Penguin Group (USA) presents READ HUMANE—Join us as we support the Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team.

Read Humane

Penguin Group (USA) is proud to present Read Humane®—our second year dedicated to the fight against animal cruelty—with a $25,000* donation to The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team.

* Regardless of Sales

May is National Pet Month — and Penguin is pleased to offer six of our bestselling mass market titles to support our furry friends.

The Read Humane special editions feature a distinctive Read Humane seal on their covers, conveying our support for this compassionate cause. Participating authors include our Read Humane spokesperson, Jill Shalvis, as well as Linda O. Johnston, Miranda James, Leann Sweeney, Judi McCoy, and Ali Brandon.

Penguin's donation supports the Animal Rescue Team, which works with law enforcement to investigate illegal animal cruelty, targeting the worst cases of animal abuse nationwide. According to The Humane Society of the United States, its Animal Rescue Team rescues thousands of animals from puppy mills, animal fighting operations, hoarders, and other situations where animals suffer from life-threatening cruelty. They also provide expert animal rescue response during natural disasters.

Join us in the fight against animal cruelty by making your own tax-deductible donation today. To make a donation online, and to find out more about the work of The Humane Society of the United States, please visit:

Read Humane editions are available at these participating retailers:

A&P, AAFES, Aaron's Books, Acorn Books, Albertson's LLC, Barnes & Noble Inc.,, Bartell Drugs, Bel-Air, Bookshelf, Booksmith, Bradley's Books, Comfort Zone, CVS, FoodMaxx, FoodSource, Fred Meyer, Fountainhead Bookstore, Giant Food, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Here's The Story, Island Bookstores, King Kullen, King Soopers, Kinney Drugs, Lucky Supermarkets, Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop, Moravian Book Shop, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, NEXCOM, News Center, Nob Hill Foods, Nugget Market, Otto Bookstore, Pathmark, The Poisoned Pen, QFC, Raley's, River Lights Bookstore, Save-Mart, Scout & Morgan Books, ShopRite, Smith's, Superfresh, TOP Food & Drug, Viewpoint Books, Waldbaum's, Weis Markets, WinCo Foods


How to support The Humane Society of the United States:

  • To make your own tax-deductible donation online to The Humane Society of the United States you can visit
  • To donate by check or U.S. money order, make payable and mail to:
    The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
  • You can also call their toll-free number, 1-866-720-2676, anytime between 9A.M. and 5 P.M. EST, Monday through Friday.

About The Humane Society of the United States:

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization, and was voted by GuideStar's Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group.

Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. The HSUS works with local humane societies and supports their work through training, evaluations, publications, and other professional services.

The Humane Society helped to save animals during Hurricane Sandy in the New Jersey and New York area — a place where many Penguin employees live and work. You can learn more about their efforts in the videos below, or at

Read Humane is a trademark and service mark of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.



All of us at Penguin love our pets, and we wanted to do something special to help animals in need. Read Humane provides funding to organizations dedicated to protecting animals.

Penguin's 2013 donation supports The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team, which works directly with pets in need in several different ways. We want to do our part to create a world free of animal cruelty – by contributing to and raising awareness of the Animal Rescue Team, we're doing just that.


READ HUMANE Blog Tour 2013:

For more information on Read Humane and to view special features from spokesperson Jill Shalvis, please visit the following websites/blogs according to our Blog Tour schedule. Every website/blog will feature a unique perspective on Read Humane, so be sure to stop by each for a new and exciting experience!

4/29/2013 USA Today's Happy Ever After Special Feature!
4/29/2013 Fresh Fiction Spotlight
4/30/2013 RT Book Reviews Online Special Feature!
5/1/2013 Happily Ever After Reads Spotlight
5/2/2013 Teresa's Reading Corner Spotlight
5/3/2013 The Book Reading Gals Spotlight
5/4/2013 Book Crack Spotlight
5/5/2013 Love Romances & More Spotlight
5/6/2013 Books-N-Kisses Spotlight
5/7/2013 RT Book Reviews Online Spotlight
5/8/2013 Cocktails & Books Spotlight
5/9/2013 The Book Pushers Spotlight
5/10/2013 Kindles & Wine Spotlight
5/11/2013 My Book Addiction & More Spotlight
5/12/2013 Eye on Romance Spotlight
5/13/2013 eBook Obsessed Spotlight
5/14/2013 My Friend Amy Spotlight
5/14/2013 Pretty Fluffy Spotlight
5/16/2013 The Romance Dish Spotlight
5/16/2013 Pretty Fluffy Spotlight
5/17/2013 Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind Spotlight
5/18/2013 Romantic Book Affairs Spotlight
5/19/2013 Ramblings from This Chick Spotlight
5/20/2013 Under the Covers Book Blog Spotlight
5/20/2013 The Romance Studio Spotlight
5/21/2013 Chick Lit Reviews Spotlight
5/26/2013 The Reading Café Spotlight
5/27/2013 Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews Spotlight
5/28/2013 Stuff and Nonsense Spotlight
5/29/2013 Thoughts in Progress Spotlight

Thank you to all of the participating websites/blogs for supporting this wonderful cause, and helping support the fight against animal cruelty.

Remember to join the conversation on Twitter with @BerkleyRomance and @HumaneSociety throughout the month of May (National Pet Month), by using the hashtag #ReadHumane. It's easy and fun! Let us know what you think of our animal friendly books, share your animal rescue stories, and join in our other pet themed conversations.

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