Rescuing Homeless Pets from Shelters

This is a list of rescue and transport organisations with links to helpful information on homeless pets and shelters and anything else related such as food, health, etc. CTRL F will search.


Please note this list is a work in progress. It is updated about once a month.

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There’s a lot of useful information and many links in this article. It’s all one page and definitely worth taking a little time to look through so you know what there is here.

Please use CTRL F to search 

Facebook Advocacy and Rescues
Crossposting Guides
New York AC&C and NYC Rescues
Rescues for Senior and Special Needs Breed Specific and Rescues for Other Animals
Pets in Military Families
Organisations Offering Aid
No Kill Solutions
TNR and Helping Feral Cats
Hoarding Information and Resources
Scam Rescues
Shelter Reform Sites
General Information and Resources
Picture Gallery


Have you decided to rescue a cat on death row? Please step up and save a life. Cats and dogs of all ages are being put to death because there are not enough fosters. Many kill-listed cats have earned their ticket to freedom as ‘bathroom cats’ in foster homes for a short time and are now in loving forever homes. “I would rather cry watching them leave our home to live a life of happiness and joy in a loving home rather than cry because no one stepped up to help them and they died alone, frightened and sad in the shelter. Fostering saves lives, try it.”

Local campaigns to find fosters can be easily set up like this one

Fostering a pet FAQs

16 reasons to foster a shelter pet

Reasons to foster

How to get started as a foster

Guardian Angel Fostering

Animal Rescue Foster Program

Fur Angels Foster Parent List

National Rescue Adopt and Foster Group

List of kitten nurseries state to state

All states animal fosters

Imagine pet rescue mainly for dogs anywhere foster scheme


Tagging local rescues when crossposting helps pets find homes

Animal rescues on Facebook listed by state etc.

Animal rescue Facebook directory etc.

To find pets, rescues, or shelters by area etc.

To find rescues or shelters

Rescues by state etc.

Click this pic for a list of specialist and other rescues by area

Bambi’s Hope rescue blogger links to shelters pullers and transporters

Shelter list by county for California only

CACC adoptable pets and info for those wanting to adopt

Find a pet or rescue etc. here

Animal Shelter adopt a pet; dogs, cats, puppies, kittens! Humane Society, SPCA. Lost and found data from hundreds of animal shelters in the US and Canada. Breed search, lost and found pet matching service. Can look up animals here with shelter’s zip code. Go to right side look for location then use this shelter list; left side click species; animals for adoption. It is updated every hour and will tell you how long an animal has been there and start getting twitchy when it approaches two weeks but if intake #’s are high, two weeks may not apply. Just need to move animals out asap

Rescue Reviews


Network to reach many more people

The love/hate relationship of social media and rescue

Facebook in animal rights advocacy by Nicole Garner

Using Facebook to help needy pets you might be doing it wrong

Click here for free Facebook course for animal rescue groups

Crossposter’s guide also a Facebook group

Starting a Facebook thread for animals who need immediate help

More immediate exposure on Facebook for urgent animals


If you are local to the NYC Tri-State area: New England, General North-east and serious about adopting or fostering this kitty, please email the URGENT help desk now at Experienced volunteers will guide you through the process.

Fostering is easy and saves lives. The rescue will cover vet bills for the duration of the foster. Help and advice is available from the rescue and other organisations. If you need advice and assistance speak to the current PODR Adminstrators.

Transport is provided for adoptions up to four hours out of NYC at no cost by Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals. Arrangements can be made to meet part-way. For fosters delivery is available within NYC and also sometimes out of town. They have been made to CT, PA, and NJ.

If you want to foster or adopt and need help or advice please email:

The following is a list of rescues that might be able to assist. Remember, time is sensitive. They begin killing at 6am, the morning after these lists are posted.

Placing applications with more than one group increases the chances of someone being able to see and respond quickly, as this improves your chances of being approved. When at all possible, please try to fill out applications and get approved to adopt or foster BEFORE the animal is on ‘the list’ and it is at the 11th hour!

MANY RESCUES HAVE APPLICATIONS RIGHT ON THEIR SITE  When writing them, be sure to indicate the animal ID number, name and shelter location in the SUBJECT line. You must include all contact info for yourself, including email and phone.  Explain to them that the animal is on the ACC euthanasia list for the next morning and that you would like to foster/adopt.

List of up to date list of rescues approved to pull from NYC AC&C

Urgent Pets on Death Row list of NY rescues

Urgent Pets on Death Row NYCACC information and news

To foster or adopt an urgent cat from NYC

Helping out of state adopters/foster save from NYACC


This list includes some breed-specific rescues as well as rescues that specialize in animals other than dogs

Rescues for Senior and Special Needs

Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary Inc

Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs Networking

Blind Deaf Disabled Injured Special Needs Dog Cat Rescue

Red Hook Dog Rescue – Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Harriet Zucker

K9Kastle – NY
Mostly rescues small, elderly, or special needs dogs. Email
Tara at, Emily at or Nancy at for an application for adoption or fostering and they will gladly send you an application. Other email:!/pages/K9Kastle/198020466874807?sk=info

Black Cats

Black cats Urgent Rescue

Black Cats in Need of Rescue

Black Cats Community

I Love Black Cats

Black Cats Need Love

Black Cats in Need of Rescue and Adoption

Black Cat Rescue

For the Love of Black Cats

I Love Black Cats

The Black Cat Society of GCHS

Siamese Cats

List of Siamese rescues by area

Siamese Cat adoption blog site

Siamese Cat Rescue Center
Tel (540) 672-6373

Siamese Rescue

Siamese Angels

Siamese “Rehome” Angels

Second Hand Siamese (Flowery Branch, Georgia)

Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue

Southern California Siamese Rescue

Siamese Cats: Finding Rescues, Homes and Love! (Join)

Dogs Cats and Other Animals

German shepherd rescues by state

Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Adopt A Boxer Rescue
All About Spay Neuter
All Sentient Beings
Almost Home Animal Rescue & Adoption
American Bulldog Rescue
American Bullmastiff Association Rescue Service
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Angela’s Felines
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)
Animal Center of Queens
Animal Haven
Animal Rescue Force (ARF)
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Animals Can’t Talk (ACT)
Animals Can’t Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT Rescue and Adoption)
Animal Welfare Society
Anjellicle Cats Rescue
A Place for Us
Art for Animals
A Tail At A Time
Barbara the Cat Lady
Big Apple Bull Terrier Rescue
Bobbi and the Strays
Boxer Angels Rescue
Brooklyn Animal Action
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC)
Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition
Cascade Beagle Rescue–East
Cat Assistance Inc.
City Critters
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New Jersey
CSM Stray Foundation (USA) Inc.
Curly Tail Pug RescueCrested Guardians
Dalmatian Adoption
Derrek’s Gleeful Rescue
Destiny’s Pet ProjectDoberman Pinscher Club of America Rescue Committee
Dog Habitat Rescue
Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue Program
English Bull Terrier Rescue of New York & New Jersey
Eve’s Sanctuary
Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption
Feline Rescue Mission
Feline Rescue of Staten Island
Ferals in Peril
First Run Medical & Rescue Fund for Animals
For Animals, Inc.
Forgotten Friends of Long Island
For Our Friends
For the Love of Dog (Rottweilers)
Four Paws Sake NYC
Friendly Ferals
Friends of Rescued Mastiffs
German Shepherd Rescue of Central New York
German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania in Brooklyn, NY
Glen Highland Farm/Sweet Border Collie Rescue
Glen Wild Animal Rescue
GRROWLS (Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love Statewide)
Gotham City Kitties
Grateful Greyhounds
Green Mountain Pug Rescue
Heart and Hand Society
Heart and Soul Animal Rescue
HEART: Help Every Animal Restore Trust
Heavenly Huskies & Canine Companions
House Rabbit Society
Humane Society of New York
The Husky House
Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)
Italian Greyhound Rescue NYC (IGRNYC)
Kitten Little Rescue
Kodi’s Club
Labrador Retriever Rescue – CT
Patricia H. Ladew Foundation
Le Cats on the Water
Lifeline Animal Rescue
Linda’s Feral Cat Assistance
Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
Long Beach Humane Society
Long Island Bulldog Rescue
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue
Long Island GreyHound Transfer
Long Island Labrador Retriever Rescue
Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Louis Animal Foundation
Loving Touch
MetroMalts: Metropolitan Maltese Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Mighty Mutts
Miss Rumples for Small Dogs
Mountain Rottie ResQ (MRR) of New York
Neighborhood Cats
New England Border Collie Rescue
New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue
New Rochelle Humane Society
NJ Schnauzer Rescue Network
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Northern New England Dog Rescue
North Fork Animal Welfare League
North Shore Animal League America
NYC Shiba Rescue
Only Hope Cat Rescue
Orphaned Pets, Inc.
Paws To Love Adoptions
People for Animals
Peppertree Rescue
Pet Adoption League Inc./Chow Rescue of NY
PET-I-CARE NYC Adoption Program
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County
Poor Animals of St. Francis
Posh Pets Rescue
Rabbit Rescue & Rehab
Rawhide Rescue
Ready for Rescue
Red Hook Dog Rescue
R.S.V.P. Inc. (Responsible Solutions for Valued Pets)
Russell Refuge (Jack Russell Terriers)
Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue
S.A.V.E. Animal Rescue
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
SaveKitty Foundation
Save Our Strays
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
The Sheltering Wing Bird Preservation and Adoptions
Shelter Survivors
Shore Hearts Golden Retriever Rescue
Small Paws Rescue (Bichon Frise)
Social Tees Animal Rescue
SPCA of Connecticut
Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW)
Stray from the Heart
Tails of Courage
Tavi & Friends / Tavi’s Curls
Tigger Foundation
Tiny Treasures Rescue
Treasured k9s
Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue
Tri-State Weimeraner Rescue
Underdog ResQ
United Action for Animals
Urban Cat League
Waggin’ Train Rescue
Waggytail Rescue
Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue
Woof Dog Rescue
The Worthy Pause Thrift & Gift Shop
Zani’s Furry Friend


There are many animal transport rescue groups that are FREE or cheap!! Don’t look at the sadness in a pet’s eyes and say: “Aaaww, I’d like to adopt him, but he’s too far away…” Follow these steps find a rescue and transport and he’s as good as yours!

First you have to find two rescues, one where the pet is and one where you are. They have to be put in touch with each other so your local rescue can do the home inspection for the rescue local to the shelter.

Each rescue will have their paperwork for her to fill out. Of course the first step is to notify the shelter that the pet is wanted (by phone AND EMAIL)

Don’t tell them too much, they are on a need to know basis. Some of them will try and throw a wrench into it.


Most transport groups are run by rescuers, many on Facebook, and care about animals. Beware of rogues though who only care about the money to be made.  There is only one well known such transport. Please use the contact form if you know of another transport that ought to be on this list.

Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network (URRKN) on Facebook run by Tina Lablanc

Air Travel

Air travel is not recommended with the commercial airlines in the normal way as animals are put in the cargo hold. The cargo areas are not temperature controlled, and especially in the winter and summer months, they can be uninhabitable, meaning that animals may not survive. There is one airline that has a good reputation for taking care of animals.

Forum discussion

Air Animal pet movers since 1977

No pet is too far too save!!

Imagine Home

Kindred Hearts

Pets Transport Network Association (PETNA) run by Facebook ARAs and rescuers

Animal Transports Globally

Animal Transport Assistance for Precious Lives Needing Help

Animal Transport Assistance for Precious Lives Needing Urgent Help

Animal Transport List for Take Action to Help Ban Pet Gas Chambers

A New Leash on Life Rescue Transport

Animal Rescue Flights

Pilots & Paws

Wings of Rescue

Rogers Rescue

Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport

Johns C2C Transport LLC

California Animal Rescue Transportation
Also comments for incoming/outgoing out of state transports

START Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team

Brett Adams 714 507-0566
Based in Anaheim, Ca., hauls for several of us on the West Coast from Ca. to WA/BC

Royce Bordes
Angels n’ Paws 909-743-4656
SoCal area to WA/BC border & more

Kevan Boston 760-518-7445
SoCal area to WA/BC/Montana

4 PAWS Rescue Inc.

Peace Love Paws Rescue

Pet Express Animal Transport

Animal Transport Resources

Best Friends Animal Society

Animal Resources Inc

Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of W Tn Inc

John Bloom C2C LLC coast to coast transport

Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports

rhonda @ freedomtraintransports . com

Keith’s Rescue Transports

Debie Brown: Will transport up to 150 miles for free from any Los Angeles, CA Shelter. All anyone has to do is call her at (+1) (310) 528-6255. If she doesn’t answer she’ll call you right back.

Christopher Boyd transport at (+1) (618) 201 4449

John Hautzinger: transport within a decent range of LA shelters and only gas money is charged

The Road Home Transport (+1) (626) 502 6251

Rusty to the Rescue
(+1) (714) 415 8343

Suzy at PET TAXI in California at (+1) (424) 653-4565 National USA

GROWL Rescue & Transport

Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of W. Tn., Inc.

Rescue Puppies on the Move: community

Rural Shelter Transports

Suzanne Shaps Dog Rescue and Transport Postings

Animal Rescue Flights

P.E.T.S. Animal Rescue Road Trip LLC
(+1) (877) 560-PETS or (+1) (877) 560-7387

Pets On Board Transport
For a fast quote call: (+1) (888) 914–PETS or
(+1) (310) 899-6891

Holm to Home Transport Services
No website but transports everywhere

Animal Rescue Flights

Fly Me Home for Pet Escorts from Egypt to Everywhere


Here is the list I use to find transporters. I have collected up through the months. I am still working on it. Some are paid but most are free. Some are actual transporter pages and some are pages to post your needs and then people will offer or you can ask to be added to a planned transport. Everyone is very helpful, Each one can be found on Facebook or the web, just type the name into the search in Facebook or Google.

Please try Rescue Road Warriors

Long distance ground transport, we specialize in private rides cross country. We also have local offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Locally we offer pickup and drop off for daycares, boarding, and vet appointments.

Dog Gone Taxi
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone 1 888.761.8626

Martha’s Mutt Movers/The Rescue Railroad

Animal Transport Group

Rescue Ride Share

“Take Me Home” Rescued Pets Transport Network

Transport for NY rescue dogs

Animal Rescue Facebook Directory

Comin’ Home

Crazy Canine Crew Pet Transport LLC

Travel all parts of Ohio and Western Pa
234 567 7372 and on Facebook

Debbie Brown 310-528-6255
Phone is the best way to get in touch with me if I’m needed. 150 miles from Los Angeles, Orange County area

John Duggins
Drive 48 states
Phone 540-256-4047

PA/MD area:

Sharon K Chaffee:

Stephanie Goehring:

Bobbi McGettigan:

Rachel Vaughn:

Donna Zeigfinger:

Theresa Jones Zuccarello:

Myth Medieval Celtic through south central PA, including through Philly into Central Northern Maryland

Tammy King
Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

Martica Heanor
Can help with a leg from NYC to NJ or PA

Rescue My Paws

Rescue Ride Share, contact


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New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota





Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota





Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport

Rescue Road Trips

Transpetters Pet Limousine Service

Animal Rescue Transfer System (ARTS)
Alberta CA
Getting animals to safety wherever that may be

Camp Cupcake For Critters, LLC

Boarding / Critters on the Go!

Lending a Paw-Ground Transportation for Animal Rescue

Pet Airways

Pet Adoption Highway

P.E.T.S. (Peterson Express Transport Service)
615 218 1589


ANIMAL home tel 540 837 1878
Bruce and Rachel Lockwood in Boyce VA
Donations toward fuel are appreciated, but not required

Road Dogs Transport, Katsrodeo’s transporting
2245 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Get directions phone 757 724 3921

Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Centre
TN email

Road Dogs Transport Inc Jackson TN
Tel 731-695-5790

Wheels4Paws NC
A caring organisation run by Pat Webb

H.O.P.E. Ground Services Burgaw NC
Dorothy Hall Desjarlais Tel 910-620-1001
Weekly transports NC, to VA, MD, DC, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA (outskirts), and NH

Rural Shelter Transports
Coordinating transports in select areas of SC/NC/VA/MD/DE/NJ/NY/MA to approved rescues

Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports
Transports south to north west
Anderson SC 29621 Tel 864-934-8496

4 Paws Transport
Charleston, SC

Dog Runner Pet Transport, LLC
1851 Fosterburg Road, Brighton, IL 62012
Tel 618 372 8521 Mob 618 977 7171 Fax 618 372 0086

Open Arms Dog Transport OH

Cloud Nine Rescue

Pet Air
Tel 816-471-3852

Throwaway Pups
Brandy at

Roads of Hope

Truck ‘n’ Paws

Dreaming My Way Home

Animal Rescue Flights

Pet Friendly Travel

Safe Dog Express

Jay Richmond’s Pet Transportation 917 751 3406
Comfortable transport of rescue animals in the US

Group for transporting Rescued Pets anywhere in North America – a group you’ll have to join with

Lucky Dog Rescue Flights 85
LUCKY-DOG 855 825 9364
or call 85-LUCKY-DOG 855 825 9364

Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.)
Transport Coordinator
Linda Fox,

Tullahoma Small Breed Rescue 931 393 3522
Tullahoma, TN 37388
A rescue friendly truck driver who regularly drives a route between Colorado and the East Coast

Companion Rescue & Transport, Nashville, TN 37221
Tel: 615 260 8473 or tel 731 217 6196

Sky Ark
Free air transportation
P.O. Box 1553, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

Flying Paws
Message to be sent on contact page

BRATS Badger Rescue Animal Transport Services, Inc.
10602 N Port Washington Rd #204, Mequon WI 53092
Tel 414 322 1085

Alpha Dog Transport Inc
508 868 0642

Pro Pet Transport
Professional Pet Transports Inc
59154 Trafton Lane OR 97845
John Day

West Coast Dog Transports

Dogster Railroad

Shelters and transport in KY

Myth Medieval Celtic
Through south central PA, including through Philly into Central Northern Maryland

Tammy King
Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

Martica Heanor
Can help with a leg from NYC to NJ or PA

Rescue Ride Share

Tucker Fleiss Rescue/Transport in Los Angeles, CA

Kyle Young
Tel: 661 874 7546
Volunteer with the Lancaster shelter

Animal Airlift

i95 transporters 352 585 0936

Dana Stanley 870 331 3418

Melinda Phelps Feicker 940 595 0949

Fara John 315 427 3688


Myrna Gaidry 515 707 4129

Toll Free: 1 877 560 PETS 7387
Kyle 615 218 1589

Operation Roger 682 622 1172

PetRelocation 1 512 264 9800

Animal Port Houston 281 821 2244

Express Pet Transport 979 219 3686

AirVets Pet Relocation 972 591 1342

Continental Airlines
800 575 3335 or 832 235 1541

AHeinz57 515 834 2635

Animal Transporters (US and International) 310 821 5576

Flying Paws

LNT Pet Transport
210 649 2004
210 722 4877

Pilots N Paws

Rescue Road Trips

SkyArk 719 207 8760

Pet Airways 1 888 PETAIRWAYS

Animal Land Pet Movers
877 379 8625

Animals Away 800 492 7961

TLC Pet Transport
877 495 PETS
859 428 1677

Pet Express Transport Services
859 689 7387

Happy Tails Travel
1-800 323 1718 or 520 299 3315

Air Animal 800 635 3448 or 813 879 3210

AARK Air International 800 511 AARK or 815 627 3502
Cell: 630 542 9640

Ace Relocation Services 585 637 2013

American Airlines 1-800 433 7300

Delta Airlines 800 221 1212

Delta Cargo 1 888 736 3738

United Cargo 1 800 UA CARGO or 1 800 822 2746

US Airways 800 428 4322

Southwest Airlines 1 800 435 9792


Chihuahua Rescue and Transport

All Breed Rescue (yahoo networking group)

Dogster Transport Discussion Forum

Pawsitively Texas Volunteers
I-10 and I-20 Rescue and Transport (yahoo group)
I-35 Rescue and Transport (yahoo group)
Recue Angels on Wheels (yahoo group)
Rolling Rescues (yahoo group)



Best Friends Placement for Pets of Military Families

Operation Military Pets

You get your deployment orders, and look at Fido, and wonder… “what am I going to do with my beloved furry friend?” Perhaps someone in your family or a friend can help you take care of your pet… A shelter? “No, I can’t do that to my faithful Fido”… This is such a difficult, stressful time to have to worry about Fido…

The good news is that there are organizations that can help you and your pet with temporary foster care. We have listed a few below. Contact them, and they will help you take care of your furry friend or point you in the right direction.

Reach Out Rescue & Resources

Pet resources for the military community

Adopt-a-Pet helping PCS families

SPCA helps MilFams keep their pet

Military foster program

American Humane Association Fostering military pets

FOSTER military pets

Four non-profit organizations helping military family

Sea Dog Inn helping military personnel with their pets

Military support & resources

Placement for pets of military families

Dogs on Deployment also for cats

Operation Noble Foster

Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets

ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING FINANCIAL AID (for injured cats) (cats) (East Coast) (National) (West Coast)

http://https/ (East Coast) (AZ)


Transforming shelters to save more cats: a blueprint for change by Alley Cat Allies

Safety Net Program

To help animals, we’ve been told to do two things:

1.. Sign petitions on Facebook; and
2. Send money to the large, national organizations.

The problem is that Facebook petitions are often ignored and therefore mostly ineffective. And when it doesn’t simply sit in already bloated bank accounts, the money donated to the large, national organizations just as often is used to hinder, rather than assist, the cause in ending the killing of animals in shelters. Together, the ASPCA and HSUS take in roughly $300,000,000 per year yet have never created a No Kill community.

To save lives, animals in shelters need for people to do two different things:

1. Directly take animals out of harm’s way through rescue and 2. Reform shelters through legislation, litigation, and political advocacy.

In short, D.I.Y. Like the activist who started a No Kill movement in his community where he took on not only an entrenched shelter director, but also the mighty ASPCA, and won

Or the animal lover who became informed about the No Kill movement and immediately walked into his local shelter, announced, “There will be no more killing in the shelter,” and then proceeded to make it come true. Or the animal rescuer who almost single-handedly created the infrastructure for her local shelter to go No Kill

Or the husband-and-wife team that began marketing shelter animals and holding offsite adoption events, resulting in adoption rates of over 95 percent for their community

Or even the local volunteer group who took over operations of their shelter and now save well over 90% of the animals

There are many ways to effectively join the No Kill revolution. Here’s one: create a blog that acts as a watchdog over sheltering issues in your community or state.

Two examples:

NJ Animal Observer writes on shelters in his home state of New Jersey

Fix NC who writes about shelter issues in her home state of North Carolina

We need less Facebook petitions and less check writing and more people willing to stand up and expose the truth. We need more people willing to directly save animals from shelters intent on killing them through rescue.

We need more people willing to walk the corridors of power to lobby for reform

Nathan Winograd’s Blog

Animal Wise Radio on Animal Ark Shelter with Nathan Winograd

Get help to fight for shelter reform legislation, upcoming seminars, new guides, and updates on projects and campaigns here:

No Kill

A note on PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals known as PETA do a great deal of wonderful work helping animals. They are also responsible for destroying some homeless pets sending out entirely the wrong message to those who think it’s acceptable to hurt and kill animals.

Message - PETA kills

What’s behind PETA’s systematic killing of animals?

Why PETA kills

Local US humane societies, of which many are kill shelters

“If every animal shelter in the United States embraced the No Kill philosophy and the programs and services that make it possible, we would save nearly four million dogs and cats who are scheduled to die in shelters this year, and the year after that. It is not an impossible dream.”

Nathan and guests talk about the shelters in the US, the HSUS and Wayne Pacelle here:

Nathan Winograd on Animal Wise Radio

Nathan Winograd on Facebook


Disturbing photos capture realities of euthanization at shelters

Exposing animal abuse and neglect at shelters

Exposing the truth for victims of corrupt animal shelters

Dark places exposing animal shelter cruelty

ELSA Exposing the life of shelter animals

Kill shelters exposed name and shame

The hidden truth behind the bars

Used abused and thrown away

Shelter Exchange to help save pets


Great animal rescue or great scam a complete guide

Quick guide to animal rescue credibility

Warning signs of a bad rescue

NYC No Kill Animal Advocacy what to look for in good or bad rescues

What is pet flipping

How to spot a dog flipper

A plea to the rescue community

Do not adopt – warnings on scams, rescues and individual people

DNR/DNA list

Animal Rescue’s scams and alerts

Rescue scams

Scam rescues

Busted no more animal scam pages

The monsters among us pretending to help animals

The good the bad and the unforgiveable of animal rescue

Famous Craigslist flippers

Petpal Manager rescue management solutions


The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium site brings together the work of HARC as well as credible resources from throughout the US to help you better understand the phenomenon of animal hoarding, its impact on individuals and communities all across the US and internationally, and finally, its sentinel role for elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, and adult self-neglect.

The hoarding of animals resesarch consortium

Animal hoarding according to Wikipedia

Inside animal hoarding an in-depth look at the phenomenon

Animal Hoarding News latest news and information

What is animal hoarding?

How animal hoarding develops

Animal hoarding the illness and the crime by PETA

Animal hoarding facts

PetWatch New Jersey warning signs of animal hoarder

Psychiatric Times on people who hoard animals

Cat hoarders beware of ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ a comprehensive look


Helping stray and feral cats

Making a shelter for feral cats in the winter

Feral Cat Assistance and Trapping
Do you need help with free roaming cats? Want to help them but don’t have the resources and don’t know where to begin?

Alley Cat Allies

TNR – Feral Fixers
Practicing and Promoting Trap-Neuter-Return in Illinois have lots of helpful information on how to run a TNR group

Project Pets Spay Neuter Love

Examples of various foundations such as Fixit “Get Your Fix”

Google area for example “Cheap spey and neuter” another example

Facebook group to help animals being given away on Craigslist


National adoptable and lost and found database from hundreds of animal shelters in the US and Canada. Breed search, lost and found pet matching service. Can look up animals here with shelter’s zip code. Go to right side look for location then use this shelter list; left side click species; animals for adoption. It is updated every hour and will tell you how long an animal has been there and start getting twitchy when it approaches two weeks but if intake #’s are high, two weeks may not apply. Just need to move animals out asap

Tips for finding lost and missing pets

What to do if you lose your pet

Missing pet advice

Dogs lost and found in the UK

National Lost Dog Recovery System


Pet Breeds

Ten things every cat owner should remember

26 hacks that will make any cat’s life easier

Feeding your cats – the basis of feline nutrition

Cat nutrition

How to care for orphaned kittens less than three weeks of age

Dog body language decoder app

20 pit bulls who are just big softies

Why choose a shelter dog

Ideas for pet treats

How pet food is killing your dog

Potentially dangerous items for your pet

Ten most common pet toxins

15 plants that are toxic for your pets

34 plants that can kill your cat or dog

Useful links on veterinary information, parasites, etc.

Natural remedies for pets

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Caring for FIV and FLV cats

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What classifies as animal abuse

25 creative ways to help shelter pets

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A letter to my former family from a shelter cat

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