" The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1971 by six concerned and committed citizens. It is HAHS’ mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). In addition, we provide physical rehabilitation to animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse and then adopt them out to compassionate forever homes."
10804 McConnell Road Woodstock, Illinois
Description of Services/Statement
of Purpose and Goals: HAHS was the first humane society established in the United States to focus specifically on large animals, primarily horses, which had little representation until the formation of the Hooved Animal Humane Society. In 1973, HAHS was the driving force behind the passage of “The Humane Care for Animals Act.” Through the Illinois Department of Agriculture, this Act gives HAHS the legal authority to investigate claims of abuse and neglect and intervene when owners do not comply with notice to remedy the situation. The Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act is recognized as the legislative model when other states consider passing similar laws.
The HAHS farm