Animal Action Resources

Be the Change for Animals combs through a great deal of animals welfare and defense sites to bring you the latest free and easy action alerts. This list provides you with insight to just some of the online spaces where our information is sourced. Please do visit those that appeal to you and connect with them directly if the topic speaks to your heart.

Wildlife /Domestic

Animal Petitions
Human’s defending animals from other humans

Change.org
Global platform for social change

Care2
the world’s largest community for good

Forcechange.com
Petition to change your world

Humane Society International
One of the only international animal protection organizations in the world working to protect all animals—including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife

Wildlife Organizations

Africa Needs Lions
African lion conservation

African Conservation
Foundation to protect and conserve African wildlife

Alaska Raptor Center
Raptor hospital and education center

American Cetacean Society
Whale, dolphin, and porpoise conservation

American Legal Defense Fund
Legal advocates for interests of animals

Ape Action Africa
Gorilla and Chimp conservation

Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Australian wildlife issues

Bear Creek Sanctuary
Rescue at risk exotic animals

BirdRescue.org
International aquatic bird rescue

Bird Life International
Global Bird conservation

The Cloud Foundation
Protection of wild horses and burros in Colorado

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Rehabilitation of orphan elephants

Defenders of Wildlife
North American wildlife conservation

The Elephant Sanctuary
Sanctuary for retired captive elephants in North America

Friends for Seals Org
Fighting the Canadian seal hunt

Global Ocean
Global marine issues

The Gorilla Organization
Charity working to prevent gorilla extinction

The Jane Goodall Institute
Improves understanding, treatment, and preservation of great apes

NRDC’s BioGems Initiative
Saving America’s last wild places.

The Otter Project
California Sea Otter protection

Save the Rhino
Rhino conservation in Africa and Asia

Seal Conservancy of San Diego
Protection of seals in San Diego area

Sealife Conservation
Marine research and conservation

Serengeti Watch
African Wildlife Issues

Stop Shark Finning
Campaign to ban shark fin soup

Tapir Specialist Group
Conservation for the four species of Tapir

US Fish & Wildlife International
Global program for endangered wildlife

Voiceless
Animal protection in Australia

WDC
Global whale and dolphin protection

West Sound Wildlife Shelter
Wildlife hospital and education center serving western Puget Sound

WildAid
Campaign to reduce demand for wildlife products

Wildlife Aid
Wildlife hospital founded by Simon Cowell

Wildlife Research Institute
Black bear study and education

Wildlife Warriors
Global wildlife issues (established by Steve and Terry Irwin)

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Wolf Sanctuary in California

World Horse Welfare
Improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through zeducation, campaigning and hands-on care

World Parrot Trust
Parrot conservation

Domestic Animal Advocacy

The Animal Rescue Site
Click for free daily to feed Rescued Animals in need

ASPCA
Fighting animal cruelty, promoting pet adoption, and helping you take good care of your pets

Best Friends Animal Society
National animal welfare organization, runs no-kill animal sanctuary & programs to end the killing in America’s shelters

Dogs Trust
Largest dog welfare charity in the UK

Handicapped Pets
Supports the caretakers of elderly, injured, and handicapped pets

Home for Life Sanctuary
Sanctuary for life for special animals

Hope for Horses
Champions humane care of equines through legislation, investigation assistance , rehabilitation, education and outreach

Humane Society of the United States
National animal welfare organization celebrating animals and confronting cruelty

I Love Rescue Animals
Dedicated to celebrating rescued animals, supporting shelters, rescues and animal rights groups and to animal welfare worldwide

National Mill Dog Rescue
Rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes retired commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills

Petfinder
Online database of animals who need homes & directory of animal shelters and adoption organizations

Rabbit Awareness Week
Improve public knowledge and awareness of the Five Welfare Needs of Rabbits

The Shelter Pet Project
Helps find shelter pets a loving home

Stop BSL
Promoting safe, humane, nondiscriminatory communities

Against Animal Research

Animal Aid
Campaigns against animal experiments, factory farming, wildlife culls & use of animals in sport

Cruelty Free International
Campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics

Humane Research Council
Provides free resources & discounted research services

Leaping Bunny
Certifies companies as cruelty-free

Humane Farming and Rescue

Animal Equality
International animal advocacy organisation that is dedicated to defending animals through public education, campaigns and investigations

Animals Australia
End factory farming & protect all animals from cruelty

Animal Place
Rescues farmed animals, advocates on their behalf, and educates the public

Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Rescues horses and farm animals from cruelty and neglect

Compassion in World Farming
Works toward a whole food system that is kind, caring and honest

Farm Forward
Works to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farm animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture

Farm Sanctuary
Farm animal protection

For the Animals Sanctuary
Vegan farm animal sanctuary in Blairstown, NJ

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
A nonprofit shelter for farm animals rescued from neglect, abuse and abandonment

This list has been cultivated and maintained by Kim Clune, Kristine Tonks and AJ Postiglione.