Rabbits are classified as both pets and livestock, so they are farmed, experimented on, eaten, worn, made into lucky charms, and some are kept as household pets. Unfortunately like other companion animals, domestic rabbits are also discarded by irresponsible owners. Thousands of rabbits end up in animal shelters each year, and they are the 3rd most euthanized animal in shelters annually. It is because of these sad truths that the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue (Gainesville, Florida) was created.


Papaya and Kiwi

Gainesville Rabbit Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 by two University of Florida students. GRR’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out rabbits to loving homes, as well as educate current and potential rabbit owners. GRR does not turn away any rabbit regardless of disability, illness, age, or temperament. Rescued rabbits are nursed back to optimum health and spayed/neutered before being placed up for adoption. The organization’s main goal is to see that the right rabbit is placed with the right family, so GRR screens all adoptive families to ensure the rabbit is placed in a secure and loving home.

All rabbits live in foster homes with dedicated volunteers, seeing that they are litter box trained, well fed, and well cared for, with expenses more often than not coming from their own pockets. GRR has chapters operating in Gainesville, Orlando, and Daytona.

We are at the Gainesville Petsmart every Sunday from 11:30-4pm. We are also at Petsmart in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Lady Lake, and Jacksonville on select days. [Check our Facebook page for dates and times on those locations.]

Currently Gainesville Rabbit Rescue has 80+ rabbits in its care, and has an ever growing waiting list.

The Animal Health Institute and its member companies have developed a campaign to educate the public on the disease-prevention continuum — by giving animals medicine, we can keep humans healthy, too. Healthy People. Healthy Animals. Healthy Planet. is uniting stakeholders in the pet, agriculture, veterinary and public health communities with the goal of eliminating diseases at the nexus of animal and human health.


The Healthy People. Healthy Animals. Healthy Planet. has been recognized as the #1 U.S.-based community relations campaign under $1 billion revenue category by the League of American Communications Professionals’ 2009 Magellan Awards. AHI earned a Gold medal for the overall campaign and ranked among the top 50 campaigns of the year out of more than 375 entries representing the U.S. and eight countries.

The Cat House

The Cat House (Lincoln, Nebraska 68542) was born in 1998 after a trip to a veterinary convention which included a long drive and a long discussions of what we would like to do with our lives. During the next four years, our steps have increased in size and sense of purpose. In July of 1999, The Cat House was invited to use the Luv-a-Pet adoption center at our local PetsMart. In April of 2000 we obtained a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit status that allows most contributions to be tax deductible to the donor. The number of dedicated volunteers continues to increase and as of December 2004, over 700 cats and kittens have been placed in homes.



We then added the Nebraska Alley Cat Alliance, a feral cat management program. NEACA put into place a Trap/Neuter/Release program that works with individuals and communities who need help with stray and feral (unsocialized cats) in their area. We can provide information, guidance and assistance enabling the individuals to have these cats neutered or spayed, tested for infectious diseases and vaccinated. In return, these individuals and communities become “caretakers” for these cats upon their return and the population stays healthy and non-reproductive – a proven and more humane solution than the traditional trap and euthanize policy.

Dr. Arnold (All Feline Veterinary Hospital) has provided us with important veterinary assistance, including writing articles for our newsletter, training volunteers to care for and treat ill cats, and sharing her extensive knowledge of cats as well as her friendship and emotional support. We truly could not have come this far without her help.

Muttville (San Francisco, California 94141) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do.


Lovely Rita

Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable new homes for these dogs. Ultimately, Muttville will have its own facility to house dogs that are not yet placed, or that are unlikely to be placed.

Friends of Animals Utah (Park City, UT 84068) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has found homes for over 12,000 pets. Our retail adoption center is called “Furburbia” and is located in the Tanger Outlet Mall in Park City, Utah.


Molly (Animal ID #22135677)

Each week, FOAU’s staff visits animal shelters throughout Utah and rescues healthy adoptable dogs and cats, many from these shelters’ euthanasia lists.

FOAU then spays/neuters, chips, and vaccinates these animals. These rescue animals are then transported daily from the FOAU Rescue & Rehabilitation Ranch facility to Furburbia. At the Ranch, we provide a temporary, loving home for dogs and cats that no longer have a family of their own.

The animals in our program have ended up with us for a variety of reasons, ranging from abandonment, to rescue from an abusive situation, to owner surrender because they no longer can, or want to take care of them. Our animals are loving, family pets who are desperately awaiting for their forever homes.

FOAU was founded in 1990 by a group of generous volunteers determined to find homes for animals in need. Over the decades, our objective has remained the same:  to place animals into permanent, caring homes and advance the humane treatment of animals through education.

Regional Animal Services of King County (Kent, WA 98032) provides King County with sustainable, cost effective services that protect people and animals, while providing humane animal care.




Our organization is built on the cornerstone values of compassion and service. We demonstrate this commitment in the countless hours spent by staff and our RASKC volunteers to save animals’ lives at the shelter and in the field. By collaborating with community partners, we are able to expand our programs and resources to provide even greater value to our residents.

Wonder Cat Rescue is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to rescuing needy kittens and cats from shelter euthanasia and abandonment.



We are not a shelter, but a team of caring foster homes and volunteers who open our own homes to needy cats until permanent placement can be found. We provide our rescued cats with all necessary medical attention while caring for them in foster homes, where they’re given abundant love and affection.

Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson (Hudson, Massachusetts 01749) is  a volunteer organization that maintains a foster care adoption program, with Meow Mixers (meet and greet events) twice a month at the Petco in Marlborough, Massachusetts.


Ginger Brown

Our other major programs are:

  • A feral trap, vaccinate, neuter, and release program
  • A foster home program for healthy and special needs cats and kittens
  • A citizen foster program for residents needing to rehome their cats
  • A community education program featuring cat ambassadors
  • A barn program for feral relocation

We have placed over 2,000 cats and kittens into homes, and have spayed or neutered over 500 feral cats.

Did you know in most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have budgets to provide vests for their four=legged K-9 officers?


Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.

We exclusively offer a state- of-the-art bullet and stab protective vest made in the United States that provides ultimate protection for the K9. The cost is $950. Vest warranty is 5 years. Sponsors donating the cost of a vest, may opt to have the vest embroidered at no additional cost.

For information regarding how to provide a vest for a law enforcement K-9 ,or additional information, call 508-824-6978

ALIVE Rescue (Chicago, Illinois) protects the lives and the welfare of animals. We believe every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized and fulfilled life.




We take on the responsibility to save, rehabilitate and place abandoned, abused and stray animals. We provide medical, behavioral and physical support for animals despite their age, health and/or breed. ALIVE Rescue promotes sustainable living and care-giving within our communities by building awareness, appreciation and respect for all animals and the environment.


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