Rescue and Adopt

The Humane Society of the United States

The nation's largest animal protection organization, The HSUS advocates for better laws to protect animals, investigates cases of animal cruelty, campaigns for industry reforms, and is the leading disaster relief agency for animals, providing direct care through its sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.

Paws New England

Featured in the film with Julie Adams and John Gagnon, this regional organization rescues abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters, provides them with veterinary care and much needed TLC, as well as educates the local community about spay-and-neuter programs to help control the dog population and stop the problem at its source.

This group helps place homeless animals throughout the United States. The website features a directory that allows rescuers to search by animal type, breed, size, gender, and location.

The Shelter Project

Interested in adopting a pet? Use this group’s Search feature to find a shelter near you.

Snooty Giggles

Featured in the film with Shawn South-Aswad, this Nashville-based organization is dedicated to rescuing dogs from high kill shelters that would be otherwise overlooked due to appearance, illness, injury, common breed, age or other insignificant “flaws”.

Best Friends

The mission of this nonprofit, membership organization is to build no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®.

Hearts United for Animals

This national no-kill animal shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization rescues dogs from all over the country and specializes in long distance adoptions.

National Mill Dog Rescue

This national group is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating discarded breeding dogs and to educating the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

North Shore Animal League America

This no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization provides nationwide and puppy mill rescue.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. Interested in adopting a pet? Check out the site to find a shelter in your area.

Animal Rescue Corp

Featured in the film, this organization conducts rescues of animals that fall victim to abuse and natural disaster, creates public awareness of animal suffering, and offers training and assessments for animal shelters, professionals and volunteers.

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