International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Local Office: Washington, D.C.
International Office: Yarmouth Port, MA
IFAW is a worldwide organization in helping abused animals. They have many projects that save animals in need globally, in more than 40 countries. They tirelessly rescue individual animals, campaign to prevent animal cruelty and advocate for the protection of wildlife and habitats. Projects include helping domestic animals such as dogs and cats. They save seals from brutal terror and killings. They defend the whales and protect elephants, tigers. IFAW also educations and pursues political action to further the protection and preservation of animals. They look for ways to address conflicts and challenges of animal populations. Viewers can help with donations, signing petitions, writing letters.
IFAW is recognized as a leader in helping abused animals by the Independent Charities of America. Their Charity Navigator rating though is only a 2 out of 4.
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The Gentle Barn, located in California, is helping abuse animals with its efforts at rescuing, rehabilitating and providing sanctuary to abused animals. They connect animals with people in an awesome way.
Ellie Laks, the founder of The Gentle Barn, always knew that animals are therapeutic to people. Together with Jay Weiner, they are not only helping abused animals, but also bringing children much joy at their property. Visitors enjoy seeing and hugging the farm animals, and learn about plant-based diets.
“The ultimate goal is to open Gentle Barn’s across the country so that every animal and child can have a place of healing and safety and where they can be seen for the perfect beings that they are. Since its inception, The Gentle Barn has been home to hundreds of animals and host to over 100,000 people. In these times of gangs, drugs, crime, violence and war, it is essential that we make efforts to ensure a more peaceful future for our children. We feel it is imperative that we teach our children kindness, compassion and empathy for all living beings. When a child meets another, looking different than themselves, with perhaps a different religion, race, sex, or language, if that child knows that we are all the same on the inside, then perhaps that child will accept the other and we will be closer to having peace on earth.”
Over 160 farm animals reside at The Gentle Barn. “These animals have all been rescued from severe abuse, neglect, abandonment or worse. They have been rehabilitated with traditional and non-traditional medicine, top quality nutrition, and countless hours in the arms of our staff and volunteers. They have regained their trust in humankind by realizing that they are now loved, and their abuse is over. Because of their ongoing physical and psychological needs, they can’t be adopted and are given sanctuary with us for the rest of their lives. Because the animals at The Gentle Barn have experienced abuse and severe neglect, their treatment and rehabilitation is extremely expensive and can take a long time. But it is worth it to see them smile again, to watch their eyes light up, to feel them cuddle in your lap, and to see them play with new life and new hope. Once rehabilitated, the animals become ambassadors, teaching children about the magic and grace of these precious beings. ”
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
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Hooves and Paws Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization helping abused animals. They help farm animals and domestic animals that have no where to go and many times have been abused. They currently have over 80 rescued animals on their California sanctuary.
See their links on http://www.hoovesandpaws.org/how-to-help/ on “How to Stop Animal Cruelty by Reporting It” and “How to Recognize Abuse”.