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Founded
1942
Size
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
1996
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Large
Science. Education. Community.
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's mission is to catalyze solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. "GMRI" has assembled an unparalleled mix of science, education, and community capacity that enables us to build knowledge and nurture innovative partnerships to sustain healthy ecosystems and foster resilient communities for the future. GMRI is widely respected as one of the top marine institutions in the Northeast, providing interdisciplinary scientific advice and technical support to aid the fishing industry, resource managers, conservation organizations, and seafood businesses in addressing the key challenges and opportunities of ocean sustainability. Our education programs likewise have earned national recognition for their capacity to engage and support students and teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning.
Founded
2003
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
1984
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Medium
Preserving New England's wild legacy through caring, curiosity and celebration
New England Wildlife Center is a native wildlife preservation and educational organization located in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. We provide rehabilitation animal habitat and environmental protection, affording humane care to native and naturalized wild animals through our wildlife medicine hospital. Our humane wildlife rehabilitation hospital and education center is staffed with licensed veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians who care for sick, injured and orphaned native animals. All activities in the hospital serve an educational function. We care for 225 naturalized and native animal species of New England. Our goal is to provide care for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals to enable them to become healthy, self-reliant members of the native habitat.
Founded
1992
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Large
Connecting you to the natural world
Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education. Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston's historic Franklin Park, long considered the crown jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace Park System. Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA.
Founded
1992
Size
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
2003
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Small
Guaranteeing You a Place to Hunt and Fish
In order to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) strengthens laws, policies, and practices affecting fish and wildlife conservation by leading partnerships that influence decision makers.
Founded
1938
Size
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
1964
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Small
Supporting the Roger Williams Park Zoo
The Rhode Island Zoological Society works to secure the public and private sector support needed by Roger Williams Park Zoo to continue to develop new world-class exhibits, make significant contributions to conservation and serve the community as a valuable source of environmental education, recreation and economic development.Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. We contribute significantly to the conservation of our earth's animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging ourselves and our audience to act as responsible environmental stewards.
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
Size
Large
Protect our oceans
The mission of Sea Research Foundation, which includes Mystic Aquarium, Institute for Exploration and Immersion Learning, is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration. Our activities include education, research, exhibitory, deep-sea exploration and preservation, conservation, and institutional leadership. Established in 1977, Sea Research Foundation creates thought-provoking encounters with marine life, presents elements of human history as it relates to the sea, promotes the emerging science of deep-water marine archaeology, conducts research that advances aquatic animal husbandry and health, and serves as an interpreter of marine science discoveries and conservation issues.
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
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
1939
Size
Giant
Saving wildlife
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895 saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. The WCS parks in New York City welcome 4 million visitors each year, including helping the city to educate millions of schoolchildren in science and conservation issues.
Founded
1959
Size
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
Size
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
1995
Size
Large
Helping dogs live longer, healthier lives!
The mission of the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.
Founded
1944
Size
Giant
Advanced treatment, research, education, devotion, since 1910
The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City is a veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, The AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education. The AMC provides routine and emergency medical care for pets, and also offers treatment for animals suffering from complicated diseases. The staff, which includes more than 90 veterinarians, utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach and combines expertise in 17 different specialties. As a teaching hospital, The AMC uses the knowledge gained here to train future veterinary leaders through intensive postgraduate internship and residency programs.
Founded
1953
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
Size
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
1958
Size
Small
Supporting and promoting the Seneca Park Zoo
Chartered in 1957, the Seneca Park Zoo Society supports and promotes the Seneca Park Zoo by running educational programs, special events, marketing and public relations efforts, fund raising, and food and gift operations. Through the exhibition of animals in naturalistic settings, the Seneca Park Zoo provides engaging and educational experiences to give our community the motivation and skills to act as stewards of the environment. The zoo is one of the leading attractions in the Rochester area and improvements continue to enhance the zoo experience.
Founded
1994
Size
Medium
Sea life . . .at see level
Niagara Aquarium Foundation operates an aquarium for the education of the general public in marine sciences by providing classes, trips, and exhibits. In addition, the staff of the Niagara Aquarium engages in research. The Niagara Aquarium also has penguin, shark, seal and tidal pool feedings as well as sea lion shows.
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
2006
Size
Giant
Protecting Wild Cats Protects the Earth
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world's 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world's premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats. Panthera's grants program, the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF), additionally supports conservation and research initiatives on many of the 31 smaller wild cat species around the globe.
Founded
2007
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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
Size
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
1999
Size
Giant
Working to end the use of animals in science
Founded in 1883, the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) is the oldest non-profit animal advocacy and educational organization in the United States dedicated to ending experimentation on animals in research, testing, and education. AAVS also opposes and works to end other forms of cruelty to animals. We work with students, grassroots groups, individuals, teachers, the media, other national organizations, government officials, members of the scientific community, and advocates in other countries to legally and effectively end the use of animals in science through education, advocacy, and the development of alternative methods to animal use.
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
1942
Size
Giant
America's first zoo
The mission of the Philadelphia Zoo is to advance discovery, understanding and stewardship of the natural world through compelling exhibition and interpretation of living animals and plants. Throughout its history, the Philadelphia Zoo has focused on educating the public about exotic animals, promoting and participating in worldwide conservation efforts for endangered wildlife, and providing exceptional recreational opportunities for families. Today, the Zoo is reaching new heights in all areas of its mission as a conservation, education and recreation organization. The Zoo is the Philadelphia region's leading family attraction, welcoming more than 1.1 million visitors a year.
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
1946
Size
Large
Conserving birds of prey worldwide
"To conserve birds of prey worldwide by providing leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research, and education facility." Hawk Mountain is a leading voice for raptor conservation globally and operates a 2,500-acre Appalachian wildlife Sanctuary, open to the public, year round. The Sanctuary connects people to nature and the annual autumn raptor migration, and by association, raptors globally. Endowment, grants, bequests, admission fees, and membership dues support local-to-international scientific research, training, and education programs. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is best known for its annual autumn hawkwatch, the longest-running raptor migration count in the world and, more recently, its international Conservation Science Training Program. The current strategic plan calls for a new focus on growing the conservation education program to a similar leadership level.
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
1976
Size
Large
Fostering an appreciation for wildlife and the environment
In 1985, the Norristown Zoological Society (NZS) assumed control of Elmwood Park Zoo. Today, Elmwood Park Zoo welcomes over 130,000 visitors annually for an educational adventure in a fun, clean, and family-oriented environment. The Zoo moves ever forward guided by its mission to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. The Norristown Zoological Society operates the Zoo; the Board of Directors, composed of business and community leaders, is committed to making Elmwood Park Zoo one of the finest zoos in the world.
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
1998
Size
Medium
To enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and their families through support and customized programs.
Leg Up Farm is a therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania, for children with disabilities and developmental delays. We believe every child is special and deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, we know that therapy takes a lot of time and hard work. Our individually tailored treatment plans, breadth of services, and child-friendly environment in a convenient, centralized location are the keys to success that will improve outcomes for children and families.
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
1970
Size
Giant
The premier Aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico
The Texas State Aquarium works to provide educationally enriching, entertaining programming to a diverse audience; to develop entertaining interactive exhibits that engage and inspire; to promote and practice environmental conservation and wildlife rehabilitation; and to provide first-class guest services. The Texas State Aquarium opened July 6, 1990; since that time, more than seven million visitors have experienced the Aquarium. The Aquarium also educates over 60,000 children annually. As part of our mission, the Aquarium provides educational programs that are both entertaining and enriching and support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) test. We offer self-guided tours, guided tours, gallery programs, behind-the-scenes tours, camp-ins, outreach programs, and much more.
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
1976
Size
Medium
Supporting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Incorporated in 1970, the purpose of the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is to stimulate the interest of the public in the extension and improvement of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park and, where possible, to assist in the expansion of zoo facilities. The mission of the Zoo itself is to conserve, exhibit and interpret a living animal collection in order to promote public recreation, understanding of the relationship between animals and people, and action to sustain the environment we share.
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
1970
Size
Medium
Supporting your ABQ BioPark
The New Mexico BioPark Society is dedicated to the development of, procurement for and capital improvement of the ABQ BioPark (Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach) and to providing a quality facility through the support of related conservation, education and recreation programs.
Founded
1971
Size
Tiny
Keeper of the streams
California Trout (CalTrout) was initially founded in January 1971 by avid trout fishermen and steelhead devotees to protect and restore wild trout and steelhead waters throughout California. CalTrout was the nation's first statewide conservation group supported by trout fishermen with an altruistic goal: to restore trout and protect the beautiful places where they live. CalTrout has three long range goals: protect and restore vulnerable habitat areas or pockets, protect and restore water flows for wild trout and steelhead, and ensure effective state wild trout and steelhead management.
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
1973
Size
Giant
Connecting people with wildlife
The Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 76 acres in the middle of Overton Park. The Memphis Zoo has completed over $80 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s, making it one of the finest zoological parks in the nation. The zoo's animal inhabitants reside in 19 exhibits in three zones, such as Northwest Passage and China, home to Giant Pandas Ya Ya and Le Le. The Memphis Zoo's mission is to connect people with wildlife.
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
Tiny
Protecting America's Wildlife
The National Wildlife Refuge Association (Refuge Association) occupies a special niche as the only non-profit organization focused exclusively on promoting the world's largest wildlife conservation network, the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1975, the Refuge Association has worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect, conserve, and restore the ecological integrity of the Refuge System. To accomplish our mission and raise the stature of the Refuge System, the Refuge Association engages thousands of supports including Refuge Friends groups, private landowners, hunters and anglers, and educators and students from all walks of life. In addition, the Refuge Association leads a coalition of 23 diverse organizations called the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) and our combined 16 million members urge Congress to provide robust funding for the Refuge System. The Refuge Association is ensuring a future for wildlife across America.
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
1983
Size
Giant
An enjoyable family experience which fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will:- provide an enjoyable family experience which fosters understanding, respect and appreciation for wildlife;- offer a variety of unique educational programs with a strong emphasis on conservation;- be acknowledged as a culturally significant facility;- be recognized for the excellence of our collection, programs, and exhibitory;- be a leader & significant contributor to conservation of endangered & threatened species; and- conduct scientific research which supports and enhances the quality of animal and plant life, visitor experiences, education, and conservation;at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and worldwide.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
The nation's only non-profit, free-standing indoor facility dedicated to avian exhibition, education, and conservation.
The National Aviary is America's only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on Pittsburgh's historic North Side, the National Aviary's diverse collection comprises 450 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or critically endangered in the wild. The National Aviary's large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other - an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and to meet many species rarely found anywhere else in the world. The mission of the National Aviary is to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds.
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
2009
Size
Large
Protecting endangered species and habitats through science-based field action.
Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action. GWC has built its success upon a foundation of excellence in Exploration, Research and Conservation. GWC envisions a world with diverse and abundant wildlife, a truly Wild World. We are dedicated to ensuring that the species on the verge of extinction aren't lost but prosper well into the future. Through our three key goals we are bringing together scientists, conservationists, policy makers, industry leaders and you to ensure a truly collaborative approach to species conservation. Our three key goals are to save species, protect wildlands, and build capacity. Through this approach we are ensuring that species conservation remains core to our approach while addressing larger landscape issue challenges and developing a long term support network to guarantee that our donors and partners investments have the greatest possibility of success.
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
2002
Size
Large
The spirit of innovation in conservation
Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. We support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN's conservationists actively engage local people as effective stewards of their environment and work in a culturally-respectful manner to ensure that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.
Founded
2004
Size
Small
Embracing all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.
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
1941
Size
Giant
Adventure, conservation, education and community
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making it the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. Over one million people visit the Zoo's award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species annually.
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
1978
Size
Medium
Protecting and defending America's wildlife conservation programs
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation protects and defends America's wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits -- hunting, fishing and trapping -- which generate the money to pay for them. The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs, coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Since 1978, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and its Foundation have been working to defend hunting, fishing, trapping and scientific wildlife management against lawsuits, legislation and ballot issues initiated by anti-hunters.
Founded
1980
Size
Large
Benefiting and furthering the development of the Louisville Zoo
The Louisville Zoo Foundation benefits and furthers the development of the Louisville Zoo by providing financial support for teaching, research, and service programs, purchase of animals and equipment and construction of exhibits and displays. In its 44-year history, the Louisville Zoo has dedicated itself to the pursuits of education, conservation, scientific study and recreation. The zoo currently exhibits over 1,500 animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and biomes or habitats. These include: the Tundra, the Islands, the African Veldt, Asian Plains, North and South American Panorama, Aquatics and the Australian Outback. The HerpAquarium features 100 species of reptiles, amphibians and fish from around the world. Three exhibits have won AZA top exhibit design awards: Glacier Run, Gorilla Forest and Islands. In 2013, the Zoo won the AZA significant achievement award for the program, "School at the Zoo."
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
2000
Size
Medium
Local conservation. Global health.
Building on over 40 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and safeguarding human health from the emergence of disease. The organization develops ways to combat the effects of damaged ecosystems on human and wildlife health. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever, global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions, to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance's rigorous, science-based approach, focused at the intersection of the environment, health, and capacity building. Working in the U.S. and more than 30 countries worldwide, EcoHealth Alliance's strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, and policy initiatives.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
Conserving cheetahs and their ecosystems
Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) mission is to be the internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people. While CCF's main headquarters are in Namibia -- the country with the largest number of wild cheetah, its reach and vision are worldwide. CCF has close links and assists in training and sharing program successes with other countries where cheetah live. CCF's international program includes distributing CCF materials, lending resources and support, and providing training through Africa and the rest of the world. Efforts are currently underway to develop new conservation programs or support existing cheetah conservation efforts.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Devoted to ending bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam
Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change. Founded in 1998, the Animals Asia team has been rescuing moon bears since 1994 and is the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China. Our founder and CEO, Jill Robinson, is widely recognised as the world's leading expert on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993. From its small beginnings in Hong Kong, Animals Asia has grown into a respected international NGO with over 300 staff and offices in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, the UK, US and Vietnam.
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
1952
Size
Giant
Lead and inspire by connecting people and wildlife
The mission of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is to lead and inspire by connecting people and wildlife.Today, the Zoo is a nationally and internationally acclaimed conservation center, housing more than 10,000 animals representing nearly 600 species. In addition to its role as a global conservation leader, the Zoo is a renowned year-round educational and recreational facility for visitors of all ages, backgrounds and experiences - attracting 2.2 million visitors annually with a membership base representing more than 82,000 households. The Zoo resides on 580 acres consisting of six zoogeographic regions, a water park and a golf course - making it one of the fastest growing zoos in the world and the third largest municipally affiliated zoo in North America.
Founded
1992
Size
Giant
Instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems
The Aquarium's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems, by involving the community, the region, and the nation in engaging, educational, and empowering exhibits and programs. Our vision is to create the first aquarium, and perhaps the first institution, in the world dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples). Opened in 1998 and located on the urban waterfront in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. The 156,000 square foot campus houses over 11,000 animal inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, which provide the foundation for all Aquarium activities and serve as ambassadors for their animal counterparts in the wild.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Supporting the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The mission of Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is to provide a vehicle for friends, volunteers and supporters of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) to meaningfully support the educational, charitable, scientific and other related activities and affairs of the Aquarium. With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Angeles, CMA is uniquely suited to its leadership role in marine science education, aquaculture research and community recreation. The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium displays the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. Since 1935, CMA has provided visitors with both a natural and interactive approach to learning about the marine environment of Southern California.
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
1958
Size
Large
The nonprofit partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.
Founded
1997
Size
Tiny
Saving Tigers One by One
Founded in 1995, Tiger Missing Link Foundation (TMLF) works to advance tiger conservation efforts. TMLF has a three-fold expanded mission of tiger conservation, education, and big cat rescue. The Foundation does so too ensure that tigers continue to exist beyond the participation of individual volunteers, to enable contributions towards tiger conservation and big cat rescue efforts. It also provides a vehicle for limiting abuse or neglect of other big cats including the operation of our sanctuary known as Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. TMLF conserves genetic diversity and eliminating inbreeding of captive tigers, supporting tiger conservation in-situ, creating public awareness of the tiger's plight, and providing rescue services for big cats who have been abused, neglected, or displaced.
Founded
2001
Size
Small
Where the forgotten are remembered
Noah's Lost Ark is committed to educating people everywhere of the escalating epidemic of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic animals. By model of bestowing safe havens for mistreated exotic animals, along with educational programs, Noah's Lost Ark is instilling compassion, respect and responsibility towards the preservation and conservation of all animals, ultimately safeguarding the natural environment for future generations. Our facility is dedicated to providing a permanent safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals. We are a no-kill facility that allows these magnificent animals the opportunity to live out the rest of their lives in a safe and caring environment.
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
1943
Size
Giant
Caring for animals and conserving the natural world
In 1900, a single woodchuck was donated to the City of Toledo's Parks Board. From that small act of generosity, The Toledo Zoo emerged. The Toledo Zoo is now widely regarded as one the finest zoological institutions in the nation. Our mission is to inspire others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. The Zoo's animal collection consists of more than 6,000 animals representing over 760 species. The popularity of the Zoo has increased dramatically over the last twenty years. Restored facilities, new exhibits and a concerted effort to address the needs of the visitor have resulted in an average attendance of 875,000 people each year.
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
1966
Size
Giant
Engage, Enlighten and Empower
The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. To this end, we see ourselves as a conservation organization that operates a zoo as a key engagement and outreach strategy. The Zoo provides engaging exhibits throughout five biomes (Oceans, Deserts, Forests, Plains and Encounters). Each new exhibit is designed to provide an up-close encounter with the animal, and information that will enlighten guests about current conservation issues, empowering them to take personal action.
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
1967
Size
Giant
Supporting the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Connecting kids with animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care about the world around them - this is the mission of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and something that zoo staff members are proud to pursue every day. For 50 years, the zoo has carried out this mission by providing innovative and engaging exhibits, fun animal encounters, and space for quality family interaction. We also present engaging educational programs to audiences both inside and outside the zoo campus. We strive to be the best children's zoo in the nation - and serve our local community to the best of our ability - as we endeavor to provide an exemplary experience for each zoo guest.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Inspiring conservation leadership
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Among its historical firsts are indoor multispecies exhibits, zoo nutrition residencies, methods for animal husbandry, and medical care that includes successful brain surgery for a gorilla. In building its legacy of animal care and compassion, the Society has launched a leadership campaign to create two new centers: the Center for Conservation Leadership and the Center for the Science of Animal Well-Being (CSAW).
Founded
1932
Size
Giant
The world's aquarium
The Shedd Aquarium, an institution dedicated to public education and conservation, is known as the world's aquarium. Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the facility houses nearly 22,000 aquatic animals representing some 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the world. Since its opening in 1930, the Aquarium's mission has been to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the aquatic world. Today, this educational goal has gained urgency as more species acquire endangered status. Shedd Aquarium is committed to a number of projects designed to preserve threatened or endangered aquatic species.
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
1934
Size
Medium
Advancing science without harming animals
Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is an educational organization whose ultimate goal is the elimination of animal use in product testing, education and biomedical research. We seek to identify the cruelty and waste of vivisection and to convince the general public to work actively for its ultimate abolition. We strive to educate researchers, physicians, manufacturers, teachers and government leaders in the discovery of new, humane methods that will save millions of animals each year and still give our children a safer, healthier and happier future. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.
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
1961
Size
Giant
Lincoln Park Zoo: Connecting people to nature through quality animal care, education, science, and conservation
Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Making farming healthier and more humane places to raise food animals.
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is a Chicago based non-profit organization that promotes humane and healthy farms through science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers. Since 1982 we have been involved in efforts to increase awareness about the conditions experienced by chickens, pigs and cows. FACT seeks to improve the welfare of food producing animals, broaden opportunities for humane farmers, and address the public health problems that come from the production of meat, milk, and eggs.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Conserving America's wildlife heritage
The mission of Wildlife Forever is to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Since 1987, Wildlife Forever has provided funding to more than 600 projects in 50 states plus Canada through private special interest conservation groups, state game and fish departments and federal agencies. Wildlife Forever projects target research, management, land acquisition, and educational purposes. Special emphasis is placed upon grassroots programs.
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
1964
Size
Medium
Dedicated to developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For over 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to our mission of developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians help animals. The AVMF provides programs in Education, Advocacy, Research and Service. Established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1963, AVMF's national headquarters is based in northwest suburban Chicago. The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 89,000 current members.
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
1972
Size
Large
Conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds
Trout Unlimited's (TU) mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Today TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels. Nearly 50 years after its founding, no other conservation organization is as well placed as TU to make a difference for the nation's coldwater fisheries.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Education and Conservation
The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is an education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world. We provide services in West Michigan and other communities as part of our Outdoor Discovery Network. Since 2000, the organization has served more than 200,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife.
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
1958
Size
Giant
Celebrating & Saving Wildlife
The Detroit Zoological Society operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, including the Arctic Ring of Life and the Australian Outback Adventure, the Detroit Zoo houses over 7,900 animals of 270 different species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo encompasses 20 acres of forested wetlands with nature trails, a lodge and live animal exhibits focusing on Michigan wildlife. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo focuses on Michigan wildlife, flora and fauna, and offers family nature programs and education programs for schools and community groups.
Founded
1951
Size
Medium
Celebrating the wonders of our natural world
The mission of John Ball Zoo is to help individuals gain information about, respect for and an understanding of the Animal Kingdom by providing a quality facility that is accredited by the AZA, providing diverse educational opportunities, enhancing the entertainment and recreational opportunities available to the citizen of West Michigan. John Ball Zoo actively participates in local, state, national and international conservation and research programs to achieve significant breeding and reproductive records.
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
1973
Size
Giant
Saving cranes... and the places where cranes dance.
The International Crane Foundation (ICF), founded in 1973, works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems. We strive to alert scientists, government officials, and the public to the dependence of cranes on their habitats, the causes and remedies for habitat destruction, and the importance of wetlands and grasslands for both wildlife and people. ICF supports research, serving primarily as a catalyst for research, by making available its facilities and bird collection to scientists, by sponsoring workshops and publications, and by nurturing a network of conservationists, biologists, and managers around the world.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Caring for animals . . .serving our community
Founded in 1990, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society is an animal welfare organization that operates the Oshkosh Animal Shelter. We are dedicated to providing shelter and care to stray, unwanted or abandoned cats and dogs in the Oshkosh area. Founded on the principal of compassionate care, the organization is committed to assisting the community by helping place animals in healthy, humane surroundings while providing education and information about responsible pet ownership to all the members of our community. Each year approximately 2,000 stray or unwanted animals come through our doors and more than 40,000 people turn to us for assistance with animal-related questions and concerns.
Founded
1962
Size
Medium
Building community support and providing funding for zoo improvements
The Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society was organized as the Madison Zoological and Aquarium Society in 1914. The society's purpose is to build community support and provide funding for improvements to the Henry Vilas Zoo. This includes the acquisition, conservation, and replacement of animals; refurbishing and creating new exhibits; supporting educational programs; and improving the overall educational and recreational value of the zoo. The Zoological Society contributes generously to the Zoo's operating budget. The society has been instrumental in providing funding for many zoo improvements, generally in partnership with the county and city.
Founded
1956
Size
Medium
Conserving, educating, and supporting
The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (ZSM), established in 1910, is to take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Helping the Milwaukee County Zoo maintain its reputation as Wisconsin's premier educational and cultural treasure is a big part of the Zoological Society's mission. Together, the Zoo and ZSM serve more than 1.3 million Zoo visitors a year. The ZSM and Zoo work together to attract both a strong family base as well as a diverse, non-traditional audience through free days, targeted school programs, evening concerts, special events and other efforts.
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
1987
Size
Small
Teaching the world about wolves
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. Our science-based wolf information is available through our wolf.org website, social media pages, the International Wolf magazine, special events, K-12 classroom presentations, and the live ambassador wolves at the flagship interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota. As an educational organization, we strive to inform opinions based on facts, not folklore and misinterpretations common in today's culture. We share all sides of the complex issues surrounding wolves in our modern world, trusting individuals to form their own opinions about this keystone predator.
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
1999
Size
Tiny
Restoring land, water, and wonder.
Great River Greening leads and inspires community-based restoration of natural areas and open spaces. Our restoration efforts help preserve natural areas, protect clean air and water, and increase urban residents' access to natural areas and sustainable open space. Since 1995, we have engaged nearly 20,000 volunteers in projects on both public and private land that conserve critical land habitat and affect water quality. By mobilizing and educating citizens to restore woods, prairies, and other natural resources in their communities, we are building a community of individuals who will be good stewards of these natural areas in the future. Overall, we have established partnerships with more than 400 landowners, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
Creating memories and inspiring appreciation of the natural world
Our Mission: Como Friends inspires community generosity to advance Como Park Zoo and Conservatory as a destination where people from all walks of life can gather, learn and enjoy the natural world. Our Vision: Como Friends will be the priority fundraising organization among our donors and in the broader community. Admission to the Zoo and Conservatory will remain free. Como Friends will lay the foundation to secure the future of the Zoo and Conservatory for generations to come. Our Values: We will Engage the community and donors of Como Friends; Steward the resources entrusted to us, and respect the wishes of each donor; Embrace growth to support continuous improvements at the Zoo and Conservatory; Serve as a model for an exemplary public-private partnership with the City of Saint Paul; Honor the traditions of the Zoo and Conservatory in our community; and Support education and enjoyment for all, with special concern for those who may not otherwise have access.
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
1981
Size
Large
Iowa's wildest adventure
The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation. The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. Currently there are 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens cared for at the Blank Park Zoo. The Blank Park Zoo's Conservation Committee works to raise funds to support organizations and projects around the world dedicated to the same conservation ideals.
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
1995
Size
Giant
Supporting and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region
The Saint Louis Zoo Foundation was established in 1995 support and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region and throughout Missouri by providing facilities, funds and advice. The Foundation provides direct financial support to the Saint Louis Zoo for renovations, and administers fundraising campaigns for the zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo's mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.
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
1953
Size
Giant
Education, conservation, research and recreation
Established in 1894 by the City of Omaha as Riverview Park, The Henry Doorly Zoo sits on 112 acres and houses over 12,800 animal specimens. The newest major exhibit, the Bernice Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, opened in May 2008. During 2008, more than 71,500 family memberships were sold and 1,388,014 people visited the zoo. The Henry Doorly Zoo Center for Conservation and Research engages in extensive conservation oriented scientific investigation in the areas of veterinary medicine, reproductive physiology, molecular genetics, nutrition, and rare plant propagation. More than 3,675 educational programs were conducted in 2008. This programming, which included day camps, classes, distance learning classes, and campouts, reached more than 150,000 students.
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
1965
Size
Small
To inspire discovery, appreciation and respect for animals and nature.
Formed in 1963, Sedgwick County Zoological Society works to foster public interest and support for the Sedgwick County Zoo, by operating and maintaining the Zoo. The Zoo has seen steady progress through the past three decades with major exhibits opening every few years. The Zoological Society also promotes education and research to better aid in the management and preservation of both zoo and wild animals. The Zoo has an annual attendance of nearly 550,000 visitors and is the number one tourist attraction in Kansas.
Founded
1995
Size
Giant
We are guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike.
The Marine Mammal Center advances global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
Founded
1975
Size
Medium
Raising funds for the Minnesota Zoo
The Minnesota Zoo Foundation's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Minnesota Zoo. Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. We are dedicated to inspiring guests to act on behalf of wildlife and wild lands. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational, and conservation programs, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Celebrating the wonders of nature
Audubon Nature Institute's purpose of celebrating the wonders of nature guides its mission to: provide a guest experience of outstanding quality; exhibit the diversity of wildlife; preserve native Louisiana habitats; educate our diverse audience about the natural world; enhance the care and survival of wildlife through research and conservation; provide opportunities for recreation in natural settings; operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museum and parks; and weave quality entertainment through the guest experience.
Founded
1975
Size
Small
Protecting the Life that Sustains Us
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. The Society uses advocacy, education, and applied research to defend invertebrates. Over the past three decades, we have protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat, and raised awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans.
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
1962
Size
Giant
Ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever
Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. AWF is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa. We believe that protecting Africa's wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people - and for over 45 years we have made it our work to help ensure that Africa's wild resources endure. At AWF we approach all of our work at the landscape level - that is to say, we look at large landscapes (we have identified eight of these areas to date). Within these landscapes, we implement a variety of efforts that conserve land, protect species and empower people.
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
1979
Size
Giant
We inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.
The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with a mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums' walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium continues to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.
Founded
1981
Size
Large
Establishing and defending the rights of all animals
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than five million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of all animals. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests", and the abuse of backyard dogs. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
Protecting and restoring our nation's fish, wildlife, and habitats.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was created by Congress in 1984 to protect and restore our nation's fish, wildlife, and habitats by investing federal dollars in the most pressing conservation needs and matching those dollars with private funds. The Foundation has proudly awarded 10,800 grants to 3,700 organizations and leveraged $680 million into $1.6 billion for conservation on the ground.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
Conserving native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas
American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Founded in 1994, it is the only U.S.-based group exclusively devoted to bird conservation throughout the Americas. ABC acts across the full spectrum of threats to birds to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, while unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement. ABC advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Conserving and enhancing habitat and biodiversity on private land.
The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on working lands through partnerships and education.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
The nation's leading green economy organization
Founded in 1982, Green America's mission is to harness economic power-- the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-- to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Our programs and campaigns fall into three main pillars: Green the World Campaigns (Safe Food, Clean Energy, Fair Labor, and Responsible Finance), Green Business (Green Business Network and Center for Sustainability Solutions), and Green Living (our educational print & online publications, guides, and business directory). We work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come.
Founded
1992
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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
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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
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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
1996
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Small
Direct protection to forests and wildlife
Since its inception in 1994 as the Global Survival Network, the organization now known as Wildlife Alliance has worked with local governments, communities, and like-minded non-governmental organizations to implement cutting-edge programs in Southeast Asia and the Russian Far East. These programs aim to conserve the environment and stop illegal logging, poaching, and the illegal wildlife trade by directly protecting wildlife and habitats, reducing consumer demand for wildlife, and providing environmental education and legal and ecologically sustainable alternative livelihoods for local communities.
Founded
2001
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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
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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
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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
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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
1948
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Giant
Dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is one of the country's leaders in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation. We are committed to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them. Defenders of Wildlife is a national membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. We work to protect and restore America's native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, work across international borders and educate and mobilize the public.
Founded
1943
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Giant
Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future
National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. NWF gives voice to the wildlife conservation values that are part of our country's heritage. Our work focuses on three main areas. We work to find solutions to the climate crisis, keep our nation connected to nature, and safeguard America's wildlife and wild places. In all, National Wildlife Federation's work from coast to coast, community by community, helps protect, connect and restore habitat to ensure a healthy wildlife legacy for future generations.
Founded
1937
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
1983
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Small
Teaching the world to care about and care for wildlife and the environment
The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife. Since its inception, the Wildlife Center has treated more than 47,000 wild animals, representing 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians; shared the lessons learned from these cases with some 1.4 million school-children and adults across Virginia; and trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Those who have benefited from the professional training programs offered by the Center may now be found on the cutting-edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world.
Founded
2004
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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
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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
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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
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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
1971
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Large
Saving a piece of the world for its wildlife
The North Carolina Zoological Society (NCZS) supports the North Carolina Zoological Park. The NCZS supports Zoo programs that receive no funding or only partial funding from the State of North Carolina. The NCZS provides significant or total funding for the following: animals purchased by the Zoo; exhibit plants; endangered plant species programs; the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Learning Center; a veterinary residency program in zoological medicine; training and equipment for the Zoo's animal enrichment programs; wildlife rehabilitation programs; education/conservation web sites; an elephant conservation program in Cameroon; Sylvan Heights Waterfowl; conservation field programs; visiting artist programs and artwork; capital development projects; and the Pisgah Covered Bridge and surrounding park and recreation area.
Founded
1983
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Small
Birds of prey conservation, rehabilitation, and education
Mission:Carolina Raptor Center (CRC) is dedicated to the conservation of raptors.Vision Statement:1) To promote environmental stewardship through education about our environment, the role raptors play in our ecosystem, and sustainable habitats that support animals and humans alike?2) To build on CRC's reputation as a leading rehabilitation center to become recognized as a center of excellence for our care of, and success at releasing, injured and orphaned raptors back into the wild and for developing state-of-the-art avian medicine techniques.3) To leverage a growing database on raptors, and growing networks in the scientific community, into research that advances our knowledge of raptor biology, behavior and treatment, as well as the environmental health of our world in general.4) To build on CRC's program, fiduciary and governance practices to become broadly recognized as a center of excellence in all of our organizational operations.
Founded
1985
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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
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Large
Inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina's aquatic environments
The North Carolina Aquarium Society is the support organization for the three North Carolina Aquariums. Established in 1986, it is dedicated to assisting these facilities in maintaining their high standards of exhibits, education and conservation programs. The North Carolina Aquariums continue to expand and improve. In 1976, the Aquariums had a little more than two hundred thousand visitors. Today, the three Aquariums educate over one million annual visitors. The Aquariums have completed expansion of all three facilities, Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island and Fort Fisher, doubling the size of each. In 2011, the Aquariums opened their newest site, the restored Jennette's Pier at Nags Head.
Founded
1986
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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
2002
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Small
Ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife, habitat, & our hunting heritage
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is a non-profit conservation organization working to ensure the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. Since 1988, QDMA has worked to promote sustainable, high-quality deer populations, wildlife habitats and ethical hunting experiences through research, education, advocacy, and hunter recruitment. QDMA teaches deer hunters how to improve local deer populations, habitat and hunting experiences.
Founded
1949
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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
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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
1961
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Small
Promoting the wise use of Georgia's natural resources
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) began as a sportsman's organization in 1936 and since then we've grown to become Georgia's oldest and largest conservation organization. Today, our members include bird watchers, hunters, anglers, educators, gardeners, hikers - a diverse group of individuals united by our concern and compassion for the environment. As an organization, GWF takes stands on issues based on ecological and wildlife principles. GWF utilizes our members' diverse interests to work together and move toward a common goal - protecting Georgia's tremendous natural beauty and diversity.
Founded
1942
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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
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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
1994
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Large
Caring For America's Eagles
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is dedicated to protecting the majestic Bald Eagle, the USA's National Symbol, and its habitat by supporting and conducting eagle and environmental recovery and education programs. The AEF cares for a collection of about 80 non-releasable birds of prey daily (including 47 eagles), which play an important role in its education and breeding programs. Also, numerous orphaned and injured raptors are rescued, rehabilitated and released.
Founded
1986
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Giant
Inspiring people to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation
Zoo Atlanta's mission is to inspire the citizens of Atlanta and Georgia and all visitors to the Zoo to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation. It does this by 1) providing an informative, educational and engaging experience; 2) being respectful and responsible stewards of the animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to it and 3) engaging in related conservation activities and research.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Supporting the operations of the Chattanooga Zoo
Founded in 1985, Friends of the Zoo (FOZ) supports operations of the Chattanooga Zoo for the education and enjoyment of individuals living in and visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee. The mission of the Chattanooga Zoo is to provide an educational and recreational opportunity for all. The educational mission stresses understanding of and respect for all living things. A strong commitment to conservation for generations to come is implicit in this mission. Opened in 1937, the Chattanooga Zoo seeks to provide a dignified and aesthetically pleasing environment for the animals.
Founded
1968
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
1969
Size
Giant
Florida's wildest place
The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches, known as the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, is a zoological organization located at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The Zoo houses nearly 800 animals within 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. The mission of the Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches is to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. In addition to exciting animals from all over the world living in natural habitats, the Zoo features a colorful carousel, an interactive water play fountain, a full service restaurant, daily performances of the Wings Over Water bird show, and many other programs and events throughout each day. The Zoo offers a wide array of education programs including a dynamic summer Zoo Camp program, an overnight program, field trips, outreach programs, Zoo School and distance learning.
Founded
1972
Size
Large
Explore. Learn. Inspire.
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is dedicated to preserving the beauty and wonder of animals and their habitats. We are committed to sharing our knowledge, engaging visitors, and celebrating our natural world. First established as the Sanford Zoo in 1923, the zoo continues to grow as Seminole County's premier recreational and educational attraction. Discovering animals is just the beginning. Over 100,000 school children participate in formal education programs every year, fostering an appreciation for animals and the importance of biodiversity. Conservation of animals is paramount; Species Survival Plans, coordinated through the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, are attempting to maintain genetic diversity to ensure healthy, vigorous animals to reproduce now and in the future.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Keeping the Wild in Florida since 1936!
The Florida Wildlife Federation is a statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936. The goal of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida's natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.
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
1973
Size
Giant
Restoring and preserving our marine environment
Founded in 1972, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) works to restore and protect our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through preserving our marine life and environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, we also remain a neighborhood aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. We invite everyone to visit often and soon to share in the environmental excellence and caring of our waters and marine life, no matter where you may live.
Founded
1983
Size
Giant
Offering enjoyment for everyone
The region's only dedicated zoological garden, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo was designed to enhance quality of life in greater Tampa Bay as an affordable leisure destination and center for education and endangered species conservation. Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 2,000 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Florida wildlife center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa. The Florida Environmental Education Center (The Zoo School) serves more than 147,000 children annually. Programs offered are summer and holiday camps, daycare, preschool, and kindergarten. Re-opened at its current site in 1988, Lowry Park Zoo is today the number-one family-friendly zoo in the U.S. and recognized by the State of Florida as a center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Advancing the conservation of Billfish & associated species to improve the health of oceans & economies
The Billfish Foundation (TBF) was founded in 1986 with a mission of conserving billfish worldwide. TBF's keystone program, the traditional tagging program, was begun in 1990. Today, it has grown to be the largest international billfish tagging program in the world. TBF's initial focus was on research and educational programs. In 1990, TBF's focus was expanded to include advocacy for responsible fisheries management, recognizing that influencing decision makers with sound science was a crucial step in successful billfish conservation.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Entertaining, educating and inspiring stewardship about our natural environment
The Florida Aquarium astounds visitors with the beauty and fragility of our eco-system. The facility is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. The cornerstone of The Channel District, The Florida Aquarium's mission since opening in 1995 is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environment. It serves as a significant example of Florida's commitment to preserving native landscapes, ecosystems, historical and archaeological sites, and ethnic and cultural traditions representative of the diverse geography and cultural life unique to our state. The Aquarium has provided cultural enrichment experiences to more than seven million visitors, including 100,000 school students and 1,000 teachers annually.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Protecting manatees and their aquatic habitats
Save the Manatee Club (SMC) was established in 1981 by former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. SMC works to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. In order to recover the manatee population, or delist the species, our goals are: to protect ample healthy habitat to support a stable or growing manatee population; to reduce manatee harassment, injuries and deaths from human activity; to ensure that sufficient regulations have been adopted to accomplish these goals. In order to accomplish our objective and goals we concentrate our efforts on reducing the negative impacts to manatees and their aquatic habitat caused by human activity.
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
1958
Size
Large
Our mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world's wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations.
Zoo Miami Foundation is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956 when the Zoo was located in Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. Starting in the mid-sixties, Zoo members spearheaded a campaign to include plans for a bigger, better zoo on the Miami-Dade County "Decade of Progress" bond issue. Voters approved the bond in 1972 and nine years later Zoo Miami opened its gates at its current location.Today, Zoo Miami Foundation is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida. Its Board of Directors includes community leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are committed to the education, conservation and recreation goals of Zoo Miami. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by its strong membership, supports Zoo Miami's programs and enhancements.
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
1942
Size
Giant
Advancing research to enhance the health and soundness of horses of all breeds
The forerunner of today's Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation was the Grayson Foundation, established in 1940. From the beginning, the Foundation's aim was to support research at existing institutions rather than carry out the research itself. The Jockey Club, which has served as the North American Thoroughbred breed registry since 1894, created its own research Foundation in 1984. Five years later, The Jockey Club Research Foundation was merged with the Grayson Foundation, to be known since then as the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. In recent years the combined Foundation has been able to allocate more than $750,000 annually in grants.
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
1980
Size
Giant
Do the zoo
The mission of Knoxville Zoological Gardens is to celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Through education, conservation, exhibition, research and recreation, the zoo tells the stories of the animals, the plants and the people who make up the communities of the earth. The zoo develops positive attitudes and actions about nature and about conservation as a local and global issue. Knoxville Zoological Gardens offers an entertaining and unique educational experience for the entire family. The zoo is situated on 53 rolling acres on the east side of Knoxville with more than 220 different species of animals. Annual attendance is approximately 400,000 people.
Founded
2001
Size
Giant
Inspiring Passion for the Natural World
Opened in 1955, the Birmingham Zoo is Alabama's most popular attraction, drawing more than 580,000 visitors annually. Approximately 1,000 animals of 250 species call the 122-acre Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, kangaroos and endangered species from six continents. The mission of the Birmingham Zoo is to inspire passion for the natural world through emphasizing conservation, education, scientific study and recreation in all aspects of the Birmingham Zoo's exhibits, programs, facilities and activities. The Zoo's vision is to be the leading zoological and botanical conservation, education and scientific study resource within the U.S. and the family attraction of choice throughout the entire region.
Founded
1990
Size
Giant
Where Animals, Nature & Fun Converge
Nashville Zoo's mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.
Founded
1993
Size
Small
A safe place for big cats
Established in 1991, Tiger Haven is a sanctuary and rescue facility for big cats, much like an animal shelter for dogs and house cats - except that we are a no kill facility. And, the cats who come here for sanctuary are given a permanent home. They are not sold, transferred or given away. They are not used for breeders, and they don't work for a living. The cats here enjoy the good life, and they deserve it. Tiger Haven is situated on 75 acres of wooded property. Large enclosures fill up about 45 acres and house 278 big cats and 14 lesser cats . A perimeter fence surrounds all the enclosures and living quarters, and a roadway runs between enclosures and around the perimeter fence to facilitate feeding, maintenance and security checks. The enclosures are designed for the cats that will live in them.
Founded
1995
Size
Giant
The Elephant Sanctuary
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee-85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Elephant Sanctuary exists to provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being; and to raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. As a true sanctuary, The Elephant Sanctuary is not intended to provide entertainment, and it is therefore closed to the general public.
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
1994
Size
Medium
Providing a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees
Center for Great Apes, founded in 1993, provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Our sanctuary home is located in Wauchula, on over 100 acres a few miles from the beautiful Peace River in south central Florida. Routine health checks, periodic physicals, and when necessary, emergency care are handled in the Arcus Great Ape Health Center.
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
1984
Size
Medium
Defending the rights, welfare and habitats of animals since 1983
ABOUT: Founded in 1983, In Defense of Animals is an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals. We are supported by a network of tens of thousands of determined activists, dedicated volunteers, interns and donors. We work to expose and end animal experimentation; protect wildlife and restore balance in their natural habitats; end the exploitation and abuse of wild species living in captivity; protect domestic and wild species worldwide from abuse and slaughter for food; conduct cruelty investigations and rescue operations and provide veterinary care for sick, abused and orphaned animals in our natural habitat sanctuaries.FIGHTING APATHY, BUILDING EMPATHYIn Defense of Animals works to educate the public to fight apathy, build empathy and take concrete action to end all forms of animal exploitation worldwide. We work to ensure that decisions made involving animals, from the legislative level to the dinner table, are made with consideration of their needs and interests. We seek to redefine the role of animals in society on local, national and international levels by elevating human perception of animals from that of mere property, objects and things, to that where animals are recognized to be individuals, with feelings, needs and interests of their own. Through our work to inspire and shift the way people think about non-human beings, we believe a positive change will result in the way people treat them today and in the future.
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
1975
Size
Large
Supporting the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
Tulsa Zoo Friends supports the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum by providing admissions, attractions, food and beverage, marketing and fundraising services. Nearly 600,000 visitors tour the zoo each year and the zoo has approximately 12,000 Zoo Friends Member households. The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the City of Tulsa and is part of the Tulsa Parks Department. The zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.
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
1967
Size
Giant
Connecting communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We have over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests.
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
1981
Size
Medium
Housing, protecting, and rehabilitating various non-native animals
Primarily Primates was founded in 1978. Its current board, structured in 2007 under an agreement with the Attorney General of the State of Texas, includes a long-time sanctuary facilitator with extensive primate experience, and the president of the animal-advocacy group Friends of Animals. Primarily Primates is a sanctuary in Bexar County, Texas that operates to house, protect, and rehabilitate various non-native animals. The private refuge currently houses several hundred nonhuman animals, and, as the name implies, focuses primarily on caring for apes and monkeys.
Founded
1991
Size
Giant
Keeping Texas Wild
Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's mission is to provide private support to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. TPWF funds projects supported by sound science with measurable results and meaningful impact. Private funding, secured by TPWF through gifts and grants, addresses critical conservation needs; improves and expands natural areas, state parks, and wildlife management areas; and enhances opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the abundance of natural beauty throughout Texas. Since its inception, TPWF has raised over $150 million to ensure every Texan, today and in the future, can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the incredible wild things and wild places in Texas.
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
1957
Size
Large
Serving and supporting the future of wildlife today and every day
The Dallas Zoological Society works to support the Dallas Zoo as an outstanding center of education, entertainment and wildlife conservation. The Society supports this mission through: fundraising; volunteerism; promoting public awareness and participation; and enhancing the visitor experience. We exist to broaden support for worldwide conservation efforts by creating an environment which allows our community and visitors to experience dramatic, engaging and diverse presentations for the living plant and animal world through excellent animal management, solid conservation science (research) and dynamic educational programs.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Strengthening the bond between humans and the environment
The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. From these humble beginnings, the Zoo has grown into a nationally ranked facility, housing more than 5,000 native and exotic species. The Zoo works to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.
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
1984
Size
Medium
Saving animals since 1976
As the original and largest no-kill animal care and adoption center in North Texas, Operation Kindness is the place Where Happiness Begins. In 41 years we have saved nearly 90,000 cats and dogs. We care for approximately 300 cats and dogs on a day-to-day basis, with another 150 in foster homes. In the past 12 months more than 4,566 homeless cats and dogs received medical care, clean shelter, nutritious food and playtime in a natural setting until they were adopted into new forever homes.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
Providing a safe and caring environment for exotic animals
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) was founded in Boyd, Texas in 1988. The inhabitants include bobcats, cougars, lions, tigers, and bears among other species. The purpose and goals of IEAS are to provide a permanent sanctuary for exotic animals that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, confiscated, or previously owned by people unwilling or unable to provide for these magnificent beings. Additionally, IEAS educates the public through school programs, tour lectures, support for conservation programs, and public appearances about the value and worth of these sensitive, intelligent and perceptive animals, so that their future, as an important part of our world, is insured. We are committed to strengthening and promoting conservation education and other avenues to foster conservation in which we can participate. Our major goal is to give the resident animals the best quality of life we can give them in captivity through our Emotional Enrichment Program, which deals with the emotional well-being of each individual animal and its individual emotional needs.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research
Founded in 1989, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research. For 24 years, IRF has funded and operated rhino conservation programs in Africa and Asia, focusing expertise and resources in areas where rhinos are most in need of protection, and where conservation efforts will do the most good. Since its founding, IRF has also provided funding for scientific research that enhances the ability to manage rhinoceros populations both in the wild and in captivity. IRF also works with conservation centers and zoos to provide linkages between captive and wild populations of rhinos, with the ultimate objective of helping captive populations become a truly integral part of conservation strategies for rhinos. At the heart of IRF's vision is the belief that these magnificent species should endure for future generations, and that protecting rhinos ensures the survival of many other species, including people.
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
1994
Size
Tiny
Conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on.
Polar Bears International's mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate. We serve as the global resource for information regarding polar bears and their habitat and are the leading voice on climate warming impacts to polar bears and their Arctic home while actively seeking solutions through education, advocacy, and action. We conduct, support, and share scientific research that informs polar bear conservation and educate an international audience about polar bear conservation and provide mentorship for the actions that will help ensure their survival.
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
1984
Size
Giant
Ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage
In 1984, four hunters from Troy, Montana, founded the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to guarantee a wild future for North America's grandest game animal. The Elk Foundation's mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. In support of this mission the Elk Foundation is committed to conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats; promoting the sound management of wild, free-ranging elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed; fostering cooperation among federal, state, tribal and private organizations and individuals in wildlife management and habitat conservation; and educating members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics and wildlife management.
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
1939
Size
Giant
Connecting people with wildlife
Founded in 1926, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been a place where memories are made and people of all ages and all walks of life come together to explore the animal kingdom. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is open every day of the year and is home to more than 750 animals representing approximately 142 species, 30 of which are endangered. A leader in conservation, captive breeding and animal care, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo connects people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action. Our vision is that every kid, of any age, will have an experience for a lifetime with every visit.
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
1952
Size
Giant
Secure a better world for animals through human understanding.
In 1896, a small, orphaned black bear named Billy Bryan became the first resident of Denver Zoo. Today, Denver Zoo is home to nearly 4,000 animals representing over 700 species including the incredibly rare okapi, red-bellied lemur, Amur leopard, and Siberian tiger. The Denver Zoo's mission is to: provide a wildlife conservancy which offers high-quality experiences in an urban recreational setting; provide environmental education which inspires public awareness of global conservation; and engage in scientific programs which make meaningful contributions to the conservation of animals and their ecosystems.
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
1999
Size
Large
Saving One Animal May Not Change The World... But Surely, For That One Animal... The World Will Change Forever!
The Wild Animal Sanctuary was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1980, and has been operating for more than 37 years. The refuge is open to supporters daily, and is run by staff and volunteers. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is one of only a handful of true sanctuaries for abused and abandoned great cats and bears in the United States, where the animals are not bred, sold, or otherwise commercially exploited in any way. The Sanctuary is located on the plains of Colorado northeast of the Denver Metro area. Comprising 720 acres and sheltering more than 450 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, wolves and other large carnivores, it is the largest carnivore sanctuary in the world and the only sanctuary providing large acreage (5 to 25 acres each) species-specific habitats for its rescued animals.
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.