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What makes a Disaster Search Dog Teams and Emergency Teams different from the rest? 24/7 Disaster Search Dogs or Other Services are on call 24 hours a day, every day, at home, on the job, on vacation, wherever they need to be. Few people can claim that! Please Help with their tireless efforts to help them help those in need. Kudos to you all !!

Pet Smarts Rescue Wagon...


I know Petsmart is getting some grief right now but try to remember the bigger picture here.

Each year, six to eight million pets enter shelters and three to four million of those are euthanized simply because they do not have a home. Incredibly, some regions of the country still have euthanasia rates as high as 85 percent.  Our Solution: The Rescue Waggin’ program was created by PetSmart Charities to help save the lives of homeless dogs and puppies through partnership and collaboration with local animal welfare agencies. The program also works to proactively reduce pet overpopulation in those areas of the country that need the most help. An innovative animal welfare program, the Rescue Waggin’ is comprised of three parts:

  • A pet transport program that transports dogs from areas of high pet overpopulation (where they face almost certain euthanasia) to shelters in areas where adoptable dogs are in demand. This program operates under professionally-developed industry standards for originating and receiving shelters, spay/neuter and animal health practices, and humane transport.
  • Funding to expand spay/neuter services for cats and dogs in source areas.
  • Funding and professional consultation to improve shelter facilities and operations for participating animal welfare agencies.

We provided aid to 400 dogs and other pets rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Paris, AR.
    * We dispatched aid to more than 150 dogs and 140 cats injured or displaced by California wildfires.
    * We sent immediate assistance to help more than 400 dogs rescued in what is reported to be the largest dog-fighting raid and rescue in U.S. history.

With 12 deployments this year alone, I hope you understand why we need your help to keep this critically important program strong. The success of our Emergency Relief Waggin' program has always been made possible by generous people like you... friends who have been with us each time that we've answered the call for help this year.                                       

If you'd like to know more or help out:

http://www.petsmartcharities.org/about/index.php   OR: http://www.petsmartcharities.org/rescue-waggin/index.php

About Us

TakePart is a place for people who care about the world and want to live their lives accordingly. We feature original articles by journalists, activists, and experts about everything from climate change to LGBTQ rights to whether Big Macs should technically be considered food.

As the digital division of Participant Media, the folks who brought you such acclaimed documentaries as Food, Inc., An Inconvenient Truth, and The Cove, TakePart is also a hub for the hundreds of thousands of highly active and loyal fans of these films.

But there’s more—much more. (Like, the word “more” feels vaguely inadequate here.) In addition to being a place to read about issues that matter, TakePart is a place to make a difference. We believe more people would get involved if they had intuitive, trusted ways to do so (call us crazy), so we’re providing just that.

Accompanying each article you read on TakePart, you’ll find a way to take meaningful and immediate action—sign a petition, donate, send support, take a pledge. Even better, each action is vetted by our intimidatingly knowledgeable Social Action team, so you know you’ll be lending your voice to a good cause.

We recognize, too, that in today’s world you also vote and speak with your wallet, so you’ll find lifestyle articles to help you make safe, responsible, ethical choices on grocery store shelves, in the dressing room, at the drug store, and beyond—without compromising taste or quality. (No chafe-tastic hemp underwear for you, dear reader.)

To see what you'd like to help with: http://www.takepart.com/wildlife


Welcome to Team Trakr Foundation

Donate Now About TTF

Team Trakr Foundation is an international humanitarian organization committed to training and deploying elite K9 search and rescue teams across the United States and around the world. We provide life-saving K9 resources to people who are lost, trapped, or missing due to emergency situations or disasters, both natural and man-made.

Our organization was founded by James Symington, K9 search and rescue expert, former police officer and animal rescue advocate. It serves to continue the extraordinary search and rescue legacy of his K9 partner and 9/11 hero, Trakr. Learn more >

Team Trakr Foundation is not affiliated with any political, religious or military agenda. TTF is a privately funded Nonprofit Public Benefit Organization. Learn more >

Why We Need Your Help

Last year, 321 natural disasters occurred worldwide causing the loss of more than 200,000 innocent lives.1 In the United States alone, it is estimated that more than 50,000 search and rescue missions take place each year. Ninety percent of these are conducted by volunteers.2 Help us prepare for and respond quickly to any crisis, including a lost child in California, a hurricane in Florida or an earthquake in Indonesia by donating as little as $5. Give today >

To help or read more: http://www.teamtrakr.org/

HVC - The Last Chance Club


Turner Oregon
HVC THE LAST CHANCE CLUB brings vet medical care to as many cases as possible by using rescue costs and donated free veterinary services.

HVC THE LAST CHANCE CLUB (HVCLCC) brings vet medical care to as many cases as possible by using “rescue costs” and donated free veterinary services. “RESCUE COSTS” are NOT ‘commercial costs’, NOT ‘reduced costs’, NOT ‘low costs’ but ‘actual’ costs not designed to make a profit. With “bare bones” costs for medical supplies and FREE professional veterinary treatment and surgery, cases can be completed at no-cost to 1/10 to 1/20 of commercial veterinary fees. This means an animal can receive medical aid and have a LAST CHANCE to live instead of die.


American Humane

Expectant Parents give Up their animals:

Marie McCabe

Sadly, a lot of new or expectant parents today are giving their first “babies” -- their pets -- back to animal shelters. And if you think those pets will all find new, loving homes, think again. An estimated three to five million shelter animals are euthanized every year! Worst of all, in some cases, the pet has done nothing wrong. In others, the pet’s accidental “wrongdoing” could have been prevented. The truth is most families with new babies can live safely and happily with their pets. Why, then, are so many pets in these situations joining the ranks of homeless and unwanted animals -- to be potentially euthanized?

Please help American Humane stop this tragic trend by donating to our Human-Animal Bond Division!

This division’s many critical programs include a vital initiative to educate parents on maintaining households that are safe for babies and pets alike!Cats are especially likely to fall victim to an expectant family’s fears: According to The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, a new baby is among the top three reasons people give up a cat. It provides expectant parents with solutions that are both baby-friendly and pet-friendly. Plus, it’s the only manual that covers multiple pet species, as well as how to handle situations involving the adoption or fostering of children of any age.
With your support, we can expand our critical Pet Meets Baby initiative, ensuring that more families make the best decisions for their children and for their pets! Donate now to help address one of the root causes of unnecessary pet “returns,” as well as other important human-animal bond issues!

To Help: https://secure2.convio.net/aha/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=1261&1261.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=s60k9tzq91.app223a

Beagle Freedom Project

Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Our mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.

Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.

Testing done on beagles in university and other research facilities includes medical/pharmaceutical, household products and cosmetics. When they are no longer wanted for research purposes, some labs attempt to find homes for adoptable, healthy beagles. Working directly with these labs, Beagle Freedom Project is able to remove and transport beagles to place them in loving homes. All rescues are done legally with the cooperation of the facility.

Anyone interested in fostering or adopting a lab beagle should be aware of the challenges these dogs have. They will not be accustomed to life in a home and will not have experience with children, cats, or other dogs. They will not be house-trained and accidents will happen, although they learn quickly. Many have gone directly from a commercial breeder to the lab, and have never felt grass under their feet or even seen the sun. They will have been fed a special diet formulated for lab animals and may be difficult to adjust to new foods. They will be unfamiliar with treats, toys, bedding and may never have walked on a leash. They will have lived in cages with steel wire floors and may have inflamed or infected paws from the pressure. They may be fearful of people initially and may have phobias from a lifetime in confinement or from being restrained. They are likely to have been surgically de-barked by the breeder and have an ID number tattooed in their ear. Please also be aware that although these beagles are considered healthy, you will be given very little information about the beagle’s medical history, and you will not be told its origins or what kind of testing they may have been used for.

With time, patience, play, companionship, love – and most of all, freedom – these dogs will learn how to become dogs, and their transformation will be amazing.

Our hope is that with your help, we can encourage more research labs to release animals and give them a chance at life, instead of destroying adoptable pets.

Beagle Freedom Project is a service of Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME). Founded in 2004, ARME is a nonprofit advocacy group created to eliminate the suffering of all animals through rescue, public education and outreach. ARME has found homes for thousands of homeless and abandoned animals. In 2004 ARME organized the first-ever "Shelter Drive" to provide creature comforts to homeless animals such as beds, toys and treats. ARME’s Shelter Drive became an annual tradition uniting volunteers with businesses that allowed drop boxes for donations. ARME’s compassionate army also helps feed and shelter displaced animals when Southern California fires strike residential areas. As a 501(c)(3) organization contributions to ARME are tax-deductible. To donate please click here. For more information please see www.arme.tv.

If  you want to help, adopt, sponsor or donate: http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/about

What makes a Disaster Search Dog different from your pet?

Sleeping on the furniture, chasing a cat, playing endlessly with the kids and eating table scraps is the “good life” for a pet.  None of these are allowed for Disaster Search Dogs.  Consistent routine, strict diet and an exercise program are all required for our hero.  Training—whether in Obedience, Agility or Search—is the highlight of the Disaster Search Dog’s day.  They LOVE it; they THRIVE on it!

Disaster Search Dogs are with their handlers close to 24 hours a day, every day: at home, on the job, on vacation, wherever the handler needs to be. Few pets can claim that!

Magic Paws
The dogs are able to negotiate (and enjoy!) unstable, slippery and uneven surfaces while keeping absolutely focused on the job at hand: saving lives..

If you'd like to help these folks help others or see what they http://www.searchdogfoundation.org/98/html/2_different.html


League Pet Rescue


Across the U.S., the Animal League responds to the call from other shelter and rescue groups that are forced to destroy animals as a means of population control, and we respond to the cries of so many dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in peril that count on us to save their lives.

Our Rescue Efforts

As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, our hands-on work in animal rescue is unmatched, and we’re very proud that our efforts have rescued, nurtured, and adopted close to 1,000,000 animals to date.

Learn more about…

Puppy Mill and Purebred Rescue

Nationwide Rescue

Natural Disasters & Emergency Pet Rescue

New York/Tri-State Rescue


Sponsor Pets
Help special needs pets
Become a Sponsor


If you'd like to help, sponsor, or adopt an animal: http://www.animalleague.org/rescue/

American Humane Red Star Emergency Services...


Red Star Animal Emergency Services. Amid the chaos of a mass evacuation -- when every second counts -- even the most beloved companion animals can be overlooked and left behind. If flood waters are rising, people typically cannot take the time to coax terrified cats out from under their beds. Even wild animals, despite their survival instincts, cannot always save themselves from a perilous situation.

American Humane's Animal Emergency Services is available to help communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to a team of  Animal Emergency Services Volunteers. These individuals are animal lovers committed to making sure animal needs are met during times of crisis. Disasters -- whether man made or natural -- can occur at any time, in any place. American Humane's Animal Emergency Services helps communities prepare for disasters -- before they strike. Once they occur, American Humane's Red Star Animal Emergency Services is on the scene to:

  • Assess animal needs
  • Care for injured animals
  • Reunite animals with their families
  • Ensure animal shelters are co-located with human shelters
  • Distribute pet food and supplies

Our mission is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society. American Humane is committed to the responsible stewardship of donated funds and to meeting the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness. American Humane meets the strong, comprehensive standards of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, has been awarded the Independent Charities of America "Best In America" Seal of Approval and has met the stringent standards for financial efficiency and accountability required by the American Institute of Philanthropy to qualify as a Top-Rated Charity.

If you'd like to help:



What We Do: Our Rescue & Transport Program focuses on saving cats and dogs from high-kill shelters in the Southeastern US and moving them to safe, no-kill rescues in the Northeast. All animals receive full medical care and are quarantined at a boarding facility or in foster care until they are healthy to travel. We use professional transporters to transfer the animals safely from the Southeast to the Northeast, where they have a much better opportunity for adoption. All veterinary, boarding, and transport costs are paid by SSP thanks to the generous donations of people like you!
SSP also operates an innovative program called Puppy Promises that not only rescues puppies, but also spays their mother to help reduce pet overpopulation. Our Bernies Buddies program helps to treat heart worm positive dogs that are saved through our Rescue & Transport program. Our newest program is Spay & Neuter, which offers financial assistance to low-income pet owners in several Ohio and Georgia counties.

If you'd like to help:



Emergency Animal Rescue

Emergency Animal Rescue is a non-profit corporation founded in April of 1993. Based in San Diego California, our organization specializes in the actual physical rescue of animals that are in life threatening situations. But we do more than just the high profile rescues.  The Emergency Animal Rescue has done thousands of rescues that go completely unnoticed by anyone, save for the animal and the owner. Helping those who can't help themselves.

You Can Help

Each of us wishes to leave a legacy that says our life had real meaning, that we left the world somewhat different and better that what we found it. Planned gifts are a crucial source of future funding that enables the Emergency Animal Rescue to continue saving animals. To remember animals in such an enduring way is quite possibly the most powerful gift that a person can make. U.S. tax laws are structured to encourage charitable giving, and unlimited amounts can generally be left for charitable purposes free of estate and gift taxes.

If you'd like to help:


Search And Rescue Dogs Of The USA... They could use a hand for all they give to us in a crisis when helping animals and people.


When a person is lost or goes missing a team of Professionals from law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and rescue organizations work together with the community to reunite the missing with their families.  Search dog teams are a proven lifesaving resource. We rely upon donations to provide search and rescue dog teams with the certification, training and education necessary to find lost and missing people. Most dog teams are Professional Volunteers, donating their time to answer the call of someone in need. Dog teams rely upon the community to support their efforts to find the lost and missing. The families of victims should never be charged for the services of search and rescue dogs.  Your donation will provide the best chance for someone that is lost or missing to be found. A dog's nose can do what no other resource can:

·        Find a child lost in the wilderness.

·        Follow a patient with Alzheimer’s missing from a nursing home.

·        Locate a skier buried in an avalanche.

·        Assist law enforcement with crime scenes.

·        Find live people trapped in collapsed buildings.

·        Locate drowning victims.

Your donation will provide the best chance for someone that is lost or missing to be found.



You can give domestic violence victims the chance to save their pets by helping to create housing for pets at domestic violence shelters.


If you were suffering from abuse, could you make the heart-wrenching decision to leave your pets behind to save your own life? "He says he'll kill the dogs if I try to leave. They are the only thing I have left." Domestic violence affects pets, too: Up to 65% of pet-owning women will delay leaving an abusive home because they’re afraid of what will happen to their pets if they leave.

Domestic violence victims shouldn’t have to make this terrible choice between saving themselves and leaving their pets with an abusive partner.

Together, we can give victims the chance to save their pets.

UPDATE! We just heard from A Guardian Angel Foundation that they want to make a matching gift! This means that every dollar you give to save animals from domestic violence will be doubled (up to $6,000)! If you have already donated, I want to thank you for giving domestic violence victims and their pets the chance to survive abuse and stay together. Please tell your friends about this matching donation from A Guardian Angel Foundation (www.aguardianangelfoundation.org) so we can save more animals.

All it takes is $3,000 to give pets in a community a safe place to escape domestic violence through our Safe Housing program. We want to help four domestic violence shelters create housing for pets at their shelters.

Anna Marie’s Alliance in St. Cloud, Minnesota
Dove Center in Oakland, Maryland
SAFEHOME, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas
Underground Railroad, Inc. in Saginaw, Michigan

We can save animals’ lives by helping pets escape domestic violence.

Please donate what you can today and share this project with your friends and family. Funds raised beyond our needs for these shelters will support RedRover's future Safe Housing grants. With your help, we can help people and their pets safely escape abuse together.

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    (916) 429-2457
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    PO BOX 188890
    SACRAMENTO, CA 95818

Angel's For Animals...


Every day, PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) field workers hit the streets, delivering sturdy, hand-built doghouses filled with straw to dogs chained up outside, plucking terrified cats from high up in trees, whisking confused dogs from rush-hour traffic, and working with local law enforcement to ensure that companion animals are cared for properly and rescued from abusive situations. PETA’s mobile spay/neuter clinic, Spay and Neuter Immediately, Please (SNIP), travels to low-income neighborhoods and performs about 25 low- or no-cost sterilization surgeries a day, preventing thousands of unwanted animals from being born—only to suffer on the streets or be euthanized in shelters.

Get Active for Animals!

Dogs and cats may tug at our heartstrings, but despite all the love they give us, an estimated 4 to 6 million must be euthanized annually in the United States because there aren’t enough loving homes for them. Abandoned animals often become victims of road traffic, disease, starvation, or cruel people. Sometimes they are stolen by laboratory dealers or used as bait by dog fighters. Tragically, while millions of animals are killed for want of a good home, breeders churn out millions of animals each year. You can help keep dogs and cats from suffering from homelessness by promoting spaying and neutering.

If you'd like to help:


Noah's Wish

Who Is Noah's Wish?

Noah's Wish came into existence in 2002, not to duplicate existing efforts to help animals during disasters, but to expand on what was already in place. Too often, efforts to help animals during life threatening situations have been gravely inadequate. We recognize that animals need and deserve an organized, consistent and professionally managed national disaster relief program. They will, otherwise, continue to pay for human indifference with their lives. How animals are managed during disasters is to implement well thought out, field tested policies and procedures that are practiced in all disasters. Relief efforts for people are managed this way and we feel they should be for animals too. 

Our Vision: An increasing number of animals will be saved as Noah's Wish expands its education, networking and disaster response services across the United States, Canada and in other select international settings. This will be accomplished by: 

  • Educating and preparing individuals, communities and organizations to mitigate the impact of disasters on animals.
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a committed team of volunteers and staff.
  • Developing  collaborative working relationships with emergency response agencies and animal welfare organizations.
  • Continuing to provide the highest standard of disaster response services.
  • We have created and use over 50 forms in disasters. This is one of the ways we work to raise the standards for how animals are managed.             
  • Noah's Wish is a unique animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to rescuing and sheltering animals in disasters throughtout the United States and Canada. Noah's Wish is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization.                                                                                        

If you'd like to know more or help:




Shelter pets escape death row by plane

A few lucky shelter animals are taking to the friendly skies in search of a better life.

With the help of volunteers, like pilot Jeff Bennett, Pilots N Paws transports pets from overwhelmed shelters to communities, often ones with higher median income, where they'll stand a better chance of getting a new "leash" on life with an adoptive family. The pilots generously donate their time, planes and fuel to the cause.

Pre-boarding Pilots N Paws passengers.

Pre-boarding Pilots N Paws passengers. Pilots N Paws is seeking to transport 5,000 animals to safety in a flurry of flights this week designed to raise awareness of the charity and draw attention to the importance of spaying and neutering. Pilots N Paws was founded in February 2008 when a Knoxville, Tennessee pilot named Jon Wehrenberg. Moving animals from high-kill shelters around the country is not new for rescue groups, but the process usually involves long, exhausting car trips. The Pilots N Paws website currently serves as a forum where shelters and rescue groups can connect with volunteer pilots. More than 680 pilots have already transported thousands of animals — many of them rescued from death row at overpopulated, high-kill shelters in Southern states, where people are less likely to sterilize their animals.  

If you need an Animal transported, want more information or would like to help:




Mission Statement: Animal Rescue Corps’ mission is to end animal suffering through direct and compassionate action, and to inspire the highest ethical standards of humanity towards animals.


Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) is a nonprofit animal protection organization that takes direct action in three ways.  First, we conduct rescues of animals who fall victim to abuse and natural disaster.  Second, we create public awareness of animal suffering.  Third, we offer training and assessments for animal shelters, professionals and volunteers. We work closely with government institutions, law enforcement agencies, other animal protection organizations, and communities to improve and strengthen relationships between humans and animals.

Animal Rescue Corps seeks to inspire a fundamental idea: that our responsibility to animals is vital, and all lives have value.  This ideal benefits us all in many ways — our physical safety, our economic systems, our mental health, our emotional well-being and our environment.

 To read more and help: http://www.animalrescuecorps.org/about-us/

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.823779334322057.1073741836.164981283535202&type=1

As you know by now, I don’t write often, but am here working on our task of “helping shelters save more lives.”  Recently we’ve been very busy with our continued work teaching shelters nationwide about Canine Behavior Theory and Application.
A couple of weeks back I was invited to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to give a workshop on Shelter Rescue.  Manny, the staff trainer / behaviorist became familiar with our work via facebook and contacted me.  We chatted over the phone and set up a workshop.  It’s this work that helps us save more and more dogs nationwide and beyond.  Our reach is growing each and every day.  All of our behavior training videos we post gets thousands of hits, and that means more people are learning the skills to save lives.  Manny is a fantastic trainer who helps so many dogs and I’m proud to work with him and have him be part of our Bound Angels team!
Our Shelter Rescue Workshops are all video taped and then broadcast on our VIMEO Channel, www.vimeo.com/boundangels

ALL of our training is available free of charge to anyone working to save dogs from our nation’s shelters; this includes SPCA’s, humane societies, rescues, shelters and anyone else.  How can we offer this type of service and training for free?  Because of the support of friends like you!
Which brings me to an important point.  Since we don’t have the time or resources to host large fundraisers or write grants, I’m hoping to appeal to you to become a monthly partner and be a part of our life-saving mission.  It’s so easy, just click below and pick an amount that you can give to help shelter dogs.  These dogs really have no one else; they are hopeless without friends like you.  Education is the key to saving more lives.  Yes, rescuing a dog saves that dog, and we’ve done our share of that, but educating shelter staff, management and volunteers undoubtedly saves so many more lives, which is why this is our primary focus.  Please consider signing up as a monthly partner today.

To see all they have to offer to help animals:  http://www.boundangels.org/about/

Join the Wildlife Conservancy

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Wildlife Conservancy Hero
($50-$999 in donations annually)
  • Breaking news and progress reports on our conservation work, rehabilitation projects, and endangered species releases.
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Wildlife Conservancy Guardian
($1,000 or more in donations annually)
  • All the benefits listed above.
  • Opportunity to designate your gift to one of four geographic areas.
  • Unique eco-gift from one of the regions we work in around the globe ($34.95 fair market value).
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Why Join?

Allison Alberts, Ph.D., Chief Conservation and Research Officer, Institute of Conservation Research
Allison Alberts, Ph.D., Chief Conservation and Research Officer, Institute for Conservation Research
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Through your generosity, we can continue to bring species back from the brink of extinction.

  • Our commitment to wildlife is our top priority.
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