CARMAA (McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 15136) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that works to reduce the number of homeless animals by supporting adoption and spay/neuter programs, and hosting events for educating both the shelter community and the public on animal welfare issues.


CARMAA’s goal is to serve as an umbrella organization supporting a collective community of compassionate people, advocating every day for homeless animals. Focusing on finding unique ways for shelters and rescue organizations to support each other, CARMAA celebrates a unified cause in the animal community — finding homeless pets their forever homes. CARMAA believes everyone can take part in making a difference, and that people are willing to do the right thing, once they know what it is. Be a part of the solution.

Make a difference. Make a choice. Adopt.

Biggies Bullies (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15216) is a foster home-based rescue founded in 2011. Our mission is to rescue and re-home Pit Bull type dogs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Educating the public on responsible pet ownership, positive force free training, and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets is also a huge part of our mission to help save these wonderful dogs.


With love, care, and humane training, we ensure proper placement by making appropriate matches to the right families and remain a lifelong resource for those families.

Founded in 1963, the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County (Port Charlotte, Florida 33980) is a non-profit organization that provides temporary home, medical services, and caring attention for countless dogs, cats, and other animals. The shelter exists solely due to the generous contributions of citizens, businesses, and the community.


We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the alleviation of pain and suffering of animals.

Our animal shelter provides safe refuge, nourishment, and love to hundreds of homeless animals each month.

The shelter accepts all animals brought in by Charlotte County residents and Animal Control. Approximately 5,000 animals are received each year

All Border Collie Rescue (The Woodlands, Texas 77393) is a non-profit volunteer rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of Border Collies. This passionate group of Border Collie lovers has had the good fortune of meeting and befriending each other through past rescue work.  Some of our volunteers are new to working with Border Collies, while some possess over a decade of experience with Border Collies. We work extensively with many other Border Collie and all breed rescues.



All Border Collie Rescue started in November of 2008. The founder saw a need for additional funding and foster homes for rescued Border Collies and responded by obtaining non-profit status, and thus beginning ABC Rescue. In ABC’s first year, twenty five Border Collies were rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed.  In ABC’s second year, 115 Border Collies were accepted into the program, most of whom found their forever homes. In our third year (2011), ABC rescued 220 Border Collies and found homes for over 170. In 2012 we rescued over 330 Border Collies. In November of 2014 we adopted out our 1000th dog.

Our goal is to rescue, in some cases rehab, and successfully match our Border Collies to forever homes with well-matched temperament and abilities. Many of our foster homes have other dogs, cats, children and varying levels of obedience training. As a result, we make every effort to evaluate our Border Collies for compatibility in order to match the dog with the family. We believe that Border Collies with sound temperament should be given every opportunity to lead happy, healthy and fruitful lives. We also believe that rescued Border Collies are far more dependable, well adapted, wiser dogs because of their “tougher road in life” and as a result, they know they have been “saved” and have a strong desire to bond with their new families.

All Border Collie Rescue members know that it’s ALWAYS all about the dogs.

Denver Pet Urgent Care is an after-hours veterinary practice providing General, Urgent and Emergency care for companion animals. Our mission is to provide the total pet health care environment with superior customer service, ensuring that the needs of the pet, the client and any referring veterinarians are met.


We pride ourselves in maintaining a nursing staff that is highly technically skilled in all aspects of veterinary medicine.  Our entire staff is dedicated to providing a “home away from home” environment for our admitted patients. We are committed to helping everyone who is affected by their pet’s illness.

Located in and hosted by Planned Pethood Plus, Inc Denver at 4170 Tennyson St, we serve clients from the communities of Arvada, Aurora, Lakewood, and Golden CO.

Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption (San Diego, California) specializes in rescuing and re-homing small furry exotics including, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, mice, and rabbits.


Wee Companions has been helping animals in need since 1998, taking in 9000 animals as of December 2014. In the 2014 calendar year we took in a record setting 974 animals. Our funding comes from the generosity of supporters like you; we receive no government monies.

Save One Soul

Save One Soul Animal Rescue League (Wakefield, Rhode Island 02880) is a small group of volunteers dedicated to helping at-risk animals as we work towards a no-kill nation.


SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Hands Paws & Hearts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue located in Los Angeles County, California. We rescue at-risk dogs of all breeds and ages, primarily from high-kill shelters or the community in Lancaster/Palmdale and surrounding areas.


We strive to provide our dogs with top-notch medical and emotional care through trusted veterinarians and foster homes, until they can be adopted into stable, love homes.

At Hands Paws & Hearts we recognize that rescue and adoption are important, but simply the first steps towards achieving the goal of ending pet overpopulation. With more than 30,000 stray cats and dogs living on the streets of Los Angeles and over 45,000 pets euthanized in LA city and County shelters each year, We focus much of our efforts on spay/neuter and transport programs that will lead us towards the day when no dog/cat is left behind.  We also rescue hundreds of pregnant and nursing families that enter shelters, a result of not spaying and neutering.

The mission of Forgotten Cats, Inc. (Greenville, Delaware 19807) is to reduce the unwanted cat population without killing and to stop the suffering of the thousands of kittens born to abandoned, homeless cats.


We do this by working with colony caretakers to trap, sterilize, vaccinate, and return every cat within a colony. We provide the necessary medical treatment for sick or injured feral cats, stray cats, and kittens. We are working to find homes for adoptable cats and kittens. We also provide education about spay neuter, and we are assisting other cat rescue groups with trap, neuter, and return programs.

Despite the existence of many animal welfare organizations, the plight of the homeless cat has been ignored by most. For decades, extermination has been the only method utilized to control the homeless cat population. Despite this cruel method of population control, the homeless cat population has not decreased, thus proving that trap and kill does not work.

Forgotten Cats was formed in 2003 (and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004) to provide a humane and effective way to prevent the suffering of kittens born to abandoned and homeless cats by humanely controlling the homeless and feral cat population. Starting with no funding and very few volunteers, Forgotten Cats worked to trap, neuter and release (TNR) 20 cats a week. As the word spread about the success of the TNR program, it became clear that Forgotten Cats currently manages one of the largest trap, neuter and return programs nationally.

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals created the Helping Pets and People in Crisis program in response to the many requests we receive from people facing heartbreaking separation from their pets during times of crisis. The program attempts to provide assistance to individuals and families fleeing domestic violence; seniors requiring medical care outside of their home; and families facing eviction or other temporary setbacks.


By collaborating with traditional social services, we offer creative solutions and pet welfare services aimed at keeping pets with their families or reuniting them quickly once their situation is stabilized. If reunification is not possible, the pets are placed for adoption, sparing families already in crisis the further distress of relinquishing their beloved pet in a shelter.

Helping Pets and People in Crisis Toolkit

By assisting in more than 1,000 individual cases since the program’s launch in 2006, the Helping Pets and People in Crisis program has compiled important resources, information, and promising interventions that can help people, along with their pets, during the most challenging times in their lives. To make these resources easily accessible to social workers and human service organizations and to help them incorporate pet welfare into their work, we created the Helping Pets and People in Crisis Toolkit.

While this toolkit does not serve as an all-inclusive review of available options or resources when dealing with people and their pets in crisis, it is a suggested list of resources, research, assessment tools, and promising practice intervention techniques created as a reference guide for social service professionals. Much of this information is geared to those in New York City, but can be modified for different communities.


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