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The Delaware SPCA (Newark, Delaware 19713; Georgetown, Delaware 19947) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing services for people and their companion animals since 1873.

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Mixie, a member of the Lonely Hearts Club

We do not receive federal funding, and there is no national SPCA. We rely primarily on local donations to carry on our work for the animals.

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Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County (Concord, New Hampshire 03301) is dedicated to caring for abandoned and homeless pets, protecting and advocating for pets in need, and promoting the humane treatment of all animals.

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Vision Statement: The Pope Memorial SPCA envisions our community to be a safe haven for animals, where the animal-human bond is nurtured and all animals are treated with compassion and respect.

The shelter strives to place homeless animals in loving homes that are committed to their lifetime care. This goal is facilitated by medically and behaviorally evaluating all animals, providing necessary veterinary care and working closely with applicants to ensure a successful match.

We do not euthanize animals for time or space, and many stay with us for weeks or even months waiting patiently to be adopted.

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The mission of the Humane Society of Yuma (Yuma, Arizona 85364) is to ensure the humane treatment of all animals, reduce the number of homeless pets, and promote the value and importance animals contribute to our lives and the community.

Services and programs include low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics and a pet food pantry.

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Mission Viejo Animal Services Center (Mission Viejo, California 92691) is a pro-humane shelter where stray animals are cared for until they are reunited with their owners or until they can be placed in new permanent homes. Stray animals that are brought to the center are held a minimum of 4 full days awaiting redemption by their owner.

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center provides an animal adoption program that includes the screening and review of an individual adoption application, to ensure responsible and long term homes for the animals in the center’s care.

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Forgotten Felines (Valhalla, New York 10595) believes in life, simply because every creature deserves a second chance to share a cozy home with a lifelong friend.

Chandra the Chatterbox

Services and resources include a low-cost vaccination clinic, pet food pantry, pet food assistance, low-cost spay/neuter clinics, and veterinary financial assistance.

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ACTion Program for Animals (Las Cruces, New Mexico 88004) helps people and their pets live better lives together. Its vision is that its programs and services will help transform the community to improve the quality of life for companion animals and greatly reduce the number of abandoned and homeless animals impounded and killed at the municipal shelter.

Programs include a pet food bank, low-cost vaccination clinics, and spay/neuter support,

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The Worcester Animal Rescue League (Worcester, Massachusetts 01606), a private, nonprofit organization, was founded in 1912 by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses.

Today, WARL is one of the largest no-kill, limited intake animal shelters in the region, accepting pets only when there is enough shelter space to do so. WARL prides itself on not establishing a time limit for healthy and adoptable animals, and the staff and volunteers work constantly with foster homes, rescue groups, and other shelters nationwide to place animals in the best possible circumstance.

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The mission of Altered Tails (Phoenix, Arizona 85021) is to provide affordable spay/neuter services for companion animals and free-roaming cats. It is only through the generosity of donors and friends like you that Altered Tails is able to exist.

Altered Tails is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality professional veterinary services, and is 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 local communities through a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.
  • Help eliminate euthanasia as a form of population control.

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People love pets. They’re cute, cuddly, and fun! But having a pet involves much more than just love. There’s a huge commitment involved; pets need food and water, medical care, and lots of attention. Unfortunately, with all of these responsibilities, many people find that they are in over their heads. The result is a large number of unwanted pets. That’s where Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (Phoenix, Arizona 85009) comes in. MCACC does what it does because over 55,000 animals in Maricopa County need it each year. MCACC strives to take care of animals and to be proactive and offer programs to prevent problems before they occur. For example, Maricopa County’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) helps reduce the unwanted pet population through the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs.

MCACC’s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of people and pets in Maricopa County. MCACC is an open-admission animal shelter. As such, it takes in more than 50,000 dogs and cats each year. Some may be ill or injured. Others may have behavioral issues or be aggressive. MCACC receives pets from people who can no longer care for them, and pets that are no longer wanted. MCACC receives many perfectly healthy dogs and cats that just need a new home.

MCACC believes it is not the animals fault for being at the shelter. It wants every healthy, treatable, and manageable animal to get a second chance at love.

MCACC’s goal is to save the lives of all healthy, treatable, and manageable dogs and cats in the community. To reach that goal, MCACC works with local animal welfare partners in Alliance for Companion Animals and the Maricopa County Maddie’s Project. MCACC is fortunate to have the support of FACC’s (Friends of Animal Care and Control), fundraising on its behalf.

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The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (Jacksonville, Florida 32208) is to eliminate the killing of dogs and cats in the local community through free and low-cost spay and neuter programs. Spay and neuter programs are the only proven method for controlling the pet overpopulation crisis and First Coast is committed to reaching those who need its assistance.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets was founded in 2001 when Rick DuCharme, founder and executive director, developed the SpayJax program in response to a request by the City of Jacksonville for a city funded spay/neuter program. Following SpayJax, SpayNassau was developed along with two other low-cost programs. In 2006, First Coast’s Trap-Neuter-Return program was developed to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for feral, stray, outdoor, and community cats. In August 2008, First Coast’s Feral Freedom program kicked off, saving approximately 5,000 feral cats a year. In April 2009, First Coast moved in and opened its state-of-the-art high volume and high quality spay/neuter and wellness clinic. In 2010, First Coast averaged 2,000 spay/neuter surgeries every month.

Since 2002, First Coast has facilitated over 90,000 pet sterilizations in the First Coast area. It has seen an overall reduction in pet intake of approximately 34% and a 58% decrease in the number of animals having to be euthanized.

In April 2009, FCNMHP opened its high volume, high quality spay/neuter clinic located in the Joseph A. Strasser Animal Health and Welfare Building, to facilitate the needed increase in surgeries. The clinic is designed with the capacity for up to 200 daily sterilizations, making ir one of the highest volume clinics in the country when at full capacity. To help support its low-cost and free spay/neuter programs, First Coast also provides affordable pet health care. First Coast offers vaccinations, testing, microchipping, and flea and heartworm preventative and treatment in its Veterinary Care Clinic.

In March 2010, FCNMHP opened the Jacksonville Pet Food Bank, giving qualified low-income families pet food so that they may keep their pets in this challenging economy. Over 120,000 pounds of food has been distributed to more than 4,000 pets!

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