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Bloodsports
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Whether by land or by air, and whether from situations like animal hoarding, natural disasters, dogfighting rings, or overburdened shelters, this organization steps (or flies) in to transport animals in need from danger to safety.

Animals in Research
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In what has been called ‘the pet effect,’ companion animals can relieve suffering and enrich people’s lives in measurable ways. The company of animals helps improve chronic pain, PTSD symptoms, depression and grief, and more.

Art
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HeARTs Speak is an organization comprised of more than 600 artists working hard to give every shelter animal a chance of being adopted. Their motto says it best: “Creating a world where no shelter animal goes unseen.” 

Companion Animals
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While buying a puppy fuels the animal overpopulation crisis, adopting a dog saves a life, and that’s extra special for homeless senior dogs, who are roughly the equivalent of a displaced elderly human whose loved ones have suddenly and mysteriously vanished.

Campaigns
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Over the course of his decades-long commitment to animal activism, Davies founded the IFAW, PAL, and NFA. The odds of one person building three globally influential organizations in one lifetime is almost zero—but it happened anyway.

Art
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The organization K9s For Warriors takes shelter dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized and trains them to become service dogs for post 9/11 veterans suffering from PTSD. They have saved the lives of over 800 shelter dogs.