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The mission of LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers (Dripping Springs, Texas 78620) is to provide Texas racehorses with opportunities for new careers after their racing days end.

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We are inspired by the classical horsemanship philosophy practiced by Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and all who follow in their footsteps.To borrow from Ray Hunt’s famous quote, we prepare the racehorses to be in a good position for a successful transition.

LOPE believes that every ex-racehorse is waiting to be someone’s special champion — whether as a trail horse, show competitor or just plain pet. For us, it’s an honor to work with such tremendous ex-athletes, so full of intelligence and fine bloodlines. Every horse is special to us — and we believe that every horse needs a job, a special vocation, in order to be happy and true to its nature.

At LOPE, we respect, admire and value the ex-racehorses — and we want everyone who owns one to feel that way, too.

People for Animals

Founded in 1980, People for Animals (Hillside, New Jersey 07205; Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691) is an independent nonprofit animal welfare organization not affiliated with any other Humane Society or any national or local animal welfare groups. They were chosen by the State of New Jersey to participate in a pilot program to reduce animal overpopulation, and in 1985, opened the first Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic of its kind in this state.

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People for Animals relies entirely upon private donations, grants, bequests and fund raising events to care for more than 22,000 animals the organization provides services for each year.

Mostly Mutts

Since 2004, Mostly Mutts (Kennesaw, Georgia 30152) has been working to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters in metro Atlanta. We work closely with animal control officers to save adoptable dogs that are often moments away from being put to sleep. Often, these dogs are sick and injured and require rehabilitation. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, and physical and emotional care to them until they can be placed in a new home. We hold weekly adoption events to help each dog find their “fur-ever home.”

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Mostly Mutts does not take in dogs that are owned, unless under extreme circumstances. We feel that these pets need to be “re-homed,” instead of “rescued.” However, we will offer assistance to owners that need to find new homes for their animals.

Since animal overpopulation continues to be a huge problem in our community, promoting spaying and neutering is another important goal of our organization. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered before they are adopted out, and we encourage all pet owners to help “stop the littering” by having their pets fixed. Not only does it result in a healthier, happier pet, but also a healthier, happier community! You can contact us at info@mostlymutts.org to learn about affordable spay/neuter options.

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The mission of the Animal Rescue Foundation (Terryville, Connecticut 06786) is to:

  • Rescue, house, feed, clean and medicate stray, abandoned, injured, neglected and abused dogs, cats, puppies and kittens; spay and neuter when feasible (considering age and physical condition of the animal); rehabilitate the animals and find suitable, caring, permanent homes for them.
  • Be and remain a non-destroy organization where animals accepted into the shelter by ARF will remain the sole responsibility of ARF.
  • Prevent cruelty to and promote the humane treatment of animals.
  • Assist individuals with problems concerning animals.
  • Raise funds to support the work of the organization.
  • Guide the public in humane and proper care of animals

The mission of the Bend Spay + Neuter Project (Bend, Oregon 97702) is to provide affordable, preventative veterinary care for cats and dogs at risk of suffering in order to make Central Oregon a more humane community for us all.

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We have spayed or neutered over 40,000 animals since opening in 2005, preventing thousands of unwanted cats and dogs from ending up in our local shelters.

Mid-Hudson Animal Aid (Beacon, New York 12508) has been providing a safe haven for cats since 1979.

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MHAA is a no-kill cat sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven for abandoned and abused felines in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Our residents are given humane and compassionate care in a free range environment while awaiting their forever homes. MHAA is committed to educating and informing the public about responsible pet ownership, placing animals in good adoptive homes, and encouraging spaying and neutering in our community to curb animal overpopulation and suffering.

The Potter League for Animals (Middletown, Rhode Island 02842) is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals. We promote the humane treatment of all animals and provide shelter and care for lost or unwanted companion animals. Through community education and the fostering of relationships between people and animals, we enhance the animals’ future and enrich the human experience.

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The Potter League is an “open admission” shelter which is able to help as many pets as possible. We accept all owner-surrendered animals from Newport County as well as all stray animals from those communities with which we have an animal control-housing contract. Approximately 2,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals are received at our facility annually. The Potter League consistently maintains a Live Release Rate of 90% or higher through placement to new families, returned to their owners or released to another facility or rescue group. Our commitment to all animals means we are willing to pursue all reasonable efforts in order to provide for their well-being. In addition, almost 2,000 animals and their owners seek our other obedience, lost and found, cremation and behavior support services each year. We are the community’s animal care and resource center.

The Lander Pet Connection (Lander, Wyoming 82520) was founded in 1996 by Sydney Miller to rescue abandoned and homeless companion animals, and to provide them with new, loving adoptive homes.

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We exist because Lander has no animal shelter so stray dogs, unwanted cats, abandoned puppies, abused pets and all other homeless companion animals have nowhere to turn. Previously, stray dogs impounded by Animal Control were taken to the Wind River Vet Clinic, who was contracted and paid by the city of Lander to keep a dog for five days (there is no city provision of any kind for cats). Because any dog not retrieved by its owner or adopted within five days would be destroyed, the Lander Pet Connection was born.

Once a dog comes to our facility, the Lander Pet Connection steps in and picks up the full cost of boarding and feeding the animal until a home can be found. The care LPC provides includes walking, training, socializing, paying for medical treatment, spaying and neutering, feeding, networking for possible adopters, locating foster homes and advertising the animals’ availability.

We are a no-kill facility.  Once an animal is with us, s/he stays until a wonderful home has been found.

Delaware SPCA

The Delaware SPCA (Newark, Delaware 19713; Georgetown, Delaware 19947) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing services for people and their companion animals since 1873.

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Mixie, a member of the Lonely Hearts Club

We do not receive federal funding, and there is no national SPCA. We rely primarily on local donations to carry on our work for the animals.

Shelter on the Hill (Lebec, California 93243) is a private, non-profit, donor supported, organization whose purpose is to operate a haven to rescue, reunite and re-home lost and abandoned companion animals in the Frazier Mountain area of California.

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Dedicated to promoting humane treatment and quality of life, SOTH accepts all animals in need of care, provides appropriate medical and behavioral intervention, rehabilitation, socialization, and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many adoptable animals and remains committed to the welfare of these animals beyond the adoption process to the extent of its resources – and offers community support through a myriad of services including but not limited to, lost and found, sheltering, adoption, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, and inter-agency networking.

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