humane society

noun, often capitalized H&S

Definition of humane society

1 chiefly British : a lifesaving society
2 : a society concerned with the promotion of humane conduct or ideals or having charitable or philanthropic ends the Humane Society is a child-caring agency— A. E. Fink specifically : a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals

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“Humane society.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humane%20society. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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