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The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is committed to the wellbeing of animals and those who care for them, and as such will not stay silent as people suffer due to systemic racism, sexism and other prejudices. Let us be clear, just as our veterinary oath applies to all species, our commitment is to all people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality or identity. ABVP was founded in 1978 and its Diplomates have a common desire and willingness to deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary veterinary service to the public. They are veterinarians who have demonstrated expertise in the broad range of clinical subjects relevant to their practice and display the ability to communicate medical observations and data in an organized and appropriate manner. ABVP certification is available to practicing veterinarians without the need to pursue a formal residency or postgraduate education. The main purpose is self-improvement through demonstrating specialist-level skills and knowledge. The certification process is demanding and requires a thorough mastery of species-oriented practice. ABVP is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of each AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty™ listed above. The ABVP undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), a committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association, every three years to ensure that it is maintaining the required standards for the certification process. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) is committed to excellence in species-specialized veterinary practice for the wellbeing of animals and those who care for them, striving to make a difference in the world through professional certification, education, and innovation. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) vision is to promote and provide the highest standard of care in the total patient and to advance the quality of veterinary practice throughout the world.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue was founded in 2008; since then, we have saved the lives of more than 48,500 dogs. Our mission is to save 5,000 dogs every year, to heal and place them with loving families, and to educate people about the proper care for dogs and the importance of spaying and neutering. Every aspect of our world-class, 33-acre campus has been designed to rescue homeless and abandoned dogs and to provide loving, emotional and medical care for thousands of dogs as we prepare them for their forever families. From the state of the art medical Intake and Quarantine Buildings, designed so that no rooms share air to minimize cross contamination to Puppy Land, created for pregnant Moms to give birth to their litters in a stress-free cabin with an attached play yard, the attention to detail of every corner of the Big Dog Ranch Rescue Campus is unparalleled. We believe in enhancing the lives of dogs and the community through education and partnership of specific groups on a national and global level.
North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. We’re proud of our history of innovation in animal welfare – striving to make continuous innovations that save more lives and support other shelter and rescue groups. Our Vision is a future in which all companion animals find responsible, loving homes where they are free from abuse, hunger, fear, and loneliness and receive the care and respect they deserve. What We Value: The inherent worth of all companion animals. The principles and goals of the no-kill movement, which we’ve pioneered since our founding in 1944. The richness and complexity of the human-animal bond. The power of humane education, which is the heart of our Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Our global network of rescue partners, with whom we share our decades of experience and expertise. The generous support of friends and donors who make our work possible. Honesty, diversity, integrity, transparency, sustainability, and innovation.
In 2013, Maricopa County was one of the worst places to be a pet. Shelters were facing the second-worst pet overpopulation crisis in the United States. The Arizona Humane Society was a large rescue shelter, taking in thousands of homeless animals, but there were still many pets with treatable illnesses being euthanized throughout the state. We knew a radical shift in thinking was needed to save more animal lives. So, we began systematically launching multiple initiatives to care for the most vulnerable in our community. Today, we take in the pets that other shelters can’t care for: the ones who are sick, who are injured, or who would normally be euthanized in other shelters because of their tough medical needs. We serve as a safety net for the Valley’s most vulnerable pets, and our Ethical No-Kill Philosophy™ ensures we never euthanize a pet for space or based on the length of time they’ve been with us. And every effort has been worth it. Since 2013, we’ve reduced euthanasia by 83%—that’s 130,000 additional lives saved. Here’s how we’re transforming animal welfare in Arizona. Our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs™) are out in the community seven days a week responding to reports of injured strays and abused pets. And when they find a pet who needs help, our vets are waiting for them at our Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. This hospital* is the largest shelter-based trauma hospital in the Southwest, and we treat nearly 11,000 homeless pets every year. Many owners love their pets but struggle to care for them due to housing instability or financial struggles. We tackle this issue from multiple angles: Our two veterinary clinics provide affordable care and connect our customers with additional financial aid when needed. Our Pet Resource Center (PRC) connects members of our community with resources to help them keep their beloved pet. And through our Project Home Away From Home, we provide temporary pet foster care through our Foster Heroes until they’re able to get back on their feet.
Austin Pets Alive! was founded by local attorney James Collins and his then-wife Judy Ford as an all-volunteer advocacy group to help increase homeless companion animal lifesaving. Our story hasn't necessarily been for the faint of heart. Austin Pets Alive! began when vulnerable, homeless pets truly needed us the most. When we were first imagined, Austin had a kill-rate of 87% – today, we have a save-rate of 97%. Through hardships, we have found inspiration; and through this inspiration, we have saved lives. APA! is not a typical shelter setting. Our innovative programs save more than 10,000 animals from euthanasia annually, keeping Austin no-kill since 2011. Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to Keep Austin No Kill. Since 2008, APA! has saved over 100,000 dogs and cats from being killed at Central Texas shelters.
The Animal Defense League got its start as part of the Child Protective & Humane Society, which began operating in 1923. This was an initiative to help children, companion animals and beasts of burden. In 1934 the Animal Defense League was incorporated and became a new organization with a mission to prevent cruelty to animals. Over the years our mission has expanded from providing basic shelter and care to finding permanent homes for the thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens annually. In the early 1960s, ADL moved to its present location in northeast San Antonio. Our Nacogdoches campus encompasses more than 12 acres and includes an adoption center, kennel buildings, a cattery complex, an education center, a two-acre pet park, and a separate clinic for on-site ADL animal surgeries and medical care. In 2004, housing was expanded with the addition of two kennels built to house canines and in 2014, three additional kennels were built in partnership with the city of San Antonio further increasing canine housing by an additional 69 runs. In 2016 ADL expanded its service locations when it was awarded the operating contract for a second City owned, tenant operated 3.4 acre campus, The Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. The Animal Defense League of Texas takes in rescued cats and dogs, provides medical treatment, nutrition, and shelter in a safe, live release facility until they are matched with their forever families. Through community education and empowerment, we advocate for truly responsible pet ownership.
The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, founded in 1978 as a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, is one of the highest volume single-site animal shelters in America. Our mission is to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas valley. Much like a public hospital, as an open-admission shelter, The Animal Foundation takes in every animal who comes to us in need, no matter how sick or injured. From the expected dogs, cats, and rabbits, to pigs, chickens, and exotic animals, we serve them all. Just like a hospital, we can’t save them all. What we can do, with the support of the community, is safe every healthy and treatable animal who comes to us in need.
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. Animal Haven’s Community Engagement Program assists hundreds of pet guardians each year at risk of losing their animals due to unexpected crises including domestic violence, housing emergencies, and illness. The effort recognizes that simply having a pet can be a significant barrier when facing emergencies. Using an integrated model combining animal welfare and social work, this program provides direct services, pet retention support, advocacy, and policy development so that the people don’t have to choose between their animals and accessing help and safety. Animal Haven is committed not only to saving the lives of homeless pets, but also enriching those lives and providing key resources to adopters to aid in healthy, happy lives with their new pets. As the proud recipients of a generous grant from the Regina B. Frankenberg Foundation, Animal Haven has implemented a comprehensive rehabilitation and behavioral training program. Overseen by a certified dog trainer, this program follows our rescued animals from the moment they enter our doors through the process of settling into their new homes. We have made a commitment to evidence-based, positive reinforcement training and handling methods free of force, fear, pain or coercion. The most current scientific research supports humane, positive reinforcement training methods as the most effective method for modifying animal behavior from basic obedience to the most difficult cases.
Animal Samaritans believes in the healing power of animal-human connections and views all living creatures with compassion and respect, with a primary focus on dogs, cats, and the people who love them. Our no-kill shelter is a refuge for at-risk, adoptable dogs and cats. We house, feed & water, socialize, and provide medical care for these animals until we match them with their new humans and new forever homes. We provide quality, affordable full-service standard veterinary care from our medical facilities in Indio and A Thousand Palms. We offer financial aid for qualifying low-income pet owners. We provide state-accredited, grade-appropriate humane education to all our Desert schools, at no cost to students or schools. Our Animal Companion Therapy program utilizes the healing power of animal-human connection and provides free animal visits to residents of area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, special needs facilities, and area hospitals.
The Animal Shelter Society, Inc. is committed to housing, caring, and finding homes for the homeless animals in our community. All of our K9’s/Felines are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped prior to adoption. As a private, non-profit 501c3 organization, the Animal Shelter Society exists to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of homeless animals in Muskingum County through the dedicated efforts of employees and volunteers and the generous support of our caring community. We will strive to accomplish our Mission by focusing our efforts on: The efficient and effective adoption of homeless animals to responsible owners; The diligent promotion of spay and neuter to curb the population of unwanted animals; The recruitment and training of knowledgeable staff, dedicated volunteers and community supporters; The continuous public education programs on the prevention of cruelty to animals; The prudent stewardship of the Shelter’s tangible and intangible assets. We are an “adoptable, no-kill” shelter, which means that we never euthanize for space. There is no “death row” at our facility! We do, however, have occasions where it is in the best interest of the animal to perform a humane euthanization due to an extreme medical or behavioral condition that cannot be rehabilitated. In 2019, we had an adoption rate of 99.1%.
Almost Home Adoptions for rescued cats (Almost Home) is a no-kill, private 501c3 nonprofit, cage-free rescue and adoption center. Almost Home does not receive government funding (tax dollars) like the municipal (kill) shelters receive, and therefore we depend on generous and caring individual donors and volunteers to keep our doors open. Almost Home is dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for rescued, homeless, and abused animals. Almost Home takes in homeless, abused and abandoned cats and kittens. Many cats that find their way to Almost Home are strays. Our residents come primarily from the streets of Colorado and public shelters where they had once been scheduled to be killed. We do not turn cats away due to age, medical need, or “lack of adoptability.” Almost Home is a safe haven for several older, chronically ill, or handicapped cats. These cats are able to live full and happy lives with medical care, adoration and the connection to life to which they are all worthy. Almost Home provides consoling care and a warm, loving environment for chronically or terminally ill cats to live out their lives in comfort. Almost Home is one of the few area rescues that takes in orphaned and abandoned “bottle babies” (babies not yet weaned). Often weighing only a few ounces, bottle babies must be kept warm and fed around the clock. The cage-free environment helps in the overall physical and mental health of the cats, and it provides a communal living environment for the cats with plenty of horizontal, vertical and cubical space for exercise and play.
American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For more than a hundred years, American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. In the late 1800s, several Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had been established throughout the United States. Although these organizations met great successes throughout their existence, they lacked a unified voice in promoting the humane movement. So, four years later, delegates from 27 humane organizations from 10 states joined together in the first forum where they could combine their strength and unite their missions. It was at this meeting that American Humane was founded, and it immediately began to address one of its first tasks — to put an end to the inhumane treatment of farm animals and the deplorable conditions in which they were kept. Since that fateful meeting in 1877, American Humane has held to our ideals, mission, and vision as the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the welfare of both children and animals. The mission of American Humane, as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society. American Humane envisions a nation where no child or animal will ever be a victim of willful abuse or neglect. As a recognized leader in professional education, training and advocacy, research and evaluation, American Humane joins with other similarly missioned individuals and organizations to make this vision a reality.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is committed to seeing the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 2003 with the goal of transforming New York City into a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. Before the Alliance's founding, the live release rate at NYC's municipal shelter system, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), was under 25%. Driven by our ten-year strategic plan that outlined the organization's core objectives and key initiatives, the Alliance created strategic programs and services aimed at delivering on our goal of creating a no-kill community in NYC. These programs and services, coupled with the work and dedication of the more than 150 Alliance Participating Organizations that collaborated in our mission, achieved our goal. In 2019, ACC's live release rate is above 90% for the third consecutive year. Having accomplished our mission to make New York City a no-kill city, the Alliance reevaluated our programming to adapt to the evolving landscape of animal welfare in NYC. In 2019, we thoughtfully and carefully transitioned our key programming — Wheels of Hope, Adoptapalooza, and the New York City Feral Cat Initiative — to other nonprofit Alliance partners. The Alliance will continue to think critically about our role in NYC as the capacity-builder, as the connector, and as a hub for NYC animal welfare, and how to best transition those roles in the future. Going forward, the Alliance will maintain our website to serve as a self-help desk for NYC residents who want to help animals, or who need help; continue to provide limited services, resources, and guidance to local animal rescue groups and shelters; continue to work with the City, thinking critically and strategically to address animal welfare-related issues in our community; and will continue to act as a consultant, advisor, and mentor in municipalities nationally.
We provide services to the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles, in addition to performing various services for 44 contracted cities. In the United States, efforts to protect and control domestic animals–primarily dogs, cats and horses–began early in the 19th century. In 1863, the City of Los Angeles established a public animal pound. In 1872 a municipal ordinance was approved that directed the city Marshall to register and license dogs. On June 6, 1895, the County adopted a law establishing animal pound districts. On Sept. 29, 1937, at the height of a statewide rabies epidemic in California, the Board of Supervisors established a Pound Department. The new department was created in direct response to 1,700 rabies cases that were reported in Los Angeles County that year. During the early years there were no housing facilities, no animal control equipment and very little staffing. There were 22 humane societies in the county, and they were paid to provide housing for impounded animals. By 1945, it had become apparent the humane societies could no longer meet the housing and care needs of the growing County. Construction began for the County’s first animal care facility at 11258 S. Garfield Avenue in Downey. That shelter opened on July 1, 1946. At that time, the county population (outside the City of Los Angeles) was only about 70,000 people. During the post-war building boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s, additional County animal care facilities were opened in Baldwin Park (1958), Lancaster (1959), Carson (1961), Castaic (1972) and Agoura Hills (1976). In January 1968, the Pound Department name was changed to the Department of Animal Control. During this period, the Department was given the responsibility for licensing and regulating pet kennels, pet shops and other animal-related businesses. In 1978, the department was renamed Animal Care and Control to reflect its commitment to animal welfare. Throughout the years, the Department has continued to develop innovative solutions to remain a leader in the animal care and control field. Specialized units have been created to address the needs of the communities. The Major Cases Unit investigates high profile, felony or otherwise complicated cases of animal abuse or animal attacks against people. The Departmental Animal Response Team is a partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to rescue horses that have fallen into inaccessible areas. Through the use of helicopters, the Team uses specialized slings and harnesses to lift horses out of danger and transport them for medical treatment and recovery. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control Equine Response Team (LACDACC-ERT) rescues horses and other animals in danger from wildfires, floods and other disasters. The Department’s Enforcement Services Division is a national model for effective pet licensing enforcement.
Helen Woodward Animal Center, established in 1972, is an organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” This unique nonprofit organization benefits the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, as well as humane care and adoption for homeless animals. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s passionate belief that animals help people and people help animals, through trust, unconditional love, and respect, creates a legacy of caring. Sharing this philosophy with others, the Center inspires and teaches, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 45 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors to continue our life-saving mission.
I am a Zambian born, comes from a family of 8 and the youngest of the Mwila’s. My siblings always thought I was spoilt because I was the youngest, but I don’t think so! I was born in a town called Mufulira on the Copper belt side of Zambia in 1981,the Copper belt province is rich with mineral finds and Mines, hence the name. I am Married to Eric and we have a beautiful daughter called Chanda, she is 15 years. I completed my matric in 1999 and my mother advised me to study food production since I loved cooking, I did it for her though it was a course that I never dreamt of studying. I graduated successfully and worked for 2 years as a chef, got tired of cooking, I dodged that career and went into studying computers, worked as a receptionist and studied Human resources at the same time and obtained a diploma. I worked for a courier company as a Human Resources assistant. In 2012, I moved to South Africa, Cape Town when I got married, joined a Mobile Money company called Zoona with operations in Zambia, and I worked there for 5 years as a support agent. Zoona is an African Fintech company founded in 2009 with the vision of helping communities thrive. Since launching, it created over 2,500 jobs in Zambia and Malawi, empowered over 1,000 entrepreneurs to start their own business and allowed them to reach earnings of over $10 million. I enjoyed working for this company because we really helped girl child prevail. Apart from the above, I am a lover of interior designing, and my wish is to have one of the most successful Interior business one day, through my passion for interior, I designed my sister’s Kitchen area, how amazing!!! I love cooking and baking (especially Cake pops), they are my favorites!!! I love adventure, gardening and working out too, I am a gym freak. Most importantly, I love spending time with my loved ones. I reflect a varied personality, including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, and yet calm. I encourage fighting for what you desire and believe in and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy. I believe mindfulness in the workplace is key to success. Having worked in Customer care I have gained extensive experience in; Empathy, Adaptability, Ability to Use Positive Language, Clear Communication Skills, Self-Control, Taking Responsibility and Patience.
Luna Cat Rescue focuses exclusively on the rehabilitation and rehoming of cats and kittens surrendered to Mdzananda Animal Clinic. This foster-based organisation was founded by Steffi Bergmann and Laura Watkins in March 2021. Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s biggest township, treats thousands of animals every year. This severely impoverished area is home to thousands of animals in need. Scores of cats and kittens are regularly surrendered to or rescued by the organisation. Loving homes need to found for them, and many require medical care and rehabilitation. However, the clinic doesn’t have a shelter and relies on foster homes for these destitute animals. That’s where Steffi comes in. She headed the organisation’s cat adoption and foster home programme on a voluntary basis for over two years and specialises in fostering bottle-fed kittens and kittens that need intensive care. Early in 2020, Laura joined the team and started fostering and working closely with Steffi; to date, she’s fostered many of Mdzananda’s kittens. After working together and developing a strong friendship, the idea of Luna Cat Rescue came to life. Today, the organisation is an official Mdzananda Animal Clinic partner and a registered non-profit company. The main reason for starting an independent adoption programme specific to cats and kittens is due to Mdzananda being a clinic and not a shelter. There’s very little room for animals to stay for longer periods of time, so cats and kittens are moved into foster homes as soon as possible. Foster homes ensure they receive the care they need in a loving home environment. Many of these cats and kittens have experienced trauma, malnutrition, and abuse. Together with the amazing private vet practices we work with, we get them healthy and happy and then adopted to the best possible homes! To ensure that fosters have a rewarding, happy experience, Luna Cat Rescue provides veterinary care and the knowledge needed to give these cats the second chance they deserve. You can help Luna Cat Rescue! Become a feline foster family!
I have four passions in life. My sport, family, work and God. Each I pursue with dogged determination to be better and to excel. The greatest blessing and experience in life is the privilege of life is having a loving and supporting wife and incredible children. My relationship with each of them is treasured above all. I am blessed in that I am healthy, enjoy the blessing of life and am extremely active. I am thrilled to be able to compete on the international stage for home and country. Success therein is just a cherry on top. Career and work has been an incredible experience. Knowing what I wanted to be early in high school and achieving such has brought about economic emancipation and a lifestyle I could only dream about as a little boy. I bask in the success and abilities given to me and the blessing poured out in great abundance.
For more than 50 years, Anderson Humane has been the leading animal welfare organization in our community, saving the lives of over 80,000 homeless dogs and cats through adoption. A one-of-a-kind animal welfare organization, Anderson Humane focuses on creating and supporting mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. Current programming such as our Adoption Program, Military Veterans’ Program, and Healing Paws Pet Therapy Program create positive, impactful connections between people and animals, improving the lives of both. Future programs will be offered in partnership with human-service organizations throughout our community, maximizing impact and changing lives for the better. Anderson Humane is a resource for pet owners, providing information and services that allow them to provide better care for their pets. Services such as our Low-Cost Vaccination, Dental, and Spay/Neuter Clinics provide affordable veterinary care options, preventing owners from having to give up their pets simply because they can’t afford care. On the horizon are additional programs aimed at keeping pets in homes, such as a pet food pantry, affordable pet training options, and temporary housing for pets when families are in crisis. Our expanded mission includes all animals. Wildlife. In March 2020, Anderson merged with Fox Valley Wildlife Center, expanding our animal care programming to include injured and orphaned wild animals. Click for more information. Little Critters. We have begun to accept "little critters" such as hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, etc. on a limited basis. Until we have the resources to house these special pets in our facilities, they will be cared for in foster homes until adopted. We are currently seeking foster volunteers to provide care for these pets. Click for more information. Parrots and other pet birds. Many parrot species are long-lived and highly intelligent. Some can live up to 80 years, and often outlive their owners. There are few resources for these wonderful pets, and Anderson is committed to changing that. We are seeking experienced parrot fosters, to provide care and training for homeless parrots and other pet birds. Click for more information. Horses. Through a partnership with the Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption Program, Anderson will promote the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of homeless horses. Through a partnership with HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Program, we will help make the therapeutic riding experience available to even more people, harnessing the healing power of the horse.
Welcome to Adopt-a-Pet.com. We're all about getting homeless pets into homes. We help over 21,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month, all for free. And now, we’re a Kinship company too. Haven’t heard of them yet? They’re a coalition of brands, teams, and partners, all using their individual strengths to help bring more care to pet care. We use the power of the Internet to connect adopters with shelter pets and help pets go from alone to adopted. We're working to help the good people at shelters and rescue groups find homes for their pets. But we don't stop there. We also provide useful and informative information on the human/companion animal relationship to help keep pets healthy and permanently in their loving homes. Our blog has articles, and our YouTube channel has useful pet training as well as entertaining videos, all produced by our expert staff of professionals in animal training and behavior, as well as human psychology.