Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa (Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501) is a non-profit organization funded solely by donations. We are a limited intake (“no-kill”) facility that provides transitional care for abandoned companion animals until forever homes can be found for them.  


We primarily serve North Central Iowa, and promote humane education and spaying and neutering your pets. We receive no money from the state or city…we rely on your generous donations so we can help the animals in need in our community and surrounding areas.

North Bay Canine Rescue and Placement (Petaluma, CA 94955) focuses on rescuing purebred and mixed breed:

  • Australian Cattle Dogs (aka Queensland, Red, or Blue Heelers)
  • Australian Shepherds
  • Border Collies
  • Australian Kelpies
  • McNab Shepherds


Our rescued animals are immediately placed in foster homes, not kennels. Foster homes are the most crucial yet challenging aspect of our rescue operation. Foster homes are what enable us to rescue. This means we are always in need of caring foster homes to provide the safe, stable and nurturing environment for a dog whose life has been turned upside down, until we can find that FOREVER home for them through our carefully screened adoption process.

What is unique about NBCRP, and why one would choose to adopt, volunteer or contribute to us, is that we choose to rescue without discrimination as to age or health. More important is that we stand behind every dog that comes to us–in quality of care, ensuring a compatible adoption match by meeting all members of a new adoptive family, along with a personal home visit, and offering ongoing support to them during and after the adoption and transition period. More important and crucial to each of our adopted dogs, is that NBCRP always assures being here for any NBCRP dog, which may need to be rehomed. We are here to help the adoptive family who has a life changing event where they cannot continue to provide the love and care each of our animals deserves. We do not want to expose any animal to another traumatic or perhaps life ending experience with an unknown animal shelter, humane society or other rescue or a well-intentioned ad in a public venue. When we cannot help a family who needs to rehome one of our dogs, as a last resort NBCRP will take any steps necessary to assure their well-being and the opportunity of another home fitting their current physical, emotional and more age specific needs to help reduce the stress during another time of transition.


Altered Tails

The mission of Altered Tails (Phoenix, Arizona 85021; Mesa, Arizona 85207; Tucson, Arizona 85706) is to provide accessible and affordable spay/neuter solutions for companion animals and free-roaming cats.


Our vision is to eliminate euthanasia as a means of population control for companion animals and free-roaming cats. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality professional veterinary services and are committed to:

  • Provide affordable spay/neuter service to owners who could not afford to do so otherwise.
  • Offer affordable vaccines and other vital services to owners of companion pets and rescue organizations.
  • Reduce the number of feral cats living in our communities through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.
  • Help eliminate euthanasia as a form of population control.

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare (Easton, Pennsylvania 18042) is a private organization. We are not affiliated with any other SPCA or ASPCA. We are not a government agency, but are a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status. In 2003, we committed ourselves to saving lives and became a no-kill shelter. We are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for animals. We have improved our foster program, increased adoptions and offer a low-cost spay/neuter program.


We make every effort to find loving homes for these scared and lonely pets. We do not set a fixed time limit on animals, but keep them for as long as they remain adoptable.

The Humane Society of the Black Hills (Rapid City, South Dakota 57703) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked with the community to provide shelter and care for lost and abused animals for nearly 50 years. The HSBH currently operates the only major animal shelter west of the Missouri River in South Dakota.


Each year, we rescue over 4,800 animals. Because of the shortage of shelters, animals are picked up and brought to our shelter from as many as 20 different counties. We are also an open admissions shelter. We will not turn away any animal, and we do not put a time limit on an animal’s stay at our facility.

Hudson County Animal League (Bayonne, New Jersey 07002), incorporated in 1994, is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. We are approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Health as an adoption agency. As the League continues to establish its reputation locally, it has gained the recognition of state and national peers in the animal rescue/humane community.


HCAL is working with the City of Bayonne to establish a humane, compassionate animal haven in that municipality. The City will be leasing HCAL a piece of property on East 5th Street, and once the environmental/legal issues have been resolved, HCAL will construct a pre-fabricated facility on the site. While we have been fundraising for this project for the past several years, when the lease agreement is signed with the City, the League will begin a major shelter capital campaign.

Our longer-term goal is for a community-friendly shelter which would provide a number of programs, such as obedience training, educational outreach, school trips to visit our puppy and kitten rooms, encouraging seniors to walk a dog or rock a kitty, and a boarding kennel.

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate and place lost, abused and abandoned Collies, Collie-mixes, Shelties, and Sheltie-mixes in loving, responsible homes. We are a certified rescue organization through the Colorado Board of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s office.


All of our dogs live in foster homes. They remain in foster care and receive complete veterinary care until they are ready for adoption and have been matched to carefully screened and approved adopters. We do not adopt out dogs at public events.

People for Pets Magic Valley Humane Society (Twin Falls, Idaho 83301) is a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 1988. Our primary purpose is to assist the local animal shelter by improving the care of their impounded companion animals. We provided the shelter with stainless steel bowls in place of coffee cans and resting boards, and paid for kennel barriers between adjacent kennels to help with the prevention and control of disease. Our group also initiated television and newspaper Pet of the Week spots to help find homeless animals new homes. The euthanasia rate prior to our involvement was nearly ninety percent and has been significantly reduced since our involvement.



Over the last twenty years, we have advanced our role and actually contract to operate the shelter. The shelter, which did not accept felines or county dogs, was originally designed to serve the city population of 15,000 residents and had only twenty separate dog kennels. We had to move into the garage with cat kenneling and could only house around twenty cats. We have now extended our services to both cats and dogs from the city and county, which has a population of some 65,000 residents. People for Pets-Magic Valley Humane Society, Inc., organized a “Build the Shelter Campaign” in 2002 and successfully raised $225,000 to support the city to build a new animal shelter. We occupied the new building in the fall of 2004 and are very pleased to be here. A special thanks to everyone who made our dream a reality!

13th Street Cat Rescue (San Jose, California) is a small but determined group of volunteers, lead by Joanne, serving the Northside area of San Jose since 2005 (officially).


Corky (Animal ID 7613313)

We are dedicated to improving the lives of feral and social cats and in controlling the population by the use of TNR. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective, internationally recognized program by which cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and returned to their original location to be cared for. Kittens and cats that can be socialized are taken into foster care and are then put up for adoption.

We are not based at a shelter or in one location on 13th Street. All of our animals are housed in foster homes. You can find us at different petfairs during the month or at various neighborhood functions.

You can help our organization and the neighborhood by volunteering to trap cats and transporting them to the vet for vaccinations and neutering, fundraising, fostering cats temporarily in your home or even just donating to the cause.

The Humane Society of Central Arizona (Payson, Arizona 85541) serves Gila County with a geographic area which includes the communities of Pine, Strawberry, Happy Jack, Whispering Pines, Fossil Creek, Rye, Gisela, Star Valley, Christopher Creek, Forest Lakes, and beyond. We also collaborate with animal rescue organizations throughout Arizona and beyond to bring animals together with lost families and to place animals in the best possible forever homes.


Sundance (Pet ID 31834989)

We currently handle more than 1400 animals per year but many more must be turned away due to lack of facilities. Each animal who comes to us is evaluated and when possible, healthy animals are held until adopted. Those animals with special needs that are determined to be treatable are cared for until an appropriate home is identified. We strive to ensure that only animals that are non-rehabilitative (serious illness/injury or aggressive to humans) are euthanized but sadly, conditions at the current facility are often not conducive to meeting those heart-felt intentions.

We respect animals as intelligent beings. We value animals as beings who possess emotions including unconditional love, happiness, joy, fear, sadness and pain. We strive to alleviate suffering of animals. We believe in the abilities of animals to be teachers and healers for their human companions. We consider non-human animals to be partners in our human life journey and strive to develop and implement programs to make our community a more humane place for all.