Every year since 1915, millions of Americans come together during the first full week of May to show their compassion and build a more humane world for animals by celebrating the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history: “Be Kind to Animals Week®.”
Founded by American Humane, Be Kind to Animals Week has taught generations of Americans the enduring value of treating animals with love and care, making it the longest-running and most successful humane education campaign ever, supported by U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, top celebrities from Shirley Temple to Betty White, even cartoon characters like Dennis the Menace and Porky Pig! With their help, people understand better than ever the crucial importance of caring for our animal friends.
But there’s more to be done.
Join us in a new Compassion Movement for the 21st Century, take the Kindness 100 Humane Pledge, teach your kids the meaning of caring through our important and fun curricula, and get your friends involved. Together, we can build a better world and Be Kind to Animals all year round!
- Speak out for animals
- Report animal abuse
- Appreciate wildlife
- Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue
- Take care of your pet