Since our formation in March 1994, the National Greyhound Foundation hasn’t taken a stance on greyhound racing, track operations, greyhound breeding, adoption program polices, rescue polices, or any other position regarding the greyhound industry.


Beverly Sebastian, Chairman of the Board, with Sunbutter

The fact remains that thousands of greyhounds that are no longer competitive are retired each year. Our goal is to educate the public and potential adopters on the nature of these gentle, loving dogs, and to get them adopted into loving homes.


Since 2007, Feral Friends of Millsboro (Milton, Delaware 19968) has been helping to control the feral cat population in Sussex County, Delaware. We do this in the humane way of Trap/Neuter/Return. Doing this helps to control diseases that might spread throughout the colony. We feed and care for many colonies on a daily basis. When possible, kittens are rescued and fostered until they are healthy and can be adopted to a loving home.



Feral cats, also referred to as stray or alley cats, roam free in communities and generally have had no socialization. A feral kitten less than four or five weeks old can be humanely trapped and tamed to be adopted into a forever home.

Rock Creek Cats

Rock Creek Cats (Garrett Park, Maryland 20896) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate felines in the Washington, D.C. area.



Our main activity is helping outdoor, unadoptable (feral/wild) cats through what’s known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR): humanely trapping them, getting them spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and returning them to their environment, while ensuring they have food and shelter. TNR averts the birth of kittens, prevents the feral population from getting out of control, and reduces the number of cats who end up in overloaded, high-kill shelters.

When we come across cats who are good candidates for adoption, we get them appropriate veterinary care and foster them until they are placed in loving, permanent homes.

The mission of the Ark-Valley Humane Society (Buena Vista, Colorado 81211; Poncha Springs, Colorado 81242) is to:


Shilo (Animal ID #22433411)

  • Maintain a compassion, no-kill animal shelter for homeless, lost, and unwanted pets without regard for time or space
  • Reduce the number of unwanted pets through spay/neuter programs
  • Connect homeless pets and adoptive homes
  • Offer support services to prevent cruelty to animals
  • Present public education for responsible pet ownership

The mission of Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Inc. (Rockford, Illinois 61107) is to provide a temporary safe haven for unwanted, stray, and abandoned dogs and cats. The Ark promotes an affordable spay/neuter program to help end the overpopulation of animals in our community.


Molly (ARN #20545)

Each year hundreds of animals come to Noah’s Ark in need of a warm bed, good meal, and most importantly a forever home. Our dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to ensure each animal receives the best care possible during his/her stay.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support and kindness from our community, private donations, bequests, fund raising events, grants, and volunteer help to complete our mission.

Noah’s ark does not euthanize animals to make space to house others. We are a no-kill shelter and work to preserve life whenever possible.

Ace of Spays

The mission of Ace of Spays (Hainesport, New Jersey 08036) is to help pet lovers by optimizing spay/neuter care.


For over a decade, Dr. Cobb worked exclusively for shelter spay/neuter clinics. Though gratifying, suggestions to optimize care were often rejected. High-volume clinics exist to end pet overpopulation. Affordability is essential. Clients looking for optimal care had the option of private practice but Dr. Cobb envisioned something even better.

At Ace of Spays, Dr. Cobb’s experience creates affordability but optimal care is the practice focus.  The practice’s unique mission is a game-changer.  Look at a Side-By-Side Comparison to see the differences between high-volume clinics, Ace of Spays clinics, Ace of Spays’ private service and other practice’s private service.

Owner/caretakers, rescues, trappers and breeders know that regardless of “ownership,” Ace of Spays treats every pet on an individual basis, putting optimal comfort and safety above affordability. Newly hired staff members routinely comment that even in the clinic setting, care is equal to or better than they have seen in private appointments at full-service veterinary practices.

Friends of Feral Felines (Portland, Maine 04103) is dedicated to helping feral cats — undomesticated cats born “in the wild,” or outside of homes — in the Greater Portland area.

This work is endless, heartbreaking, and inspiring all at once. Each week we are called to help cats, everywhere from camps on Sebago Lake, to farms in Newfield, to backyards in Portland. We answer every call, because FoFF is the only group in Maine devoted solely to the cause of feral cats. Shelters, overflowing with domestic cats, often must euthanize ferals. No-kill shelters have limited space for unadoptables. For most adult ferals, the best help we can offer is to neuter them and allow them to remain in their established colonies, or relocate them to safe barns with cat lovers.


Working to achieve our goals involves thousands of donated hours yearly in trapping, fostering, feeding, phone work, and fundraising. It also involves piles of veterinary bills, as almost every cat gets the “full treatment”—feline leukemia and FIV testing, spaying or neutering, and vaccinations. Because most of the cats we help are not adoptable, we cannot recoup these expenses in adoption fees. We spay or neuter every cat before adoption, recognizing the seriousness of the cat overpopulation crisis. Veterinary expenses and cat care comprise over eighty percent of our annual expenses.

To meet our expenses, we hold yard sales, bake sales, plant sales, book sales, fundraisers at restaurants such as Uno’s, O’Natural’s, and Flatbread Baking Co., and we sell merchandise at various stores that support our efforts and at cat shows. We also ask committed cat lovers to help us out with donations in any amount possible. We offer a line of merchandise featuring our heart-tugging mother/kitten logo on sweatshirts, tee’s, mugs, aprons, and book bags.

Caring for a pet is a lifelong commitment, but as most pet parents can attest, the unconditional love and companionship they offer is worth the responsibility, cost and time.


The number of households with a pet is at a record high: According to the 2015 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households have at least one pet. In 1988, only 56% had pets. In fact, the number of American pets has more than tripled since the 1970s. Currently, the majority of pet parents do not adopt from shelters or rescues, and approximately 65% are introduced to their pets by acquaintances or family members.

Thousands of happy, healthy and well-socialized pets live in animal shelters nationwide. Though many have not found their forever home yet, each and every adopted pet means another life saved. Read on to find out why adoption is the best option for both the animal and your family.

There’s No Place Like Home

Potential pet parents have options when it comes to finding the right pet for their family and lifestyle. Some people default to a breeder or pet store in search of a specific breed, or because of antiquated stigmas about animal shelters. These animals are often unfairly overlooked; pet parents often relinquish pets because their landlord does not allow them, they do not have enough time or a life circumstance such as divorce or a move gets in the way. Great pets of all breeds, sizes and personalities find themselves at shelters—they’re just waiting to be found by the right family.

Read more on the Petco Community web site.

Since 1995, Save-A-Life Cat Adoptions (Mojave, California 93501) has been about making dreams come true — often when even a last glimmer of hope has faded. We’ve provided a place to live and caring, loving homes for fabulous animals since we rescued that first litter so many years ago. We NEVER KILL the animals we take in. Save-A-Life (S-A-L) animals romp and play at our wonderful new sanctuary north of Los Angeles until they are adopted–no matter how long it takes.


Save-A-Life is located north of Los Angeles, on a 10-acre ranch, giving our cats and dogs lots of room to run and play. The size of our property is one of the things that sets S-A-L apart from other organizations, providing an open home-like atmosphere for the animals.

Save-A-Life has many beautiful, healthy cats and dogs available for adoption. If you would like to see pictures and descriptions of available animals, please search our Adoption Database.

In 1938, a handful of concerned citizens recognized the need for a humane organization dedicated to the protection and care of stray, abandoned, and abused animals. They founded the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI), establishing themselves as a non-profit organization in 1970, and recently renamed Animal Rescue Rhode Island (ARRI) (Wakefield, Rhode Island 02880).


For many years the shelter was located in a barn with animals cared for by volunteers. In 1969 the recently replaced shelter was built and from here a small staff, supported by passionate, selfless volunteers, worked near miracles caring for hundreds of unwanted animals each year. This work continues from the recently opened new shelter, where ARRI staff ad volunteers will continue to care for approximately 50 cats, 20 dogs, and other small animals, such as guinea pigs, at any given time.

Today, ARRI is respected statewide as one of the few, local no-kill shelters. In addition to its shelter services, ARRI is involved in coordinated efforts with other animal welfare groups to improve the lives of companion animals throughout RI. ARRI’s services to the community continue to grow each year. To meet those needs, ARRI proudly works in conjunction with many other caring organizations in Rhode Island, as well.


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