humane society

noun
(often initial capital letter) an organization devoted to promoting humane ideals, especially with reference to the treatment of animals.

Origin:
1770–80

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humane society
 
n
an organization for promotion of humane ideals, esp in dealing with animals

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Report any inhumane treatment of animals you may witness to the local humane society.
See if your area has a humane society that fosters dogs before being adopted.
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