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.
In 1984, the founders of Best Friends made a promise to one another and to the animals already in their care – that they would build an animal sanctuary in Southern Utah where they could dedicate their lives to housing and finding homes for unwanted pets while advocating for the importance of no-kill. At that time, shelters across America routinely killed cats and dogs as the primary method of pet population control. There wasn’t a national voice to end the killing.
However, as the founders began to broaden the reach of Best Friends, they quickly learned that others would stand with them. Over 30 years later, they’ve inspired others throughout the country to take up the mantle of no-kill and helped to reduce the number of animals being killed in shelters.
To learn more about this wonderful charity visit www.bestfriends.org
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization. They wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change.
Earthjustice has protected countless species on the brink of extinction, and secured long-overdue, historic limits on our nation’s worst polluting industries. And they’re able to do this with the generous support of people like you! Behind nearly every major environmental win, you’ll find Earthjustice.
To learn more about this vital organization visit www.earthjustice.org/
The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 17,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world.
The Physicians Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. 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 worked tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and 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.
To learn more about this amazing community of professionals visit www.pcrm.org
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is the premier U.S.-based national conservation organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of imperiled species and their habitats in North America.
Defenders’ approach is direct and straightforward – We protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and by promoting innovative solutions. We speak with one voice informed by scientific, legal and policy expertise, hands-on wildlife management experience and effective advocacy.
Our team has the experience and knowledge to engage in any arena to protect wildlife—Congress, the courts, federal and state agencies, academia and public debate—and does so tirelessly and effectively. Our field offices give us a grounding in the ecosystems and communities where we work, allowing us to engage the public, build support for conservation and develop practical solutions that will stand the test of time. Fueled by the commitment of our members, partners and supporters, we are building a powerful, enduring voice for wildlife conservation.To learn more about this wonderful organization visit www.defenders.org
Alley Cat Allies is the global engine of change for cats. They protect and improve cats’ lives through their innovative, cutting-edge programs. They are seen around the world as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats.
They work toward a world where every cat is valued and protected and every community and shelter has policies and programs to save their lives.
When it comes to cat advocacy, Alley Cat Allies is working in communities to champion low-cost spay and neuter policies and programs, as well as lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR). Once viewed as radical new concepts, these humane cat protocols are now mainstream. But they still have a lot of work to do to ensure policies and programs in every community serve the best interests of cats.
They are a resource for tens of thousands of dedicated cat caregivers, advocates, nonprofit groups, and volunteers driving change and accelerating protection for millions of cats worldwide.
To learn more about this wonderful organization visit www.alleycat.org
The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is dedicated to the protection of farm animals. Founded in 1985, and over 270,000 members strong, HFA has garnered worldwide recognition and respect for its landmark anti-cruelty campaigns. HFA is particularly well known for its unparalleled track record of credibility, accuracy, and integrity in addressing legislative issues pertaining to farm animals.
HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty and abuse, to protect the public from the 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 exposés, national media campaigns, and legislation. HFA also provides direct hands-on emergency care and refuge for abused farm animals at HFA’s Suwanna Ranch – the world's largest farm animal rescue and refuge facility.
To learn more about this wonderful charity visit www.hfa.org