The Washington Humane Society (WHS) has been enforcing the District’s animal protection laws for more than 100 years. During this time, we have seen advancements in the need to protect animals by the legal system. Today, WHS is constantly working with legislative officials to advance the legal status of animals in the District of Columbia and strengthen the laws we enforce. Recently, the DC City Council passed the “Animal Protection Amendment Act of 2008” which gave WHS a whole new set of tools to combat animal cruelty.
We are committed to continuing the work to make DC a safer place for animals. Whether they are considered companions or nuisances all animals deserve a level of legal protection against suffering and WHS will be working to make that happen but we need your help.