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The Cat Association of Topeka (Topeka, Kansas 66604) is a no-kill, non-profit cat shelter that seeks to provide opportunities for adoption of relinquished, stray, and abandoned cats and kittens, and provide a safe alternative environment to care for cats and kittens while they await adoption.

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Since C.A.T. is a no-kill shelter, we are limited to the number of cats and kittens that we are able to house. C.A.T. provides shelter for approximately 90-100 felines. The cats we are able to accept are brought to us from a variety of circumstances. Some are relinquished by their owners because of moving, lack of finances, or inability to care for them. Most are stray or abandoned and in need of love and shelter. When space is available, highest priority will be given to those cats and kittens in the most desperate need.

 

Rainbow Animal Refuge

Rainbow Animal Refuge (Lyndora, Pennsylvania 16045) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up strictly of volunteers who have a love for animals. Established in 1996, we are dedicated to caring for and placing stray and abandoned animals in Butler County, Pennsylvania. We do not have a free standing building as we rely on individual foster homes to care for our foster animals.

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All animals are fostered in our homes until a suitable permanent home is found. They receive veterinary care with the necessary age appropriate vaccinations and are spayed/neutered when approximately 6 months of age. We generate revenue by the means of fundraisers, donations, grants, endowments, memorials, bequests and adoption donations.

Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue (Edgerton, Wisconsin 53534) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in southern Wisconsin. We are committed to providing a safe haven for homeless Parrots living in captivity. Which includes proper veterinary care, nutrition, socialization, physical and mental stimulation, clean spacious living areas, and educated adoption guidelines. Our mission is to give these beautiful and intelligent beings a life worth living. We work solely on private donations and adoption fees. Donations and contributions are always needed and welcome. We believe in QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS. If a bird is in constant pain, or deeply distressed with no hope for a better future, we feel it is our duty to do whatever we can to change the situation for the better and stop the suffering. We will do whatever needs to be done to ensure that we accomplish this very important goal.

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We don’t profit from placing birds and have no paid staff — everyone associated with Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue is a devoted volunteer. However, in order to maintain our programs and our high standard of avian care, we must require reasonable fees from adopters. Many birds will need our care indefinitely — some for the rest of their lives. Every dollar that Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue brings in is used to promote our mission and provide for birds in need. The adoption fee varies depending on species and is due in full at the time of adoption.

Parrots have become increasingly popular as pets in recent years, and too many of the people who are drawn to their beauty are unaware of the challenges of keeping an animal only a generation or two removed from the wild. Birds are messy, and some can be very loud. Unless purchased from a reputable breeder or bird shop that understands the importance of good health, socialization and proper handling after purchase, problems such as biting can pop up. Birds are also given up when a bird owner marries, or when children arrive, or sometimes because the owner can no longer handle the work involved in keeping such a high-maintenance pet. The long lives of parrots can also leave them vulnerable – with life spans measured in decades, some birds outlive their owners. For all these reasons and many more, too many parrots end up going from home to home before ending up in a place like Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue if they’re lucky or facing euthanasia if they’re not. Few community shelters and humane groups are equipped to handle birds, which makes parrot sanctuaries even more important.

We realize that those who invest in a bird have probably spent a lot of money to purchase the bird, adequate housing and accessories. The initial desire for some people is to get back a return on that investment. Before you place that advertisement, please consider this: your bird may end up being caught in a cycle of continuous instability, abuse or neglect—either physically or mentally. Birds require a great deal of time, patience and understanding. They are extremely intelligent beings, and without attention and social interaction, they can and often do develop psychological problems such as feather plucking and self-mutilation. Once these behaviors have started they cannot always be reversed.

If you have a bird you can no longer care for, please contact us.

Secondhand Mutts

Secondhand Mutts (Cleveland, Ohio 44113) carefully screens all applicants to insure our dogs are adopted into their forever homes. Individuals and families applying for our dogs are interviewed in person, and references are checked during the adoption process.

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Secondhand Mutts is a cage-free and friendly dog adoption center.

Camden County Animal Shelter (Blackwood, New Jersey 08012) fights to reduce the overwhelming stray/unwanted animal population in its county. CCAS is an open admissions shelter and takes in over 6,000 companion animals from 17 municipalities in Camden County every year. In 2004, the Animal Welfare Society of Camden County, which currently runs the Camden County Animal Shelter, took over the shelter’s activities. CCAS now does three major things: provide shelter for stray/unwanted animals, find those animals loving homes, and provide low-cost spay/neuter services.

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CCAS is an open admissions shelter. Its 40+ full and part-time staff work hard to find loving homes for each and every animal that enters the shelter’s doors. The 2011 Animal Intake and Disposition Survey shows that Camden County performs much better than its surrounding counties.

In addition to taking in animals, CCAS holds a multitude of events every year in order to help those looking to adopt to find the animal of their dreams, be it an adoption event or a full-blown gala. Lastly, CCAS provides Camden County with low-cost spay and neutering options. By providing the service at such a low cost, CCAS hopes to reduce the number of stray/unwanted animals in the county.

Brookings Regional Humane Society (Brookings, South Dakota) formed in 1998 to help the Brookings Animal Control Department find homes for stray animals. Prior to BRHS forming, there was no humane society/adoption group; the majority of the animals at Animal Control had to be euthanized. The unclaimed, homeless cats and dogs from Animal Control are BRHS’ priority. Those unclaimed within a five-day holding period are surrendered to BRHS where they get the necessary wellness care and are spayed/neutered. Animal Control brings any sick or injured animals to BRHS for immediate care.  It is rare now for an animal to be euthanized, as this organization continues to accomplish its mission.

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In 2013 BRHS was very fortunate to move into its present location across from the Brookings Airport. The building was built specifically to house animals and provides a separate dog kennel area, rooms to house cats, natural lighting, and proper ventilation throughout the whole facility. There are also medical isolation, quarantine, treatment, and surgery rooms.

BRHS has been recognized for and has won multiple awards from both city and national organizations, including several Dog Rescue Awards and a nomination for the Governor’s Award.

The mission of Save a Life Pet Rescue (Oviedo, Florida 32762) is to save and enrich the lives of dogs and cats of all ages, breeds, sizes, and conditions that have suffered from neglect, cruelty, abandonment, or overpopulation in high-kill animal shelters.

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We work tirelessly to find our rescued animals perfect, loving, forever homes. Will you welcome one of our rescued dogs or cats into your special family?

The Golden State German Shepherd Rescue (Alameda, California 94501) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We are a small group of volunteers and have no paid staff, facility, office or kennel. Our volunteers are located mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Our mission is to help German Shepherd Dogs in life-threatening situations, and to educate the public about this highly intelligent and versatile breed. Most of the German Shepherd Dogs we rescue come from the Northern and Central Valley regions of California .

Rescue is not simply taking animals out of shelters; it is also providing that animal with the opportunity through health care, behavioral and emotional assistance, to live out its life in a caring and loving home. Our goal is to find loving new homes for German Shepherd Dogs who are in need of a second chance; most of them have come from animal shelters in Northern California, where they have run out of time.

While we welcome the challenges that rescue work provides, it is not work we can do alone. We need help in the form of people and financial resources. Please consider joining us as a volunteer, a donor, or in any other manner in which you feel you can help. Your participation will be greatly appreciated by us, but – more importantly – by the dogs waiting for our help.

Palo Alto Humane Society (Palo Alto, California 94306) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable, volunteer-supported organization.

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PAHS is one of the few humane societies nationwide with no animal shelter. Instead of managing animals inside a shelter, we work to keep animals out of the shelter through humane programs in intervention, advocacy, and education. For a century, our mission has been to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society.

St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (Leonardtown, Maryland 20650) is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals.

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Our animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and receive medical treatment before being placed in carefully selected homes. We strive to educate the community in areas of humane education and responsible pet ownership, as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.