more compassionate choices and driving meaningful change for animals. 

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