American Humane is a non-profit organization that works to protect animals and promote their welfare. The organization was founded in 1877 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. American Humane works to protect animals from abuse, neglect, and cruelty, and also provides training and education to animal owners and professionals. The organization also provides disaster relief services for animals affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. American Humane is best known for its certification program, which verifies that animals in film and television productions are treated humanely. The organization also advocates for animal welfare policies and conducts research to advance the field of animal welfare.