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humane society

noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) an organization devoted to promoting humane ideals, especially with reference to the treatment of animals.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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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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humane society

noun
1.
an organization for promotion of humane ideals, esp in dealing with animals
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