Sixty years on, I'm proud to report that The HSUS, which Myers and the others founded with their modest personal savings, has built on that foundation – propelled by steady leadership through six decades (the organization has had only six CEOs and seven board chairs in its history). Last year we touched the lives of countless millions of animals in situations of crisis and need, through compelling public education, new laws, transformative corporate reforms, dramatic investigations and rescues, precedent-setting lawsuits in the courts, and compassionate direct care. We now operate in 20 countries, as the tentacles of Humane Society International reach far and wide.
We're working as hard as we can to build on these successes in 2015, to achieve more positive changes for animals in puppy mills, animal fighting operations, factory farms, the fur and wildlife trade, horse slaughter operations, and so many other abusive situations. Of course, we can't achieve any of this without your support. Thank you for your support of The HSUS, and I hope you'll join us as we seek to make 2015 another record-setting year.