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.



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.


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.



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.


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. 

All-Breed Rescue and Referral (Laytonsville, Maryland 20882) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to animal care and protection. Our goal is to promote responsible animal ownership and to assume those responsibilities when others are unable or unwilling to do so.

Please take time in choosing a pet. Take into consideration the cost of food and health care as well as the time you have available to spend with your new companion. Consider the needs of the animal as well as your own. We may request that you take a 24-hour thought period to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of pet ownership.

Pets are confused by drastic changes in their homes, lifestyles, etc. Their habits may change with each new owner. PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 30 DAYS FOR ANY ANIMAL TO ADJUST TO A NEW HOME. You are new to the animal and they are not sure where they are or how long they will be there. If you cannot provide a lifetime home for a pet, do not adopt it!

Animals need companionship and supervision. Dogs need to be secured to prevent them from becoming a free-roaming nuisance to the community. Chained dogs are often barkers, diggers and easy targets for other dogs and pranksters. Fenced yards are recommended. All pets need a loving, secure home with proper food, water, shelter, exercise and medical care provided.

We can assist you in selecting the right pet. Please ask us about pet selection. We are also available to assist you with any questions or problems you may have concerning your companion and we encourage you to contact us.

Operation Catnip of Richmond (Quinton, Virginia 23141) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization committed to humanely reducing feral and stray cat overpopulation through trap-neuter-return (TNR). TNR is a positive, life-affirming, and preventive approach to solving overpopulation among homeless cats.


Catnip Clinics
One Sunday each month, Operation Catnip’s small army of dedicated volunteers assemble at Farmer’s Veterinary Hospital and transform it into a large surgical center, allowing us to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and attend to the medical needs of as many as 80+ stray and feral cats. This “army of compassion” consists of licensed veterinarians and concerned citizens of all walks of life, who share a common interest in enriching the lives of stray and feral cats. Are you a caretaker needing spay/neuter assistance for strays and ferals? If so please call (804) 228-6479. Appointments for the clinic are mandatory!

Since 2001, we have successfully “snipped and clipped” – that is, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and ear tipped – approximately 600 homeless cats each year in central Virginia. As of April 2014, we have helped over 10,000 cats lead healthier and non-reproductive lives. We’ve helped the cats, the taxpayers who would otherwise pay to euthanize the cats at local shelters, and we’ve helped the caretakers who faithfully feed and care for their own colonies. Thank you for helping us to continue our good work.


Cats Haven

Cats Haven (Indianapolis, Indiana 46205) is Indianapolis’s oldest non-profit, no-kill, free-roaming feline sanctuary.


For over 25 years, Cats Haven has been serving the Central Indiana community by specializing in care for special needs and elderly felines. Over 300 cats are in the sanctuary’s network, which includes feral colonies and foster homes in addition to those at the shelter house. Cats Haven operates solely off of donations from contributors and patrons, as they receive no state or federal funding.

The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary (Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501) serves a region of desperate need. Northern New Mexico has a long history of neglect, ill-treatment and heedless overpopulation of animals. Many of the dogs and cats who come to us have been dumped in trash cans, dropped into roadside ditches or left at gas stations to fend for themselves.


We welcome visitors to the Sanctuary. We’re located in Glorieta, NM, a 20-minute drive from Santa Fe. Please call for an appointment; afternoons between noon and 5 pm are preferable.

The mission of the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA (Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 17963) is to protect the welfare of all domestic animals and promote the humane treatment & well being of these animals by the following:


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  • Providing shelter and medical care for stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
  • Responding with personal commitment, humane sensitivity, and compassion to the needs of these animals.
  • Actively promoting suitable adoptions of these animals.
  • Encouraging the spay and neutering of dogs and cats to prevent further pet overpopulation.

The animals in our care are never euthanized merely because we lack space or because the animal’s stay with us has exceeded a predefined amount of time.


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