My Favorite Animal-Related Nonprofits
When it comes to donating to worthy causes, it can be scary and risky. A lot of places just aren’t up to snuff.
Here, in alphabetical order, are four animal-related nonprofits that I can vouch for personally. I hope you’ll donate to them whenever you can.
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary http://crittercamp.weebly.com/
Owned and operated by Beth Randall, Critter Camp takes in unwanted exotic pets and cares for them for the rest of their lives. Beth is a personal friend and she and her faithful corps of volunteers are as dedicated to critters as they come.
North Shore Animal League, Port Washington New York https://www.animalleague.org/
This was one of Carolyn and DeForest Kelley’s favorite animal-related charities. (Shambala/The ROAR Foundation, listed below was the other one.) This is a no-kill shelter for relinquished cats and dogs. They adopt out pets to carefully-screened individuals and families.
Puget Sound Pet Food Bank http://pugetsoundpetfoodbank.org/index.html.
I know some of the volunteers of this group. They dedicate themselves to helping low-income people take good care of their pets by keeping donated pet food and other vital items available for them.
Shambala/The ROAR Foundation. Shambala.org. This organization houses its wild critters in huge pasture-like enclosures. I volunteered for them for years and my serval son Deaken stayed there for fifteen months while I was looking for a permanent position in Hollywood so I could bring him back home to live with me. These are dedicated, hard-working people and the money they get goes directly to the animals in their care.
Please send each of these something during the year. A small monthly donation of even $10 assures them of reliable/predictable operating capital so the animals in their charge can get the vet care, food and affection they need to lead happy, healthy lives.