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7 Great Animal Charities ...

By Jennifer

Even if you’re not a cat or dog person, chances are, you love the furry little critters anyway. You’re probably like me, incredulous, sad, and angry every time you hear of an animal that’s been abused or neglected… but what can you do to help? Aside from encouraging your friends and family to always treat animals with love and respect, you can also volunteer with or donate to a reputable animal charity. If you’re not sure which ones are out there, keep reading! Here’s my list of 7 great animal charities, and how you can get in touch with them.


ASPCAThe ASPCA is a nationwide organization that help keep animals safe and happy, and encourages people to be responsible, kind, loving pet owners. They’re true animal advocates, and can always use your help!


WWFThis organization is famous for their efforts to preserve wildlife and educate people around the world about how to care for our wildlife and our planet. They truly care about endangered species, and seem to be on the cutting edge of research.

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3 the Nature Conservancy

the Nature ConservancyAs the name of this animal charity implies, their focus is nature, and nature includes every manner of animal and their habitat. Their website is also very informative, and has a number of ways you can help.

4 the Humane Society

the Humane SocietyThe Human Society is my favorite animal charity, focusing on the humane treatment of animals. They have local branches in just about every major city and metropolitan area, and they provide all sorts of animal care, from veterinary services to pet adoption services.

5 Actors and Others for Animals

Actors and Others for AnimalsThis is the organization most of us know from Betty White. She’s a prolific and important animal activist, and she’s been a supporter of this organization since I was little, and probably longer. Most of our favorite celebs are involved too!

6 the Animal Legal Defense Fund

the Animal Legal Defense FundOkay, this may sound strange, but animals need legal services, too. They can’t speak for themselves, or defend their rights, so this organization does it for them. They’re brilliant legal teams with the mission of protecting animals, and they’re tireless animal advocates.

7 the National Audubon Society

the National Audubon SocietyWho doesn’t enjoy the sweet sound of birdsong? The Audubon Society cares for birds and promotes understanding, education, and care. If you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition, why not participate in their Christmas bird count?

These are just a few of my own favorite animal charities, but there are so many more! Which of these is your favorite? Or do you have another national, international, or local animal charity you love more? Please let me know!

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