Animal Rescue Groups

Find animal rescue groups for when you want to adopt, volunteer, or donate.

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Coastal Pet Rescue Mission Saves Animals

Coastal Pet Rescue believes that all animals deserve a second chance at happiness. That’s why they are dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused and neglected dogs and cats ... Read more

Canine Estates

Canine Estates Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foster and adoption facility located in Palm Harbor, FL. The mission of Canine Estates is to offer shelter animals in need, provide them ... Read more

Blind Cat Rescue

Blind Cat Rescue was founded by a mother/daughter in response to the need for a secure place for blind cats who had been judged, unadoptable, and are on their way ... Read more

British Hen Welfare Trust

The British Hen Welfare Trust was founded in 2005 with a mission to save and rehome commercial laying hens in the United Kingdom. The organization has been working closely with ... Read more

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

One of the main pillars behind Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the desire to provide dogs with a conducive environment where they can live full and happy lives. The team ... Read more

The BisB Family

The Bald is Beautiful Hairless and Small Breed Rescue, Inc. has received recognition for its efforts in protecting and rehabilitating dogs. The firm prides itself on years of experience rescuing ... Read more

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (AWL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the Montgomery County area. Founded with the mission to promote the ... Read more

North Shore Animal League

Headquartered in Port Washington, NY, North shore animal league is one of the world’s largest animal rescue organizations. They specialize in animal adoption and employ strict no-kill animal rescue strategies ... Read more

AnimalAid Unlimited

AnimalAid Unlimited is an organization targeting ill or injured street animals in Udaipur, India. The organization rescues street animals and provides subsequent medical care and shelter before re-introducing them to ... Read more

North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is an animal charity organization dedicated to no-kill animal rescue and adoption. Their rescue efforts don’t go unnoticed because they have Humane Relocation and Mobile ... Read more

Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida dedicated to providing a second chance to abused, neglected, and homeless animals. This home ... Read more

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Charities of Canada are two non-profit organizations which have been dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets since 1994. Founded by PetSmart founders Jim and ... Read more

What Do Animal Rescue Groups Do?

You have probably seen a stray dog in the street or a worn-out horse in a dingy backyard barn. Ever wondered about the fate of these animals. Animal rescues are humane organizations, often working voluntarily to care for neglected animals. Rescues work on the principle that animals have a life, the right to humane treatment, and a good comfortable stay. The work in animal rescue groups is much and valuable. Here are some of the main tasks they carry out;


Most animals that end up in animal rescues come from loss and neglect. When an owner loses a home or, in some way or another, ends up in a state where they cannot care for their pets, rescues come in to help. They mostly do this on a volunteer basis, taking cats, dogs, and even horses. The rescue takes in domesticated livestock like chicken too.

However, what you may not know is that animal rescues take wildlife along with domesticated animals. When an animal strays from the wild or suffers neglect through parents’ death and destruction of their habitat, the rescues come in and give them a home. In wild animals, they aim to rehabilitate the abandoned ones and progressively integrate them back into the natural habitat within parks or zoos.

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The biggest work for animal rescues is care. When that stray cat or dog they get from the streets comes here, it is shriveled, malnutrition and even diseased. The animal rescue has vets to take care of the conditions in the animals and tend them back to good health. They give these animals a home and much-needed help with food and medication.

The other part is the emotional aspect of care for the animals. The flock which finds its way into rescue comes from a place of desolation and disarray. The animals are sickly, worn out, and old. The animal rescue gives them a place of solace and the care they deserve. Animals deserve that humane touch and a point in their living.


The problem of stray and untended animals that will need rescue homes emanates from missing regulations for animal populations. Practices like puppy mills, unsprayed or neutered dogs in the street, and pets without owners are the problem. Animal rescues come into the picture and give the much-needed help with a regulation on spaying and neutering the animals.

The rescues work hand in hand with society on education and volunteer help. Most would not handle the work of all rescues by themselves. The help from the community works to reintegrate the stray animals and pets without a home and lets the rescue create some more room for other animals in need. Education works to reduce the problem of stray pets by encouraging responsibility among owners.


Animals deserve a safe space and a comfortable life that is sound and humane. Animal rescues create an environment for this life within communities. The work by many animal rescues keeps strays out of the streets and makes the societies they serve safe and habitable. Their work in education and volunteering bring along the people in the community to serve in the mutually shared cause.