Most of these are small but reputable community shelters and sanctuaries all over the USA that you may not know about. Some of these websites listed are Animal Welfare Agencies that list multiple shelters and sanctuaries for their states. Many go through Petfinder and other search engines. Take a look and see if you'd like to help some of these shelters or even just one. All these animals deserve a loving home and a second chance. Let's make a wish come true...
I decided that it was time to reach out other pups in need and continue the work I have done for the better part of 20 years... join us in helping to offer a new life and love to some very deserving fur-angels!
If you'd like to help or adopt: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfEmmaCleftPalateChihuahua
What really happens at NYCACC First, some background…
New York Center for Animal Care and Control is a non-profit agency contracted by the City of New York to house and care for any abandoned, relinquished, or homeless animal within the five boroughs. They are not permitted to turn any animal away for lack of space. They are also contractually obligated to respond within 24 hours to complaints or “tips” regarding unleashed dogs, stray cats, and assorted wildlife---even though one of Julie Bank’s first responses to heartless budget cuts by the DOH was to stop having field officers pick up stray cats. Finally, they also shelter seized animals in cooperation with the police. All animals seized by eviction, arrest, or for health reasons (such as owners in the hospital or hoarding situations) come to Animal Care and Control of New York City. Not the ASPCA.
Although AC&C is technically an independent contractor, and not a “city agency”, the truth of the matter is that funding for the organization comes out of the budget of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, usually referred to as the DOH. The Department of Health oversees AC&C and presents its contract under terms AC&C cannot refuse. Not surprisingly, they allocate a truly shameful budget to its redheaded stepchild. In fact, New York City has one of the most underfunded animal control agencies in the United States. (for more information on how the NYC Gov't controls the AC&C, please read this: http://www.shelterreform.org/WhyDOHShouldBeRemoved.html )If you'd like to help, sponsor or adopt one of these beauties: http://www.urgentdeathrowdogs.com/about-urgent.html
Lawrence County Dog Pound Ohio This shelter closed with many dogs left to find homes for...
Who We Are
is a county operated animal control shelter. The Dog Warden complies with the
policies and procedures set forth by the
Lawrence County Commissioners.
Bound Angels is dedicated to bringing attention to the shelter crisis and providing solutions.
There is a crisis in our country, in our world, and it is out of our sight so we pretend it doesn’t exist. However, once we are aware of the situation, we can no longer turn our backs. People are convinced that shelters are just that, shelters. They aren’t. Those working on the front lines see the truth; loving pets that once lived in homes and slept on beds suddenly confined to steel cages with cement floors.
Their love is gone – their hearts are broken – their minds confused.
Our edgy, and sometimes controversial campaigns speak for the animals who do not have a voice of their own. Working hand in hand with shelter employees, volunteers and rescue organizations gives us a unique insight into the solutions and their implementation. We provide hands-on guidance in marketing shelter adoption programs as well as canine behavior training. All of these programs are provided free of charge to animal rescue organizations and shelters.
To see all they have to offer: http://www.boundangels.org/
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|Dedicated in loving memory of my Rudy|
My name is Ashley Owen Hill. I'm the Founder of Lucky Dog Rescue, a dog rescue shelter in Meridian, Mississippi. I'm also the Co-Founder of the facebook app, Pet Pardons. My business is Lucky Dog Retreat, an awesome dog boarding kennel.
If you're looking to adopt a pet, I've got some amazing dogs for adoption! If you're trying to find a charity to donate to animals, Lucky Dog Rescue needs donations! If you want to volunteer for an animal shelter, my dog shelter can use your help!
Animal rescue is my first passion. Writing is my second. I write this blog for several reasons:
*As a means to help animals in need, to give them a voice by telling their stories.
*As a way to vent about my frustrations in animal rescue—the inefficient laws, the lack of help, the cruelty that goes unseen.
*As a way to share the joys of dog rescue, the successes & pet adoptions.
*As a way to bring humor to animal shelter work, by sharing hilariously true stories about dog kennels.
*As a chance to connect with other animal rescues and shelters, to join forces & make a difference. And to say: You are not alone.
I hope that others who share my passion will find solace in my words.
I hope that the people who have never felt the need to get involved will decide to do so.
I hope that someone, somewhere will say, "If she can make a difference, so can I."
It's so important that the people who care about the animals of the world band together to save them.
I've already started.
Please join me.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Us - German Shepherd Rescue Las Vegas, Inc.
We are a small group of GSD enthusiasts that have, since our inception in 2003, helped save thousands of German Shepherd Dogs in the Las Vegas Valley.
Typically we evaluate GSDs at the local shelters & are called upon to save them on their last day.
We also help re-home dogs whose families find themselves in a situation where they must give up their dog. With the current foreclosure crisis, this problem is becoming critical! Our intake has doubled since the beginning of the year because people are losing their homes. If this is you, please read our Owner Surrender Policy. If you have EVER considered helping to rescue by fostering a dog, now is the time!
We specialize in finding loving forever homes for these German Shepherd Dogs. Most adoptions are local but we are open to long distance adoptions, provided the adoptive family meets all other requirements, including vet and personal references.
We are all volunteers and each do what we can toward our rescue efforts. Some of us provide temporary loving foster homes. Some evaluate so we can match the right dog to the right adoptive family. Some of us use our experience to help brush up doggie manners before adoption. Some help by transporting dogs. And many of us do ALL those things. Our biggest challenge is funding. And of course, keeping up with the constant influx of dogs. We need more foster homes and more financial support.
Adoptable Pets from German Shepherd Rescue of Las Vegas
We encourage you
to Please Join
Us on Facebook and look
forward to getting to know you. To help, adopt or sponsor: http://germanshepherdrescuelasvegas.com/adoptable_dogs.html
This site is all about the last chance to save a dogs life before they are euthanized in a shelter. It is very sad but very real, it actually shows you the number of days the dog has before it is put to sleep. It looks like there are few shelters that participate in this program when in actuality thousands of shelters are euthanizing tens of thousands of animals on a daily basis. I commend the founders of this site and admire their commitment to truly putting forth the maximum effort of saving dogs’ lives! So please, please forward this site to everyone you know! Please educate people on shelter adoptions vs. pet store purchases! You can be a voice for these poor dogs and animals, please help save them! Thanks so much for reading!
If you'd like to adopt or help: http://www.dogsindanger.com/
Death Row Dogs Rescue
To Read or Adopt: http://www.deathrowdogsrescue.com/
Ginger's "Death Row Dog" Rescue
Ginger specializes in saving "Death Row Dogs" scheduled to be euthanized
because shelters lack room and funding. These dogs are wonderful and they are
only put down because they have no owners to claim & adopt them in time.
These dogs are all waiting for that miraculous second chance in life that they so deserve.
Ginger also works hard on placing special needs dogs, dogs whose
owners have passed away or senior citizens having to move into
nursing homes & they must surrender their beloved pets.
People moving, having babies, allergy problems, puppy mill dogs,
abandoned and abused dogs, you name it and she works to cover
every possible area to help find forever homes for any kind of dog
in need no matter what the situation is.
Adopted Pets from Ginger's "Death Row Dog" Rescue (Seattle, WA)
To read more, help or adopt: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA311.html
Be an Angel
Save a Death Row Dog
As we get ready for winter please help us STAY ALIVE by sending us FIVE...five dollars, that's all. Your $5.00 donation will help us keep the animals of Glen Wild safe, warm and happy through the winter. Please pass the word to send us FIVE to STAY ALIVE:
Glen Wild Animal Rescue|
130 Dyker Road
North Branch, N.Y. 12766
We care for over 60 animals (dogs, cats, goats). This is their home and we need your help to keep them here. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
- Train rescue dogs as service dogs for soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Name the dogs in honor of fallen soldiers and carefully pair the dogs with veterans to allow a better life for both soldier and dog.
- Work with teens in a juvenile detention facility to train the dogs.
They could really use some help
Founded in 1966 as the Dekalb Humane Society, PAWS Atlanta provides medical care, shelter, nutrition, basic training and love to homeless cats and dogs until their permanent, safe homes are found. We do not euthanize because of space constraints. Since our inception, PAWS Atlanta has cared for and adopted out more than 30,000 cats and dogs. We frequently rescue cats and dogs from euthanasia in high kill shelters. When you support PAWS Atlanta by donating, adopting or volunteering, you are helping to give a second chance to these deserving companion animals.If you'd like to help them out or adopt: https://www.pawsatlanta.org/Home.aspx
The purposes for establishing Peewee's Pet Adoption World and Sanctuary are:
- To operate a non-profit, no-kill shelter and adoption center for indigent animals, exclusively for charitable purposes;
- To rescue, rehabilitate, and care for lost and abandoned animals;
- To reunite lost animals with their owners;
- To find loving and caring new homes for those animals which are suitable for adoption;
- To provide shelter and care for those animals not suitable for adoption, for the duration of their lives;
- And to promote the humane and proper treatment of all animals.
96 cents of every dollar goes directly to the care of the animals!
Please donate today.
DREAMS & WISHES INC.
No-Kill Animal Rescue
are a small, non-profit, animal rescue, with our primary focus being
the rescue of abused, neglected, and homeless cats and dogs. As our name
dictates, we are Dedicated to the Removal and Eradication of Animals
Meaningless Suffering and Working to Insure Safe Homes for Every Stray.
All kittens are UTD on shots, FeLV/FIV tested Negative, ear mite treated, and wormed prior to adoption.
THESE KITTENS WERE TIED UP IN A BAG AND TOSSED IN A DITCH...THANKFULLY, DISCOVERED BY A YOUNG BOY MOWING AND TAKEN TO THE SHELTER. ~12 weeks ol
*To provide sanctuary for abandoned and abused animals and to find them permanent loving homes *To further public education about neglected, abused, and homeless pets; To further public education on the importance of spay/neuter *To create awareness and support, within our community, for the humane treatment of cats both domestic and feral; *To spay, neuter and vaccinate EVERY animal that comes into our program *Provide comfort to animals awaiting placement in permanent loving homes.
To some day build a sanctuary that will house hundreds of abused, abandoned, and homeless animals that would otherwise be killed in shelters or die alone on the streets. We DREAM big but our goal is to become the largest "No Kill" rescue in the state of Tennessee! We hope to have a building designed that would be the most modern, up to date animal care facility in the state. We would like to branch out and include large animal rescue (horses, sheep, cows, etc); rabbit rescue, ferrett rescue, and specialize in so-called "dangerous" dog rescue (i.g., pit rescue, dobies, rotties, etc.)
If you'd like to help or adopt:
Little Shelter.. Overlooked Dogs...
Little Shelter recently began the long process that will establish a one hundred acre animal sanctuary in Upstate New York. This state-of-the-art facility will provide lifetime care for unwanted pets that, for medical or behavioral reasons, are more difficult to adopt into a regular home situation. Many of these dogs have been passed over for adoption or were adopted and returned for behavioral or medical reasons. These animals -- some as young as two years old -- cannot be expected to live out their lives in a shelter environment with limited space. At the sanctuary, our dogs will have more room, less stress, and will undergo continual training, socialization, and rehabilitation with the hope they will someday find an adoptive home. No kennels or cages will be used to house animals and a resident staff will provide 24-hour care.
Overlooked Dogs for Adoption
These dogs have been overlooked by visitors to the shelter for too long. Everyone who works at the shelter has become so attached to these dogs, and we feel real bad that we haven't found them permanent homes yet. Please take a look at some of these guys and consider taking one of them home. They have a lot of love to give.
If you'd like to help or adopt:
3209 Dogs Saved out of death row.
Ginger’s Pet Rescue has found homes for more than 3,200 dogs. Many arrive with
several health issues and are mid-age and older. In other words, not
prime adoption candidates. “They don’t choose to be ignored, left outside alone
all day, never groomed and fed poor quality food,” she adds. “Sure, we
end up cleaning up someone else’s neglect but how can you say no to
these innocent creatures?” Last month, Ginger’s Pet Rescue was focused on finding
homes for several dozen dogs rescued from Southern California wildfires.
These were animals that were left behind or simply ran during the
wildfires, ending up in shelters or on the streets of a nearby
community. They sure could use the help !!!
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The Associated Humane Societies, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey. We comprise three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls . Our Forked River facility also includes Popcorn Park Zoo. Established in 1977, Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds.
The Society is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, and Popcorn Park is also a federally licensed zoo. The Society prides itself on our devotion to the thousands of animals that we care for annually and the chance for a better life we offer them. Please learn more about the Society and Popcorn Park Zoo throughout our web site, watch A Century of Caring, visit the zoo, public service, giving back, and the various programs we have for them. Come back often, because good things are always happening because AHS Cares!
To help or adopt: http://www.ahscares.org/aboutus.asp
Grayson County Kentucky Humane Society/SPCA
The Grayson County Humane Society/SPCA works non-stop to find safe rescues or loving homes for the adoptable animals that, for whatever unfortunate reason, end up at the animal shelter in Leitchfield, Kentucky. Because of such conditions, we're constantly faced with an urgent need to move these wonderful pets to safety, in order to avoid the need for euthanasia simply due to lack of space. Some, sadly, have spent much more of their lives here than they have ever spent anywhere else. They are our friends and they desperately need adopters or rescue. Our area simply does not have many adopters. Please consider offering a safe place to one of them today.
If you'd like to adopt, help or read more: http://www.graysonhumane.org/
Finding Homes, Educating Minds and Opening Hearts
A New NO-Kill Shelter in Albany, Oregon
… A warm, safe, loving environment for animals in need.
… A community that is deeply concerned about the well being of animals.
… A humane society that accomplishes great things for animals and their human companions because it thrives in a safe and modern facility.
Imagine Where We Came From …
SafeHaven Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, has been a part of the community for 35 years. Over those years, the shelter has been a place of compassion and happy endings for more than 20,000 homeless, lost, abandoned, and injured animals.
Our humble roots grew out of the Linn Humane Society, established by a group of concerned Linn County residents in 1974. In 1984, a modest estate was left to the Linn Humane Society and the proceeds from the sale of that property were used to purchase the one-acre parcel and an aging building on Highway 34 where SafeHaven now stands. The small existing building was expanded to accept dogs and puppies and the organization was restructured in 1986 as SafeHaven Humane Society. A cat room was added in 1993 and six years later a manufactured home was added for cat isolation and quarantine, office space and an exam area.
We have been here ever since, quietly saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats from the same outdated and inadequate facility. If we can save more than a thousand lives a year under our current adverse conditions, imagine what could be accomplished if we had a larger, well-equipped, efficient facility!
Imagine The Possibilities…
We’re envisioning great things for our future . . . including a new home! Our new facility will become the envy of every dog and cat. A place where more dogs and cats are safe and cared for; a place where food and water and warm laps appear like magic; a continued place of kindness and love. In our dreams, we see a place that will sustain our current programs and allow us to grow, serve and benefit our community for another 35 years. Just imagine!
To read more, help adopt or sponsorship: http://www.safehavenhumane.com/?q=node/3
United States Wolf Refuge Needs Some Help
Obviously, the many needs of the U.S. Wolf Refuge could be met easily
and quickly by simply having the money to pay for them. However, we are
well aware that most individuals and businesses today are looking at an
uncertain financial future. The U.S. Wolf Refuge is no different. Our
cash income is spread entirely too thin. Considering the financial
prospects of today's economy, many people who wish to support
organizations such as ours are choosing to contribute their time rather
than draw on their financial resources.
In order to provide humane care for the magnificent animals now with us, and in the interest of those in our future, we are asking all of our friends to contribute as much as possible in time and/or financial support. Whatever efforts we make together will help us ensure the development of the best possible environment for these animals we love so much.
If you'd like to help: http://www.uswolfrefuge.org/index.htm
State leads nation in Humane Society rescues
By Anne Paine • THE TENNESSEAN •
Tennessee has relied on The Humane Society of the United States over the last two years. Unlike in Virginia, for instance, 40 of 95 Tennessee counties have no government-funded animal control program. Many that do merely have dogcatchers who have no authority to investigate animal cruelty, she said. Tennessee's numbers might be higher, also, because more law enforcement officials here may be finding out about the rescue group and are willing to call on it for help. "Cruelty has no boundaries,"
Here's a link to all shelters in Tennessee and if you'd like to help or adopt:
This is in Texas
S.A.F.E. House exists to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs that might otherwise be euthanized due to illness, injury or overpopulation and place them in loving, permanent homes. We also exist to educate the public about spaying and neutering of animals, heart worm and flea prevention and behavioral issues regarding dogs and puppies. In doing so, we will cooperate with and support other animal rescue organizations and shelters.To help or adopt : http://www.safehouserescue.org/available.html
|12 Guiding Principles||
These principles have been the guiding light and fundamental underpinning of NHES.
1.To oppose cruelty in all its forms
2. To strive for an end to bullfighting, rodeo, and all cruel sports wherever performed and wherever represented as art or as entertainment
3. To strive to abolish cruel trapping
4. To discourage hunting, especially as a sport
5. To oppose all poisoning of wildlife
6. To protect and conserve wildlife for its own sake and not as a resource for Man’s exploitation
7. To aid or initiate programs for slaughter reform
8. To teach humane handling and care of work animals and food animals
9. To advance programs for the humane sterilization of cats and dogs in order to reduce their overpopulation
10. To provide for the rescue, housing and feeding of lost, stray or abandoned animals, until suitable homes are found
11. To urge that when it is necessary to put any tame animal to death, unless some better method of euthanasia is available, it be so arranged that the animal be held in the arms of some human friend while it is being given a painless, preliminary anesthetic, to be stroked and comforted with reassuring words until it loses consciousness, after which the lethal agent should be quickly administered.12.To recognize in animals their capacity for friendship and their need of friends. To befriend all Earth’s creatures, of the land, the sea and the air; to defend them against ravages by mankind; and to inspire in human beings compassion for all.
To help with their work: http://www.nhes.org/sections/view/82
Who We Are
We are an all volunteer,
non-profit Shelter. Since October of 2005, Kootenai Pets for Life has
adopted out 1,617 pets. We have evolved to now having a
visiting veterinarian come into our medical room in our new Shelter and
spay and neuter pets on site. We take advantage of every opportunity and
funding available to accomplish this part of our mission. Since the
beginning of our organization in 2001 through 2009 we have facilitating
the spaying or neutering of 3,588 pets.
Come Visit Us
We love to have you come and visit and see our animals. We need Volunteers! Are you looking for something fun do do? Can you
help? We need help feeding and cleaning the animal areas, socializing
the animals(playing with the cats and walking the dogs), answering the
phone, cleaning the reception area, office work, and almost anything you
could do we would appreciate.
These folks have their
hands full. If you can't adopt you can always
donate or sponsor one.. Please stop by and consult with our experienced staff if you are interested in adopting. Be sure to use the "notification feature" on Petango and receive a notification on a specific breed you are looking for. A bit of history: The
Bastrop Animal Control organization became a reality in 1998. We've
grown since then and continue to do so as Bastrop County grows. Currently, we have 3 separate buildings containing a total of 90 large indoor/outdoor kennels and 4 play yards. If
you have ever worked with or adopted a shelter pet, you know just how
much they crave the attention and love of a human companion.
589 Cool Water Drive
BASTROP, TX, 78602
Love the Underdog
The Harmony Fund is on a singular mission to rescue the animals others deem "unreachable". We have assembled 16 of the most effective and down-right courageous animal protection programs on the planet with the aim of bringing peace to places once absent of hope.
Watch as a chained dog who has survived 8 winters outdoors, is welcomed into the living room of a new family who loves him. Join us as a baby gorilla orphaned by poachers is carried to a sanctuary where she can live among others of her kind. And hold the flashlight as we tend to the late night needs of a herd of starving horses.
The Harmony Fund offers a sacred space of hope for animal lovers. We don’t believe that we have to break your heart with graphic photos or dire forecasts. Instead we invite you to take a look at our projects near and far, and if you’re ready to start saving animals hand-over-fist, please make a donation today.
16 Ways You'll Save Animals All Over the Planet!
The Jackson County Animal Shelter is run through the Environmental Health Section of the Jackson County Health Department. The Jackson County Animal Shelter is located 2 miles from the main entrance of Western Carolina University.
The Animal Shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. We are closed on these days from noon until 2pm. If you need to report a animal bite after hours, please contact the Jackson County Dispatch at 828-586-1911 to have an animal control officer paged.
If you'd like to help or donate: http://animal.jacksonnc.org/
The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, Ohio
The Animal Welfare League is a 501(c)3 charity determined by the IRS.The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County exists solely due to the generosity of our members, contributors, and our many volunteers who organize and help at our fundraisers!
Your donation and support are very much needed and greatly appreciated!
Operation Baghdad Pups
U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan befriend local animals as a way to help cope with the emotional hardships they endure every day while deployed in a war zone. The Operation Baghdad Pups program provides veterinary care and coordinates complicated logistics and transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their service men and women back in the U.S. These important animals not only help our heroes in the war zone, but they also help them readjust to life back home after combat.
If you'd like to read more or help: http://www.spcai.org/baghdad-pups.html
PAWS better known as Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society is a non profit 501(c)(3), no-kill animal organization located in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
PAWS goals are to provide the local area with a humane facility in order to care for unwanted, abused and abandoned animals until such animals can be placed in suitable adoptive homes. To impress upon all members of the community the fact that the adoption of a companion animal represents a ten to fifteen year commitment; animals are not disposable commodities. Our goal at PAWS is to educate members of the community in what constitutes responsible pet ownership, emphasizing the benefits of the spaying/neutering of animals and providing information in pet care, training and maintenance.
To see more of our pets waiting for their forever homes please visit http://www.petango.com/lapawsIf you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.paws4life.org/adoptable_pets
or e-mail at : donna
"Moore Love" In Greensburg Indiana
Who We Are
We are a small group of animal lovers that rescue small breed "death row" dogs from kill shelters and animals in need, and place them in foster homes until they can be adopted out to forever homes. We specialize in special needs and animals needing rehabilitation due to disease or injury. We are not a shelter. We are a small ALL volunteer group that places homeless animals into foster homes to await their forever homes.
If you can, please donate money to our our "Extreme Veterinary Care Fund". This fund will be kept seperate from our regular funds for basic vetting and spay/neuter and supplies. This fund will be used for animals that need special veterinary care such as those with broken bones, severe illnesses, and those needing surgeries. Please view Penny aka Nani, Millie, Sherwin, Hera, Hope, Lil Bit's, and McCartney's information on the below listed links to see the kinds of cases we are referring to.
Special Events!We have some of our adoptable pets at the Petsmart in Greenwood, IN on US Hwy 31 S, on the 4th Saturday of every month. Stop by and see who is with us! Maybe you will find your perfect new family member.
Welcome to the web site for It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue and Sanctuary,
a 501(c)(3), non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary and rescue
organization. We do not accept animals from the general public but
instead rescue animals from the Humane Society, animal control, police
departments, and other situations where they are in immediate danger.
Please contact us if you need adoption assistance with an animal - if you provide a photo of the animal, we can list it on national databases to help find it a suitable home.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://itsmeowornever.blogspot.com/
Enoch Animal Shelter
Enoch City, Utah 84720
We have many volunteers that come and spend time with the animals. We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please call for information. The animals would love to have you!
Donations are also greatly appreciated anything from food to toys to blankets towels etc. Because of our no kill efforts ours animals have much longer stays than in kill shelters. They would appreciate any donation that would help make their stay with us more comfortable and fun.
Cats no adoption fee
Our goal and philosophy at the shelter are:
Adoption first, Euthanasia absolute as a last resort (except in cases of severe illness injury or very aggressive behavior)
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.cityofenoch.org/?p=animal_shelter
About Mackenzie's In Michigan
Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary, the Mid West's largest sheltered no-kill sanctuary, was founded by the Azzar family in August of 1999 after the passing of their beloved dog Mackenzie
Our Goal is to save dogs in need and place them in loving homes.
Our Dream is to give these dogs the love and companionship all dogs deserve and, in Mac's name, give them a home along the way.
- to find loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs.
- to spay/neuter our rescue dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.
- assist in public education for the betterment of our local animal community.
- keep a high standard of excellence and professionalism.
- maintain the highest standards of care for the animals, including veterinary care, housing, love, tenderness and compassion.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.mackenzies.info/thesanctuary/ourdogs.php
We have a "worry list" that can have up to sixty cockers on it. These are the dogs in immediate danger of being put to sleep.
What we do
Our primary mission is to rescue dogs from high kill shelters in the Los Angeles region. There are more than thirty high kill shelters that are within a 125 mile radius of Los Angeles County. The amount of dogs in shelters are overwhelming. On any given day there can be between two and seven cockers PER shelter! We have a "worry list" that can have up to sixty cockers on it. These are the dogs in immediate danger of being put to sleep.
We can't save them all, we can't even save ten percent of them. But
instead of giving up, we are determined to save whom we can, one dog at a
time. Because the shelter dogs are at most risk, we rarely accept
Military Therapy Dogs
A Military Therapy Dog refers to a dog trained to provide physical, occupational, or emotional therapy to wounded soldiers and active duty personnel in military installations, military and VA medical centers, and VA nursing homes.
Combat Stress Control Dogs
These specially trained canines are deployed in theater for active military personnel. They offer emotional support for servicemen and women dealing with combat stress, home front issues, and sleep disorders. Working with combat stress control units, the dogs provide a nonjudgmental presence. The dogs' handlers have reported that soldiers have talked longer, and more meaningfully, to mental health professionals when the dogs were present.
Emotional Therapy Dogs
These dogs work with mental health professionals at VA and military medical centers to facilitate veterans' recovery from mental or social issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
To read more, get help or help: http://www.vetdogs.or
Our Mission Statement
To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation, and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.
To see more or sponsor: http://www.oregonhumane.org/about_us/about_ohs.asp
Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Newport Oregon
As a pet lover, you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals by supporting the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Donations help us build funds for the future, support special projects, and provide medical care for the sick and injured animals in our care.
|In addition, the medical trust fund allows us to provide care for the dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and other animals who are seized due to abuse or neglect, giving them the care they deserve and desperately need.||
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm (closed 1:00-2:00 pm)
Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.lincolncountysheriff.net/shelter/index.html
Hawaii Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 25574
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
"Everybody has a chance of a lifetime at H.A.S."
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 or adopt:
About Stevens-Swan Humane Society in New York
The Stevens-Swan Humane Society of Oneida County has a rich and diverse background. In the early 1900s it was the work of two separate men from Rome who started working in the area of animal welfare: Gustavus Swan and James N. Stevens. In 1910, Swan and Stevens, both involved in animal and child welfare, combined the two agencies and incorporated them to form the present day "Stevens-Swan Humane Society." The present day Stevens-Swan Humane Society evolved from a combination of efforts of hundreds of people before us. Taking care of animals that are surrendered, lost or unwanted is a large task, and the burden is overwhelming. It has not been an easy voyage. Throughout the years, trends in animal welfare have changed. With these changes come tremendous financial obligations.
This is where we need your help. Stevens-Swan Humane Society has always relied on contributions from the community in the form of bequests, estates, day-to-day donations, membership drives and annual fundraisers. Since the turn of the century it has always been a tradition to turn to the community for assistance to reach our mission goals. We rely on the generosity of people to help us to meet these demands.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.stevens-swan.org/
Animal Haven cares for more than 4,000 abandoned, abused and unwanted pets each year and works full time to reunite lost pets with their owners. We maintain a strong working relationship with the Kansas Animal Health Department and other area municipal shelters to transfer pets into our adoption program that are at risk of being euthanized. Our primary objective is to place pets into lifelong, caring homes through adoptions and lost pet reunions and to provide a higher quality of life for homeless pets through education and collaboration with the animal welfare community.
To see more, help or adopt: http://www.animalhavenkc.org/lost_and_found/adoptions/view_adoptable_pets/
In Portland Maine
Welcome to Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon!
The Duchess Sanctuary—owned and operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The HSUS—is a 1,120-acre facility south of Eugene, Ore., that was established in 2008 as an oasis for about 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless horses. The Duchess Sanctuary, located south of Eugene, Oregon, hosted its first open house on Saturday, October 2nd. Over 100 guests turned out for a behind-the-scenes tour of the ranch, which is home to nearly 200 previously abused and neglected horses.
Guests learned how the pharmaceutical industry used the horses for urine production, keeping them in dark, tiny stalls for six months a year, where they were unable to lay down or turn around. They also heard about the work The HSUS is doing to help the 35,000 wild horses on public lands today. “To be able to offer sanctuary to these horses who suffered so much before arriving here is a great honor,” Hopkins said. If you are interested in volunteering at Duchess Sanctuary, please e-mail JKunz@hsus.org.If you'd like to help or donate: http://www.humanesociety.org/animal_community/shelters/duchess_sanctuary.html
Pets 911 They Help Save All Kinds Of Animals
PETS 911 believes that if you consolidate all the adoption, lost and found, veterinarian/emergency clinic, fostering, volunteer, shelter/clinic, and health and training information out there and give the public a single and easy place to find this information; education will substantially increase and euthanasia will decrease. That is our mission. Please take a few moments to look at our site. You will see that PETS 911 is an answer for not only the public, but also the animal welfare community on how we can all take part in saving the lives of 5 million animals every year. PETS 911 consists of not only a Web site, but also a toll-free phone, hot line (1-888-PETS-911) that allows everyone to access the important, life-saving information we provide. This is why we consider ourselves a true public service. And, at the same time, we are not competing with our shelter and rescue partners for donation dollars. We thank our partners for making PETS 911 possible.
They have ALL KINDS of Animals for adoption...
If you'd like to help or adopt:
Shelter in Alaska Yukon Humane Society
The Shelter relies heavily on donations from generous Yukoners, we couldn't do it without you.
To foster a caring, compassionate atmosphere; to promote a humane ethic and responsible pet ownership; and to prevent cruelty to domestic animals.If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.humanesocietyyukon.ca/
Programs and Services
The shelter has 18 dog kennels, 17 cat kennels, an exotic pet room, and small communal areas to allow social interaction between the residents, and potential adoptive parents.
We find loving homes for every adoptable pet no matter how long it may take. Every animal that arrives at the shelter receives veterinary care, food, and lots of love until a permanent home can be found.
All or Nothing Pitbull Rescue
If you'd like to help:http://atlantapitbullrescue.com/index.php?sub=dogsforadoption
About Us!Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue is made up strictly of volunteers. These volunteers have committed themselves to giving every dog we can save a second chance at life. We run strictly on donations from the general public or any business that wishes to support our cause. We have foster homes all over Florida, but we could always use more. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill, animal rescue organization made up entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to rehabilitating, caring for and finding permanent placements for abused, neglected and unwanted animals in a no-kill environment. We never euthanize an animal to make room for another. We care for all the animals we take in until they are adopted. They live in our homes as part of our family.
If you would like to help, adopt or read more:
Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. Please join us. A compassionate world begins with you!
Animal Aid Needs Your Help In Portland Oregon...
Animal Aid is a registered non-profit, no-kill, animal rescue and outreach organization serving the Portland Metro area since 1969. We are actively fund raising and seeking resource growth in support of our vital services to our communities.
Our mission is to reduce animal birth rates and animal suffering
through educating the public about spaying and neutering, offering
assistance to community members who cannot afford urgent veterinary
care, and finding permanent homes for animals in our care, including
those with special needs (see our Heartstrings
program).We house cats in our free-roam shelter
and dogs (and a few cats) in loving foster homes.
Please see all our adoptable pets or make a donation: http://www.animalaidpdx.org/
Peta's 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:
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About us In Ohio
There is an Angels' pet waiting
for you to come get it too...Angels for Animals was seeded as a dream in the minds of Polly Wardle and Diane Less Baird. It took root on top the backs of horses, a mutual love of the two co-founders. With the help of a lawyer, Angels then officially sprouted and was incorporated in 1990.
From the fertile thoughts of such a mission, education was chosen as the nurturing trunk from which all would branch off and bud. By educating the public and pet owners on responsible guardianship and the “importance” of spaying and neutering, these two women could change the perception of animals as property to companions and reduce the senseless number killed because of overpopulation.
To read more, help or adopt: http://www.angelsforanimals.org/au.asp
Family Dogs New Life Shelter (No Kill Shelter) Portland Oregon ...
We are a no kill dog shelter dedicated to rescuing and re-homing needy dogs regardless of age, breed or history. We take in dogs from Animal Control Agencies and Humane Societies located within the state of Oregon as well as Washington. We also work with many smaller Rescue Groups across the country, as well as a small number of owner surrendered dogs. We specialize in helping dogs that have no other options. This includes dogs that other shelters do not have space for, long term residents who have run out of time and dogs that other shelters may consider ‘un-adoptable’. Our mission is to help prevent as many dogs from being euthanized as possible.
Our Dogs: News, Shelter News, Events, and other fun stuff to make your tail wag. It’s the Dog Blog.
If you'd like to help or adopt:
Bikers For Best Friends... I'm kinda fond of these helpers...
A community for Bikers to join together and discuss their common interests, bikes and animals! Unite together and create a community of bikers who are against animal abuse.
Longmont Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals. We provide temporary shelter to thousands of animals every year: dogs, cats, small mammals, and birds who are lost, abandoned, or surrendered. Loving attention, nutritious food, meticulous health care and daily exercise are standard parts of the high-quality care provided to each animal.If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.longmonthumane.org/about.php?c=about
Welcome To Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation!
The Linda Blar WorldHeart Foundation is devoted to the loving care and rescue of animals throughout Los Angeles. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means we rely on generous tax deductible donations from animal lovers and benevolent souls, just like you. With your help, we can work miracles to end the suffering of animals throughout Los Angeles. Our rescues deserve warm, happy and loving forever homes where they can live in safety.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.lindablairworldheart.org/
Pack Ethic In New York
To adopt, help or sponsor:
The SledDogWatchdog.com web site was developed in order to increase awareness on the part of the public about the various cruelties inflicted on Yukon Quest racing sled dogs and the neglect and mistreatment of other sled dogs used for money or for entertainment purposes. It is encumbent on the various supporters of dog mushing and dog racing to learn the whole story about what they are really supporting when they participate in, volunteer for, or sponsor the sled dog racing industry.
If you'd like read more : http://sleddogwatchdog.wordpress.com/about/
LIFESAVERS WILD HORSE RESCUE
Dedicated to saving American mustangs and domestic horses from abuse, neglect & slaughter
Since 1997, Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, a program of nonprofit organization, Lifesavers, Inc., has provided refuge, training and adoption placement for hundreds of horses in need. Our Lancaster, California, ranch is home to our rehabilitation and rescue operation, where our dedicated staff work with our rescued horses to provide them training, socialization and handling necessary to find them adoptive homes. For those horses who have difficulty adjusting to the human world, or who have suffered, our natural habitat sanctuary in Kern County, California provides a permanent home.
Lifesavers specializes in the rescue of American Mustangs. Today's wild free-roaming horses are the descendants of the horses reintroduced to the North American continent by early explorers, and their ancestors. They were war horses, Indian ponies, cavalry remounts and ranch horses. The modern wild horse embodies the best traits of their forbearers, as well as the gifts given to them by nature: courage, strength, stamina, and heart. Lifesavers cares for over 200 rescued horses between our ranch and sanctuary facilities, and that number is ever-increasing. The sad reality is that there is no shortage of abused, abandoned, neglected and slaughter-bound horses in need of aid. Our mission is to help these horses not just by providing refuge and medical care, but by finding new lifetime homes for the horses, and fostering lifetime learning, understanding, and advocacy among horse lovers.
Send donations to: Lifesavers, Inc., 23809 East Avenue J, Lancaster, California 93535 Phone for more information: 661-727-0049 or email email@example.com
"Until you have held a tiny
puppy in your arms as it kissed your face with slobbery puppy breath and
felt the love;
Until you have held an injured or severely ill cat in your arms and felt his pain;
and until you have looked into the eyes of a tired aging senior pet and felt her wisdom,
You will never understand the life of a rescuer.
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces.
It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within.
We are Rescue." In response to an epidemic of homeless and abandoned pets, the Humane Organization for the Protectionand Education for Animals (HOPE for Animals) began several years ago in Thibodaux, Louisiana as a chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Since its inception, HOPE for Animals has worked to develop awareness and interest in both animal cruelty issues and overpopulation problems in Lafourche Parish. The organization continues to promote these issues through the local print and broadcast media and through educational campaigns targeted at the Lafourche Parish youth. HOPE for Animals hosts several events each year, all of which promote the humane treatment of animals.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.hopeforanimals.com/info/index
"What are the animals asking for? A safe shelter and sanctuary and humans who will treat them with kindness and compassion. Little Victories will actively search for homeless, injured, abused, and abandoned animals. We intend to work with other rescues and/or shelters to place the animal in the best environment for its long term medical and adoption needs. We will do this by adopting all animals into loving, permanent homes. For animals which are not adoptable, we hope to provide sanctuary—a lifetime home where they will be loved and safe.
Little Victories relies on donations from individuals and businesses in the community to continue our wonderful work of saving the animals. Any donation, no matter how small, is both appreciated and needed.
If you'd like to help or adopt:
Valdez Animal Shelter And Department of Animal Control
The Valdez Animal Shelter volunteers enhanced the lives of hundreds of dogs, cats and miscellaneous other four legged creatures. You walked dogs, groomed cats, helped to clean the shelter, gave your time and expertise to many fund raising projects, helped to find homes for many homeless pets, and many more equally important acts of kindness. Without you we would be lost.We wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts!http://www.friendsofthevaldezanimalshelter.org/
For information on this low cost program,
call the Valdez Vet Clinic at 901-835-5280 or the Animal Shelter at 901-835-4560
Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter Call 901-835-2286
e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA
The mission of the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats in our community.
Founded in 1971, The Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA is the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Our shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 2,600 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need.
Our priority is to take in adoptable animals from other shelters where they might be euthanized and to care for them until each is adopted into a loving, lifetime home. We will accept owned animals by appointment only, if we have available space, and only if we think we are able to meet that individual animal's physical and emotional needs. Please understand that the AAWL / SPCA cannot accept every animal brought to our shelter immediately.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.aawl.org/content.asp?id=10
Save A Dog was founded by husband and wife team,
and David Bernier,
of Wayland, Mass. Save A Dog has grown over the years and
we have over 100 volunteers who help on an as-needed
basis, and approximately
25-30 volunteers who help on a weekly basis. With over 8
million pets being euthanized annually, our goal is to save as many
lives as we can with the limited resources that we have.
One way to maximize the
number of lives we can save at one time is to bring in
groups of a dozen or so
dogs at one time. In rural WV and TN, the plight of dogs
is heart-breaking. Puppies
are thrown in dumpsters, drowned, or left in a box in the
woods to die. We work with
several humane societies in the south who are overwhelmed
with dogs. They foster the
dogs for us prior to sending them up for adoption. The
dogs we receive from rural
humane societies all would otherwise have been put to
sleep. We also take in local
dogs who are in need on a regular basis.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://animalfairrescue.blogspot.com/search/label/about
What can you do at MuttCats?
- Check out our blog.Here you will find news, opinions, stories, and even some personal glimpses from your previously very private webmaster. You can even leave comments.
- Find a homeless pet to adopt in our animal shelter and rescue directory.
- Be inspired by The Starfish Story or Stop the Killing.
- Get a good laugh out of The Garbage Disposal Cat or Cat Poop Cookies.
- Cry your eyes out over How Could You? or Boy, the Story of a Feral.
- Help us grow by submitting a shelter or rescue website for inclusion in the directory or by linking to us.
- If you'd like to see and read more: http://muttcats.com/index.htm
Who We Are In Santa Monica California.
Voice For The Animals Foundation is devoted to creating respect and
empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation, and
advocacy. Unfortunately, we do not have our own facilities, so we cannot house
animals. We depend upon the goodwill of fostering volunteers and on
low-cost boarding facilities, until animals are found a good home.
We also keep a 24/7 hotline service, on (310) 392-5153, and through this we provide information on :
- Low-cost shots and sterilization clinics
- What to do if you lose or find an animal
- Feral cats
- Lists of dog and cat trainers and animal behaviorists
- Lists of reputable vets in your area
- Information on wildlife assistance
- How to report animal abuse
If you would like to send a donation to Voice For The Animals, please mail it to: VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS, 2633 Lincoln Blvd., #202, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4656. All donations are used for the benefit of our homeless animals. Thank you for your interest in Voice For The Animals!
Adopting a Friend or to help: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA227.html
Washington County Oregon Animal Services, located at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter, cares for lost animals, finds homes for abandoned pets, licenses dogs, enforces animal cruelty laws and protects our citizens from dangerous animals. Last year, we provided care for about 6,000 animals in our shelter, responded to more than 8500 citizen calls, and did community outreach at schools, fairs, and events. Washington County is the second-largest county in Oregon with a population of more than 527,000 people. We provide services for an estimated 120,000 dogs and 130,000 cats and their owners in an area that encompasses 727 square miles.
If you'd like to adopt or help: http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/AnimalServices/AnimalShelter/Adoption/index.cfm
Siamese Rescue Organization...
The Siamese Rescue website provides a group of individually operated non-profit Rescue Organizations the opportunity to engage in a common purpose and to come together at one Internet presence. Each organization represented here is a separate non-profit corporation with its own Board, policies and procedures, but working towards a common goal - to rescue homeless and abandoned Siamese cats and re-home them in carefully screened, permanent situations.
If you'd like to help or adopt:
2nd Chance Animal Shelter, Inc. In Idaho
Saving Our Community's Animals,
One Life At A Time
WHO WE AREWe are a non-profit / No-Kill organization and we receive all our funds from private donations. Our shelter is staffed almost 100% by volunteers.
- The easiest way
is to become a member of our organization. All it takes is a donation
of whatever amount you can send. All members receive a free
subscription to our newsletter. Please send your donation to 2nd Chance
Animal Shelter, 1708 N. Whitley Dr., Fruitland, ID 83619, or click the
or telephone us at 208-452-PETS (7387).
St. Joseph County Indiana
Welcome to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County Indiana's website. Incorporated in 1886, we are one of Indiana's oldest service organizations and still the areas largest animal care facility. Servicing the greater St. Joseph County region and multiple municipalities, the HSSJC sees over 7,200 animals each year. Providing a vast array of community services and educational programs the Humane Society of St. Joseph County truly looks to embody it's motto of "WE CARE" on many levels.
Operating the Department of Animal Welfare, the Humane Society of St. Joseph County's Humane Officers respond to over 14,000 cruelty, neglect, and abuse calls each year. Comprising a team of highly trained officers with specialized study in everything from equine science to criminal justice, the Department of Animal Welfare is dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of all animals within our community!
Our MissionTo instill reverence for all life and to enhance the human/animal bond through the compassionate care of animals and community education.
View Contact Information, Business hours and Adoption Hours by clicking here.
Humane Society of St. Joseph County
FAIR's Vision In Arizona
To promote quality adoptions and improve lives for animals and their families until there are no more homeless pets in Pima County.
The Foundation for Animals in Risk is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization that is committed to:
- Rescuing animals from kill shelters and finding them permanent homes;
- Alleviating the suffering of animals caused by neglect, cruelty, and ignorance;
- Educating the community about responsible pet ownership through our youth and adult volunteer programs;
- Working cooperatively with reputable animal welfare groups in activities including, but not limited to, spay and neuter programs; and
- Aiding law enforcement's efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes of animal cruelty.
FAIR's Position Statements
FAIR's Governing Board has approved a set of core position statements that you can read as a PDF document.* *This document requires the free Adobe® Reader®. FAIR is also proud to comply with the national no-kill
To read more, help or adopt: http://www.faircares.org/about.html
The AnimalShelter.org web site was created in an effort to place
homeless animals throughout the United States. These animals are often
located in one of thousands of animal shelters and rescue’s throughout
the Country which offer a temporary placement while a loving family is
found. At the AnimalShelter.org we provide a database of animals which
will allow you to search for your next pet based on animal type, breed,
size, gender and location. You can also search through our growing
directory which now includes, animal shelters, lost, found or adoptable
pets, pet meds, dog parks, and hundreds of frequently asked questions.
If you would like to make a gift or support our cause please purchase a
ribbon from our animal shelter support page. Remember adopting a pet is
saving a life.
If you'd like to see more, help or adopt: http://www.animalshelter.org/
The Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter In Hillsboro, Oregon
Come on down to the shelter and meet our many wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption!!
Who We Are...
The Washington County Animal Services & Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter provides care and protection for thousands of homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused or neglected dogs and cats.
We provide services to an estimated 100,000 dogs and 120,000 cats and their owners in Washington County, an area that encompasses 727 square miles and a human population of over 520,000.
Is to serve and protect the people and animals of Washington County in a professional and courteous manner by providing shelter and care for lost and homeless dogs and cats.http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OR31.html
Mikes Dog House.Org...
Our staff is dediacted to every aspect of bully rescue. Not only do we want to provide homes for our loving animals, but we also want to educate the public about the plight of the bully breed as well as ways that we as a community can change the current stigma associated with this wonderful breed. If you would like to volunteer or help the Dog House in any way please contact us.
If you'd like to help:
The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project.These Folks Need Some Help...
How You Can Help the Cats
About Us Mission Statement
Our mission is to save the lives of homeless cats by providing access to high volume spay/neuter surgery in a safe and humane environment, collaborating with others and mentoring like-minded organizations to increase spay/neuter in their regions.
The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project has altered over 45,000 cats since our inception in 1997. We are the first free standing clinic that is dedicated to providing free spay/neuter surgery for free-roaming cats in a safe, high quality, humane environment. Over 13 counties throughout Washington State bring cats to our clinic to be altered.
If you'd like to help or adopt:
Shorty's Charities Because Discrimination Bites
As Featured on Shorty's Pit Bull Rescue. "Pit bulls have a bad rap," says Shorty What makes Shorty's Charities unique? Is it not just another Pit Bull Rescue? Those of us who love the breed understand the passion behind wanting to fight for this underdog but what makes Shorty any different from the rest of us? His unique perspective on discrimination, stigma and stereotypes. Knowing full well what it’s like to be judged, his passion lead to the founding of Shorty's Charities with a goal of raising awareness about the most misunderstood dog – the pit bull.
Shorty's Charities is in the process of seeking IRS recognition as a charitable corporation (501c3 designation) but in the meantime will fund these efforts through the contributions of supporters, profits from Shortywood Productions and your generous gifts to Shorty's Rescue.
Creating a strong voice against stereotyping and stigma. We do not seek your pity and don't appreciate your prejudice. We are here to help one discrimination case at a time through education, enlightenment and to fight, if necessary, for the underdogs of the world. Shorty's Rescue does not operate as a 501c3, nonprofit rescue group, but we are not for profit. Shorty's Rescue is funded through Shortywood Productions. A portion of gifts given to Shorty's Rescue are donated to Linda Blair's WorldHeart Foundation . Shorty's Rescue does not have kennels or boarding facilities. All pit bulls that are rescued are either fostered to individuals or placed in rescue shelters such as Linda Blair's facility. To contact Shorty's Charities and you need help in your area with a dog, visit the Contact page and use the email address that is appropriate for what you need.
You can mail checks or money orders to:
(501c3 pending approval from the IRS)
12405 Venice Blvd., Suite #7
Los Angeles, CA 90066
You can also help Shorty's Charities by making a purchase from the Shorty Store! Visit their website to read more on what they do or to help. http://www.shortywood.com/charities.htm
Animal shelters and rescues can help black pets’ adoption chances by bringing awareness to your community of the plight of homeless black pets. Many animal lovers are probably not aware of the “black dog syndrome” or never thought about the superstitions concerning black cats. Organize black pet adoption events and activities in your community to help these wonderful pets find their forever homes using these ideas.There are ideas:
Their training is intense; their working conditions are deplorable; their lives are always on the line; and in at least one case, namely Vietnam, their rewards were non-existent. This profile describes the most innocent and vulnerable of combat veterans-our Nation's War Dogs.
Military Working Dogs have been used by the U.S. Military since World War I. American families donated their dogs to the military to aid our troops during wartime. Dogs, along with their volunteer handlers, trained in teams as scouts, trackers, sentry, mine/booby-trap/tunnel and water detection of hostile forces. Dogs were used in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
It has been estimated that these courageous canine heroes saved over 10,000 lives during the conflict in Vietnam.
Today all branches of our Armed Forces are utilizing Military Patrol Dogs specializing in Drug and Bomb/Explosive detection. There are approximately 600-700 of these canines in the Middle East in such places as Kuwait, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. They are being used to patrol Air Bases, Military Compounds, Ammunition Depots and Military Check Points. They are guarding and protecting our Military Personnel as they were trained to do, with Courage, Loyalty and Honor.
ASAP scouts out foster homes and pays veterinary, advertising, and maintenance costs for homeless animals. We finance attendant costs so that rescued animals can be fostered and nurtured in homes. They are supported until adopted or permanently placed. We utilize low cost clinics, yet sizable costs are incurred on an ongoing basis.
ASAP collaborates and works with other organizations. ASAP sometimes funds some of the cost of needed services. Those gifts can make it affordable for other groups to absorb additional clients (especially grassroots humane organizations on shoestring budgets who help us identify and work with foster homes).
We assist indigent people who seek help with animals. Companion animals can be stalwart friends in difficult circumstances. As means permit, we contribute toward veterinary or other support for animals belonging to people experiencing tribulations. As we help the animals, we also nourish the spirits of their guardians.
ASAP provides basic necessities and interim strategic assistance for people. A person cannot apply for food stamps or stay overnight in a shelter without proper identification. We will pay for birth certificates and related fees for identification. We interact with people, and offer whatever modest help is at our disposal for essential items
If you'd like to read more:
Heroes For Greyhounds
Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:55 AM PST
Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil, the leaders of the greyhound protection organization GREY2K USA, and we took stock of the state of dog racing in the country. Although greyhound racing emerged in the 1920s in America and peaked in popularity in the 1980s, it historically had not been a top priority for the animal protection movement, with the exception of a number of rescue groups working to adopt greyhounds discarded from the tracks. Carey and Christine put the issue on the public policy agenda, and have all but single handedly shaped the debate on dog racing over the past decade.
Denise McFadden/GREY2K USA
Greyhound racing is on the decline, and more than half the
tracks have closed over the past decade.
When they formed GREY2K USA in 2001, there were 47 active dog tracks in 15 states. Today, more than half of the operations have folded, and the number has shrunk to 22 tracks in seven states (with a 23rd track in an eighth state still in limbo). It’s a dying industry due to economic market forces and increased competition from other forms of gambling, but also because Americans have become more aware about the cruel and inhumane treatment of man’s best friend in commercial racing. While at the racetrack, dogs are confined in small cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around for long hours each day. On average, more than one thousand dogs live in warehouse style kennels at each racetrack. And during the races themselves, thousands of dogs are seriously injured each year, suffering broken legs, cardiac arrest, spinal cord paralysis, and broken necks. Some states require reports to be produced on dog racing injuries so the extent of the problem can be monitored, but other states don’t keep any records at all and the dogs suffer in anonymity. In Massachusetts, which began keeping injury records in 2002, more than 800 dogs were seriously injured during races in just six years at two tracks, and more than 80% of the injuries were broken legs.
Add to that the extreme weather conditions, the dangerous methods of transportation, training dogs with live “bait” animals such as rabbits, the use of performance enhancing drugs, and the killing of dogs when they are no longer profitable, it’s an industry that has neglected animal welfare at every step from cradle to grave. Award-winning racing writer Bill Finley recently wrote on ESPN.com that the greyhound racing industry doomed itself by not doing “nearly enough to protect its competitors while racing and guarantee them safe, dignified retirements after their careers are over.” The high-profile deaths of Barbaro and Eight Belles sparked intense debate in the horse racing industry about breeding horses for speed rather than durability, racing horses when they’re too young before their bones have fully matured, using steroids and injurious track surfaces, and the absence of any national regulatory authority—and reasonable voices in the industry are pushing for real reform.Dog tracks in other states are lobbying for public subsidies, tax breaks, and legalized slot machines and casino games to keep them afloat, but the handwriting is on the wall. Americans know that dogs deserve better. If you live in New Hampshire or Rhode Island which are considering dog racing bills, or one of the seven states with active dog racing tracks—Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia—tell your state legislators that this is no way to treat man’s best friend.
If you'd like to help or read more:
My Local Marion County Oregon Dog Shelter and Cat Shelter Partners sure could use some help too right now.
Willamette Humane Society
4246 Turner Rd. SE, Salem, OR 97301
Web Site: www.willamettehumane.org
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
Salem Friends Of Felines...
Salem Friends of Felines
Who or what is Salem Friends of Felines?
Salem Friends of Felines is a large group of dedicated caring (and hard working) individuals committed to helping cats and people in our community. SFOF offers spay and neuter assistance through a voucher program. Our goal is to help with the problem of cat over-population. Salem Friends of Felines is a no-kill organization for cats in Salem. Our Adoption Center (for our rescued and previously unwanted felines), and Thrift Store is in downtown Salem and we always need volunteers.
If you'd like to help or adopt:
DACC Mission Statement
View Our Adoptable Pets
To help or adopt: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/AdoptSearch.asp
The Foundation's primary goal is
to provide financial support and rehabilitation expertise to shelters
throughout the United States, better enabling them to maintain the highest
standards of care and assistance to animals under their protection.
Assist select non-profit dog rescue shelters and organizations engaged in the rescuing, rehabilitation, and placement of abused and abandoned dogs with funding and expertise. Support no-kill shelters and other organizations committed to saving dogs from euthanasia, as well as relocating misplaced and/or misunderstood animals. Too often it is the owner who has given up on a pet, or mistreated it in some way that has made it inhospitable." "These centers work diligently to rehabilitate dogs and find them good homes rather than exterminate them, a resort we think is never acceptable. Some of these shelters are woefully under funded, though their hearts are in the right place. We hope to provide assistance to the best of them whenever and wherever we can, so that these great animals will continue to make great companions."
If you'd like to help or adopt:http://www.millanfoundation.org
Our mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. The Animal Refuge League also works to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals and to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering.
The ARL is first and foremost an adoption agency. Every year we take in more than 4,000 stray, abandoned or owner surrendered animals. We are committed to providing the best possible care for these animals by ensuring they receive the love, dignity, respect and medical attention they deserve. Each animal is given the time it needs to find a home regardless of its age, color or medical condition until the time it is reunited with its family or adopted into a loving and responsible home. Our motto, "Everyone deserves a happy home" is our guiding principal, and our commitment to treat each animal as an individual allows us to save hundreds of lives.
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is a private nonprofit animal shelter established in 1911. The original shelter on India Street in Portland was funded by Maine Governor Percival Baxter, who believed that humanity had an obligation to creatures of the animal kingdom. After an interim move because of space limitations, our current location was built in 1957 and named for Governor Baxter to honor his legacy of caring for animals.http://www.arlgp.org/about-us/
Dog Rescue Shelters
Also cat rescue, horse rescue, and more can be found on the pet welfare pages. Help your local humane society today - help save a life. Find adoptable pets, dogs, cats, horses, and other domestic animals in a location near you. Animal shelters, pet rescue, Humane Society and pet adoption resources can be located within each of the 50 states. Animal welfare organizations and individuals not listed are encouraged to submit their organization information to us. Simply contact us with your details. If you do not have a website, we will create a "mini site" for your organization.
If you'd like to help or adopt: http://www.shelters.theanimalnet.com/Oregonpets.htm
Be an Angel
Save a Death Row Dog
To read more, help or adopt: http://www.floridalittledogrescue.com/death_row_dogs
Cruelty Of The White Tigers
Deformed White tiger.
What is Big Cat Rescue?
The sanctuary houses the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 14 of the35 species of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents. These include tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered,or now extinct in the wild. The sanctuary began in1992 when the Founder, Carole Baskin, and her then husband Don,mistakenly believing that bobcats made good pets, went looking to buy some kittens. They inadvertently ended up at a “fur farm” and bought 56 kittens to keep them from being turned into fur coats. See How We Started. See History and Evolution.
the sanctuary is devoted to its Vision of a world where animals are
treated with respect, and its Mission of providing the best possible
home for the animals in our care and trying to stop the flow of animals
needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of the
animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them. See Vision and
The sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) not profit charity. It receives no
government support and relies on its educational activities, such as
tours of the facility, and the generosity of donors for support of the
cats. Donations are tax deductible. Because non program expenses
(i.e.administration and fund raising) are funded from tour income, 100%
of donations go directly to support the cats. We hope you enjoy your
visit to our web site. We believe it is the most complete resource for
information on big cats in the world.
We are proud members of:
Goodsanctuaries do not breed, buy or sell their animals and they do notallow contact between potentially dangerous animals and the public. Big Cat Rescue meets or exceeds the Sanctuary Standards detailed at SanctuaryStandards.com We are partners with Capitol Advantage for better laws and FLA USA.
You are one of the special people in this world who recognize that although animals cannot speak for themselves, they deserve a voice. You are ready and willing to be that voice.
The Power of Animal Advocacy
Animal advocacy is as simple -- and as meaningful -- as donating to American Humane Association.
With your help our vital programs can save or improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk animals in 2011. These include:
We work to reduce pet overpopulation, increase pet adoptions, advocate for stronger laws to protect animals, and help local animal shelters do their best for the animals in their care.
We help severely abused and neglected pets receive the medical treatment and care they desperately need -- so they can recover and be adopted into new, loving homes. We do this by assisting local animal shelters and rescue groups afford the often high costs of treatment needed to save these suffering animals.
We rescue, shelter and care for animals affected by disasters and other emergencies, such as puppy mills and large-scale abuse/neglect situations -- such as December’s horse rescue in Arkansas --where animals are in dire need of human compassion and care.
Whichever way you choose to support American Humane Association, you’ll be creating a better world for animals in 2011!
Start the new year right. Give now and you can print and cut out your 2011 Advocate Card that appears on the thank-you page after you make your donation!*
*In order to ensure that more resources go to the animals, we ask that you print and cut out your own card.
Please continue to be an advocate for animals in 2011.
With your support, we can help animals in need.