Safe Humane Chicago

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Safe Humane's mission is to create safe and humane communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and animals. We are an alliance of non-traditional partners that recognize the connections between animal abuse and interpersonal violence and the benefits of the human-animal bond.  Our programs focus on education, advocacy and second chances.

"Safe Humane" is a registered trademark of Safe Humane, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation doing business as Safe Humane Chicago.


A city in which people and companion animals are safe from all forms of violence and have access to the services necessary to live in safe, humane neighborhoods.


Our compass and how we behave and make decisions in all that we do:

Logo hand  Credibility. We base our work on the best available evidence. We are trusted in the communities in which we work.

Logo hand  Positivity. We advocate for something, not against the alternative.

Logo hand  Leadership. We have the courage and drive to shape a better future for people and companion animals and empower others to do the same.

Logo hand  Collaboration. We are committed to collective efforts and non-traditional alliances of advocates for people and for animals.

Logo hand  Innovation. We creatively embrace opportunities and change to accomplish our mission.

Logo hand  Empowerment. We inspire and equip others to further our mission.