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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 the Humane Society of South Mississippi (Gulfport, Mississippi 39501) is to advocate the bond between animals and humans, provide the highest quality services and compassion to the animals entrusted to its care, reduce companion animal overpopulation, and increase the save-rate of animals in the community.

HSSM depends on its donors to support our three major initiatives for achieving its goal of becoming a humane community:

  • Increasing and enhancing adoptions;
  • Increasing spay/neuter efforts;
  • Transporting excess adoptable animals to other shelters.

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Cumberland County SPCA & Animal Shelter (Vineland, New Jersey 08360) was founded in 1891 and incorporated in June 1947, and is a non-profit organization and a chapter of the NJ State SPCA. The staff and board of trustees are deeply involved and committed to all aspects of animal care and welfare. The money to finance the shelter comes from fees charged to municipalities to house their stray animals, fees charged to adopt, reclaim or release an animal, dues, donations, grants, fund-raisers, and bequests from caring individuals.

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In its function as a humane society, the shelter serves as a refuge for thousands of stray, unwanted, abused, abandoned, and sick animals. The CCSPCA is the only law enforcement agency authorized solely for the protection of animals. Each year its cruelty agents  investigate nearly 1,000 reports of animal abuse and neglect. Many times it can stop abuse through education, however, other cases require prosecuting the guilty parties.

Each year CCSPCA humane education programs. offered free to schools and community groups, reach thousands, teaching basic pet care, safety, and the understanding that all living creatures deserve our respect.

Each year CCSPCA’s clinic provides the general public and thousands of animals access to low-cost spay and neuter services. In addition to sheltering and protecting animals, the shelter also acts as a clearinghouse for the thousands of phone calls requesting information on animal-related issues and problems.

CCSPCA’s new state-of-the-art facility allows it to hold more animals longer, treat sick animals, and offer the community access to low-cost spay/neuter services.

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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, with an office in downtown historic Marshall, Friends of Madison County Animals works to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Madison County and increase their well-being.

Programs include the following:

Spay-Neuter Program: FOMCA offers Madison County residents low cost and no cost spay/neuter surgery for their pets.

Vaccination Clinics: Clinics are held once a month in different locations around Madison County, offering low-cost rabies and other routine vaccinations for dogs and cats.

Feral Cat TNR: TNR stands for trap/neuter/return, a humane way of gradually reducing the feral cat population. Special funding enables FOMCA to help individuals who want to establish controlled feral cat colonies.

Educational Programs: FOMCA provides humane education to the community by furnishing elementary school classrooms with subscriptions to Kind News, a Humane Society of the United States publication geared towards teaching children about animal compassion.

Outreach Center: FOMCA operates a resource center in downtown Marshall which is open two hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Information on programs and other assistance is provided on a walk-in or call-in basis.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer help is always needed for existing programs, as well as to create new programs. See where you might fit in.

Pet Pantry: Pet food is available to families in financial crisis who are having difficulty feeding their cats and dogs. Call the FOMCA office during business hours (2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Mon/Wed/Fri) for more information. The Pantry Coordinator will meet with people every other Thursday between 10:00 am and noon to give out food.

 

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Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society (Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102) is an independent, non-profit agency contracted by Warren County to operate the animal shelter, which the society moved into in 1983.

The Humane Society’s mission is to provide a clean, comfortable shelter for homeless, abused, lost, and impounded animals of the community; to place as many of these animals as possible in loving and responsible homes and humanely euthanize those not adopted; to investigate complaints of animal abuse/neglect; and to educate the public about responsible care of companion animals, especially spay/neuter.

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The Animal Rescue Foundation (Milledgeville, Georgia 31059) is a non-profit tax-exempt humane society serving central Georgia.

ARF’s main purposes include finding responsible permanent homes as family pets for abandoned animals, encouraging spaying and neutering of all pets, and educating the public on the proper care and treatment of animals.

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The Humane Society of Etowah County (Gadsden, Alabama 35901) was incorporated on April 30, 1973, to relieve suffering and to enhance the lives of animals through humane and educational services to the residents of Etowah County.

The HSEC Pet Rescue and Adoption Center serves as a center for animal adoptions and also provides animal control sheltering services for the cities of Gadsden and Attalla. The shelter houses animals brought in by the public, strays, and all animals brought in by animal control officers in the contracted municipalities, including animals involved in cruelty cases.

Programs of the Humane Society of Etowah County include educational outreach through school programs, the Pet Pals program for young volunteers, and a partnership with the Imagination Place Children’s Museum, where the HSEC maintains a permanent exhibit; community outreach programs including low-income spay and neuter programs, bite prevention education, dog dips and rabies clinics, and pet health care education; community awareness events including Paws In The Park and Fantasy Falls; and fundraising activities including a silent auction, the Pawsapalooza benefit concert, and roadblocks.

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Longmont Humane Society (Longmont, Colorado 80501) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals.

LHS provides temporary shelter to thousands of animals every year: dogs, cats, small mammals, and birds who are lost, abandoned, or surrendered. Loving attention, nutritious food, meticulous health care, and daily exercise are standard parts of the high-quality care provided to each animal. The LHS adoption program places companion animals in loving homes where they receive the care and commitment they deserve. Adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccination, a free veterinary exam, extensive care information, low-cost training classes (dogs), and screening for feline leukemia virus (cats).

Programs and services include a spay/neuter clinic, vaccination clinic, well pet clinic, and pet loss support.

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