Monday, February 2, 2015

Organizations That Work To Help Animals ...

This list of animal rescue and advocacy organizations will be added to, refined, and updated in the days and weeks to come, so please check back periodically.  The listings are in random order, so do scroll down ... each organization's work is important.  I have a pro-animal, pro-environmental mini-series of posts on my original blog, Lady Wolf's Notes, at  To access them, please scroll through "older posts" as the mini-series posts have been up there for a while (since May, 2010).  

Howling For Wolves at; this is a very active, dedicated pro-wolf organization, located at P. O. Box 4099, Hopkins, MN 55343; telephone 612-424-3613; e-mail  "Howl with us" !  Education and legislation. Protecting the wolf's designation as an endangered species.  

Southern Winds Equine Rescue --; located at 4447 2nd Road, Udall, KS 67146; telephone 316-830-0013. e-mail:
Helping U.S. horses, working to stop the transport of horses across the borders for slaughter; working to ban horse slaughter. rescuing abused and neglected horses.

Your state's representatives and senators in Washington D.C. can be found at

Soi Dog --

Rescuing, sheltering and helping the Thai street dogs who are trucked under horrendous conditions to dog meat markets where they are killed for human consumption; Soi Dog is working hard for positive societal change. 
"Soi" means "street".  Contact Soi Dog via e-mail at
Corporate address in U.S. is 2015 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.
Soi Dog Bangkok Inquiries: 093 0285 552 (mobile),
Sponsorships of dogs:

The Humane Farming Association (HFA)
P. O. Box 3577
San Rafael, CA 94912-8902
"The nation's most effective fighting force for farm animals"

(all farm animals -- including cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, goats).  Farm animal rescue; campaigning against factory farming and the cruelty of crating and malnourishment of veal calves.  HFA backs anti-cruelty legislation regarding cockfighting, inhumane transport and slaughter or horses, and cruel transport and slaughter of downed animals.

P. O. Box 35490
Tucson, AZ 83740-5490
Rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned pot belly pigs for 17 years!  These intelligent animals need and deserve loving care.  The Ironwood wish list includes:
Used blankets
Heavy-duty duct tape
Vitamin E capsules 400 IU
Sheets (no pillow cases)
Ensure (vanilla only)
Stool Softeners (such as Colace)
Ranitidine Acid Reducer 150 mg
Forever Postage Stamps
Glucosamine capsules or tablets
Gift cards for Walgreen's, Discover, MasterCard, Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart.

D. E. L. T. A. Rescue  (Dedicated Everlasting Love To Animals)
P. O. Box 9
Glendale, CA 91209
(661) 269-4010
Founded and run by Leo Grillo, who physically rescues domestic animals who have been abandoned in the desert by people who left them there to die.  Leo has built a glorious facility to care for the rescued animals for their entire natural lives.

Starlight Farm Animal Sanctuary
(mainly houses horses)
8316 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
(865) 607-9780
Starlight is helping many of the animals affected by recent wildfires in east Tennessee.  Check out their website for ways you can help in their efforts.  

ROAR -- (ROAR's name has been changed to RAR which stands for Reservation Animal Rescue).
Reservation Animal Rescue --
(formerly Rescue Operation for Animals of the Reservations) 
RAR helps animals and impoverished humans of the reservations ... write to: 
P.O.  Box 3760
Broken Arrow, OK 74013
ROAR can also be reached by calling toll-free: 866-311-9635.  Their information is at

Last Chance For Animals
8033 Sunset Blvd #835
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Telephone: 310-271-6096
Fax: 310-271-1890
Founded in 1984 by Chris DeRose, LCA works to eliminate animal exploitation in various industries ... puppy mills, factory farms, foie gras, and in the situation with China's dogs and cats who are slaughtered for fur to be put on mislabeled clothing and trinkets exported to the U.S. for retail sale.  Also LCA is working against "Ag Gag bills, which are state-level laws in the U.S. that punish whistleblowers who report cruelties on factory farms (in order to hide abuses of animals).

and at a similar address:
Mercy For Animals
8033 Sunset Blvd, Suite 864, Los Angeles, CA 90046;  This organization's workers take video footage exposing the horrendous acts perpetrated on factory farm adult and newborn animals.  Particularly touching are the story of Nell the cow ... and the photo of a newborn piglet.  

Animal Legal Defense Fund (the animals' voice in the legal system) ALDF initiated the Do Not Adopt Database campaign, which is a list of animal abusers; the list's purpose is intended to block animal abusers from being able to adopt more animal victims from shelters.  "ALDF is a relentless advocate for animals because we are the only law firm whose clients are all innocent. For 35 years, ALDF". 

170 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931

International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros

Working hard and “Saving America’s (remaining) wild horses and burros since 1960"; fighting criminal action by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and cronies who stole and sold 1,794 wild horses and trucked them to Mexico for slaughter, in violation of the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act. 
P. O. Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636-0055
Phone: 605-964-6866
Mobile: 605-430-2088
Location: We are located on the Cheyenne River Reservation located on Hwy 212 near Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

In Defense of Animals
3010 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901-9816
Telephone: 415-448-0048
Fax: 415-454-1031
Established and maintains Hope Animal Sanctuary for animals of all kinds who were too injured physically and/or emotionally to be adopted.  Helping abused, neglected animals of all species -- including dogs, cats, elephants, pigs, sheep, geese, tigers, pumas, lizards -- in many locations such as rural Mississippi, Africa, India; working to defeat Ag-Gag bills in the U.S. which are cruel state-level laws that punish people (whistleblowers) who report animal abuse in certain industries such as factory farming.

IAKA (International Aid For Korean Animals),  Mailing address for U.S. office is P.O. Box 20600, Oakland, CA 94620-0600; 510-271-6795; e-mail  This hard-working organization was founded and is run by two Korean sisters, Kyenan and Sunnan Kum.  They rescue dogs and cats who are in the hands of cruel meat-marketers in Korea and they are working to change the plight of these animals through hands-on rescues, public education, and societal and legislative changes.

Kindness Ranch (Animal Sanctuary)

854 State Highway 270
Hartville, WY 82215-9706
Animals of all kinds rescued from experimental laboratories find a safe haven and permanent loving homes.

Here are the web addresses of three wonderful websites where you can go each day and click on the balloon that donates free food to shelter animals, saves acreage in the rainforest, and so much more ... it costs nothing to click and it makes you feel good.

Animal Rescue -- The first is
Rainforest -- The second is
Free Kibble -- The third is  

Return To Freedom (American Wild Horse Sanctuary)

Jalama Road, P. O. Box 926
Lompoc, CA 93438-0926
4115 Jalama Road,
Lompoc, CA 93436
Preserving freedom, diversity, and habitat of American wild horses.

Alley Cat Allies
7920 Norfolk Avenue, Sutie 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats.  Their website has lots of useful information.

Vegetarian Societies Directory -- -- a website that lists local, regional, and national vegetarian associations in the U.S.

FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) -- Humane Farming program and Food Safety program; FACT concentrates on science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers.
3525 West Peterson Avenue, Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60659-3314

FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement)
10101 Ashburton Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817

PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016
Creating a better future for people and animals via alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research.  Help lovable dogs like "Queenie", who was subjected to repeated horrendous experiments and whose life was then terminated.

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue --
A coast-to-coast network of rescuers for abused, neglected donkeys.
83187 Duckworth Road
San Angelo, TX 76905
P. O. Box 216
Miles, TX 76861

Appalachian Bear Rescue --  A one-of-a-kind black bear rehabilitation facility; "Adopt-a-Cubby" program. Located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
438 Lawson Road
Townsend, TN 37882

Hearts of Horse Haven of Tennessee
P. O. Box 20392
Knoxville, TN 37940
horse adoption and re-home;
physical location in south Knoxville
Founder:  Nina Margetson

Rescue, rehabilitation, adoption of abused and neglected horses.

SAWA (Santorini Animal  Welfare Association) -- http://www.sawasantorini.orgLocated in Greece; they were founded in 1993 in response to tourists' sadness at seeing the homeless dogs; SAWA is working hard on behalf of the many stray dogs as well as cats and un-owned donkeys. Dogs live on the streets because they have been discarded by people who have been made poor by the economy and because there are not adequate shelters. They are fed and managed by SAWA and if you visit SAWA's website, you will see their resourcefulness in action.  The contact person there is Christina who can be e-mailed at  You can make a donation to SAWA at the Alpha Bank, IBAN:  GR60 0140 6230 6230 0200 2012 044, BIC:  CRBAGRAA or via Paypal. 

Habitat For Horses
P. O. Box 37670
Houston, TX 77253-3767
Rescues, rehabilitates neglected and abused horses.  "All it takes is a phone call" to report horse abuse; "call your local law enforcement and tell them what you saw, the address, description of the horse ... or the road it was on and how far from an intersection".

African Wildlife Foundation
1400 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20036 (USA office)
Protecting the precious wild animals in Africa; the organization has several offices there.

Please support your local animal shelter.  
Remember to have your dog and cat spayed or neutered.

Advocate for the humane treatment of ALL living beings.

Ahimsa (non-violence toward all living beings).


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