North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, New York, is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture, and adopt about 20,000 pets into loving homes every year. Since its founding in 1944, the Animal League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs into carefully screened homes. The Animal League is home to the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, which offers 24-hour care for sheltered pets and annually provides more than 10,000 outpatient visits, 27,000 vaccinations, and 14,000 spay and neuter procedures. The Animal League collaborates with shelter and rescue groups across the country, and offers animal welfare partners the use of its mobile adoption units to place even more animals into permanent homes. For more information on North Shore Animal League America, visit www.AnimalLeague.org
Humane Society of Broward County
The Humane Society of Broward County, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the largest animal adoption agencies in the Southeast United States. The shelter offers a variety of programs and services, including pet adoptions; free educational presentations for schools; Animal Assisted Therapy teams that visit nursing homes and hospitals; cruelty investigations; low-cost dog obedience classes; free pet behavior seminars for dogs, cats and rabbits; vaccination clinics; a pet boutique; and more. As a nonprofit organization, the shelter relies on the generosity of people and businesses to help it help the animals. To learn more about the HSBC, visit www.humanebroward.com.
Humane Society of Missouri
Established in 1870 and based in St. Louis, the Humane Society of Missouri is one of the oldest and largest humane organizations in the United States serving more than 90,000 animals every year. We operate three cat, dog, and critter Adoption Centers, open seven days a week, and three, full-service, AAHA-accredited Veterinary Medical Centers, open to the public. Through our Animal Cruelty Task Force, we rescue thousands of animals in Missouri and other states from abuse and neglect and in times of disaster. Our pet training programs create lasting relationships between people and their pets, and our humane education programs teach respect for all living creatures to children and adults. HSMO also operates Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, a 165-acre rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption facility for horses and farm animals. For more information, visit www.hsmo.org or call 314-647-8800.
Animal Humane Society
Animal Humane Society, the leading animal welfare organization in the upper Midwest, is committed to engaging and serving local communities of people and animals and providing comprehensive programs and services to compassionately serve all of the stages of an animal's life. More than 35,000 companion animals are helped each year at our five campuses in Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota, through our programs and services, which include adoption and surrender, outreach and rescue, dog training and boarding. AHS is a founding member of MnPAW (Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare), an alliance of 10 Minnesota animal welfare organizations, and works with dozens of partner shelters and rescues throughout the upper Midwest. Animal Humane Society is a private nonprofit organization and receives no federal, state, or government funding. It relies solely on private donations, merchandise sales, and adoption fees. Learn more at www.animalhumanesociety.org.
Animal Protective Association of Missouri
Founded in 1922, the Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. The APA has been a leader in the community with programs such as the PetReach Animal Assisted Activities, Domestic Violence Pet Assistance Program, and Humane Education Presentations. Each year, about 4,000 stray, abandoned, and unwanted companion animals are brought to the APA. Every effort is made to find these wonderful pets a permanent, loving home. For more information, go to www.apamo.org or call 314-645-4610.
San Francisco SPCA
Each year, The San Francisco SPCA finds homes for thousands of dogs and cats and provides veterinary care to as many as 30,000. Our subsidized Spay/Neuter Clinic has performed procedures on about 150,000 cats and dogs, greatly reducing the number of surplus kittens and puppies. We increase how and where the public encounters animals available for adoption through community outreach, and we use the best in behavior training to help more cats and dogs thrive in their homes. The San Francisco SPCA will deliver services that provide the most effective, compassionate care to animals in need, especially in the current economic climate where animals are too often abandoned or neglected. While we are proud of our no-kill history, The SF/SPCA has moved beyond our vision of saving healthy cats and dogs to also include rehabilitating thousands of sick and injured animals -- and going beyond the borders of San Francisco to help animals that may otherwise face euthanasia because of pet overpopulation. To support our adoptable cats and dogs, please visit www.sfspca.org.
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
People Rescuing Animals... Animals Rescuing People (r) says it all about Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). Created in 1991 to save dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters, ARF 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. Innovative People Connect programs bring the unfailing friendship and magic of animals to diverse groups, from children to seniors.