There are several welfare organizations across the country working diligently for the homeless and injured animals. They take in the animals and they are treated if they are hurt or wounded, some animals are sick and the veteran doctors are available to help the animals and then they are set up for adoption. Most of the organizations keep a check on the animals after they are adopted to see how they are doing in their new home. They also give you a complete health chart of the pet you are taking in along with a friendly relationship between you two. If you are looking for a new pet for you or a friend you can always visit any of these welfare organizations. Here are the top 10 animal welfare organizations in the world.
10. Best Friends Animal Society
Based in Utah, Kanab the determination of this society is to provide the animals with a safe and a loving home where they can stay happy. With a ‘no kill mission’, the society believes that no animal should remain in a shelter because they end up dead. They do not believe in breed discrimination and rescue as many animals they can who are left behind by their owners due to separation, financial crisis or minor accidents. They also ask volunteering by everyone so their society can expand further.
9. Animal Welfare Institute
Developed for the welfare of animals this institute mainly emphases on the rescue of animals that are used for experimentation. Animals are kept in laboratories for no use and are used for useless experiments. Established since 1951, this society started with the aim of reducing the terror and cruelty which humans have over animals. AWI also focuses on factory farms where the health of animals is not followed and is merely kept for husbandry purposes.
8. D.E.L.T.A Rescue
Home to more than 1500 animals located on 1500 acres of land, this sanctuary was established in 1979. With two hospitals and doctors available in this rescue area, D.E.L.T.A Rescue spreads through donations from all over the world. An estimate amount confirmed that $5.5 million donations are collected almost each year. Instead of giving animals for adoption they keep animals in their sanctuary to ensure their well-being and welfare. The main purpose of the team is to rescue animals from the wild and those who are left behind and left to starve. They save injured animals too and treat them properly at their institute.
7. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Created by an American zoologist Dian Fossey, this organization is meant only for the protection of gorillas that were killed and captured brutally in Africa. Dian Fossey sent 18 years researching about the gorillas and was committed to this organization making sure that their ecologies remain safe and the humans must be aware of the importance and place they have in our world.
6. The Wild Animal Sanctuary
This organization follows its mission of rescuing and taking into refuge carnivores that have been ill-treated and injured in some way. The organization has trained employees who look after these animals and create a wild life for them in their sanctuary which is a 720 acre land. The Wild animal Sanctuary also takes in the animals that have been kidnapped or are keeping them as pets whereas they belong in the wild. The trade of these animals has expanded and about 4000 lions are kept as pets and captives.
5. PetSmart Charities
Not only do they provide you with the best pets, they also develop a healthy relationship between your pet and you. All the animals in PetSmart Charities are saved and rescued and they are kept with care so they can find a new loving home. They also hold charity functions so that people can come and choose their pets, so that the rescued lonely animals can find their own home. Due to over-population of homeless animals, PetSmart Charities have decided to put up all their animals for adoption instead of for sale.
4. Saving Our Avian Resources – S O A R
Established for the well-being of birds, S O A R save the birds, get them treated and sometimes preserve them too. This organization was found in 1999 and ever since it has become one of the leading bird saving societies in the world. They have some qualified veterans and scientists working and treating the birds. The society doesn’t allow visitors to come as it disturbs the birds that are already scared and thus they are kept in seclusion.
3. Farm Sanctuary
Founded in 1986 to save the animals working on the farm from the brutalities and give them a proper life where they can even move around. In farms animals are stuffed into small commodities after working all day. Farm Sanctuary raises awareness among people especially the ones living on farms to treat their animals with love, precaution and respect. This farm is built at a 175 acre land and has 800 cows, ducks, geese, pigs, sheep, chicken, rabbits and goat sheltered. Farm Sanctuary comes in the world’s leading animal shelter organizations which has taught humankind that animals are not only our food, they are a helping hand and our friends. They recently started “adopting a Turkey” project in which you can take your turkey and cook it on Thanksgiving and keep up the tradition.
2. The Marine Mammal Centre
The Marine Mammal Centre was based on the concept of saving and protecting the mammals like whales, seals, dolphins and dugongs. They also save sea mammals that are injured or sick and then leave them in the sea. They also deal with the new born who are left by their mothers or snatched. This center feeds them on bottle, and gives them proper treatment. The Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC) is also working on several other projects including detection of whales and also is working on the blue whale project. The Marine Mammal Centre takes in only sea creatures that are mammals. Recently they have started taking sea turtles as well.
1. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
This Animal Welfare is spread internationally and works for all the protection of animals from anywhere in the world from Canada to Africa. The IFAW has qualified scientists in their offices and 375 knowledgeable campaigners.
Started in 1969, this welfare just used to prevent the brutal killing of harps and seals and has now expanded all over the world saving the horns of rhinoceros and elephants in Africa. Its main objective is to keep the animals from exploitation and keep the animals in wild life safe.