Do you love animals and are looking for a way to ‘give back’ to those in need?
It doesn’t matter where you are, there are a number of amazing charities that help animals on local and global levels. Here are 20 charities that have inspired us:
Morris Animal Foundation
MAF provides funding and support for animal cancer research. 60% of Golden Retrievers die of cancer and thanks to MAF, the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is currently underway. This unique study is monitoring the health of 3,000 Goldens for life; hoping to learn more about how cancer develops and how it can be treated or prevented.
World Vets is the animal version of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders). They provide disaster relief support for pets, livestock and the people who live with them. Their main focus is education, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, livestock and animal husbandry, and civil-military humanitarian aid.
People’s Animal Welfare Society Canada
Established in 1972, PAWS Canada has a strict no-kill policy and does not give up on animals that have special needs. They recognize that cats with life-long diseases such as FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus or “feline AIDS”) or FeLV (Feline Leukemia virus) can live long, healthy lives. These cats are not euthanized and instead are adopted or fostered into appropriate homes.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The RSPCA is the oldest animal welfare charity in the UK. It provides funding, education and support to local rescue groups. Donors can choose to help on a local or global level through the RSPCA. They also coordinate volunteers and foster families for rescued pets of all species.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society
Sadly, reptiles need rescues too. This unique humane society provides medical care and appropriate housing for pet snakes, turtles, lizards and even a few amphibians. They also provide education for reptile enthusiasts and are deeply involved in conservation efforts for our scaly friends.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Guide dogs are instrumental in providing mobility assistance for blind or partially sighted individuals. This UK-based association provides guide dogs at little to no cost for those in need. They also ensure that the dog is cared for throughout his or her life – offering financial assistance for necessities like dog food and veterinary care.