Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a CASR on set?
To be eligible for the “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification, a CASR on set is required. American Humane does not accept third-party reports from veterinarians/trainers or on-set footage as a substitute for CASR monitoring.

Do I need a CASR for rehearsal?
American Humane may require a CASR to be present for prep or rehearsals depending on the intensity of action and/or use of special effects and stunts.

I have registered previously. Is my company information on file?
Each project requires a separate registration, even if the production company has previously registered.

When do I need to register?
You should complete the registration form as soon as you have determined animals will be working. Note the following deadlines:

  • LA/NYC/Atlanta:
    • SAG-AFTRA: 1 business day notice
    • Non-SAG-AFTRA: 2 business day notice
  • Out-of-Town:
    • SAG-AFTRA: 2 business day notice
    • Non-SAG-AFTRA: 3 business day notice
  • International:
    • SAG-AFTRA: 3 business day notice
    • Non-SAG-AFTRA: 3 business day notice
  • Last-minute registrations will be accepted (and eligible for certification) if there is a CASR available to be on set. If a CASR is not available, the production will be considered non-compliant and not eligible for certification. When registering last-minute, complete the registration form immediately and call the Film and Television Unit office for further instructions.

What happens after I submit the form?
Registrations are processed during regular business hours, M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PT. Registrations are typically processed within one business day. The main contact listed in the registration form will receive an email with further instructions after the registration has been processed.


American Humane is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022 our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program services, including travel costs, will be available at no-charge to SAG-AFTRA productions working in the U.S. and qualified SAG-AFTRA productions working internationally due to the generous support and commitment to animal protection of our funders, the SAG-AFTRA Producers Industry Advancement Fund (IACF).

COVID-19 Production Advisory

UPDATED April 24 , 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will end the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration on May 11, 2023. American Humane will follow the Guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Declaration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, since human-to-animal transfer has been known to occur in some animal species, American Humane recommends the following for those working around animals.

• Those feeling ill/symptomatic or have had close contact to someone with COVID should not be on set. Those that have TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19 should not be on set.
• High-risk animals are at higher risk of contracting COVID and include domestic and exotic cats, ferrets, Syrian hamsters, deer, and primates.
• Our Resource Center is open and available to answer your animal-related questions and advise you on how best to ensure animal safety and welfare. Contact us at 1-818-501-0123 or email us.