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Animal Charity Donation??

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at this time every year i make anonymous contributions to 3 charities. . it's not a great deal but it's what i can afford..two i won't name but i would like your suggestions for the third.. i know there are many animal lovers on tug so i would like to know the animal charities YOU donate to .
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I donate to several local shelters, as well as some national and international organizations. The local shelters are hurting because donations are down and they have more animals than ever to place.
 

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Small Paws

I own Shih Tzus but I love the work this Bichon organization does. It's hard to read their whole web site and stay dry-eyed.

http://smallpawsrescue.org/
 

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So many to choose from!

I like RedRover (formerly United Animal Nation) and suggest any of your local rescue organizations.

I like to give something to all the independents in my area. I go to Petfinder and find all the independents that are in my area, make sure that they have their 501(3)(c) and give them each something. They are all nice people with big hearts.

Thank you for remembering the animals!

Ann (Australian Shepherd Rescue!)
 

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We donate to our local shelter, which does a great job of keeping animals alive and finding them good homes. They also provide low cost spay/neuter services through local vets to lower income families to help responsible pet owners help control over population.
 

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I would definitely consider local nonprofits before national organizations. Local nonprofits--of all stripes--are still struggling in this economy. Local shelters, especially, have been hard hit by the foreclosure crisis; when owners get locked out of their houses, they are often forced to also abandon their pets.

You can check out worthwhile charities, both local and national, at www.guidestar.com. You can pull every nonprofit's 990 form (their version of a tax return) in the country on the site.
 

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A local nonprofit rescue that places animals in foster homes to be loved, cared for, and socialized until adoptive homes are arranged.

Here's it's furry friends network. I'm sure there are many there.
 

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Guide Dogs of America
Best Friends shelter
 

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It's great to hear of your planned donation. The homeless pets definitely need our help. I support several organizations. One of the best has already been mentioned by Heathpack, and that is Best Friends. Their commitment to helping animals nationwide is truly outstanding.

For more info: http://www.bestfriends.org/index.htm

Steve
 

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thanks for all the great suggestions..
 

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NOT Dogs Deserve Better (the ones who bought the Vick Mansion). They have turned into a really rotten organization.

NOT HSUS or Peta either.
 

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I own Shih Tzus but I love the work this Bichon organization does. It's hard to read their whole web site and stay dry-eyed.

http://smallpawsrescue.org/

Hahaha. Some clients of mine have been through two adoptions: their son and their Bichon Frise. They said it was actually WAY harder to qualify for the Bichon than the human. Those rescue folks can be TOUGH!

H
 

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I support our local animal shelter. They do good work on a very small budget and deserve more.

As does the homeless shelter, battered women's shelter, Salvation Army, various soup kitchens, and so many more. <Sigh>

Jim
 

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I support our local shelter. Adopted our dog from SPCA so we are sending a Christmas donation to them.
 

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I support 2 local shelters/rescue orgs as well as Best Friends, PETA and Doris Day Animal League. The later is not tax deductible as they do lobbying and education, however, I believe that is also an important activity.

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I support our local animal shelter. They do good work on a very small budget and deserve more.

As does the homeless shelter, battered women's shelter, Salvation Army, various soup kitchens, and so many more. <Sigh>

Jim

Couldn't agree more. WRT to the Salvation Army, every since they changed the receipt rules, I increased my pot donations to $5/pop rather than the $1/pop I used to do. Hopefully that offsets some of the $ decrease they have experienced.

Ingrid
 

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OMG!

Do you see what I see!?!
 

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Tough

Hahaha. Some clients of mine have been through two adoptions: their son and their Bichon Frise. They said it was actually WAY harder to qualify for the Bichon than the human. Those rescue folks can be TOUGH!

H

True! My friend got her poodle/bichon mix only after a long application, vet references and an in-home inspection.
 
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