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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

Riley County Humane Society (Manhattan, Kansas 66505) formed in January 1975, is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization dedicated to the welfare of animals.

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Although we do not operate the local city animal shelter, we do work closely with area shelters to promote adoptions. In addition, we have our own animals available for adoption that are cared for by volunteer foster parents. RCHS is supported by public donations and very modest membership dues.

We serve the Manhattan community, including surrounding counties, by providing a variety of programs. These include educational programs benefiting elementary schools, informational booths and displays at special community events, animal cruelty investigations, spay/neuter/release for feral cats, participation in fairs and events sponsored by national animal welfare organizations to promote responsible pet ownership, and our fostering program. Several fund-raisers are conducted throughout the year as well to benefit homeless animals in the community.

Cats R Us

Cats R Us (Gambrills, Maryland 20154) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis area whose focus is educating communities about non-lethal and humane care of community cats; controlling the community cat population through TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return); and the promotion of low-cost community spay/neuter clinics and initiatives. TNR means community cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped (for identification) by veterinarians.

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Kittens caught early enough are tamed, vetted, and available for adoption when they are of an appropriate age. We have a small team dedicated to this segment of rescue, along with socializing and care of abandoned adults both of which have grown to be an integral part of our overall efforts.

As a feline rescue group, it is all too common to find abandoned, domesticated cats. These cats enter our program, are vetted, and put up for adoption as soon as possible.

Cats R Us does not accept owner surrendered pets, but can direct you to other organizations that may assist you. We can assist you by listing your cat on Petfinder.com and if there is space available at our adoption shows around the area.

In our 15 years of existence, nearly 15,000 cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated at the cost-effective CRU clinics. This has contributed greatly to the effort of controlling the problem of feline over-population in our area.

The Feral Cat Assistance Program (Greensboro, North Carolina 27429) originated in 1996 to help the forgotten, unseen, and unwanted feral cats and kittens that struggle to survive in the Piedmont Triad area of NC.

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FCAP provides caregivers of feral cat colonies low cost feral cat sterilization, vaccinations and resources to manage their colonies, and advocates for feral cat management in our community.

Over 35 years ago, the Star of the North Humane Society (Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744) was created by compassionate individuals determined to provide much needed animal welfare services in your area. We started helping animals in 1978; we officially organized in 1980. Eventually we had a building to provide a shelter for abused, neglected, and unwanted animals.

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It was a place where the animals could heal physically and rebuild their trust in humanity. It was a place where people could find their special companions. It was a place where volunteers could see the wonderful results of the work they were doing. Unfortunately, by 2011, it was clear that the aging building was no longer the safe and healthy refuge it was intended to be. With great sadness we found places for the remaining animals and closed the doors for good.

In spite of the loss of the shelter, Star of the North Humane Society has continued to provide many services for the animals and people of Itasca County and the Northland community. Through the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers we are continuing to help scores of animals to begin their new lives in loving homes.

The Dalmatian Rescue of Southern California (Newport Beach, California 92707) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to finding new and loving homes for abandoned or homeless Dalmatians. Dal Rescue was formed to help rescue Dalmatians and Dalmatian mixes from the many high-kill shelters in the Southern California area, and serves the communities of Orange, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.

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Dalmatian Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is dedicated to saving as many of the spotty dogs as it can. Dalmatian Rescue is committed to finding loving forever homes, a second chance, for all of the dogs we rescue, and with the help of Dal Rescue volunteers, provides a safe, warm and loving environment for each of the rescued dogs as they await their new homes. Dalmatian Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is an all-volunteer, no-kill, non-profit organization.

In addition to rescuing adoptable Dalmatians from the local shelters, our goal and mission is to educate the public about Dalmatians, their personality, activity level, lifespan and health and fitness issues, as well as what it means to be a responsible dog owner. We advocate spaying and neutering, consistent training, a healthy diet and plenty of exercise for the Dalmatian, as well as for all breeds of dog, and provide education on those topics. We do our best to match each family with the Dalmatian or Dalmatian mix that will best suit the family environment, activity level and participants. 

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