Biomedical research helps animals and you can too!
Below are some links to ways that you can help animals. Before giving to a "animal welfare" charity, always research EXACTLY how your money will be used. Charity navigator - http://www.charitynavigator.org/ - offers some guidance. Be sure to read the reviews because the star rating may not indicate its "true" helping animals mission. When in doubt, give to your LOCAL humane society or shelter (which is not affiliated with HSUS).
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) established the The Last Chance Fund (TLC) in 2009 to help ensure a source of funding for the care of abused or neglected, unowned companion animals that might otherwise be euthanized or turned over to an animal shelter that is already overburdened. Click here for more information.
Paws and Stripes is a nonprofit organization providing service dogs for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury through integrating service dog training and education with mental health support. Paws and Stripes help veterans so they can live the full and rich lives they deserve. Their dogs come only from local rescues. Their service dog trainers teach the dogs and the veterans as a team. Click here for more information.
The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team is an emergency services, nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with the American Red Cross, SEPA Chapter and other public and private disaster relief, social service, and animal welfare organizations to provide emergency assistance including emergency transport, shelter, and veterinary care to animals involved in fires and other residential disasters. Their mission is to provide relief and recovery for displaced pets and their people 24/7, free of charge and to ensure that ALL family members are taken care of during, and after, a disaster in their home. Click here for more information.
PACT stands for People + Animals = Companions Together. Their mission is to provide programs that benefit companion animals and their owners. They support the community through unique programs such as their emergency Pet Foster Programs, helping animal caregivers with their emergency needs, and running educational seminars. They know that sharing knowledge and supporting the community is the best way to improve the lives of companion animals and their human owners. Click here for more information.
The Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team (PASART) was created through a private-public partnership to serve as a unifying network of organizations, businesses, federal, state, county and local government agencies, and individuals that supports the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for emergencies affecting animals. You can volunteer or donate. Click here for more information.
Founded in 2013 as merger between two of Pennsylvania’s oldest and most respected sheltering organizations, Humane Pennsylvania is now a statewide and national force to save animals and help people be the best caretakers they can be. Humane Pennsylvania is the region’s largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, combining the efforts and resources of open access and adoption guarantee animal shelters, adoption centers, non-profit veterinary hospitals and clinics, equine rescue, emergency animal service organizations, animal welfare management services, an animal focused charitable foundation, and even a free public dog park. Click here for more information.