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Friends With Four Paws (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73156) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization formed to rescue animals at the Chickasha Animal Shelter in Oklahoma from imminent death by having mobile adoption locations and providing foster care for dogs and cats. Founded in 1998, we have matched several dogs and cats with their perfect, forever homes, where they otherwise would have been sent to the Rainbow Bridge.

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Our program has drastically changed throughout time, as many do. We get our animals from local municipal shelters and from the general public. Once they are in our program, they go to a foster for several weeks, get all of their veterinary work done, and are listed for adoption.

Our transport program allows us to move dogs through our system fairly quickly, which means we are able to save many lives. Our adoptive homes are all over the United States including: Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and even Maine! We LOVE our adopters, fosters and volunteers and would not be able to make the difference we make without them.

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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.

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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.

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The mission of the Houlton Humane Society (Houlton, Maine 04730) is to prevent cruelty and to encourage and educate humane treatment towards animals.

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The shelter strives to aid and comfort strayed, neglected and abandoned companion animals. The shelter provides, without profit: care, treatment, food and shelter to all the animals in the facility. Our commitment to these animals is to provide, protect and promise to keep them safe until their permanent home is found.

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Poodle Rescue of New England (Somerville, Massachusetts 02144) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless poodles. PRNE provides services throughout New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island).

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PRNE is an all-volunteer organization that works with veterinarians, shelters, families and other rescue organizations to care for and re-home poodles. Before placement, all dogs are spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, vaccinated and groomed.

Each dog is evaluated to insure a long and loving relationship between poodle and owner. Poodle Rescue of New England is a member of Petfinder, which lists more than 200,000 animals available for adoption.

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The mission of the Pug Rescue of New England is to find homes for abandoned and surrendered pugs in the six New England states. The pugs will be up-to-date on shots and spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a home.

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Pug Rescue of New England is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, foster home-based rescue organization.

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The Great Danes Around New England Rescue (Adams, Massachusetts 01220) was established to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Danes in need and to educate the public about the breed and the importance of spaying, neutering and adopting.

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The rescue covers Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

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Poodle Rescue of New England (Somerville, Massachusetts 02144) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless poodles. PRNE provides services throughout New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island).

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PRNE is an all-volunteer organization that works with veterinarians, shelters, families and other rescue organizations to care for and re-home poodles. Before placement, all dogs are spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, vaccinated and groomed.

Each dog is evaluated to insure a long and loving relationship between poodle and owner. Poodle Rescue of New England is a member of Petfinder, which lists more than 200,000 animals available for adoption.

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Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to placing purebred Labrador Retrievers in suitable loving homes.

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LRR has been placing Labs in suitable, loving homes for more than 25 years. LRR is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed largely by volunteer workers made up of LRR adopters, Labrador breeders, and dog trainers. We stand behind each adoption with support from experienced, knowledgeable volunteers who love the Labrador Retriever breed.

We foster each Lab in a loving foster home, not a large, institutional kennel. We screen adopters by visiting their homes, with our own Labs, and writing a detailed home study report. People who adopt a new “best friend” from LRR find that the time, effort, and loving care we take in matching adopter and Lab—along with our lifetime take-back guarantee on any Lab we place—is a successful formula few rescues can match.

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NEESSR, Inc. (Ashland, Massachusetts 01721) is dedicated to the protection of English Springer Spaniels. The New England English Springer Spaniel Rescue is a group of volunteers that rescue stray, abandoned, relinquished or impounded English Springer Spaniels in the New England and New York areas and provides foster care, with the eventual goal of adoption. We are a non-profit 501(c)3, tax-exempt corporation. Donations are used towards medical care and vetting expenses of our rescued Springers and are always welcome.

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Our primary goals are to protect English Springer Spaniels, promote spay/neuter programs to prevent unwanted litters, and educate the public about English Springer Spaniels. We also provide general breed education for prospective Springer owners, advice on how to locate responsible Springer breeders, and advice and training resources to Springer owners.

NEESSR feels very strongly that no adoptable dog should be left behind because of medical costs. We receive donations from those who adopt our dogs, as well as those who surrender their dogs. Sometimes that isn’t enough to cover medical costs for a dog who needs non routine exams, treatments, and spaying/neutering. Visit our special needs dogs page or donate page if you would like to help.

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Voice for Animals is a grassroots, non-profit, and no-kill organization organization established in 1987 and headquartered in York, Maine. Voice for Animals also has a facility in Farmington, New Hampshire.

Voice for Animals believes that all animals matter and deserve compassion, comfort,  happiness, and respect. Its primary goal is to give them a VOICE. Voice for Animals works to eliminate animal suffering and overpopulation, to educate the public, and to  promote sensitivity and caring toward all animals.

By alleviating some of the overcrowding which shelters across the state experience frequently or from time to time, Voice For Animals can help twice: once by rescuing some animals before they go to a shelter, and again by  allowing  the shelter animals to live longer (and have a better chance of being adopted) because there are more empty cages available.

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