How can I help? Adoption and rescue resources
The following is a list of some of rescue and adoption resources you can inquire with about volunteering, donating time or funding, or getting additional information:
- Last Chance for Animals
- The Humane Society of the U.S.
- The Brittany Foundation
- North Shore Animal League
- The DEAR Fund
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional "usage" of animals.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
The Brittany Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, care and placement of homeless dogs.
North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.
The DEAR Fund will provide assistance for dogs who are victims of abuse or violence, man-made disasters(hoarder and puppy mill rescues), and large-scale natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, and other natural catastrophes).
A word about breeding from the Cesar Millan Foundation:
The Cesar Millan Foundation does not support irresponsible breeding of dogs and cats. Six to eight million homeless animals enter US shelters every year. Of those, an estimated four million are destroyed, about one life ended every eight seconds. There are simply too many dogs and cats and not enough homes for them all.
The Millan Foundation recommends avoiding the purchase of dogs and cats through pet stores and Internet sales. Many times the dogs for sale by these outfits come from mass-breeding operations called “puppy mills.” Typically puppy mills have unhealthy living conditions and are detrimental to a dog’s life-long health.
The Millan Foundation supports giving homeless animals a second chance by adopting from animal shelters and rescue organizations and the foundation provides training and resources for those efforts.