The following charities have been selected by us after careful review and we have supported them for years and even decades. Each of the charities listed are making an immediate difference in the lives of animals and people today as well as working for a better future for us all. We encourage you to check their websites so you can read more about the wonderful work they are doing.
The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. They do this by helping to end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. They believe that by working together we can Save Them All. Best Friends is the leader of the no-kill movement. They run the largest no-kill shelter in the country, operating out of Angel Canyon in Kanab, Utah. The spirit, integrity and effectiveness of this organization is par excellent.
To bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets
A better world through kindness to animals
Golden Rule: To treat all living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated.
To learn more about this wonderful charity visit www.bestfriends.org
Earthjustice is the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization. They leverage their expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all. They represent every one of their clients free of charge.
With more than a hundred attorneys in offices across the country, Earthjustice pursues three key goals to secure a just, flourishing world:
Our nation’s laws protect the magnificent natural spaces and wildlife we have inherited from previous generations. Earthjustice enforces those laws to protect what we all know to be irreplaceable wildlife and wild places, for this and future generations.
They fight for a future where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; where products in our homes are free of toxic chemicals; and where all communities are safer, healthier places to live and work.
Earthjustice’s legal victories strengthen the rise of clean energy, laying the groundwork for the systemic change we must see. At stake is nothing less than our children’s—and our planet’s—future.
With the generous investment of their members, they are pursuing nearly 400 active legal cases. Earthjustice’s decades of success are thanks to strong partnerships with hundreds of organizations—and hundreds of thousands of passionate supporters. Because they believe as you do - these are fights we cannot lose.
To learn more about this vital organization visit www.earthjustice.org/
The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine - putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.
Their efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.
And they are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods.
Their staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.
Their priorities include:
Shifting research from animal “models” to human-relevant studies
Bringing nutrition into medical education and practice
Conducting clinical research on healthful diets that build the foundation for the role of nutrition in medicine
Educating and empowering people to take control of their health through Kickstart, Food for Life, and other nutrition programs
Working with policymakers and industry to adopt alternatives to chemical tests on animals
To learn more about this amazing community of professionals visit www.pcrm.org
THE FUND FOR ANIMALS
The fund was started by author Cleveland Amory whose inspiration came from the novel Black Beauty. His dream turned into reality with the purchase of Black Beauty Ranch in Texas. The sign at the gate reads: "Here my story ends. My troubles are over and I am at Home". All the animals at Black Beauty Ranch have a home there for the rest of their lives. In addition the Fund has other facilities as well as a wonderful program "Rural Area Veterinary Services" were veterinarians provide Free spay/neuter services as well as care for wounded and sick animals. In addition The Fund has teamed up with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington. They maintain a voice for the animals and provide action email alerts to all their members so that people can contact their representatives on key animal issues. Please visit www.fundforanimals.org
ALLEY CAT ALLIES
Alley Cat Allies has led the fight for Trap Neuter Return (TNR), which is an effective population control solution for feral cat colonies. They have offered guidance and expertise to people all over the country who are feeding and caring for feral cats. They fund and organize spay neuter clinics and provide knowledgeable help and solutions for communities with feral cat problems. Learn more at www.alleycat.org
HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION
We have included HFA because while we promote the feeding of meat to our carnivorous companion animals we feel that all animals have a right to live free of fear and abuse while they are here. To this ends HFA works to end the abuses of factory farming by conducting anti-cruelty investigations and expose´ and through national media and ad campaigns They also operate the worlds largest farm animal sanctuary which provides a refuge for abused farm animals. Their website is www.hfa.org