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Founded
1942
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Large
Providing temporary care and shelter
Animal Refuge League's 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.
Founded
1977
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Small
The animal place
Bangor Humane Society (BHS) was founded in 1869 making us the oldest Humane Society in the State of Maine. We operate Maine's largest animal care and adoption facility, both in terms of the total number of animals handled and geographical area we serve. The BHS cares for approximately 5,000 owner released and stray animals each year. We serve over 200 communities in Maine, including eastern, coastal, down-east, and parts of northern Maine.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Georgia's Largest Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelters
Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats, and Sadie's Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids also operates one of the only facilities in the Southeast dedicated to the care of FIV positive cats. The Furkids mission is to rescue homeless animals, provide them with the best medical care and nurturing environment while working to find them a forever home. Furkids heals the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit.
Founded
1973
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Small
Providing the best possible care for stray, abandoned and abused animals
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is committed to promoting a humane community by providing the best possible care for stray, abandoned and abused animals. The Society, formerly known as the Lewiston-Auburn SPCA, was founded in 1885. As our community has grown and changed over time, the Society has grown along with it. Today we take in nearly 5,000 animals a year. For over thirty years, our main concern has been dealing with pet overpopulation, so we now spay or neuter every cat, kitten, dog, puppy and rabbit before adoption. In addition to our animals, we also offer our neighbors a low-cost Community Spay/Neuter Program.
Founded
1972
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Medium
Bringing animals and people together
The New Hampshire SPCA (NHSPCA) is a community resource center bringing animals and people together. We provide adoption, education, investigation and sheltering services in a professional and compassionate way. The NHSPCA serves over 121 communities in the seacoast of New Hampshire, southern Maine and northern Massachusetts. Our Adoption Center receives almost 3,000 unwanted, neglected or abused animals in our region each year. We provide each one with a warm bed, loving care and take every step possible to place them in the best possible new home. We also provide behavior training for pets, humane education and community programs, and cruelty investigations and advocacy.
Founded
1993
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Small
The best shelter is a humane community
Established in 1875, the Monadnock Humane Society (MHS) is a private humane organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals and people through humane education, and to providing shelter and facilitating adoption for lost, abused or abandoned animals. The MHS Adoption and Learning Center is a 23,000 square foot facility located in a secluded setting that redefines the concept of animal shelter. From the comfortable Almost Home Rooms for dogs and spacious, naturally lit feline catillions to the state-of-the-art training center and boarding facility, MHS truly does provide a caring and safe haven for thousands of animals waiting to find their forever home. MHS also offers a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and the community.
Founded
1963
Size
Medium
Finding forever homes
The New Hampshire Humane Society (NHHS) was founded in 1900. As one of the largest and oldest humane societies in New Hampshire, we provide care for more than 1,000 animals each year, offer a low cost spay/neuter clinic, assist with cruelty investigations and offer community outreach programs for more than 32 cities and towns in the NH Lakes Region. Our mission and purpose is: to find responsible and caring forever homes; to provide shelter and care for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; to be advocates for animals - speaking for those that cannot speak for themselves; to implement educational programs and provide services to promote responsible pet ownership and the bond between animals and humans; and to prevent cruelty to animals.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
Kindness and care for animals
The MSPCA-Angell (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Angell Animal Medical Center) is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, we are the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Our services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The mission of MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.
Founded
1943
Size
Giant
A champion for animals
We are an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes. Our vision is to confront animal cruelty and neglect at its root causes. Through programs, services and facilities focused on accessible animal care, public advocacy, and sustained anti-cruelty efforts, we will be a resource for people and an unwavering champion for animals most in need. Our focus will be to meet people and animals where they are, bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those who need it most, so that animals are safe and healthy living in community and out of shelters. We will align our resources to support this vision through a coordination of existing programs and the development of new, community-based services.The impact of our work will be seen in the lives of animals most in need across Massachusetts with the greatest effect in our primary service areas of Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts and the Cape Cod regions.
Founded
1944
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Large
Saving animal and human lives through research modernization
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) is a national animal advocacy organization founded in 1895. NEAVS' mission is to end the cruelty and waste of animal experiments and replace them with modern alternatives that are ethically, humanely, and scientifically superior. NEAVS advocates for the protection of animals through public outreach efforts and publications, through education programs designed to promote greater compassion and respect for life, and through the support of legislative initiatives and litigation intended for the protection of animals.
Founded
1981
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Small
Raising the standard of animal welfare throughout the world.
World Animal Protection seeks to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. We were known WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals). We are active in more than 50 countries, working directly with animals and with people and organizations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion. We campaign effectively to combat the world's most intense and large-scale animal welfare issues, and we are the world leader in animal-focused disaster response and risk reduction. Locally, we improve animals' lives by working directly with communities and owners. Globally, we have Consultative Status at the Council of Europe and General Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We partner with individuals, organizations, governments, humanitarian groups and international agencies across the world to show that animals matter.
Founded
1992
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Small
Helping animals and people since 1992
Founded in 1992, the Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is an open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission: to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation; and to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach. In addition to our primary mission of sheltering animals, the BHS conducts many vital programs that benefit the people of our community, including, free educational programs for local school children, a pet-food bank for economically distressed pet owners, and assistance for The Elizabeth Freeman Center in providing abused women with a safe haven for their pets during crisis.
Founded
1938
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Medium
Love is adoptable
The Providence Animal Rescue League provides for the rescue and relief of suffering of homeless animals and perform charitable or benevolent acts for the welfare of animals. For a century PARL has been the haven for hundreds of thousands of unwanted, neglected and abused animals in the Greater Providence area. As an open admission shelter we are here to help community members with compassionate and judgment-free support when they are faced with the difficult decision to surrender their pet - whatever the reason. We provide each animal with a warm bed, compassionate care and take every step possible to place them into a permanent loving home. There are no time limits for the animals here at PARL and we do everything we can both medically and behaviorally to ensure each animal has the best possible chance for adoption.
Founded
1951
Size
Large
Enriching lives
Founded in 1929, the Potter League for Animals is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals. To promote the humane treatment of all animals, we shelter and care for lost or unwanted companion animals, return them to their homes, place them into humane environments, or sensitively euthanize them. Through community education and the fostering of relationships between people and animals, we secure their future. Potter League for Animals is committed to zero tolerance of animal suffering and homelessness. As the heart of a humane community, we will lead an empowered citizenry who are the animals' best advocates. Together we will act with courage and compassion to address the root causes of animal abuse and overpopulation.
Founded
2003
Size
Tiny
To save, protect and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions.
Founded in 2003, Great Plans SPCA works to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions. We are the Kansas City Metro's most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 35,000 needy pets annually - more than any other agency in the area. We proudly report a live-release rate of 96% or higher. We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention.
Founded
1933
Size
Giant
Enriching the lives of people and animals
The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare; enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.
Founded
1997
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Small
American wild horse sanctuary
Return to Freedom is a wild horse sanctuary founded in 1997 by Neda DeMayo, and is the realization of her life-long dream: to protect the freedom and natural lifestyle of America's free ranging wild horses. Return to Freedom aims to accomplish its mission through sanctuary, education and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world. Return to Freedom provides a safe haven to nearly 200 wild horses and burros Recognizing that wild horses live in tightly bonded herd groups, Return to Freedom became the first sanctuary with a focus on rescuing entire family bands. Return to Freedom's educational programs facilitate a direct experience with nature and animals through non-intrusive, sensitive observation.
Founded
1948
Size
Giant
The world's largest no-kill shelter
A national pioneer in the no-kill shelter movement, North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and mending the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we are the largest, most comprehensive no-kill rescue organization in the world, with over 2,000 shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 18,000 pets annually into responsible, loving homes, plus assist in the adoptions of tens of thousands more through our global partnerships. Over the years, we've introduced such lifesaving practices as mobile adoption, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and most recently, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a humane education program based on social-emotional learning that's strengthening the human-animal bond for more than 3,000,000 students across North America.
Founded
1996
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Medium
Promoting the humane and responsible treatment of horses
Equine Advocates mission is to rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of horses through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected equines. Since our founding in 1996, Equine Advocates has rescued countless horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our Humane Education Programs are continually expanding. We offer tours and present lectures and classes on a variety of equine-related subjects. We organize and host the annual American Equine Summit where experts from across the country come to the sanctuary to speak on urgent issues facing America's wild and domestic horses. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on our website. We have also conducted symposiums on Equine Cruelty for law enforcement where experts discussed how to recognize abuse/neglect cases and how to effectively enforce the cruelty laws.
Founded
1933
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Small
Dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, one of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, Little Shelter celebrates over 85 years of saving lives.
Founded
1967
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Medium
A shelter for cats and dogs
Animal Haven finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate a limited admission shelter/adoption center in Manhattan and a mobile adoption van. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.
Founded
1921
Size
Giant
We are their voice
Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws.
Founded
1950
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Giant
Caring for animals in need since 1904
Since its founding in 1904, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow. The Society has long been noted for its innovative, highly individualized approach to animal care; its pioneer attitude is now reflected in programs coming to the fore nationwide. On any given day the Society is responsible for hundreds of animals with diverse needs. For many, the Society is the only place they will find help.
Founded
1925
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Giant
For the love of pets
Founded in 1903, Bideawee is a community of compassionate caregivers, volunteers, and friends dedicated to helping people and animals build safe, loving, long-term relationships. That's ambitious, we know. But we believe it's crucial for breaking the cycle of unwanted or abandoned pets in our world. Bideawee fulfils its mission by providing a continuum of service and programs that are innovative, personalized and high quality. Bideawee's programs and services include adoption and counseling, veterinary services for resident animals and for private client animals, learning centers for people and pets, and memorial parks.
Founded
1959
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Medium
Over 100 years of service to animals and their friends
The SPCA of Westchester was founded in 1883. Today, it is the only humane society in Westchester County empowered to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty. The SPCA's services include shelter and rehabilitation for abused, abandoned, and lost animals; adoption services; low-cost veterinary services; cruelty investigations; community outreach programs; and lost and found services. The SPCA of Westchester is located on several acres, with four separate kennel areas for dogs, a cattery and feline pavilion for cats, and the Simpson Spay/Neuter Clinic. At the present time, the Shelter is equipped to house over 100 dogs and many, many cats. Since 1983, we have spayed/neutered almost 38,000 dogs and cats thereby greatly reducing the number of unwanted animals in Westchester County.
Founded
1983
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Medium
Saving horses is saving people, too
Founded in 1982, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) works to save thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. The TRF is the world's largest, best known and most respected charitable organization devoted to equine rescue. The TRF is a place of hope and renewal. It is a place for thoroughbreds to go when their racing days are behind them, a place where they will be safe, healthy and well cared for. It is a place that offers a humane alternative to the dire possibilities that have long faced a great majority of ex-racers - neglect, abuse and slaughter. It is a place, built on love and caring, that is befitting such noble and deserving animals.
Founded
1953
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Large
Dedicated to alleviating suffering inflicted on animals by humans
Horses brutally butchered for sale abroad. Dogs and cats stolen for experimentation. Wildlife caught in brutal traps. Farm animals confined in coffin-like crates. Majestic whales slaughtered at sea. The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) works around the world and on Capitol Hill to address these issues and other forms of animal suffering. Founded in 1951, our mission is to eliminate pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans. In 2006, we launched our Animal Welfare Approved program which sets high welfare standards for animals raised for food; by labeling products from compliant family farms, this program provides consumers with humanely produced eggs, meat and dairy products.
Founded
1968
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Medium
We speak for those who can't
The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. The Fund's direct animal care operations provide veterinary treatment for thousands of animals year-round, while training volunteers and supporting their local communities.
Founded
1942
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Medium
Animals. Advocacy. Adoption.
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) has provided shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887. The Society is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in New York's Capital Region, receiving an average of over 6,000 animals per year. We work to improve the lives of homeless and abused animals through sheltering, adoption, education and advocacy, as well as the prevention of animal cruelty. We envision a community in which it is unacceptable to neglect, abuse or abandon animals; in which homeless animals will be given refuge in an appropriate facility; and that ensures every adoptable animal finds a home.
Founded
1963
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Medium
Rescuing and providing temporary humane shelter for Dutchess County animals
Dutchess County SPCA (DCSPCA) was founded in 1871. Its mission is to rescue and provide temporary humane shelter for the abandoned, neglected and abused companion animals of the Dutchess County community. Central to our mission is the securing of caring, responsible, permanent homes for the adoptable animals in our care. We shall provide humane law enforcement throughout Dutchess County, and by example and through education, we shall promote and advance responsible, humane companion animal guardianship.
Founded
2001
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Medium
Love spoken here
Catskill Animal Sanctuary rescues farmed animals, ignites social change to end their exploitation, and champions vegan living.
Founded
1979
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Small
Protecting the health and safety of both the animals and local communities
Founded in 1910, the Stevens-Swan Humane Society (SSHS) of Oneida County provides a safe haven to all domestic pets that must be surrendered, are stray, abandoned, homeless, abused, or injured. The SSHS serves as a safe haven for nearly 5,000 animals each year that need to be sheltered, regardless of circumstance. Taking care of these animals 365 days a year is a tremendous responsibility. At SSHS our mission is to protect the health and safety of both the animals and local communities of Oneida County, New York. We make sure that the animals are as comfortable as possible, and that they receive the medical attention they need. We also serve as a source for information for all kinds of animal related problems, questions and help.
Founded
1958
Size
Large
Caring for animals and people since 1867
The second-oldest humane society in the country, the SPCA Serving Erie County opened its doors in February of 1867. The mission of the SPCA Serving Erie County is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all creatures. Our knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded team of staff and volunteers achieves that mission through proactive efforts to address the current status of animals in our community, education of adults and children, rescue and sheltering of animals in need, and placement of animals into appropriate homes. By providing services for people and animals, we empower individuals to become caring, competent, responsible citizens who value animals as a vital part of our community.
Founded
1958
Size
Giant
Building lifelong bonds between people and animals
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty. The Society envisions a time when our community celebrates the human-animal bond; embraces the mutual benefits therein; and treats all fellow beings with care, compassion and respect. Some of our programs include: pet assisted therapy; Pets Are Welcome program; anti-animal fighting program; senior citizen pet assistance; Seniors for Seniors; Spay/Neuter Incentive Program; pet cemetery, columbarium and cremation service; and pet loss support seminars.
Founded
2004
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Small
Helping cats land on their feet
Founded in May 1998, the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest's largest nonprofit, adoption-guarantee cat-only shelter. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.CAT takes in and finds homes for more than 2,500 cats and kittens each year; provides subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for approximately 1,500 publicly-owned cats (and spays/neuters all CAT cats and kittens prior to adoption); and provides information and resources to cat owners throughout the Portland Metro region and beyond. In 2015, CAT found a home for its 35,000th cat! CAT is a founding partner of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP); working together over the past 9 years, ASAP partners have reduced euthanasia in the Portland metro area by 89% - making our community one of the safest for homeless pets!
Founded
2005
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Small
Rescuing farmed animals and giving them care and sanctuary
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary envisions a peaceful world rooted in respect and justice for all living beings. We rescue farmed animals and give them care and sanctuary, connect animals with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. We welcome visitors to come and meet animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. Our animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, we advocate for veganism and aim to reduce suffering for all.
Founded
2006
Size
Large
When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too
WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. WildAid works to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products, and to promote energy conservation, via global public awareness campaigns. WildAid also strives to create model field conservation programs and to strengthen marine protected areas around the world.
Founded
2007
Size
Medium
Compassion. Education. Action.
Dakin Humane Society delivers effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them. Dakin is a private, non-profit organization serving the communities of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties. Many of our programs also serve animals and people in Worcester and Berkshire counties, as well as northern Connecticut. The philosophy of Dakin Humane Society is as much about preventing animal homelessness as it is about providing homes. We believe that providing safe haven, while an important piece of our mission, is but one part of it.
Founded
2007
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Small
Enriching the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals. The Central Oklahoma Humane Society was founded in 2007. We work in close partnership with the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division (OKC Animal Shelter) and our primary focus is to eliminate the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Oklahoma City. Since our beginning in 2007, we have found homes for over 11,000 cats and dogs and spayed and neutered about 50,000 pets.
Founded
2007
Size
Tiny
Investigations & Advocacy
Animals' Angels Inc. focuses on improving conditions for farm animals. We work primarily in the field, trailing livestock trucks on highways, visiting markets, collecting stations and slaughterhouses. We closely cooperate with auction managers, transport companies and numerous authorities (police, veterinarians, the United States Department of Agriculture). Throughout the United States, Animals' Angels teams are there with the animals every week, conducting hands-on research and investigations.
Founded
1955
Size
Medium
Protecting and advocating for all animals
The Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) protects and advocates for all animals. We are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service as a valuable community resource. The Monmouth County SPCA not only finds homes for stray dogs and cats, but also those family pets that can no longer be cared for by their owners. All of the animals (strays and previously owned pets) placed for adoption receive the same excellent care. The MCSPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to animals, and we see to it that a human being responsible for cruelty to an animal is brought to justice.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
Providing the highest quality of care to all animals
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 mission of the Associated Humane Societies, including Popcorn Park Zoo, is to consistently provide the highest quality of care to all animals, domestic and wildlife, including their rescue, housing, veterinary care, placement whenever possible, and when required, a peaceful end. It is also our mission to prevent cruelty to all animals, primarily in New Jersey, but also throughout the United States.
Founded
1940
Size
Giant
Enriching the lives of animals and people
Founded in 1939, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center serves animals and people with a wide variety of programs that nurture the human-animal bond and foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures. Services include direct rescue and care of thousands of animals every year including local and distance outreach partnership with small to national organizations, a vibrant Humane Education program including outreach to at-risk youth, a nationally renowned Behavior and Training Center, Pet Assisted Therapy, Pet Loss Support and Humane Outreach to assist pet-owners in need. St. Hubert's provides these services from 3 site locations in New Jersey: Madison,North Branch, and the new Noah's Ark Campus. We also have a Everyday adoption Center in the PetSmart in Mt. Olive. The center's provides 24/7 care and response and the shelter is open for adoptions and program services 363 days per year.
Founded
1957
Size
Medium
Caring for animals . . .benefiting people
Established in 1948, the Animal Welfare Association (AWA), provides shelter for orphaned animals, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet assisted therapy and humane education for the community. For more than fifty years, AWA has been committed to the prevention and eradication of animal suffering. Each year, more than 9,500 animals receive care through AWA programs. AWA provides care and shelter for orphaned animals with a capacity of 65 dogs and puppies, 150 cats and kittens, and 60 rabbits and small animals. AWA veterinary staff regularly performs more than 10,000 spay and neuter surgeries each year. During the school year, AWA presents humane education programs to school classrooms and youth groups throughout Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
Protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals
Founded in 1941, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is an independent non-profit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals in the greater Princeton area. Through six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education, SAVE focuses on the rehabilitation and successful placement of treatable and adoptable animals. SAVE endeavors to build, foster, and strengthen the human-animal bond. SAVE operates as a limited admission shelter with contracts to serve Princeton Township, Princeton Borough and Lawrence Township animal control centers. SAVE depends mostly on private contributions to support its six core programs. The shelter facility houses approximately 75 dogs and cats at a time, and helps an average of 400 animals a year.
Founded
1935
Size
Giant
Spreading Out To Save More Lives
The Pennsylvania SPCA was the second humane organization to be founded in the United States. What makes the Pennsylvania SPCA so special? We are so much more than a shelter. Throughout the years we have been dedicated to improving the lives of Pennsylvania's animals through our core programs including:-A humane law enforcement department that enforces state laws, responding to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;-Animal shelters to house the animals we have rescued and;-A low-cost veterinary clinic providing medical and low-cost spay & neuter services to clients in the Philadelphia region.Our humane law enforcement department is one of the most active in the country rescuing thousands of animals from difficult and dangerous conditions. Our donor-funded shelter hospital provides care and treatment while our animal shelters house rescued animals while they recover from neglect and abuse and wait for a new home. Read more about us at: http://pspca.org/about/
Founded
1954
Size
Medium
Building a better community for pets and people
The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) works to build a better community for pets and people through compassion, protection, education, and collaboration. HSHA has been serving the community since 1911. HSHA accomplishes this mission through a wide variety of programs and services for both pets and people. The organization's service area encompasses Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York Counties. HSHA accepts homeless animals regardless of their breed, age, medical condition, or behavioral condition and takes in thousands of homeless animals each year. However, HSHA does not euthanize adoptable animals due to lack of space or length of stay.
Founded
1946
Size
Medium
Finding the heart in humanity
Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the only open admissions shelter in both Chester and Delaware Counties. We strive to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. We accomplish this goal by promoting the adoption of healthy animals, prevention of animal overpopulation with spay and neuter resources, and provision of affordable veterinary services as well as support to the public so that pets can remain in loving families.Our mission is to put the "human" back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.
Founded
1950
Size
Medium
The Leader In Animal Welfare
The mission of the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) is to serve Berks County through: education and outreach in the community, medical services for needy animals, humane investigation, safe shelter for homeless animals and strong sterilization and adoption programs to ensure that every companion animal lives in a safe, loving and secure home. HSBC offers a wide variety of programs and services in order to improve the health and welfare of the animals of Berks County and beyond, as well as their people. They include: homeless and unwanted animal intake; stray rescue and animal control; cruelty and animal law enforcement; pet lost and found; adoption; low cost sterilization, vaccination, and micro chipping; emergency pet sheltering; human education; and euthanasia services.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
A new leash on life
Founded in 1926, the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (YCSPCA) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety.
Founded
1956
Size
Medium
Humane treatment of animals through quality service, accommodation, and education of pet owners and the community.
Since 1952, tens of thousands of animals have been spared the fate of uncertainty and given the opportunity to experience a more enriching and humane life through the services provided by the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (ARL). The ARL's dedication to providing shelter and care for the unwanted and abused animals of Greater Reading has resulted in a comprehensive effort to not only provide the optimum level of care, but to enhance and guarantee a humane life for over 10,000 animals annually. At any given time we care for over 175 animals a day on our 10 acre facility, many of whom require veterinary care, rehabilitation, and training. Between the months of May through September, the shelter receives an average of 900 cats and 300 dogs per month.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Caring for unwanted, lost and abused domestic animals
The Montgomery County SPCA is dedicated to caring for unwanted, lost and abused domestic animals. Established in 1909 and chartered in 1916, the Montgomery County SPCA (in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), has three locations. The Conshohocken facility houses the administrative offices as well as small domestic animals. The Perkiomenville facility includes a pet cemetery and horse farm along with facilities for small animals. Our newest facility for small domestic animals is in Abington. In an effort to combat the serious problem of pet overpopulation, it is our policy to spay or neuter all animals that are adopted.
Founded
1971
Size
Large
Providence Animal Center is Lifesaving. Adoption. Wellness. Community.
At Providence Animal Center, we offer life-affirming rescue, medical care, treatment, protection and placement of companion animals that forever upholds the critical importance of the human-animal bond. We have an unwavering commitment to this mission and will always strive to deliver the most optimal, advanced care to our animal friends – and their owners.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
A sanctuary for life
Founded in 1976, Animal Rescue is dedicated to those animals that are waiting for a home, or never find a home. At any one time we have approximately one hundred dogs and several hundred cats between our two locations; most of which are available for adoption. Animal Rescue services the greater Baltimore Maryland - York Pennsylvania area. Animal Rescue is a shelter for life for stray and abandoned animals. All our residents are given the best possible care to allow them to live out their natural lives. No animal is put to death because of medical expenses or the inconvenience of care. We also promote spay/neuter programs, and operate a Crisis Intervention Program which keeps the human/animal bond intact by providing assistance to the elderly, sick, and the infirm.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Rescuing Golden Retrievers in need
The mission of Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) is to respond to unwanted, abused, neglected or puppy mill survivor golden retrievers and to provide veterinary care and rehabilitation until a suitable adoptive home is found through a stringent application process. DVGRR provides education relating to the breed as well as education to the general public about responsible dog ownership. Since 1993, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue has successfully placed over 3,200 Golden Retrievers into new homes throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Celebrating the special bond between companion animals and the people who love them
Main Line Animal Rescue has helped thousands of animals find new homes while launching one of the most successful anti-puppy mill campaigns in the history of animal welfare. MLAR celebrates the special bond between companion animals and the people who love them - through rescue, adoption, education and community outreach. Every year, Main Line Animal Rescue assists hundreds of dogs, cats, and rabbits transferred to our facility from overcrowded city shelters. Many of these animals are in need of costly and immediate medical care. We also carefully screen and find new homes for animals privately surrendered by families unable to care for them any longer, and rescue and rehabilitate countless dogs from Pennsylvania's notorious puppy mills.
Founded
1969
Size
Medium
Adopt A Friend
Kent is a haven where thousands of unfortunate animals have found love, and left misery and pain behind them. The shelter never destroys an animal unless incurably ill. Roger Caras, internationally acclaimed author and wildlife correspondent, once said of Kent Animal Shelter that it is “evidence of Man's capacity for concern.” Hundreds of animals are placed in responsible homes each year, and thousands are spayed or neutered at the Kent Animal Shelter Clinic.
Founded
1969
Size
Medium
Providing humane shelter and care to homeless animals.
The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is a private humane society formed in the early 1960's. In 1967, AWS became incorporated and has now expanded to a shelter of more than 13,000 square feet, caring for more than 3,300 animals annually. Our service area for adoptions and other services extends throughout Southern Maine. We provide municipal shelter services to 21 communities representing a population of nearly 200,000 persons. AWS, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty and neglect to all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
Adopt, educate, love
Forsyth Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting the compassionate treatment of cats and dogs. We are committed to placing cats and dogs into loving homes, advancing community understanding of the benefits of animal companionship, providing needed resources to the pet community, supporting a no-kill adoption center, and the spaying/neutering of dogs and cats.
Founded
1970
Size
Tiny
Rescue. Heal. Adopt
PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Summit County, places them in good homes, investigates and prosecutes animal cruelty, and strives to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.
Founded
1970
Size
Tiny
Saving Florida's wildlife since 1969
Founded in 1969, the Wildlife Care Center works to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native wildlife that has been harmed or displaced; to treat and place certain needy domestic, exotic and farm animals; and to educate the and to educate the public toward coexistence with all animals. The SPCA Wildlife Care Center serves the South Florida Tri-County region with rescue, rehabilitation and release services for our native wildlife at no cost to citizens. We admit approximately 13,000 injured, orphaned, abandoned or abused native wild animals or exotic domestic animals per year. Our property houses up to 875 animals at any given time in dozens of habitats and rehabilitation areas and our goal is to release those animals that have responded successfully to treatment back to the wild. The Wildlife Care Center is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.
Founded
1971
Size
Giant
Save Them All®
The mission of Best Friends is to end the killing in America's animal shelters and create a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by building community programs and partnerships all across the nation.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
Arizona's Oldest and Largest No-Kill Shelter
Founded in 1971, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL/SPCA) is the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. We provide a full range of services to the community in an attempt to lower the euthanasia rate and increase the "live release" rate of animals in Arizona, a state which has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Our shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 5,000 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need. The Mission of AAWL/SPCA is to create a world where there are no homeless dogs or cats. Our Vision is to be the community's leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare. We are a no-kill shelter in that we do not euthanize animals except for the rare occasion when it is in the best interest of the animal, usually from untreatable medical conditions. We are a registered 501c3 organization
Founded
1972
Size
Small
Promoting the humane treatment of hooved animals
The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) was founded in 1971 by six concerned and committed citizens. It is HAHS' mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). We provide physical rehabilitation to animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse and then adopt them out to compassionate forever homes. Our farm is located in Woodstock, Illinois on 26 acres with five barns, including a hospital facility and an Educational Center. The Center has become a place where people can learn first hand how to properly care for hooved animals. Each year we host seminars with equine professionals such as veterinarians, farriers and resistance free trainers.
Founded
1972
Size
Small
Finding a new friend couldn't be easier
Suncoast Humane Society (SHS) exists to reduce the numbers of homeless animals and improve the quality of human life through animal companionship. Founded in 1971 as the Animal Aid Society of Englewood, SHS operates one of the few open admissions shelters in Florida. We accept all animals brought to us by the public, regardless of health or temperament. Medical and behavioral staff evaluates each animal for adoptability. Healthy animals with stable temperaments and good behavior patterns are recommended for adoption. There is no time limit set on their stay, barring serious illness or aggressive behavior. Our wonderful group of Foster Home volunteers, along with our Pet Placement Partners (Breed Rescues), help to make these policies possible.
Founded
1972
Size
Giant
People helping animals and animals helping people
Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique organization in San Diego County that for over 40 years has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. The Center's passionate belief that animals help people and people help animals through trust, unconditional love, and respect, creates a legacy of caring. Sharing this philosophy with others, the Center inspires and teaches, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Be human. Be humane.
Since 1933, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has been providing shelter, food and medical care for thousands of unwanted, neglected and abused animals. We offer refuge, medical care, nourishment, and an opportunity for a second chance for life to injured and abused animals; protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness and ignorance; foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward animals and promote responsible pet ownership through humane education; and enhance the quality of human life with animal companionship.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
A home for every pet starts with a place in the heart
Since its founding in 1973, Pet Orphans of Southern California (POSC) has been dedicated to combating the national crisis of overpopulation, abandonment and euthanasia through extensive education programs. While focusing on the universal concern, POSC is committed to serving its community by rescuing and rehabilitating homeless dogs and cats, providing them with exceptional care and then carefully matching them with suitable adoptive families. In addition to education and rescue, POSC provides broad community support by offering a wide range of services including medical/financial, spay/neuter and training assistance, encouraging responsible pet guardianship thus reducing abandonment and other consequences that deepen the national crisis.
Founded
1973
Size
Medium
Serving pets and people in the Greater Houston area since 1972
In 1972, a group of concerned Houstonians founded Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) in response to the pervasive problem of thousands of neglected and abused animals in Harris County. CAP is committed to sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals in loving homes. 39 years later, after operating in a strip center, CAP has moved into our very own animal shelter facility. CAP advocates respect and compassion for all animal life - we speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. CAP also provides humane education to prevent animal cruelty and raise awareness in the community of the needs of animals. To fulfill our mission, CAP has developed and established many successful programs and services to enhance the lives of pets and people in the Greater Houston Area and surrounding counties. Some of these programs are unique in Houston, such as our Weekend Sponsor Program and our Feral Cat Assistance Program.
Founded
1973
Size
Medium
Finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in our care
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, founded in 1972 by Gertrude Maxwell, is a no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in its care. Pets are sheltered indefinitely. Our shelter strives to create an environment which enhances both awareness of and support for the humane treatment of animals. We provide comprehensive services including: a caring and safe haven for cats and dogs, medical and behavioral assistance to mend broken spirits and bodies, adoption services, long term care for residents who are not adopted, community education, community leadership through alliances with other humane organizations, and community referral to low cost spay/neuter services.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Compassionately Connecting People and Pets
The mission of the Upper Valley Humane Society (UVHS) is to compassionately connect people and pets. We do this by implementing a vision that strives to achieve excellence in animal welfare through a progressive approach to flexible adoptions, positive training, open-admission sheltering, and humane education. We are committed to supporting our community by providing the resources people and pets need to improve their relationship, increasing opportunities for pets to find new homes and preventing cruelty. The Upper Valley Humane Society is paramount in assisting healthy community and individual interactions with pets, especially those in need. For over the last fifty years the UVHS has set the standard for humane and compassionate treatment of pets. We serve over one hundred communities in both Vermont and New Hampshire, 3,500 families are provided direct services and 20,000 families are served at a local, regional and national level annually.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Turning sad beginnings into happy endings since 1974
Founded in 1974, Geauga Humane Society (GHS) is a leading animal welfare agency in northeast Ohio. In 2001 GHS opened a new state-of-the-art 10,500 square foot facility in Russell Township, Ohio. We named it Rescue Village. Animals at Rescue Village are cared for until they find a new home, including those that are abused, sick or injured, those that may need behavior training, or those that simply need the gift of time. Animals are never euthanized due to age, special needs, or lack of space. At GHS our mission is to shelter and find homes for sick, injured, abused, and abandoned domestic animals that have no other alternatives; to foster compassion for all living things through education; to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs; and to prevent cruelty by enforcing animal protection laws.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Your Animal Experts. Your Community Resource.
The Coulee Region Humane Society actively promotes the humane treatment of animals and positive human-animal relationships.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Promoting the welfare of dogs and cats and nurturing the human/animal bond
Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals' (SICSA) mission is to promote the welfare of dogs and cats and to nurture the human/animal bond. Since 1974, SICSA has been dedicated to helping the homeless, stray and unwanted animals in Kettering, Ohio, Dayton and the Miami Valley. SICSA offers numerous animal-centered programs and services. These programs include pet adoptions, foster care, pet facilitated therapy, humane education, spay/neuter assistance, and dog obedience training classes.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Fostering the humane treatment of all animals
The Ramona Humane Society is dedicated to fostering the humane treatment of all animals. Our goal is to eliminate animal over-population by offering low-cost spay and neutering services, public outreach programs and promoting the adoption of pets to loving homes. The organization's specific accomplishments include an adoption program, low-cost spay/neuter/shots clinic, license purchasing, lost and found services, and micro-chipping services. The organization has also instituted a Senior Pets for Seniors program and provides educational materials to the general public.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Compassionately sheltering the lost and surrendered pets of Gallatin and Madison valleys
Heart of the Valley (HOV) is an animal shelter located in Bozeman with the mission to compassionately shelter the lost and surrendered pets of Gallatin and Madison valleys, and to enhance the lives of people and companion animals through pet adoption and education. HOV handles more than 2,500 cats and dogs every year. We have an open door policy and do not euthanize for space or length of time. Being an "open door" shelter means that HOV accepts any lost, abandoned or surrendered companion animals (cats or dogs) from anywhere. The animals arrive at HOV for all sorts of reasons and in every imaginable condition. No matter the circumstance or condition, HOV accepts them.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Saving Lives, Enriching Yours
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) provides for the welfare of dogs and cats on the South Fork of Long Island through shelter and adoption services, medical care, spaying and neutering programs, community outreach and humane education. Founded in 1974, ARF has rescued and placed nearly 20,000 cats and dogs in loving homes. At any given time, ARF has over 100 animals in residence. ARF is a 'no-kill' adoption center. ARF will care for an animal regardless of how long it takes to find a loving home, except in extraordinary circumstances, such as incurable illness or severe and dangerous behavioral problems. In such cases, a cat or dog may be euthanized. ARF's mission is to actively rescue cats and dogs, provide quality care and offer sanctuary until loving homes can be found.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and abused stray cats
Tree House Humane Society is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. Founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1975, Tree House is the largest cageless, no-kill shelter for injured, sick and abandoned cats in the Chicagoland area. Since its founding Tree House has found homes for more than 14,000 residents. Tree House provides a safe haven for feral, stray, abused, neglected, and/or critically injured felines. Additionally, we performed over 500 spays and neuters.
Founded
1975
Size
Small
Central Minnesota's independent, non-profit animal center
The Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) was incorporated on December 11th, 1974. In recognition of the bond between humans and animals, the TCHS exists to practice and promote humane principles, compassionate care, and the prevention of cruelty to animals. This society serves the community, both animals and people, primarily by providing quality care and adoption services for animals in need; offering educational programs to encourage the awareness, understanding and practice of humane principles; and handling questions and complaints regarding animal care and behavior, including alleged cruelty and neglect cases.
Founded
1957
Size
Medium
Providing shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abused animals.
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abused animals. Our charitable organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 serving Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties. Griffin Pond is the only animal shelter in Lackawanna County. Our Mission is to investigate, help prosecute and prevent cruelty to animals; promote adoption awareness, humane education and responsible pet ownership while we care for the many animals surrendered to our shelter to the best of our ability every day until we find them new loving homes.
Founded
1964
Size
Large
Preventing cruelty to animals
The SPCA of Luzerne County's mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing: shelter for unwanted, discarded, neglected, and often abused animals; an adoption program to place these animals into caring, permanent homes; humane educations programs to enlighten the public about animal problems; and humane law enforcement and prosecution programs to address animal cruelty.
Founded
1926
Size
Large
Help Us Come To Their Rescue
In April 2017, The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society merged to form Humane Animal Rescue, a cohesive organization that will provide enhanced services to domestic animals and wildlife of our region. Our philosophy, compassion, and combined resources will better serve our community through a multifaceted and innovative approach. We will provide all aspects of care to abandoned, neglected, and injured animals; reunite lost pets with their caregivers or seek new families for them; educate the community on humane care and interactions with all animals with the goal of reducing pet overpopulation and negative relationships with native wildlife; reinforce a standard of living for animals and prevent cruelty; and provide assistance and medical care to injured, orphaned, or ill native Pennsylvania wildlife with a goal of returning them to their natural habitat. Our open door policy ensures that no animal is ever refused shelter.
Founded
1959
Size
Large
Thinking outside the cage
Animal Friends, a premier companion animal resource center, is committed to nurturing and promoting the animal-human bond and creating a community where our relationship with companion animals is guided by compassion. Our mission is to ensure the well being of companion animals, while ending overpopulation, abuse and unwarranted euthanasia. It is our vision to: reduce the number of unwanted animals through aggressive spay/neuter programs; provide for the well-being of companion animals in need, while adhering to our no-kill tradition, and find each a lifelong, loving home; promote the animal-human bond through education and outreach programs; and act as an advocate on behalf of animals in crisis and as an enforcer of their rights and protection.
Founded
1922
Size
Large
Making our region a better place for people and their pets
In April 2017, The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society merged to form Humane Animal Rescue, which will assume day-to-day operations of all activities of Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. At the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, the area's oldest and largest animal welfare organization, we believe that every pet deserves a loving home and the chance to be someone's best friend. Since 1874, we have been providing shelter and care for Pittsburgh's unwanted animals - over 130 years of matching wonderful pets with wonderful people. Our goal is to make this region a better place for people and their pets, and in doing so we have developed many innovative outreach and educational programs. In addition to facilitating adoptions, we helped establish the first spay/neuter program for Pittsburgh shelter animals; helped develop a therapeutic program for children with disabilities; investigate over 1,000 cruelty and neglect cases a year; offer obedience classes; and operate www.TelephonePole.org, an online pet lost and found site.
Founded
2008
Size
Small
Senior Dog Rescue
Founded in 2007, Muttville works to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice. Muttville is dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do. Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable new homes for these dogs. Muttville has its own cage-free facility, housing newly rescued senior dogs while they await to be matched with foster homes.
Founded
2011
Size
Large
Because life is good.
The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. The Center has six program areas: Biodiversity, Climate, International, Oceans, Wildlands, and Urban Wildlands. The Center looks forward to a future of continued expansion, creativity, and no-holds-barred action on behalf of the world's most critically endangered animals and plants.
Founded
1942
Size
Small
Finding great homes for great pets
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton builds loving relationships between people and pets. Our vision is to build a community in which all animals are valued and family life is enhanced through relationships with pets. We find homes for homeless pets; reunite lost pets with their families; and lower pet overpopulation through proactive spay/neuter programs. We also work to eliminate animal abuse and neglect through cruelty investigations and community action; serve as a resource for pet owners to enhance the human-animal bond; collaborate with community organization and companies to make our programs more effective and strive to be the area's most proactive and effective animal-care agency. We have served Montgomery County for more than 100 years.
Founded
1965
Size
Large
We turn no animal away
Founded in 1873, SPCA Cincinnati is an animal shelter and humane society that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by fostering humane care and treatment of all animals. Through humane education and animal protection, we improve the quality of life in our community. SPCA Cincinnati provides services to Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati, Ohio. This service area covers a population of over 900,000 people and an area of over 500 square miles. We offer refuge, medical care, nourishment and a second chance for homeless animals; and we protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness, ignorance and irresponsibility.
Founded
1954
Size
Small
Adopt a pet, save a life, gain a friend
Animal Friends Humane Society (AFHS)'s mission is to promote humane principles, protect lost, homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals, and act as advocates for animals in our communities. AFHS was established in 1952 and is the only open-admission shelter in Butler County.
Founded
1958
Size
Medium
Choose no-kill. Choose the League.
Founded in 1949, the League for Animal Welfare is a privately funded, nonprofit organization providing much-needed care for unwanted, lost and neglected cats and dogs in our community. The League's mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in Greater Cincinnati by providing a compassionate no-kill animal shelter and programs that promote responsible pet care. As the oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in the area, the League uses the resources of its dedicated staff, supporters, and volunteers to provide the medical care, behavioral training and socialization needed to successfully match homeless animals with lifelong homes. The League's shelter has the capacity to care for approximately 40 dogs and 80 cats with the goal of permanent placement in loving homes. Volunteers foster additional dogs and cats and bottle feed kittens and puppies in their own homes.
Founded
1998
Size
Giant
Saving Animals in Crisis Around the World
IFAW saves animals: elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife threatened by habitat loss and conflict with people, and dogs and cats stranded after disasters or at risk from cruelty. We help individual animals in distress and win policy changes that provide long-term protections. Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. We seek to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people. IFAW is an international organization and this site only includes financial information for IFAW's US entity. We encourage people to read our consolidated international financial information in our Annual Report on www.ifaw.org.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
adopt, adore, advocate
The Capital Area Humane Society, founded in 1883, is dedicated to the elimination of cruelty, abuse, neglect, and abandonment of animals. The Society achieves its goals through programs and services for people and pets in the community based on humane principles and respect for non-human animals. Our vision is for all animals to live free of suffering and all companion animals to be valued members of loving and caring families.
Founded
1948
Size
Large
Adopt * Protect * Love
The Cleveland Animal Protective League's (APL) mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering. Incorporated in 1913, it is a private, independent humane society that is located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. The APL's Humane Investigations team investigates reports of animal cruelty in Cuyahoga County and assists with the prosecution of those cases. The APL provides shelter to animals that have been relinquished by their guardians or rescued by the APL from abuse or neglect, and to stray or abandoned cats. It has achieved 100 percent placement of healthy, friendly animals. The APL also provides veterinary care to sick or injured animals that are admitted into our shelter, can be safely and humanely treated, rehabilitated in foster homes, and then placed into loving homes. The APL offers outreach programs in the community that reduce the birthrate of unwanted litters of cats and dogs and provide resources and support to pet owners in targeted, under-served areas.
Founded
1943
Size
Large
Put yourself in their paws
The Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) was founded in 1884 as one of the first humane societies in the United States. Our mission is to lead the community in efforts focused on relieving the suffering of, preventing cruelty to, and providing for humane treatment of animals. TAHS is committed to the welfare of animals and to promoting a healthy bond between animals and their human companions. We shall: provide temporary shelter and care for animals while seeking permanent homes; advocate for animals, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves; intervene and prevent cruelty to animals; and educate the community regarding animal issues, responsible care and training, and the correlation between animal cruelty and human abuse.
Founded
1941
Size
Medium
Friends for Life
The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life. Our vision is that all central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. IndyHumane is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, appropriate medical care, and affordable spay/neuter services. As the voice for the animals, IndyHumane brings together like-minded animal-focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare issues and concerns. For over 100 years, it's all about the animals.
Founded
1981
Size
Medium
Saving animals. Enriching lives.
The Humane Society of Elkhart County (HSEC) is dedicated to promoting respect and responsibility for all animals and to the prevention of suffering and neglect through education, public service and adoption. Because we provide animal control to most of Elkhart County, we are considered an open admission shelter. This means HSEC will not refuse animals from Elkhart County service area residents if the shelter is full. Although we are an Open Admission shelter, we are proud to say that every animal that goes into our adoption center stays there until they are adopted. We have worked really hard to try every effort of finding an animal a home by adoption or working with legitimate animal welfare groups. If the animal won't fit well in our adoption center, we will try to find another animal welfare group to give it a home.
Founded
1964
Size
Small
Providing protection for homeless animals
The Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) was founded in 1957 to provide protection for homeless animals, intervention for animals in abusive environments, and community education to encourage prevention of animal abuse and pet overpopulation. The VHS serves as a surrender and adoption agency for unwanted pets. In addition to finding homes for animals, the VHS also works to build public awareness of the problem of homeless and abandoned pets. Through special events, media coverage and other outreach activities we hope to reduce the flow of animals to our shelter. VHS is committed to the elimination of pet overpopulation in our community, the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and the promotion of the animal-human bond.
Founded
1956
Size
Small
Your community. Your shelter. Your pets.
The Allen County SPCA will promote the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a safe haven for animals, an effective and comprehensive adoption program, education and outreach programs for the community and deep and broad membership and volunteer programs.
Founded
1937
Size
Giant
A commitment to caring since 1899
The Anti-Cruelty Society (also known as the SPCA of Illinois), founded in 1899, is a private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society, committed to helping both animals and people. Our programs and services include: Cat and Dog Adoptions - over 5,000 annually; Low or No Cost Spay/Neuter surgeries open to the general public - over 11,000 annually; Cruelty Investigations and Rescue Services - over 2,600 annually; Humane Education and Community Outreach programs - over 25,000 participants annually. Other services include a charity veterinary clinic, dog training classes; a free behavior hotline; and short-term accommodations for emergencies program, providing temporary housing for pets whose owners have been involved in crisis situations, e.g., domestic violence, fire, flood, illness, or foreclosure.
Founded
1952
Size
Large
Chicagoland's largest humane society
Established in 1935, the Animal Welfare League saves animals' lives and works to improve the way they are treated and regarded by society. The Animal Welfare League strives to: prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes for animals through our adoption programs, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through our low cost spay/neuter clinic, provide veterinary care for low income pet owners, and relieve the suffering of all animals. We work to improve municipal, city and state laws and regulations regarding the treatment of animals, and operate the state's largest non-profit animal shelter program.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Pets are worth saving
PAWS Chicago is the city's largest no kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped by nearly 80 percent: from more than 42,000 homeless pets killed in 1997 to under 10,000. PAWS Chicago is working to build a no kill Chicago - a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago will find new homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets this year at the state-of-the-art Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption, the satellite Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center and nearly weekly on- and off-site adoption events. The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Midwest, will sterilize more than 18,000 pets of low-income families this year.
Founded
1968
Size
Small
A humane society
Anderson Animal Shelter (AAS) was incorporated in 1966 and is the largest privately funded animal welfare organization in the Fox Valley area. The mission of AAS is to improve the lives of pets and people through service, education and advocacy. Anderson Animal Shelter cares for over 3,000 homeless pets each year, with a live release rate of over 96%. A variety of other services are also offered to the public. These include: low-cost spay/neuter, dog training and humane education programming.
Founded
1955
Size
Medium
Providing shelter, veterinary care, and second chances to homeless pets.
The Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS) was established as a branch of the Illinois Humane Society in 1889 and chartered as the Champaign County Humane Society in 1903. In 1951, a diverse group of local citizens who cared deeply about animals gathered together to establish our first animal shelter near Bondville, Illinois, and in June of 1988 we moved into our current shelter in Urbana. We are an open admission shelter and accept all animals in need, regardless of age, physical condition or adoptability. Each year, CCHS cares for over 2,000 homeless pets through a comprehensive animal welfare program.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Somebody here needs you
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has served the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877. Our mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals. MHS rescues and cares for more than 100,000 animals each year. Our services include pet adoption, pet training programs, an adopter support help line, cruelty investigation, emergency animal rescue, humane education, legislative advocacy, a pet behavior help line, pet parenting information, spay/neuter programs, animal surrender, vaccination clinics, veterinary care and wildlife care.
Founded
1951
Size
Medium
Where the broken road ends. . .in love
For 130 years, Humane Society of West Michigan has operated under a seemingly simple mission, one that we feel provides both animals and those who care for them with an irreplaceable resource. Our mission is to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement and protection. Humane Society of West Michigan is a limited admission shelter. This means that we must restrict the number of animals we receive in order to continue providing the best care and shelter for our current animals.
Founded
1946
Size
Medium
Make it a be kind to animals world
Since 1935, the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MACS) has dedicated its efforts to providing refuge to stray, injured, and forgotten animals. We work to promote humane education and actively initiate affirmative legislative action. Each year, MACS investigates between 1,200 and 1,500 animal cruelty complaints and provides extensive sheltering organizations and pet adoption to the 13,000 animals who pass through the shelter doors. We never turn away an animal in need.
Founded
1951
Size
Large
Serving all of Washtenaw County and Plymouth
HSHV's mission is to support the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community by:-Ensuring proper, nurturing care for the animals in our shelter-Placing all adoptable animals in loving homes-Reducing pet over-population-Caring for the physical well-being of animals in our community-Providing education and outreach to the community-Stopping animal crueltyWe are the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County that takes in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals.
Founded
1946
Size
Medium
New Home, New Hope
Founded in 1936, the Capital Area Humane Society works to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example. We serve the animals and the people of the Mid-Michigan community with a wide variety of programs and services, including adoption, surrender, an off-site spay and neuter clinic, education programs for children, pet health fairs, obedience classes, and a pet food bank. More than 10,000 animals come through our doors each year; all are provided with food, medical care, a safe place to live, and plenty of TLC from our staff and volunteers.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community.
The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit are dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community, while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. As animal advocates, we are committed to saving all adoptable animals, providing high-quality animal care and adoption services, delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education, promoting animal welfare legislation, and embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Providing care and shelter for homeless and abused animals
Our mission is to help those who cannot speak for themselves. To provide humane care for unwanted, abused and injured animals. To prevent cruelty to animals. To place adoptable pets into good, permanent homes with responsible owners. To make every effort to return stray animals turned into the shelter to their original owners. To promote spay and neutering, to prevent overpopulation, through education.
Founded
1965
Size
Medium
Helping people help animals
Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) serves south central Wisconsin in the areas of animal intake and care, medical services, education, adoption and outreach. Our services and programs include: a nationally recognized ringworm treatment program and other cutting-edge shelter medicine programs; innovative partnerships with area veterinary clinics, the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of California-Davis Shelter Medicine Program; and summer camps and other education programs for children.
Founded
1941
Size
Large
Saving lives
Since its inception in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has become one of the most established and well-recognized non-profit organizations in the community. WHS' mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 130 years, WHS has been providing quality, cost effective services for homeless animals. It is the largest humane society in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the United States. Among the many programs and services WHS provides to the community are a comprehensive adoption program, lifesaving medical care for nearly 20,000 animals annually, a spay/neuter clinic, educational programs for children and adults, and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. WHS has two locations: a Milwaukee shelter at 45th & Wisconsin, and our new Ozaukee Campus in Saukville.
Founded
1972
Size
Small
Part of your family
Founded in 1959, the Bay Area Humane Society was founded to promote the humane treatment of animals and provide protection, care and shelter for unwanted and homeless pets. The mission of the Bay Area Humane Society is to offer the best possible care and future for companion animals in our community through leadership, placement, and outreach. After more than 50 years and thousands of tails, the Bay Area Humane Society is still operating with the spirit and inspiration of our founders. We love animals. And we're making our community a better place for both pets and people.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Friends for life
The Elmbrook Humane Society's mission is to provide shelter for homeless animals, promote the human animal bond, and prevent animal cruelty and neglect. Services include animal care and shelter, rescue of stray and injured animals, adoption and community education.
Founded
1968
Size
Large
We're building a society that's humane
The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) was established in 1965. HAWS assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an open admissions shelter, they accept animals regardless of age, health, temperament or breed. Their active humane education department offers programs and services that promote responsible pet ownership, preventing animal abuse and neglect in their community and beyond. HAWS promotes the humane care and treatment of all animals, in support of cooperative humane efforts throughout the state of Wisconsin. HAWS is a member of the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, and not affiliated with any other local or national humane society.
Founded
1945
Size
Giant
Engaging the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals
The leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest, the Animal Humane Society is committed to engaging and serving local communities of people and animals by providing comprehensive programs and services to compassionately serve all of the stages of an animal's life. At our campuses in Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul and Woodbury, our mission is to engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals. Our programs at our five campuses include adoption and surrender, outreach, rescue, pet training and boarding. Animal Humane Society assisted over 23,000 animals in 2013.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
A lifetime of loving care for every pet
Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a lifetime of loving care for every pet by reducing overpopulation, increasing adoption, and fostering humane values. Animal Allies Humane Society is guided by a humane ethic to build communities that universally value animals, understand their needs, and take action to meet them. Animal Allies will be a leader in working toward the elimination of pet overpopulation and the euthanasia of adoptable animals, providing quality temporary care to homeless animals then placing them in permanent loving homes, and educating the community on humane treatment and responsible guardianship of companion animals.
Founded
1997
Size
Tiny
Loving care, a place to belong, a home for life
Home For Life is an expression of a new kind of animal shelter - the long-term animal sanctuary. We provide animals with loving care, a nurturing environment that is safe and stable, a place to belong- a home for life. We provide lifetime care for cats and dogs with special needs who cannot find a home, but who can still lead a quality life. We believe that animals should live in a setting that is appropriately scaled to allow for individual attention and specialized care. This is why Home For Life is able to give its residents a quality life and not just a warehoused existence.
Founded
2002
Size
Medium
We promise to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost.
Our Companion Animal Rescue's chief guiding principle is to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the cost or challenge. We are committed to helping animals in need today, while also providing programs to prevent animals from becoming homeless. One hundred percent of our capital campaign (construction at the Ashford Sanctuary) and 99% of our operating costs (vet bills, pet food, various Sanctuary and Program Center operational expenses, etc.) are made possible by the generosity of the community. There are few non-profit organizations, animal-related or otherwise, whose ability to serve its constituents is so closely tied to the voluntary philanthropic support of the public.
Founded
1949
Size
Large
Promoting animal welfare
Founded in 1926 the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves animals and people in need across the state, with a focus on Polk County and central Iowa. The ARL has grown dramatically since its founding expanding its programs and services. Through our proactive programs community outreach (which includes spay/neuter and veterinary assistance programs for owned pets), humane education and pet behavior programs, in the past few years we have begun to see a decrease in the number of animals we care for in the shelter, but our work is far from over. The ARL strives to serve people and pets in our community through our programs and services designed to promote animal welfare, to address the reasons animals end up in shelters, to find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and to help keep pets in their homes with the people that love them.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
Protects and promotes the well-being of all animals by fostering respect for their inherent dignity.
Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) protects and promotes the well-being of all animals by fostering respect for their inherent dignity. DRHS envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, companion animals are spayed or neutered and all animals are treated with respect and compassion.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Dedicated to second chances
Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. We provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through our rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes. We are committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through our adoption programs. We further support that bond by making available world-class veterinary care, and outstanding pet obedience and behavior programs.
Founded
1945
Size
Large
Adopt a friend for life
Founded in 1922, the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Through the support of the community, the APA is able to provide the following services: shelter and care for homeless dogs and cats; adoption services; veterinary clinic; lost and found assistance; and education and outreach. We take in over 4,000 animals annually. Our daily numbers vary due to the season. On some days, in the summer, we take in over 100 animals in a day. We can house about 350 animals at a time.
Founded
1953
Size
Large
Partnering pets and community for life.
Wayside Waifs is an independent humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944. Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. To accomplish this, we employ three key strategies: providing temporary shelter for homeless companion animals; educating the public; and developing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances.The above is our mission statement. Please note additionally: Our state-of-the-art facility is a 32,700 square foot building which can shelter up to 800 animals. In addition, Wayside offers many other services to the community including humane education for children and adults, an anti-violence humane education program for grades 3-5, a volunteer program, a seniors' program, shelter for the pets of women in domestic violence shelters, a behavior helpline for frustrated pet owners, and more.
Founded
1965
Size
Giant
To provide a safe haven and human voice for all animals in need.
Serving since 1919, the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society is an open admission facility that takes in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals that need tender loving care until they can find a permanent home. Our mission is to provide a safe haven and human voice for all animals in need.
Founded
1941
Size
Large
Make a friend for life
The Capital Humane Society began in 1902 as the Lancaster County Humane Society. The Society's mission focused on the prevention of cruelty to children and horses. Around 1907 the services expanded to include a variety of animals. In the Spring of 2004, renovation was completed on the new Spay/Neuter Vet clinic at the shelter. We are now able to spay and neuter all animals going into the adoption program. In 2013 the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center was opened. This facility is an extension of Capital Humane Society and is an adoption only facility located in a high profile shopping center in Lincoln. To fulfill the promise of animals, the Capital Humane Society shelters animals, protects animals and teaches compassion and respect.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
Your help is their hope
The Nebraska Humane Society acts as a voice for the animals, and through them, enriches the communities we serve. The Nebraska Humane Society was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest Humane Society in the United States. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. By providing animal control services to much of the metro area we also serve the citizens of our community by upholding laws enacted for the protection of people and animals. The Nebraska Humane Society is committed to offering refuge and safe haven to unwanted animals.
Founded
1951
Size
Large
Saving Lives Since 1888
The Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people by offering an array of services to promote the human/animal bond, including pet adoption; dog training; behavior consultation; pet supplies; social media outreach including mobile apps, spay/neuter services for the pets of low income families; youth education and community outreach; as well as private cremation and other end of life services for pets. For over 128 years, we have helped Wichita's pets by providing them care, comfort, hope, and most importantly, a second chance at a new life. We provide services for thousands of animals every year including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, and other small pets.Our Mission: The Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals.Our Vision: To create a humane community for all companion animals.
Founded
1935
Size
Tiny
Helping animals in our community since 1912
Founded in 1912, Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is the oldest existing humane society in metropolitan Kansas City. We were originally called The Humane Society of Wyandotte County and two sisters are credited with our founding, Sarah Jacobs and Henriette H. Jacobs. In 1970, we changed our name to The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City and continue to this day to serve the entire metropolitan area. In 1994 we became the first no-kill shelter in Kansas City and continue to provide low-cost spay/neuter services and preventive veterinary care. We employ three veterinarians and support staff for our clinic, which is located in our facility. We find homes for over 97% of the pets in our care.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Saving homeless animals across America
The Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England's largest animal shelters that does not destroy any of the pets entrusted to its care. We have placed thousands of dogs and cats since we opened our doors. Our programs include: Puppies Across America, rescuing abandoned puppies from across the U.S.; Sato Rescue, rescuing dogs from Puerto Rico; Spay/Neuter Assistance, breaking the cycle of unwanted animals; Humane Education Program, teaching schoolchildren how to be responsible and loving pet owners; Foster Care Program, where loving foster parents often mean the difference between life and death; the Senior Visitation Program, bringing animals to visit nursing homes and other special needs facilities; and children's birthday parties with the animals.
Founded
1976
Size
Medium
Promoting the conservation and protection of all primates since 1973
The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) was founded in 1973, and, since this time, has been working continuously for the well-being of primates. IPPL has Field Representatives in 31 countries. In countries where primates live, IPPL's Field Representatives work to create and preserve national parks and sanctuaries, and for bans on primate hunting, trapping, and local and international trade. IPPL's educational efforts have contributed to decisions by many countries to ban or restrict primate trade and to establish programs to protect primate habitat. IPPL has raised funds to help other sanctuaries working to provide a safe and enriching environment for primate victims of deforestation and poaching.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
Rescue, education, advocacy
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Through the years, we have rescued thousands of animals, and educated millions of people about their plight. People are shocked to learn about the intolerable conditions that are commonplace on today's industrialized farms. Our rescue and education work continues, as we advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion. We are reaching out to legislators and businesses, and working to bring about institutional reforms. Farm Sanctuary remains solidly committed to our mission to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy efforts.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
The region's premier no-kill animal sanctuary, enriching the lives of pets and people.
The mission of Faithful Friends Animal Society is to end the neglect, abandonment and killing of pets in Delaware and enrich the lives of people by promoting and providing compassionate animal-related welfare and social services. Faithful Friends Animal Society is an animal welfare organization with a No Kill shelter serving Delaware. Faithful Friends does not euthanize animals to make space for others. All cats and dogs in our care stay with us until forever homes are found. They receive lots of love and attention in addition to top-notch care.
Founded
1951
Size
Medium
Protecting all animals from acts of cruelty and neglect
SPCA of Anne Arundel County works to serve as the leading private, nonprofit organization within Anne Arundel County which exists to protect all animals from acts of cruelty and neglect. We promote humane care and concern for animals by educating the public and by working to end pet overpopulation. We provide shelter and rehabilitation to animals in need. We also work for the passage and enforcement of laws which promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals.
Founded
1942
Size
Small
Protecting, saving, and caring for animals since 1927.
Founded in 1927, the Baltimore Humane Society provides a temporary home, safe refuge, and care for unwanted and homeless animals. We work aggressively to place each animal that comes to our shelter in a loving, permanent home. We strive to control the population of unwanted animals by promoting and offering low-cost spaying and neutering and vaccination services, and by addressing the issues that cause people to give up their animals. We work to advance the cause of humane treatment of animals and increase awareness of animal issues through public education and legislative efforts. We ensure a peaceful final resting place for beloved pets through the operation of a beautiful and well-maintained cemetery for companion animals, and we offer free pet bereavement counseling to grieving pet guardians.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
The scales of justice must be equal for all God's creatures
Defenders of Animal Rights is dedicated to eliminating cruelty to all animals. In 1988, our shelter opened in the middle of a 35.8 acre wildlife sanctuary in Northern Baltimore County. We hold adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find each and every one a forever home. We have adopted out almost 24,000 animals. Our adoption rate is about 97%. Defenders of Animal Rights offers a variety of programs to benefit both the animals and the community. They include a pet adoption center; wildlife and farm animal sanctuary; animal rescues and veterinary care; rehabilitation of abused, neglected and abandoned animals; low cost spay/neuter program; grief counseling; and humane education.
Founded
1992
Size
Medium
The cats' leading advocate
Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Our mission is to end the killing of cats and lead the movement for their humane care. Alley Cat Allies has charted a course set on animal control and shelter industry reform and humane treatment through activities including: advocating for pounds and shelters to keep public records of animal intake and kill rates, for public and mandatory government oversight, and for increased pound and shelter accountability; mobilizing and educating the public and leading the national movement to end the killing of cats and to protect and improve their lives; and supporting the efforts of, and acting as the national voice for, thousands of individuals and groups across the U.S. who provide humane care for stray and feral cats.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Ensuring quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education and outreach
Days End Farm Horse Rescue (Days End) is a volunteer-based, animal welfare organization established in 1989 to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education and outreach. Since its beginning in 1989, DEFHR has been a place where children and adults have found enrichment, satisfaction, sadness and purpose through helping to provide care for unwanted, abused or neglected horses. DEFHR has gone from a small non-profit sheltering only a few horses annually, to a full-scale and well-respected rescue and rehabilitation facility housing on average 60 to 90 horses at any given point in time.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
International arm of The Humane Society of the United States
As the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI) oversees and coordinates the work of The HSUS abroad, addressing animal issues that cross many borders and impact millions of animals worldwide. HSI works with national and jurisdictional governments, humane organizations, and individual animal protectionists in countries around the world to find practical, culturally sensitive, and long-term solutions to common animal issues, and to share an ethic of respect and compassion for all life.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
An Alliance for Cat Protection
Alley Cat Rescue (ACR) works to protect cats on several levels: locally through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of cats and nationally through a network of Cat Action Teams, called CAT. ACR is dedicated to the health, well-being and welfare of all cats: domestic, stray, abandoned and feral. ACR is helping to solve the crisis and tragedy of unwanted and abandoned cats. We are saving lives with innovative hands-on programs; we have rescued thousands of cats and placed them in loving homes; we assist with all aspects of feral cat care, wildlife predation and rabies control; and we also provide information on cat health, cat behavior, feline diseases, and special needs.
Founded
1939
Size
Giant
Feel the warmth of a cold nose
Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA is dedicated to helping animals and people. Our mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community by fostering healthy animal-human relationships. We operate primarily in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. Our adoption center adopts out over 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year. We focus on being progressive in the way we run our adoption center. We also work to prevent pet abandonment by being a resource for the community. We offer behavior counseling and training courses to help keep pets in homes. Spay/neuter is also critical to our mission and we provide these services to: our adopted animals, to animals from area rescue groups and shelters, and, in partnership with other groups, to feral cat colonies to reduce overpopulation and suffering.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Adoption - Education - Compassion
Ending animal homelessness through education, outreach and adoption, while saving lives and supporting the bond between pets and their families.
Founded
1937
Size
Large
Rescue - Rehab - Rehome
Since its creation in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League has been a leader in the field of animal welfare, caring for homeless and abused animals in our nation's capital and placing them in loving adoptive homes. In 2005 through 2006, the League underwent a revolutionary transformation, making it one of the world's most progressive animal rehabilitation centers. Each animal enjoys the best care possible, daily training and socialization support from staff and volunteers, and state-of-the-art veterinary care at the on-site medical center. Because it is bright, attractive, and filled with healthy and social animals living in comfortable living rooms, potential adopters find the League to be a welcoming place to visit and choose a companion animal.
Founded
1937
Size
Large
Saving Lives and Building Families in the Nation's Capital Since 1870.
The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League have each served the animals and people of the District of Columbia and the National Capitol region for over a century. Now these two great forces for animal protection have come together to form an even more powerful organization: the Humane Rescue Alliance. With the creation of the Humane Rescue Alliance, we're combining our proficiency and knowledge in all aspects of animal care, from providing quality, affordable medical services to creating families with each adoption. Most importantly, we're here to tenaciously protect and advocate for the animals in our community, and support and celebrate people's love and compassion for them. We are the Humane Rescue Alliance.
Founded
1956
Size
Giant
Celebrating animals, confronting cruelty
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals - a world that will also benefit people. We work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Every life is precious
The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a no-kill humane organization dedicated to the guiding principle that every life is precious. As a national leader in humane care and education, the Richmond SPCA is building a more compassionate community through programs of adoption, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, pet-retention, trap-neuter-return and humane education. In our most recent fiscal year we brought 3,991 orphaned pets into our care, found lifelong homes for 3,848 pets through programs of adoption, provided 2,996 homeless pets with veterinary treatment for medical conditions, spayed or neutered 5,709 animals at no or low cost, saw 8,317 four-legged patients in our new full-service, low-cost veterinary hospital and delivered more than 36,000 hours of humane education and training to area school children, adults and canines.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
A No Kill Organization
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization whose mission is to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach. Our vision is healthy animals in caring homes.
Founded
1947
Size
Medium
Improving the lives of animals
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington's mission is to improve the lives of animals. The League provides temporary care and refuge for homeless and suffering animals; places animals in loving, responsible homes; prevents cruelty to animals; provides animal control services; educates the public; and provides community services. Founded in 1944, the League provides animal control and sheltering for Arlington County under contract, and also offers many community service programs. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington also has several outreach programs to assist pets and their owners including humane education, spay/neuter programs, and caring for pets at the League when owners face an emergency.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Fostering a sentiment of kindness since 1948
The National Humane Education Society (NHES) is an animal welfare organization that has been in existence since 1948. Our mission is to foster a sentiment of kindness to animals in children and adults. We provide humane education, rescue and relief assistance for animals, as well as screened adoption services. Through the Humane Education Department, we provide educational presentations to all ages and information services to members as well as to the general public. Having passed the 50-year mark, The National Humane Education Society continues to grow and meet the ever-increasing demand to shelter, feed, provide medical attention, and find adoptive homes for abandoned and abused animals.
Founded
1958
Size
Medium
Improving the quality of life for animals and the people they touch
Founded in 1916, the Roanoke Valley SPCA (RVSPCA) is an organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for animals and the people they touch in the Roanoke Valley. We strive to accomplish this mission by providing food, shelter, medical care and companionship to the homeless and unwanted companion pets of our area. By providing humane education, pet assisted therapy, meaningful volunteer experiences, and pet/owner training classes, we emphasize the importance of the human/animal bond and help to create loving relationships between pet and guardian. The functions of the RVSPCA are divided into two components; the Barbara & Warner Dalhouse Adoption & Education center and the Regional Center for Animal Control & Protection.
Founded
1966
Size
Small
Helping Animals, Supporting Community
The mission of Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is to inspire compassion for all living things, to provide shelter to animals in need, and to promote adoptions, animal welfare, and responsible pet ownership in our community. The League is an animal sheltering and welfare organization focused on community responsiveness, professional animal care, dynamic education, compatible adoptions and a philosophy of compassion in all we do. We offer animal adoptions, citizen's assistance, a reduced cost spay/neuter program, animal control, help for wildlife, city animal licensing, pet bereavement services, and a reduced cost rabies clinic.
Founded
2004
Size
Large
Inspiring compassion.
Founded in 1999, MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Promoting a humane community since 1966
It is the mission of the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) to create a more humane and responsible community by decreasing our tolerance for cruelty while increasing our capacity for compassion. Founded in 1966, the VBSPCA takes in and cares for almost 4,000 homeless domestic animals each year. Our outreach and humane education programs serve almost 28,000 children each year through our Listening Ears, Compassion Classroom, Autistic Bridges, Vet for a Day and Critter Camps. We provide services in 52 elementary schools in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk. As the only humane organization to hold a state and federal permit for the rehabilitation and release of wildlife, we take in nearly 2,200 wildlife animals annually and provide rescue and referral to another 1,500. Our Low Cost Medical Clinic provides affordable spay/neuter services as well as routine veterinary care to households earning less than $45,000 per year. Our mobile medical unit, the Neuter Scooter, extends sterilization and vaccination services to animals in other communities.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Dedicated to rescuing, housing and adopting homeless animals
Established in 1968, the Humane Society of Fairfax County (HSFC) was formed by concerned citizens to rescue and protect both domestic and wild animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and cruelty. The organization has changed tremendously over the years. A handful of volunteers has grown to over a hundred dedicated individuals who give their time to help whenever and wherever needed. Our list of services to the community includes educating the public about animal care, alerting the community about the horrors of the fur industry and hunting, providing information on state and county laws, foster parenting animals awaiting adoption, adopting a multitude of different animals into loving homes, and helping to rehabilitate wild animals for future release.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Open your heart
Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,000 animals through its innovative adoption programs and lost and found efforts. The SPCA's mission is to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. The SPCA of Wake County operates two animal shelters: the Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center focuses on pet adoption and public education, and the Holding Center located in Garner. This facility is used to shelter animals waiting for space at the Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center. The SPCA also operates the Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic, providing low-cost surgeries to the general public. In July 2010, the SPCA became a no-kill agency working towards a no-kill community.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Serving Buncombe county since 1984
Asheville Humane Society was formed in 1984 as Buncombe County Friends for Animals Inc., primarily as a governing body for the County Pet Adoption Center and Animal Shelter, which was previously operated by the County. Asheville Humane Society has operated the Shelter since September 1990. In September 2010, Asheville Humane Society, in partnership with Buncombe County, opened the Animal Care Campus. The campus comprises two facilities: Asheville Humane Society Adoption and Education Center and the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. The two facilities sit side by side and work in tandem in a public-private partnership that serves as a national model for other communities hoping to work collaboratively on eradicating animal homelessness.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Helping the community, one pet at a time.
Pet Helpers is a private, Adoption Center and Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic that services communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal welfare legislation.
Founded
1949
Size
Medium
Love is a four-legged word
The Greenville Humane Society (GHS) opened its doors in 1930 as the South Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SCSPCA). Over the years, we have helped unite over 250,000 people in the upstate with previously unwanted animals. As a no-kill facility, we work in partnership with our community to create an environment where all animals are treated with compassion and respect.
Founded
1965
Size
Large
Preventing Cruelty to Animals Has Always Been Our Mission. Since 1874.
For over 143 years, Charleston Animal Society has been preventing cruelty to animals. Nationally recognized as a leader in animal protection and rescue, Charleston Animal Society will not rest until every animal in need of a home finds one.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
The place to find your Society pet
The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873. The AHS - an Atlanta pet adoption center with a proven track record of helping the city's homeless, abused, and neglected animals - offers many additional public-wide services, including a Canine Play Yard for potential adopters, spaying and neutering, dog training and educational programs, and a veterinary clinic. Unlike many other animal shelters around the country, the AHS never euthanizes because of space or time constraints. In 2008, the shelter provided care and adoption of over 7,300 animals, and the clinic accommodated nearly 7,000 medical cases/visits.
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
Changing lives one animal at a time
Founded in 1978, the Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. As a space available shelter, our policy is that all animals at the Humane Society are offered the opportunity of a safe and loving home. The Humane Society of Charlotte's mission is to bring love and hope to all animals by insuring the humane treatment of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education. Our vision, all animals in safe and loving homes, will be accomplished by providing care and compassion for all animals, physically and emotionally; education and information on the humane and responsible treatment of all animals; respect for animals and people; integrity in word and deed; collaboration with the community; and being fiscally responsible and accountable to the community.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Something extraordinary happens when you visit
The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through adoption, public spay/neuter services, sheltering and education. We advocate responsible pet ownership through community outreach, involvement and education.
Founded
1972
Size
Large
A 501(c)3 non-profit open-admission animal shelter serving Volusia County, Florida since 1937
Founded in 1937, Halifax Humane Society serves the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County, Florida. We are an open-door animal shelter, receiving over 25,000 animals annually through city contracts and owner surrenders. Kennel and cage capacity can comfortably house approximately 350 animals per day and is usually full. Equipped with a spay/neuter clinic, we perform early-age spay/neuter surgeries to ensure that all adopted animals are altered before entering a new home. Low cost spay/neuter certificates are also made available to the public. We provide humane education to any and all schools, businesses, civic groups, etc. through speaking engagements, tours and material.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
Generosity Breeds Joy.
The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), established in 1885 as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, serves as a resource to the community for all companion-related animal issues. JHS is dedicated to providing the community with valuable programs, services and resources that relate to animal care. Whether it's providing education about animal welfare issues, offering pet behavior training, running elementary school outreach programs, or even just passing on helpful pet-related information, our goal is to be a valuable resource for everyone with people-pet relationships.
Founded
1949
Size
Giant
We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (the Humane Society of the Palm Beaches) provides services to over 25,000 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens each year. Since 1925, we've been saving lives, improving animal welfare and addressing overpopulation in Palm Beach County. Our vision is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League relies solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations. Your donations directly support our efforts to help animals in need. Our mission is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals; to furnish medical and other services for the care of companion animals; to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected animals; to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals, for the mutual benefit of both.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
We Speak. We Heal. We Care.
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando educates, shelters, places, and heals pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care maintained to the very highest professional standards.
Founded
1938
Size
Large
Helping Orphaned Pets Everyday
The Humane Society of Greater Miami is a limited admit, adoption guarantee facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in our care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Adoption guarantee means that every animal that is admitted to our shelter is free from the threat of euthanasia for time, space, or treatable medical issues. We provide shelter, food, veterinary care, and plenty of TLC while the dogs and cats wait for their permanent home, no matter how long it takes.We have been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. We offer programs and services to educate, inform, and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and treat animals with the kindness they deserve. With the support of people from across the county, we are helping to create a better community for all. We are a private, not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable animal welfare organization.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
spread the humanimality
Be the community leader in animal advocacy by preventing cruelty, promoting humane care and reducing pet overpopulation.SPCA Tampa Bay has been part of the Tampa Bay community since 1940 with shelter facilities in Largo and a full-service veterinary hospital opening in St Petersburg in 2016.The bond between humans and animals brings a joy like no other. As community advocates for the humane treatment of all animals, we work to bring more of this joy to people and pets throughout Tampa Bay. It's called spreading the humanimality.
Founded
1973
Size
Medium
More than a shelter
Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. HSTC is an open admission shelter with no time limit on hope. We accept all animals regardless of health, age, temperament or breed. Our mission is to assure a better life for companion animals by providing shelter, finding loving homes and promoting respect for their place in our lives. HSTC cares for more than 6,000 animals every year. Over the years more than 100,000 animals have received care through HSTC's programs and services.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Caring for the community. Caring for animals.
The Humane Society of Pinellas is dedicated to serving the community through the compassionate care of all animals. Our vision is to be recognized as the regional leader in animal welfare through quality care, humane education and financial stewardship. Our programs include SNIP (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program); SPIN (Special Pets In Need); foster care for orphaned, injured, abused or sick animals; educational programs for schools, youth organizations and the general public on the proper handling and welfare of animals; nursing home visits by our animals and volunteers, bringing joy and unconditional love to everyone; lost and found program for pets; and Continued Care, helping people in special circumstances who need temporary boarding for pets.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Leading the Way Because Every Life Counts
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, established in 1912, is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. The services we offer include: pet adoption; lost and found; a behavior help line; community outreach; a spay and neuter clinic; microchip clinics; Animeals, delivering free high-quality pet food to homebound and elderly residents on fixed income; Pet-a-pet, where volunteers take their own pets to nursing homes and long term care units to visit with the residents as pet therapy; humane euthanasia; pet cremations; flea products; and a food assistance program.
Founded
1951
Size
Small
Southwest Florida's original humane society since 1947
The Gulf Coast Humane Society is an animal welfare organization serving Southwest Florida for more than 60 years. Our mission is to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and facilitating an adoptive home. Each year we take in more than 1,000 animals in need of compassionate care. As a no-kill facility, the pets of the Gulf Coast Humane Society remain in our care until they find their Forever Home.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves
Since 1953, the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB&IRC) has committed to making a better community for its people and animals by: providing humane care and shelter for homeless animals; placing adoptable pets in permanent, loving homes; promoting spaying and neutering of companion animals; promoting responsible pet ownership and the respect for all life through humane education; protecting animals from cruelty; and pledging to be advocates for animal protection. Beyond sheltering pets, we provide services to encourage pets and their families to stay together. For this reason, humane education and behavior training are critical parts of our program at HSVB&IRC.
Founded
1962
Size
Large
Southwest Florida's premier no-kill pet shelter, adoption center, animal clinic and professional dog training agency
"Our mission is to shelter animals in times of need, locate life-long homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation, and sterilization."
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
Compassion. Commitment. Community.
The mission of the Humane Society of Manatee County is: HSMC is committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration. Our programs are focused on prevention and retention and include: Low cost spay/neuter services, trap/neuter and return for feral cats, Pet Safety Net resources to help you care for and keep your pet, rescue and adoption of orphaned dogs and cats. We are a community-based private non-profit organization that relies entirely upon donations to do our lifesaving work. Our funding comes from people like you. We receive no monies from any national organization or government entity.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
A friend for life begins with us
Established in 1944, the Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals. The shelter is 33,000 square-feet with the ability to house over 300 dogs and cats. The society has full time veterinarian services for shelter animals with an on site clinic. Over 200,000 patrons visit the shelter each year. In fiscal year 2007, the society placed 9,923 animals into new homes; and our educational programs touched over 150,000 children and adults.
Founded
1954
Size
Large
Engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
OUR MISSIONAs the area's premier no-kill shelter, the Humane Society of Sarasota County engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.OUR VISIONA community where all animals are cared for and loved.OUR VALUESWe achieve our mission by providing compassionate care to our shelter pets, finding them permanent homes, and promoting responsible pet ownership in our community.Incorporated in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has grown to be the area's premier no-kill shelter. A home is found for every adoptable pet in our care. We take tremendous pride in being the area's premier no-kill shelter, and with that comes the responsibility to lead by example. Our mission will always be focused on saving the lives of cats and dogs and enriching human lives along the way.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Non-Profit No Kill Shelter
The Humane Society of Marion County, founded in 1964, is a non-profit no-kill shelter dedicated to the care and protection of animals in Marion County, Florida. The mission of the Humane Society of Marion County is to prevent cruelty, suffering and overpopulation of animals through education, housing and financial support.
Founded
1944
Size
Medium
Adopt Love
The Lexington Humane Society (LHS) advocates the compassionate treatment of animals; educates the community on responsible, lifelong pet ownership; and promotes adoption as the best option when searching for a new pet. LHS cares for over 5,000 homeless animals every year, has an exceptional save rate of 95% for animals in care, and is the largest pet adoption agency in Central Kentucky. Our adoption specialists are trained to help you find the perfect pet and to Adopt Love, while our Finders-Keepers program is designed to help you maintain a healthy, lifelong relationship with your new best friend. We believe education is key to improving the lives of animals, and daily we work to educate the public on the importance of pet spay/neuter and our free and low-cost Spay'sTheWay program, the compassionate treatment of all animals, and responsible, lifelong pet ownership.
Founded
1945
Size
Large
Lifelong friends
Founded in 1884, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the nation and the state's largest animal agency, in terms of animals served and scope of mission programs. KHS chooses to accept all dogs and cats in need. KHS advocates the humane treatment of companion animals through leadership and proactive solutions to pet overpopulation, including adoptions, education and spay/neuter efforts. For more than 125 years, KHS has been providing shelter, food and medical care for thousands of unwanted animals each year. Thanks to the community's continued support, we're making Louisville and its surrounding areas a better place for our four-legged friends and the people who love them.
Founded
1962
Size
Medium
Helping homeless animals
The Nashville Humane Association (NHA) is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. NHA was incorporated in 1946 to protect the well being of animals in Davidson County. Today, the NHA is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals. Over 4,000 healthy and temperamentally sound animals are placed each year into loving homes and over 8,000 animals were spay or neutered throughout our community.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Shelby Humane Society's mission is to promote responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals by offering basic pet wellness and spay/neuter services, public education, and placement of companion animals.
Founded
1967
Size
Medium
Working towards making South Mississippi the first community in the Deep South to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptables
The mission of the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering and community engagement.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Rescue is what we do
The Tri County Humane Society is a no-kill organization dedicated to saving animals. We try to stop the killing over 45,000 unwanted pets in Broward County, 65,000 in Miami-Dade County, and 60,000 in Palm Beach County each year. We hope to place as many as possible in our no-kill shelter and find them wonderful loving homes. Tri County rescues thousands of pups, cats, dogs and kittens each year that were on death row ready to be euthanized.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
Leading the campaign against factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses
The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is the nation's largest farm animal protection organization. Founded in 1985, HFA is leading the campaign against factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses. HFA is also home to the world's largest farm animal refuge, Suwanna Ranch. HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty, to protect the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories. HFA's comprehensive programs include: anti-cruelty investigations and exposes, national media and ad campaigns, direct hands-on emergency care, and refuge for abused farm animals.
Founded
1994
Size
Medium
A sanctuary and education center for farmed animals.
Founded in 1989 Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the country. Nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA, it provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals. In addition to permanent sanctuary, Animal Place's Rescue Ranch is a 60-acre adoption center, placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes. Since its inception in 2011, more than 15,000 farmed animals have been saved and placed into forever homes.It operates a residential internship program, housing up to 7 interns at a time. Animal Place strives to create meaningful change for farmed animals through diet, advocacy and education. It offers farm tours, and educational workshops to introduce folks to ways they can help. Its mission is simple - to extend compassion to all.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
People rescuing animals . . .animals rescuing people
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) was created in 1991 by Tony and Elaine La Russa to address the needs of companion animals. ARF saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each others' lives. ARF strives to create a world where every loving dog and cat has a home, where every lonely person has a companion animal, and where children learn to care. ARF is an organization that can not only aid abandoned and homeless animals, but also promote the concept that people's lives can be enhanced by strengthening the bonds between humans and animals.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
Warm hearts for cold noses
The Humane Society of Pulaski County (HSPC) is a no-kill shelter that helps animals in central Arkansas. Founded 53 years ago, HSPC offers a variety of programs and services to the people and animals in the community, including providing quality animal care in our no-kill shelter, housing approximately 200 animals at a time; carefully screening adoptions and placing animals in good new homes; providing emergency animal rescue and medical treatment for the rescued animals; reuniting lost and found animals with their families; sponsoring volunteer activities; obtaining medical care for animals in our shelter; promoting animal welfare; offering foster care programs; and educating children, civic groups and the community.
Founded
1972
Size
Giant
Unleash your heart
The Louisiana SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, the Louisiana SPCA provides care for more than 43,000 homeless and companion animals annually. For more than 128 years, our mission has been to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. The Louisiana SPCA is committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in the community and across the region as a 4-Star Charity Navigator rated nonprofit ranking in the top 1 percent nationally.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Adopt a little New Yorker today
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is the sole umbrella organization for animal welfare in New York City, bringing together a community collaboration of over 150 non-profit partner rescue groups and shelters in the NYC and tri-state area. Established in 2003, our mission is to transform NYC into a more humane community, where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament are killed merely because they do not have homes.
Founded
1949
Size
Medium
Give love, get love. Adopt a new best friend today.
Founded in 1947, the Humane Society of El Paso is dedicated to preventing suffering, neglect, abuse and cruelty to animals, providing information, raising public awareness of animal issues, promoting responsible pet ownership, and kindness towards all living things. To achieve our mission, we pursue the following goals: to provide a compassionate and healthful environment for those in our care; to facilitate responsible adoption by placing animals in caring homes; to offer education and spay/neuter programs to reduce the suffering caused by pet overpopulation; to eliminate cruelty to animals through education and advocacy; and to promote responsible pet ownership and respect for all animals through education.
Founded
1948
Size
Giant
Promoting commitment to and respect for all animals and freeing them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.
Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation, and our vision is that we will lead our community to appreciate the value of animals. Committed to all animals, the Houston SPCA provides quality, humane care to dogs and cats, rabbits and other small mammals, birds, horses, farm animals and more. We also facilitate the protection and rehabilitation of injured, ill, orphaned and oiled native wildlife through our affiliate, Wildlife Rehab & Education. We are also the only shelter in the Greater Gulf Coast area with the ability to provide humane, temporary shelter to big cats and other exotic animals. All programs offered by the Houston SPCA-excluding adoptions, pet-training classes and Critter Camp-are free of charge, a service to our community and its animals, and we place 100% of our adoptable animals.
Founded
1960
Size
Large
Dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals
The Houston Humane Society (HHS) is dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals. HHS provides a wide variety of animal welfare programs to Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, and Houston's only $30 spay/neuter clinic that is open to the general public. HHS' R.A.I.D.E.R. Program investigates reports of neglect, abandonment or mistreatment of both companion animals and livestock in accordance with Texas state law. Our R.A.I.D.E.R. Investigators work non-stop to rescue animals in these conditions.
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
To rescue, release and provide sanctuary with dignity
To rescue, rehabilitate, and release native wildlife and to provide sanctuary, individualized care, and a voice for other animals in need.
Founded
1947
Size
Medium
We take them in, you take them home
Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League (ADL) is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, neglected, or surrendered dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, safety, and behavioral are also provided, along with compassion and loving attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal. The ADL provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people. Through grass roots advocacy, education, legal intervention, and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats in crisis.
Founded
1956
Size
Small
Unleash Hope
The Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the city's largest no-kill, non-profit pet adoption center dedicated to saving Austin's homeless cats and dogs, educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet overpopulation. Since its formation in 1952, AHS has been dedicated to re-homing orphaned cats and dogs and educating the community about responsible pet ownership through spaying and neutering. Each year, AHS adopts over 3,000 cats and dogs and receives over 32,000 visitors. AHS has a dedicated Board of Directors, advisors, staff and over 700 volunteers who work to socialize and provide companionship to all of our animals.
Founded
1962
Size
Large
Connecting Friends For Life.
Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter programs and community education. We are a No-Kill animal shelter and the #1 pet adoption agency in San Antonio, Texas.
Founded
1940
Size
Giant
Providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home
The SPCA of Texas is a one of the oldest and largest comprehensive animal welfare organizations in Texas with locations in both Dallas and McKinney. It operates two animal care and adoption centers and three low-cost care clinics that provide spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and preventative healthcare services to the public. On-staff veterinary teams, animal behaviorists and an active corps of volunteers care for all animals brought in through seizure, transfer or owner-surrender until adoption. The Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit collaborates with local law enforcement and investigates reports of cruelty and neglect over a six county area. The Education Department offers a variety of humane education programming for children through camps, workshops, tours and school visits.
Founded
1964
Size
Giant
Kindness, justice, and mercy to every living creature
The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) has been serving Tarrant and surrounding counties since 1905. HSNT's mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things. In accordance to our mission, we promote kindness, justice and mercy to every living creature entering our door. To accomplish our mission, we provide adoptions, humane investigations, animal surrender and admission, emergency rescue, a spay and neuter program, lost and found, and animal education.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Rescue, Sanctuary, Education, & Therapy
The purpose of Habitat for Horses Inc. is a) To promote and secure the safety, well being and health of horses. b) To encourage education concerning the physical and mental health of horses. c) To utilize horses in the growth and mental health of humans, either adult or children, through education, demonstration and connection. d) To study, promote, and enhance the proper training of horses through positive training techniques. e) To provide a home for those horses who are no longer able to be productive. f) To return to health, if possible, those owned horses that are deemed sick or injured.
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Stop the Cycle
Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. (SNAP) works to prevent the suffering and death of cats and dogs due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas. SNAP provides free and reduced-cost sterilization for animals through regular clinic programs and specially-funded projects throughout Texas. Our vision is to create a world where there are no homeless cats and dogs.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Educating the public about the plight of equines through rescue and sanctuary
Created in 1991, Redwings Horse Sanctuary works to eliminate the causes of equine suffering through education and community outreach programs, rescue abused and neglected equines, and provide permanent sanctuary or select foster homes for those equines. The Sanctuary also addresses educational, financial, and other factors behind equine neglect. Our programs include an equine education program for new owners, and an equine medical assistance program for low-income owners. In 2000 Redwings moved to a 167-acre ranch in southern Monterey County, California. Redwings has provided permanent sanctuary to hundreds of equines that had been in abusive and/or neglectful situations, and placed more than 30 equines in securing, caring foster homes.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
A leading donkey rescue facility
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue is the largest donkey rescue in the United States with facilities located all across the country. Peaceful Valley is dedicated to improving the plight of the American Donkey through rescue, safe capture, sanctuary and education. Peaceful Valley is home to hundreds of abused, neglected domestic donkeys that have suffered terrible things at the hands of cruel owners. We are also the country's leading animal rescue facility in the safe capture and removal of wild burros under threat of destruction. At the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, we go beyond simply caring for our donkeys. We provide resources and training to donkey owners around the world. We hold clinics, seminars and perform fieldwork in areas otherwise neglected.
Founded
1955
Size
Large
Protecting animals, educating human beings and making friends for life
The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness and compassion. We believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship. The Idaho Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization and veterinary charity in the state of Idaho.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Changing lives by connecting pets and people
The Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley is on a mission to change lives by connecting pets and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact beyond our borders. The first "no kill" shelter in the State of Idaho, we promote companion animal welfare by providing temporary shelter for homeless animals, adopting them to qualified homes and reducing animal abuse, neglect and overpopulation through community education and spay/neuter services. Founded in 1972, the Animal Shelter is funded almost entirely by private donations and grants.
Founded
2006
Size
Tiny
Committed to cats. It starts with one.
FixNation's mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats by sterilizing as many as possible while demonstrating the effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return and colony management for the humane care of homeless cats. FixNation became the first, full-time spay-neuter facility in Los Angeles in 2007, providing comprehensive Trap-Neuter-Return support including free spay/neuter services for homeless cats, Trap-Neuter-Return outreach and education, as well as affordable care for companion cats, and partnerships to facilitate adoptions. FixNation is a model for Trap-Neuter-Return and cat population management across the country. Since opening its doors in 2007, FixNation has sterilized 110,000 cats in addition to its Catnippers program.
Founded
1933
Size
Large
Promoting healthy relationships between pets and people
It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. We stay true to our mission statement through a diverse curriculum of programs and services. Over a century ago, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley was founded to protect those who did not have a voice to protect themselves. This mission holds true today as we counter animal neglect and cruelty by partnering with community animal care and control and law enforcement agencies. We offer refuge to over 8,000 animals each year.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves
The Dumb Friends League is committed to the welfare of animals: we shall provide shelter and care for animals; we shall provide programs and services that enhance the bond between animals and people; and we shall be advocates for animals, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned pets, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, educating pet owners and the public, and rescuing sick, injured and abused animals. Beginning in FY 2012, the League began receiving abused and neglected horses that are removed from owners by law enforcement agencies, offering them rehabilitation, training and adoption opportunities. The largest independent, community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, it receives more than 24,000 animals a year.
Founded
1951
Size
Giant
Preventing animal cruelty and neglect and promoting a responsible community
Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. Our mission is to prevent animal cruelty and neglect and to promote a responsible community where animals are inherently valued and owners are committed to their pets. On average, more than 23,000 animals pass through the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's doors annually: lost pets, injured animals, rescued animals, and surrendered animals. HSPPR is the largest animal shelter in southern and western Colorado, serving thousands of citizens and pets annually through our animal services, and by offering volunteer opportunities, education services and community outreach programs.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
First to Serve. American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.
American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed® program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.
In 1972, the Longmont Branch of the Boulder County Humane Society officially became the Longmont Humane Society. The Longmont Humane Society is an open admission facility with a mission of: Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals. LHS provides 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.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
The best little cat house in the west!
Cat Care Society (CCS) was founded in 1981 to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are: to sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation; to shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat; to provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people; and to be a friend to all cats. The shelter provides a temporary refuge for up to 45 adult cats until an appropriate and permanent home can be found for each. Veterinary care, premium diet and human interaction are lovingly provided.
Founded
1990
Size
Large
A true no-kill shelter
The MaxFund Animal Adoption Center was established in 1988 to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners, and to seek out new homes for these animals once they have recovered. The MaxFund provides emergency care and a home for injured animals until the owner is located or a suitable home is found. This service is provided, without cost, to the caring person who notifies the MaxFund. The MaxFund is a true no-kill shelter. We also provide low-cost vaccinations, pet food, and spay/neuter clinics for pets of low income families; no-fee adoptions for senior citizens and AIDS patients; and a therapy program which takes pets to visit senior centers, the VA Hospital and nursing homes.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Dedicated to stopping the abuse and neglect of horses
Front Range Equine Rescue works to prevent the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue and education. The rescue program is at the heart of Front Range's work. Incoming horses with unknown backgrounds are quarantined. Horses come from auctions, kill lots, animal control impound, abandonment cases, and owner surrender. The focus is on abused horses with emphasis on those bound for slaughter. Once healthy, horses can be adopted. The educational program offers information on a variety of horse care topics. Past events have included basic first aid, equine nutrition, trailer loading, fire evacuation, safety on the trail, and effective communication with your horse. National campaigns focus on ending horse slaughter and protection of wild horses. Campaigns include legal action. Special programs assist horse owners with partial reimbursement for gelding stud colts/stallions and for humane euthanasia when needed. FRER offers rehoming tips to help owners safely place horses.
Founded
2002
Size
Small
The healthcare safety net for pets

Founded in 2001, PetAid Colorado is the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets. With diverse programs that seek to address an array of animal health and welfare issues, PetAid Colorado serves as a consensus builder and a visionary organization ready to lead in the future.

Founded
1971
Size
Large
We're dedicated to saving lives.
The mission of Animal Humane New Mexico is to improve the lives of companion animals through sheltering, adoption, community education, providing quality veterinary services to families in need and programs that reduce pet overpopulation. In 2015, Animal Humane found loving, forever homes for 4,055 pets. For the sixth year in a row, Animal Humane re-homed 100% of the healthy pets in their care! In addition, they achieved a 91% Live Release Rate in 2015 as well as the following notable achievements: saved 1,688 pets from 15 overcrowded shelters through Project Fetch, conducted 4,941 spay/neuter surgeries at their Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic, provided free help to 915 families through their Behavior Helpline, reached 6,861 students and teachers at schools through 9,679 hours of humane education, distributed 152,608 pounds of pet food through their Pet Food Bank; a 46% increase over 2014 and worked with 279 families who fostered 1,323 pets for their shelter; 85% of them puppies and kittens.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
The Little Shelter that Could
Our mission is to end animal suffering due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in underserved communities.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Supporting animals, saving lives and spreading compassion
Founded in 1939, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society is the largest animal shelter and care facility in Northern New Mexico. More than 6,000 lost, stray, abandoned or injured animals come through our doors each year. We work to reunite people with their lost animal companions, and re-home those animals who have gone unclaimed into new homes through several methods, including adoptions, fosters and transfers. Low- and no-cost spay/neuter programs address the overpopulation problems that our community faces. Humane education programs in our local schools teach children to respect and care for all living creatures. Partnered with our community, we work for change in the lives of our companion animals and to end the suffering of all animals.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
The oldest and largest no kill nonprofit animal welfare organization in Southern Arizona.
Our mission:Acting with compassion and responsible stewardship through innovative programs that serve pets and the people who love them.Our vision:A community in which all pets are cared for and loved.
Founded
2001
Size
Giant
Improving the lives of animals since 1957
Founded in 1957 by a compassionate group of volunteers who recognized the need to end animal suffering in the community, the Arizona Humane Society envisions a world in which all people regard companion animals as lifelong, valued family members; embrace their responsibility for the welfare of animals; and respect, value and protect the animals with whom we share this earth. Our mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. We safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Where every animal counts
Yavapai Humane Society's mission is to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of pets. Yavapai Humane Society was founded in 1972 by a group of concerned animal lovers. Forty years later we are still providing compassionate care to animals that find themselves homeless providing medical treatment to injured and abused animals, we also offer helpful programs and services to the pet owners of Yavapai County.
Founded
2003
Size
Tiny
Helping Animals Live On
HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1994 by two women, Michel Herstam and Heather Allen, out of their homes in Phoenix, AZ. HALO provides temporary shelter to abandoned cats and dogs until they can be adopted into a permanent home. We help Animals Live On through increased adoption, sterilization and pet care education. Since HALO's inception in 1994, over 30,000 dogs and cats have found a new home, with our adoption numbers growing every year. In 2013, we adopted out over 7,000 dogs and cats in to new homes, giving them a second chance at happiness!
Founded
1961
Size
Medium
Saving the lives of more homeless pets than any other shelter in the state of Utah.
The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear and suffering in all animals. The HSU is the largest and most effective shelter in Utah. As of 2015, the HSU gained "no-kill" status as well. The HSU provides the following programs to save the lives of animals: shelter, care and adoption of homeless pets; low-cost sterilization surgeries and vaccinations at our own state-of-the-art in-house clinic; full-time cruelty investigator; foster care program to ensure the adoptability of pets; outreach adoptions to bring adoptable animals to off-site locations; behavior and training; and transfer and rescue to intake at-risk pets from other overcrowded shelters. We also educate the public about humane care of animals and adoption through presentations with school-aged children, publications, and social media.
Founded
2006
Size
Small
Global Animal Rescue
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.) International works to stop the abuse and suffering of animals with innovative programs that serve both animals and their human caretakers. The mission of SPCAI is simple but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. Through programs like Shelter Support Fund, Veterinary Supply Aid, Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide and our education initiatives, we are continually working to save animals from cruelty and neglect around the world.
Founded
1953
Size
Medium
A no-kill animal shelter, creating and sustaining no-kill communities.
Nevada Humane Society's mission is to find homes and provide care for homeless pets, bringing people and animals together to make Washoe County and Carson City no-kill communities. This is accomplished through quality animal care, comprehensive adoption programs, accessible low-cost spay/neuter services, and a free Animal Help Desk.NHS is a non-profit organization founded in 1932. In 2007, NHS became a no-kill shelter and launched a bold effort to help Washoe County become a no-kill community. In 2014, NHS expanded lifesaving efforts to include Carson City. Today, more than 70,000 animals have been placed into loving homes since 2007 and NHS continues to grow, maintaining its status as one of the top communities in the country for saving homeless pets. Working in partnership with Washoe County Regional Animal Services and a network of rescue organizations, NHS has put Washoe County in the very top tier of communities nationwide.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
Saving lives every day
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, an animal humane organization, was formed in 2000 by a group of five concerned citizens with the idea of building a beautiful 20 acre sanctuary to house all of the unwanted animals in our community. In the meantime, though, animals were and still are dying at rate of around 30,000 per year in our local shelters with even more just dying in the streets. Therefore, we decided to refocus our efforts slightly away from rescue and more toward promoting spay/neuter as the solution to the tragic pet overpopulation problem here in Las Vegas. On June 19, 2009 Heaven Can Wait took a giant leap forward by opening a high-volume/high-quality, low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter clinic near Eastern & 95. This clinic will serve as a much-needed resource for those who aren't able to afford sterilization services at regular veterinary prices. Amazingly, over the past 10 years we have spay/neutered close to 65,000 cats and dogs.
Founded
1972
Size
Giant
Bringing people and pets together
Seattle Humane, founded in 1897, brings people and pets together to enrich each others lives. Practicing a no kill philosophy, they save companion animals' lives and place these formerly abandoned pets in homes of their own. Both the animals and humans benefit. Seattle Humane places loving dogs, cats and other small companion animals in homes of their own no matter how long it takes. They provide shelter related services for any companion animal in King County who needs help. In addition, Seattle Humane operates a spay/neuter clinic, education/community outreach and youth tours, and Summer Adventure Camp for Kids, among others.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
We make happy happen.
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County's mission is to advance the welfare of animals and promote positive relationships between animals and people. The Humane Society envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered and all pets are treated with respect and compassion. We open our doors to tens of thousands of homeless pets every year and find homes for more animals than any other shelter in the state of Washington. We have achieved the gold standard save rate of 90%+ since 2015.
Founded
1965
Size
Large
Unleash the possibilities
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington enriches the lives of people, pets and our community through adoption and outreach, and serves as a resource for companion animal services and education.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Serving the Walla Walla Valley Since 1967
The mission of the Blue Mountain Humane Society is to prevent cruelty and promote kindness to companion animals in our community. Blue Mountain Humane Society was founded in 1967 by a group of local residents committed to creating positive outcomes for animals in the Walla Walla Valley. Over the years, the Society has grown and evolved to include a humane, state-of-the-art no-kill shelter facility designed to serve companion animals. We work to educate, inform and equip our community with the tools required to accomplish our ultimate goal: to end pet overpopulation and homelessness in the Walla Walla Valley. To that end, in addition to sheltered animals, we provide animal control services in rural Walla Walla County, including cruelty and neglect investigations to ensure that animals have homes with responsible, committed caregivers. We also provide humane education programming and volunteer opportunities for supporters of all ages.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
Saving and protecting companion animals
Founded in 1990, WAIF (Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation) is a non-profit organization on Whidbey Island, in the state of Washington, that helps pets and their people. WAIF's mission is to save and protect companion animals, provide compassionate care, advocate for their welfare and positively promote the human-animal connection. We envision a world where every companion animal has a safe and loving home. Our greatest strength is the community's passion, commitmemnt, and generosity. People working together for animals is the heart and soul of WAIF.
Founded
1998
Size
Medium
Pro animal. Anti Cruelty.
To end animal cruelty. The largest animal sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest, our four comprehensive program areas include:INVESTIGATIONS & RESCUE: We are helping to improve the response to crimes against animals through investigations, rescues and training programs.SANCTUARY: Our 85 acre sanctuary is home to 150-250 animals - dogs, cats and farmed animals - most of whom arrived from cases of cruelty or neglect.HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION: We are working to reduce shelter overpopulation through innovative spay/neuter and food bank programs.OUTREACH: We offer tangible ways for people to help end animal cruelty through advocacy, engagement and informed consumer choices.We were founded in 1997 in honor of "Pasado", a beloved donkey was tortured to death by three teenage boys.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
People helping animals
PAWS is a champion for animals--rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
End Petlessness
Established in 1868, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest, and the third oldest in the country. OHS fosters an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. We work to care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals. We serve the needs of more than 11,000 animals each year. With 140 staff members and a volunteer force of more than 1,900, the Oregon Humane Society is dedicated to adopt 100 percent of the animals turned in to the shelter.
Founded
1953
Size
Small
Saving Lives and Creating Furever Homes
The Southern Oregon Humane Society cares for and adopts more than 1400 dogs and cats each year. Adoptions include spay or neuter, up to date vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, 24PetWatch Microchip, and other products and services. Time limits are not placed on the lives of pets at the Southern Oregon Humane Society. Animals are never euthanized to make room for more. The Southern Oregon Humane Society is committed to educating the community about responsible pet care and the humane treatment of all beings. The Southern Oregon Humane Society's future includes planning for a new state of the art animal care, adoption and education center.
Founded
1957
Size
Tiny
Loving animals since 1944
Founded in 1944, Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA provides safe shelter for animals in transition, serves as an advocate for animals and their people, works to end animal overpopulation and educates the public about compassion and responsibility towards all animals. Greenhill envisions a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect. Our programs include, but are not limited to: Pet adoption services, reuniting pets with their owners, Sheltering of animals who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected, Humane education, Sheltering animals involved in domestic violence or other urgent situations, On-site volunteer opportunities, and Animal foster care.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
Serving the animals of Oregon's Benton County area
Heartland Humane Society is a local animal welfare organization, founded in Benton County by a number of compassionate citizens in 1966. Our mission is to build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond. Our programs include running an open-door shelter where we care for more than 3,200 animals each year, visiting every local elementary school with programs that sow the seeds of compassion and teach responsible pet ownership as well as safety around animals, providing services for low-income pet guardians, behavior counseling and referrals, lost and found services, and many more programs.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Providing compassionate services to pets and people
Willamette Humane Society has been in existence for 51 years providing compassionate services to more than 500,000 animals and their people. Our core focus is on the animals in our immediate care with sheltering, adoption, medical and behavioral rehabilitation, and lost pet services. Our secondary focus offers programs and services for our community designed to prevent animals from needing our services. In this area we include humane education for children in school based programs and summer camps; behavior and training classes for people and their dogs including volunteers and shelter dogs; a low cost spay and neuter clinic which includes a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program for community cats; and a behavior helpline to keep pets in their homes. The live release save rate for dogs is over 90 percent and the cat save rate is 80 percent. Part of this success is the extraordinary medical and behavior services animals receive to ensure they are attractive candidates to adoptive families.
Founded
1961
Size
Giant
Dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs
The San Francisco SPCA is dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs while ending animal abandonment. Founded in 1868, we were the first humane society west of the Mississippi. As an independent nonprofit that receives no federal, state or local funding, nor funding from national organizations, we rely on donations from our supporters to provide our many programs and services. These programs include our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, renowned adoption center, foster and hospice programs, feral cat program, youth programs that teach animal welfare and responsible pet guardianship, vaccine clinic for at-risk communities, dog training, and animal assisted therapy.
Founded
1950
Size
Large
We improve the lives of animals and people through advocacy, education, and support
Founded in 1907, the Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. In addition to the organization's role as animal shelter, MHS is responsible for the county's animal services. Since 1979, county and municipal animal services ordinances have been enforced by MHS through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) contract with the County of Marin. Today, nearly 100 staff and 700 volunteers care for nearly 8,000 animals each year and assist all of Marin's residents with their animal needs.
Founded
1955
Size
Giant
The heart of animal rescue since 1905
Founded in 1905, The SPCA for Monterey County's doors are open to all animals in need, including dogs, cats, small animals, barn animals, exotic animals, and wildlife. We never turn away any animal that needs our help. Our mission is to assure compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community. The SPCA has had a long and rich history of helping people and animals in Monterey County. Guided by our comprehensive, long-range strategic plan, The SPCA will maintain our majestic 200 acres of land for animal welfare needs, and expand our community outreach, education programs, and community collaborations administered by hundreds of volunteers and staff members.The SPCA for Monterey County is a nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization. Everything we do is made possible by you.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
To save and enhance lives, both two-legged and four-legged.
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has been serving people and pets for over 85 years. Having facilitated more than half a million animal adoptions into permanent, loving homes, HSSV is leading the charge for animal welfare through their creative marketing techniques, community education programs and effective homeless animal prevention strategies.HSSV has made a commitment to become America's first shelter to meet the standard-of-care guidelines put forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians-a goal they anticipate reaching in 2017. They also opened the country's first Animal Community Center in 2009-a place where people can come together to learn about, engage with and celebrate animals. Humane Society Silicon Valley also launched the Mutual Rescue initiative in early 2016. Mutual Rescue is an inspiring new national effort highlighting the life-changing power of human-animal relationships through an ongoing series of short films.
Founded
1954
Size
Giant
Building healthy relationships between people and animals
Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA (PHS/SPCA), guided by the humane ethic, builds healthy relationships between people and animals. Since 2003, we have adopted 100% of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats. Our Hope Program helps the neediest animals and gives them a second chance at life. Many animals need extra medical care, behavior training, or TLC before they can be adopted into a new forever home. Hope saves an average of 180 animals every month. Our low-cost and free spay/neuter programs help fight against pet overpopulation, and have been highly effective. Since the start of our Spay/Neuter Clinic in 1970 there has been an 80% reduction in the number of cats and dogs coming into our shelter. Additional services include cruelty investigations, education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
Ensuring the humane treatment of all animals in the Sacramento area
Established in 1894, the Sacramento SPCA is dedicated to fostering a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives.
Founded
1957
Size
Giant
Connecting people and pets in our community
Since our founding in 1874, the East Bay SPCA has been a national leader in and advocate for animal welfare. Our shelter, adoption services and advocacy date back 140 years and our low-cost veterinary clinic established in 1927, was one of the first in the nation and still stands alone in our region. The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals.We believe in keeping people and their pets together and provide affordable veterinary and spay/neuter services, and educate owners and the general public on responsible pet ownership with behavior and training classes and outreach to children and adults teaching humane values. We have two Adoption and Education Centers and three clinics in the community, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Founded
1953
Size
Medium
Saving friends since 1927
Berkeley Humane provides complete care for homeless animals, from rescue to rehabilitation to placement. We match animals with loving and committed adopters, strengthen the human-animal bond, and promote the humane treatment of animals.Our vision is to be an innovative leader in animal welfare and to provide critical resources to our community, leading the way with best practices in animal care to reduce the number of homeless animals in our community and beyond.
Founded
1977
Size
Large
Enhancing the lives of companion animals
Placer SPCA works to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond through adoption, reunification, education and affordable spay and neuter services. In addition to finding permanent loving homes for homeless companion animals, the Placer SPCA strives to promote responsible and successful pet ownership and provide essential resources to ensure the health of the animals in our community. Our vision is that: every adoptable companion animal in Placer County has a home; every lost companion animal in Placer County is reunited with its owner; every dog and cat owner in Placer County has access to affordable spay and neuter services; and that every companion animal is treated with kindness and respect.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
Dedicated to the protection of performing animals
The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues. Founded in 1984, by former Hollywood animal trainer and author, Pat Derby, and her partner, Ed Stewart, PAWS maintains three sanctuaries for captive wildlife - 30 acres in Galt, California, 100 acres (The Amanda Blake Wildlife Refuge) in Herald, California and 2,300 acres of pristine, natural habitat (ARK 2000) in San Andreas, California.
Founded
1943
Size
Large
We need you to help save a life or two
The Humane Society of Sonoma County, founded in 1931, is a nationally recognized charitable organization that serves animals and people throughout Sonoma County. Donations from individuals, businesses and foundations who share our commitment to the animals and to the quality of life in our community make our services and programs possible. We work to provide quality care and a safe haven to our companion animals, to find each animal a loving home and to provide education and outreach to better the lives of people and their pets. Annually, we provide shelter and medical care for over 6,000 homeless, abused and stray animals as well as 1,800 spay and neuters through our shelter veterinary clinic.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
Adoption is the only option
Pets In Need is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1965as Northern California's first "No-Kill" animal shelter. The Pets InNeed mission is to rescue dogs and cats that are in danger of beingkilled in public facilities and find them new, loving homes.For 50 years, our staff and volunteers have been committed to doing everything in our power to save as many animals as possible.All animals rescued by Pets In Need are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and fully vaccinated before being put up for adoption. Pets In Need provides free spaying and neutering for the pets of all California residents. We receive no government funding; we are completely supported by donations from the general public.
Founded
1939
Size
Giant
Compassion and care for all animals
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an independent organization dedicated to the welfare of our animal friends since 1903. Each year we care for more than 10,000 animals from the seven cities we serve: Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, La Canada/ Flintridge, Sierra Madre, Arcadia and Glendale. Our services include animal control, investigation of animal cruelty and neglect, licensing for La Canada and Arcadia, adoptions, pet behavior help and training classes, and humane education.
Founded
1938
Size
Giant
Inspiring and engaging the community to end animal suffering
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond. Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, providing adult and youth education programs, sharing animals through Pet-Assisted Therapy and rescuing animals in emergency situations.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
Friends for life
spcaLA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles, is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals through Education, Law Enforcement, Intervention and Advocacy. spcaLA is an independent animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including cruelty investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), humane education and a variety of shelter services. spcaLA believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.
Founded
1964
Size
Large
Opening Homes and Hearts to Homeless Pets
Woods Humane Society's mission is to serve, protect and shelter homeless companion animals. Our primary focus is as an adoption shelter where the public can find new companion animals to adopt and where animals can be placed when their owners are no longer able to care for them. One of the best kept secrets about Woods is the Woods-Cashin Surgery Center. Over the past 12 months the Woods Medical Team has performed nearly 4,000 spay and neuter surgeries and provided spay and neuter services for a dozen local nonprofit rescue groups.
Founded
1967
Size
Medium
Caring for the homeless animal population of San Diego County
Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) was formed in 1960 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet overpopulation and responsible companion animal care. RCHS provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence. One of RCHS' main goals is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. RCHS' adoption process is tailored to find the best match between pets and people. After finding the perfect match, we help prospective adopters learn about health care, nutrition requirements, grooming, exercise, responsible pet ownership, socialization and the importance of the human/animal bond.
Founded
1969
Size
Large
Dedicated to the protection and welfare of cats
The National Cat Protection Society (NatCat) is a non-profit, no-kill 501(c)(3) cat shelter. We welcome owner-relinquished cats and kittens to stay in our clean and comfortable living quarters until they find a proper home. Our state-of-the-art facilities with protected access to the "outdoors" in large enclosed patio areas let them enjoy themselves without compromising their safety. NatCat has two cat shelters in Southern California: Newport Beach and Spring Valley. The trained staff and dedicated volunteers all share a tremendous love for cats and are selflessly dedicated to their well-being.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Caring for animal companions who share our homes and our hearts
Founded in 1971, Actors and Others for Animals is dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of animals. Our main mission is to curb the pet overpopulation problem by subsidizing spay/neuter surgeries. Together with other vital services, we are there to help pet guardians living on a low and/or fixed income care for their beloved companions. We are a community based animal welfare organization serving the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding counties. Our programs include: pet overpopulation, spay/neuter help, pet care, emergency medical help, pet-assisted therapy, humane education, and a feral cats assistance program.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Rescuing abandoned animals and educating the public
Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals (D.E.L.T.A.) reaches over three million people a year to educate them with regard to the plight of animals, and to encourage them not to abandon their pets. We rescue abandoned animals and care for over 1,500 of them at the largest animal rescue sanctuary in the world, and we also support rescue programs outside of the United States. In addition, we develop, produce, and distribute documentary, instructional and feature projects. These projects are meant to increase global awareness of the plight of animals, to teach specific skills regarding animal care, and to encourage individual to rescue and care for animals.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Pet Adoption Fund is an all breed, 501 (C) (3), Non-Profit, No-Kill Dog & Cat rescue and adoption organization in CA.
Pet Adoption Fund is an all breed, 501 (C) (3), Non-Profit, No-Kill Dog & Cat rescue and adoption organization founded in 1983, and it is located in the city of Canoga Park, Los Angeles county, CA. We are staffed primarily by volunteers, and exist solely on donations. Our mission is to rescue, shelter, and find loving permanent homes for the many wonderful, yet previously abandoned, neglected or abused companion animals. Since our inception in 1983, we have cared for, rehabilitated, and found responsible and happy homes for the thousands of pets who have come through our doors.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Saving wild horses and taming wild hearts
Since 1997, Lifesavers, Inc. otherwise known as Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue has provided refuge, training and adoption placement for hundreds of horses in need. We are dedicated to saving abused, abandoned, neglected, and slaughter bound mustangs and domestic horses.Our Lancaster 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. Our sanctuary property provides a permanent natural habitat for some of our rescued horses. Our sanctuary allows many of our horses who are unadoptable to live out their lives in an environment that is close as possible to freedom on the range.Our equine assisted therapy program called Wild Horse Warriors is for veterans with PTSD and TBI. This program is free of charge to our participants. We offer cutting edge therapy provided by the Serenity Trauma Center along with wild horse gentling.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
Finding homes for homeless pets
Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com) is a pet adoption charity that helps shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free. We're all about getting homeless pets into homes. We use the power of TV, the Internet and a toll-free phone number to connect adopters with shelter pets and help pets go from alone to adopted. We're working to help the good people at shelters and rescue groups find homes for their pets.
Founded
1943
Size
Giant
Promoting the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals
The Hawaiian Humane Society's has been serving Hawaii since 1897. Our mission - promoting the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals - is a joyful one full of challenges and opportunities. As an animal welfare organization, the Society is also very much a people business; supporting and promoting the human-animal bond, educating young and old, and working to find solutions to the challenges of a diverse and fast-growing community. With an open-door policy that welcomes all displaced creatures, animals, birds and fish, the Hawaiian Humane Society operates 365 days a year serving the island of Oahu. Centered in the heart of Honolulu, the location is a shelter for homeless animals, a rescue operation, a placement agency, an educational and advocacy organization and a pet care resource center.