5 Animal Charities You Should Know About In 2017

As an animal lover, picking the right animal charity can be very difficult. There are so many to choose from and so many amazing animals we want to help. That is why Animal Groove has compiled a list of the 5 animal charities you should know about in 2017! All of these charities are featured on our website animalgroove.com as a selectable charity at checkout, which would receive 10% of the profits from your order. 

1. Pets for Vets

Pets for Vets is a charity that follows their name, providing adorable pets for vets in need of a loving companion. They believe military veterans are owed a great debt of gratitude for the brave and dangerous work they do for all of us. Here is their mission statements taken from their website:

"The Pets… 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year. These animals can make excellent companion animals but never have that chance. Our dedicated animal trainers will evaluate and rescue the shelter animals and provide additional training to ensure that they are able to assimilate into a home, which is quite different from a shelter environment."

"The Vets… Sadly, there are alarming statistics of suicide, family abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder facing veterans returning to civilian life after military duty. This can cause a downward spiral of apathy, unemployment, broken relationships, addiction and depression. It is our belief that companion animals can be the life saving therapy or friend that many returning service men and women need."

If you are looking for an animal charity which helps both humans and animals alike then Pets for Vets is for you!

Please check them out here: http://www.petsforvets.com/


2. Sea Life Trust

The Sea Life Trust works hard to protect the lives of endangered marine life across the world. Millions of sea creatures die each year as a result of pollution left in our oceans and they work to clean it up and educate. 

Sea Life Trust supports "practical local projects to protect marine wildlife and their habitats, alongside working on conservation campaigns to effect long-lasting change on a global scale."

They have a great partnership running with SEA LIFE's aquarium chain which allows them to connect with a huge audience. Your donation would go towards educating more on the dangers of pollution as well as cleaning up various locations across the globe!

Check them out here: https://www.sealifetrust.org/

3. American Bird Conservancy

Spring is here, and like many people I love hearing the bird chirping all throughout the day. The American Bird Conservancy is working hard to make sure these birds don't go unnoticed by preserving their habitats and fighting threats like extinction. 

One of their hardest hitting facts as seen on their website is the extent of American habitat loss, here are a few stats:

  • The equivalent of 130 Yellowstone National Parks—more than 290 million acres—of grasslands have been converted to agriculture in North America, impacting species like Long-billed Curlew.
  • Millions of public and private range-lands, including arid habitats occupied by the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse, have been damaged by overgrazing.
  • More than 85 percent of the globally threatened birds in Latin America, including Stresemann's Bristlefront, have been impacted by large-scale logging and agricultural operations.

With your help, American Bird Conservancy would be able to better protect birds across the Western hemisphere! 

Check them out here: https://abcbirds.org/

4. American Wildlife Foundation

The American Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to teaching people who care for and about wildlife through education, animal care and protection. This is a great cause for anyone looking to support all wildlife found in the Western hemisphere. Everyday actions can affect the lives of countless animals which is a fact the American Wildlife Foundation looks to teach.

If you donate to the American Wildlife Foundation you will be happy to know that your donation will be spent on these services and programs:

  • Shelters, providing veterinary and rehabilitation care to wildlife
  • Educating people about wild animals and ecosystem conservation.
  • Promoting research and continuing education for animal care and conservation professionals.
  • Assisting and supporting local, national and international organizations dedicated to promoting wildlife care and conservation.

If this sounds like a good way to donate and help out then check them out here: http://www.awildfound.org/

5. World Wildlife Fund

Featured as the most international and largest organization of the 5, World Wildlife Fund is a classic and solid pick. They are the leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species. Their mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. They offer many ways to help including a symbolic animal adoption!

World Wildlife Fund targets their support around these eight species:

  • Giant Pandas
  • Tigers
  • Elephants
  • Gorillas
  • Sea Turtles 
  • Polar Bears
  • Rhinos
  • Whales

Check them out here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/


This concludes our list of the 5 animal charities you should know about in 2017! We hope you explore all 5 of the charities listed and find the one you want to help support. 

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