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13th St. NAC Cat Rescue is a small but determined group of volunteers, lead by Joanne, serving the Northside area of San Jose since 2005 (officially). We are dedicated to improving the lives of feral and social cats and in controlling the population by the use of TNR. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective, internationally recognized program by which cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and returned to their original location to be cared for. Kittens and cats that can be socialized are taken into foster care and are then put up for adoption. We are not based at a shelter or in one location on 13th Street. All of our animals are housed in foster homes. You can find us at different pet fairs during the month or at various neighborhood functions. See Adoption Fairs/Events page. You can help our organization and the neighborhood by volunteering to trap cats and transporting them to the vet for vaccinations and neutering, fundraising, fostering cats temporarily in your home or even just donating to the cause. Under the 13th Street NAC (Northside Action Committee), 13th Street Cats is a 501c(3) nonprofit, so your donations are tax-deductible.

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A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation is a non-profit dog rescue group that operates in the Northern Virginia / Washington Metropolitan area. We strive to make quality dogs available for adoption and do our best to match prospective adopters with the right animal! We are a group of experienced rescuers that can help you find just the right pet to fit your lifestyle – whether you’re a couch potato, an avid runner or anything in between. Visit us at one of our adoption events and see what difference experience can make! AFH is registered with GuideStar and JustGive. GuideStar is a database of IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. JustGive is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people with the charities and causes they care about and to increase overall giving. You can donate to AFH via the JustGive icon on the left side of each page.

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Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment (A.D.O.P.T.) is a private, “no-kill”, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has found homes for more than 20,000 pets. We provide a temporary, loving home for dogs and cats that no longer have a family of their own. The animals in our shelter have ended up here for a variety of reasons ranging from abandonment, to rescue from an abusive situation, to owner surrender because they no longer are able to take care of them. Our animals are loving, family pets who are desperately awaiting their forever home. A.D.O.P.T. was founded in 1989 by a group of dedicated volunteers determined to find homes for animals in need. Over the years, our objective has remained the same: to place animals into permanent, caring homes and advance the humane treatment of animals through education.

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Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am a 22-year-old who could be described as ambitious, hardworking, and a perfectionist. I enjoy being challenged with new tasks, as I believe discomfort allows one to grow and learn. I enjoy teamwork, but I am also capable of working on my own. I believe that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, especially professional ones, as it doesn’t leave any room for errors or misunderstandings. Therefore, I pride myself on being a skilled communicator. I am organised, goal-driven, and I find it very hard to set a task down once I have started. I may not have the most extroverted personality, but I do enjoy socialising with others in any setting. I recently graduated with a BA in English and Communication Science. While completing my degree, I worked as an editorial intern at Highbury Media, where I gained first-hand experience in editing, publishing, and social media management. I was also able to sharpen my writing skills, which came in handy as I went on to work as a freelance writer for ClubX Magazine for over a year. Even though I do not have years of experience behind me, I am, however, eager to learn. And a fresh mind is always a benefit. When it comes to my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I am also currently learning Italian and intend on tackling many other foreign languages.

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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.

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I am a God fearing individual, and I’m also a father to two beautiful kids, a boy and a girl. I worked for Tekkie Town as a Sales Assistant, and I was chosen as the best Sales person for the entire Mpumalanga province. I also worked for the Department of agriculture as a Data capture. I have a passion for sports, football is one of my favourites and one day I wish I can own a soccer team. While I was in high school, I always wanted to be a lawyer but, due to financial constraints, I could not become one. My interest in the justice system came when I realised that the late former president Mr Nelson Mandela was also a lawyer representing his people. I wish one day I could give back to my community and its people because my community gave us the likes of the late Steve Bantu Biko, one of the BCM Members who fought for the people of South Africa. My community is one of the underdeveloped communities of this country, but I know that one day all of this will change because I know that with education anything is possible. When a child is educated, communities will change for the better and if one community changes, then our country will change for the better as well and poverty will be no more. Education topped with one’s perseverance is the key to a bright future for all. With this pandemic people have lost their jobs and in some households you find that no one is working and people resort to drugs and alcohol, some get depressed to a point of taking their own lives. If we can start developing jobs for people, our continent would become a better place for us all. Being part of an initiative that supports the empowerment of those less privileged is one of my greatest wishes. I will be glad if all my wishes do come through because nothing is as important as education and hard work, and an educated country means a better world for us all.

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All 4 Paws Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based, all-breed, no-kill animal rescue based in Malvern, PA that offers rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary to animals in need. Our goal is to offer each and every one of these animals a safe, permanent and loving home. All 4 Paws Rescue was founded in May 2009. Since inception, All 4 Paws Rescue has saved over 13,000 needy animals and continues to grow and save lives daily. For most of the animals rescued by All 4 Paws, we are their last chance. Many reside in shelters that are not even open to the public, but are instead holding facilities where the animals go to die. Many come from commercial breeding facilities that throw them away like trash when they are no longer useful for breeding purposes or not fit for sale. Puppies, purebreds, family pets - these are animals you would never expect to end up in these horrible situations, but it is a sad reality. Through our extensive rescue network, All 4 Paws has developed relationships nationwide that allow us to save countless lives that would otherwise have been ended. As a foster based rescue, our animals live in homes with our families and our personal pets, so we are able to learn a great deal about them and work on preparing them for their forever home. There is no greater feeling than releasing these wonderful animals into a safe yard and watching them run and play as they should. They sleep curled up in soft beds in our homes when hours before they laid on concrete floors. They feel grass beneath their feet when many have never experienced the outdoors. Having never known freedom or a full belly, they are so very thankful. This is why we at All 4 Paws Rescue do what we do - because they all deserve a home.

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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.

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I am Alonzo Van Aarde, born on 9th July 2002. I was raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am the oldest son out of 6 children, Recently (last year 2020) I have matriculated in my hometown, Mitchell’s plain. I never quite had a fixed job, but I have had my fair share of holiday jobs in a shoe store, it was called first stop shoes in a shopping complex close to home. In my free time, I would work private jobs with my father and doing shop fitting and house renovations all over Cape Town. I loved helping my father out. It was also a way for me to have extra pocket money. I also worked at a Taylor blinds company, whereby the production of blinds called Taylor blinds in Montague gardens. I took part in various programs whilst at school, namely, in leadership development skills with a NPO called M.O.V.E and another called J.A.M, where I was taught to run my own business. This was done during my schooling, I have obtained certificates for these courses. These two courses were done over a period of 12 months, I was also an RCL members as well as a Prefect at my school. I am also part of a group called M.O.C (mission of Christ), where I furthered my leadership skills but in a more spiritual sense, in doing so we take part in outreach programs and preach the gospel. I speak fluently English and Afrikaans. I am currently studying Japanese, because I am intrigued by it. I am computer literate, Microsoft enabled as well as Linux. I am also a musician. In my spare time, I teach people to play an instrument and also to read music. I also write my own music as well as produce music. I use this skill to help many young and upcoming artists. I work with an Organization called My Child Is Your Child, Creating a platform where young people can showcase their talents and make something out of themselves. I live in a rough community where children are killing children and I’ve joined this organization to make a change in a community through various forms of art. My hobbies are, playing different sporting activities, going to the gym, writing music and drawing portraits.

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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.

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I board people’s family pets for prolonged stays, preferably to ease the stress of worrying about their pets in cages. I have been doing the boarding for almost a year now and have a repeat doggo whom I love very much and his month stay is always a blessing. I fostered puppies and cats for shelters and they’ve all been adopted, I rescued a Staffordshire terrier from an outreach with a friend and healed him from the horrible mange he had and he got adopted by someone who flew from JHB and drove back up and now he lives the king life he deserves.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter providing sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach to the Atlanta Metro. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, Georgia, we have been caring for our community and animals for more than 148 years. We believe the relationship between humans and animals has deep significance, and we call on our city and each other to take action. Together, we put up a united front against cruelty, neglect, and displacement. With a heart to better lives, we connect homeless animals with good homes, provide neglected animals with safe spaces, and uplift our community by instilling compassion. The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services, including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy, and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes. The vision of the Atlanta Humane Society is to be the premier leader and organizational resource for the welfare and protection of companion animals in the southeastern United States.

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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.

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Back in 1984, a scrappy group of friends from far corners of the globe settled in a remote area of Utah’s high desert … and took the first steps to forever changing the future for pets in shelters. It’s the story of Best Friends, but it’s much more than the history of a spot on the map. This group of ordinary but passionate people believed that every pet has a story, too, each one worth saving, each life individual and important. Today, nearly four decades after they broke ground for a sanctuary in a remote region of the Southwest, achieving no-kill across the entire country is within reach. We started with little fanfare and even fewer resources: creating a sanctuary for homeless and special-needs animals literally from the ground up, forging roadways and erecting buildings with our bare hands. We were creating a better world through kindness to animals. We did it with passion, believing that a humane path forward — one in which every pet has the chance to know love and companionship — was the only path forward. There was no how-to manual for realizing such a vision, but we soon found we didn’t need one. We emphasized positive change and what we could accomplish together, never guilt or shock to force people into joining us. Even in those early days, each discrete act of lifesaving counted, no matter how small or unseen. Because we weren’t just building a sanctuary. We were laying the groundwork for changing how this country looks at — and looks out for — its homeless dogs and cats. Today, the Sanctuary remains our anchor, and as we’ve grown, our national network partners and pet lifesaving centers have become hubs for innovation and inspiration. We’re bringing tangible lifesaving tactics to shelters and rescue groups across the U.S., touching every community in the country. Working together, we’re building on this foundation of compassion and inclusion to help both pets and people. We’re making sure that everyone has the same access to loving pets and that every adoptable pet has access to the comfort of a foster home instead of a kennel in a shelter.  But, even today, it still comes down to small, simple acts of kindness — and the belief that every animal deserves a chance.

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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.

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Born and bred in beautiful Cape Town, mom to a long-awaited, witty, (inherited from me of course!), amazing, lively little 5-year-old girl, 2 dogs and 2 cats, 'my rescue children'. Married to Tomy, a senior digital content producer hailing from Tennenbronn, Germany. He is as introvert as I am extrovert – the scale balances beautifully. In my spare time (which is limited!) I sketch, paint, and try my hand at baking, while completing a mini-thesis in psychology. University after high school was not an option. I am also a seasoned HR professional, with a passion for people and process, building and maintaining great relationships form the foundation of both who I am, and what I do. And it’s a solid foundation. Hailing from the Pharmaceutical industry, I entered the world of investments about 14 years ago, where after joining as Office Manager, I moved into HR and have been in the HR sphere since. My journey has taken me on many a bumpy road, however, being a glass-half-full type, seasoned by an interesting childhood, and a solid determination to rise above, I march smilingly on. I have a passion for order, automation and software which could aid in optimization, easing transitions and processes. I am resilient with great sense of humour, always welcoming a challenge. I have a firm belief that building and nurturing relationships are paramount to success. I love meeting people and building relationships come naturally to me. I believe it’s the level of connection that counts. I am passionate about my work, I love what I do, and I do it well. I believe that doing what you love is a privilege. Yet, I still long for something more philanthropic in life. To give back, be it ever so small. Being an eternal optimist and peppered with life’s-experiences, I have been shaped into the person I am today. Pragmatic, passionate, and humble. An enormous amount of grit coupled a with good dose of grace! I am not done growing yet, not by a long shot, there are too many interesting, inspiring people to meet along the way, and there is always something to learn and something to contribute in life. It’s the journey that counts and I enjoy every step.

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Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio.

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I am a 28-year-old woman who is passionate about youth work in communities across South Africa. I have volunteered my time with NGO’s specifically tailored for the youth in Cape Town, Port Shepstone and East London. I believe that the youth are capable of great things in our country and the entire world, I take great pride in mentoring young girls to believe the above-mentioned statement and to push themselves to get to their goals. The concept of hard work is simply lost in the generation of instant gratification and I believe that every person needs to learn this, starting from a young age. I have dedicated my time to schools as a sports coach, tutor and during Holiday Clubs that teach children ages 12-18 about life skills and the potential that they have. I am family oriented and believe in working hard in all areas of my life. I think of myself as an intelligent and super energetic being, I love all things that make me laugh and I am a super fun person. I am a wife and mom who is devoted and loves her family very much. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Theology and look forward to working towards a Master’s specializing in Pastoral Care/Social work. My skills range from retail, online teaching and proofreading and editing, and I put my all in what I do. I do not believe in taking shortcuts and giving up when the going gets tough, trying and trying again is an attitude that I have taken a liking to and I pour my all in every project that I am involved in. I am a firm believer in serving others and I do that with no motives, other than to be a memory in their lives that brought hope and a new determination. That is who I am and what I stand for, to be a part of something that makes others lives better and gives them the ability to believe in themselves.

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Cheryl-Lyn's Rescue Organization, CRO, previously known as D.A.R.T., was founded by Cheryl-Lyn Potgieter in 2015. After years of working tirelessly inside and outside our community and informal settlements, combating animal neglect and abuse, Cheryl-Lyn has at last received her NPO Certificate and number. This event has led to the name change from D.A.R.T. to CRO (which stands for Cheryl-Lyn’s Rescue Organisation). Through the years, Cheryl-Lyn has been rescuing animals from the most horrific conditions day and night, 7 days a week, rehabilitating and re-homing, and all of this with her dwindling personal funds and donations from the public. To this end, even her own private space is completely filled up with severe cases of abuse and neglect. Cheryl-Lyn is also called when deceased animals are found alongside roads and she will collect them and take them to a vet for possible identification. She also, in consultation with our veterinarians, makes the heart rendering decision as to which animals are too far gone and need to be euthanased. In her quest to help animals, Cheryl-Lyn has been bitten (most recently in the face), electrocuted when scaling a wall to help a stuck puppy, chased down by dogs, escorted into Du Noon by the SAPS or Law Enforcement to retrieve severe cases of neglect, tracked dogs for hours waiting for them to tire themselves out before she can “catch” them. Cheryl-Lyn's Rescue Organization has since put together a team of dedicated animal loving volunteers, to assist Cheryl-Lyn in raising funds, securing foster homes, doing marketing, networking and sharing with all other animal rescue organisations, working around the clock to support animals in distress.

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