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Charities
Charity NameCodeFederation / GroupDescription
African Wildlife Fndn.1167EarthShare NC - FederationProtects imperiled species-- lions, mountain gorillas, rhinos, elephants,-- through habitat conservation, wildlife protection, leadership training, and wildlife-friendly community-beneficial business development for more than 50 years.
Alley Cat Allies2919America's Best Charities - FederationEvery 15 seconds a healthy cat is killed in a shelter. Our programs help shelters save more cats and kittens, but we need your help.
Alley Cat Rescue5077America's Best Charities - FederationStray, abandoned and feral cats are neglected. Healthy cats in shelters are killed. Your contribution helps us end feline overpopulation and suffering.
America’s Best Charities1900America's Best Charities - FederationFeeding the hungry. Sheltering the homeless. Protecting the children. And healing the sick. America's finest independent charities. Working with you to share- the American way.
American Kennel Club Canine Health Fndn.2922America's Best Charities - FederationHelp dogs live longer, healthier lives by fighting canine diseases like cancer, epilepsy, eye and heart disease. Our work furthers human treatments and cures, too.
Animal League America5091America's Best Charities - FederationSupport the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. We save the lives of pets through rescue, adoption, spay/neuter, education initiatives.
Animal Legal Defense Fund1927America's Best Charities - FederationAnimals need love - and lawyers! Unimaginable acts of cruelty must end. In courtrooms across America, ALDF is winning the case against cruelty!
Animal Protection Society, Durham4060Independent AgencyWe are a leader in building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach and providing care for animals in need.
Animal Protection Society, Orange Co.3729Independent AgencyPaws4ever is a guaranteed adoption animal shelter and sanctuary dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption, training, and education.
AnimalKind1529Independent AgencyTo provide financial assistance to low-income residents for pet spay/neuter through THE $20 FIX Program & the SpayNC information/referral service to all NC residents by phone and online assistance.
ASPCA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals1987America's Best Charities - FederationStaged dog fights to the death. Puppy factories with overcrowded and unsanitary breeding pens. Kittens tortured for amusement. Help stop these acts of animal cruelty.
Assistant Dog Institute5094America's Best Charities - FederationOur Dogs Helping Veterans program helps heal returning service members by providing loving dog helpmates at no cost to those with physical and psychological disabilities.
Best Friends Animal Society1692America's Charities - FederationFor 35+ years, we've run the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and built effective programs reducing the number of animals entering shelters.
Big Cat Rescue Corp5020America's Best Charities - FederationTigers confined to circus wagons. Lions bred for photos then to be shot in cages. Lynx farmed for their fur. Help us save big cats.
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary3859Independent AgencyBlind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary provides a safe, loving and healthy permanent home for blind, FIV+ and feline leukemia-positive cats deemed unadoptable.
Born Free USA1145EarthShare NC - FederationWorks to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife, including endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.
Canine Assistants1989America's Best Charities - FederationTeaching great dogs for special people. Invest in freedom by providing service dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Thank you!
Canines for Service3602Independent AgencyCanines for Service empowers Veterans from all conflicts with service-connected disabilities, by providing highly trained service dogs to at no cost or promotional requirement.
Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption4103Independent AgencyTo promote responsible pet ownership through humane education, and to provide shelter and care to domestic companion animals
Carolina Raptor Center1105EarthShare NC - FederationProvides environmental education, raptor rehabilitation and raptor medical training worldwide. Visitors to the center enjoy one of the country's largest displays of raptors.
Carolina Tiger Rescue1104EarthShare NC - FederationProvides rescue and sanctuary for wild cats; conservation education through tours, community outreach and summer camp; and opportunities for volunteering, internships, and community service.
Cats’ Cradle, The4133Independent AgencyFeline rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused or abandoned cats and adopting them into loving forever homes, or providing lifetime care.
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education3604Independent AgencyPromote responsible pet ownership by educating the community, providing targeted spay/neuter programs, and fostering homeless dogs and cats.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue5055America's Best Charities - FederationStarvation, parasite infestation, deformed hoofs. Caring for abused and neglected horses. Dedicated to ensuring quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education and outreach.
Defenders of Wildlife1140EarthShare NC - FederationFounded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity.