We are working to raise awareness of animals in need in St. Mary Parish.
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The Humane Society of the United States is the nations largest and most effective animal protection organization.
We and our affiliates provide hands on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating largescale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.
Humane Society International is one of the only global animal protection organizations working to help all animals including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals and wildlifeand our record of achievement demonstrates our dedication and effectiveness. HSI: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.
With significant operations in 20 countries, and a presence in three dozen more, HSI has made a difference on a wide range of issues: working to combat the dog meat trade, pressing for 21stcentury methods in animal testing, persuading corporate giants to adopt humane food procurement policies, ending the commercial slaughter of marine mammals, aiding animals in disaster, fighting trophy hunting and the wildlife trade, and eliminating spectacles of cruelty from bullfighting to animal sacrifice to dogfighting and cockfighting. Since January, weve had a torrent of accomplishments, demonstrating that HSI has become a dominant and powerful force for animals on the international stage.
The 5 Gyres Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.
National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR's Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country. During her years as a breeding dog, Lily spent all of her days confined to a small, cold wire cage in a dark, foul-smelling barn. Never was she removed from her cage for exercise or socialization. In her dreary confines, Lily was forced to produce one litter after another with no respite. Like all commercial breeding dogs, she was a veritable breeding machine whose worth was measured in only one way her ability to produce puppies.
Blind Cat Rescue was started in 2005 in St Pauls, NC (USA) by a mother daughter team to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed not adoptable by regular shelters. They were going to be killed just because they are blind. We got our first blind cat (Louie) when we were volunteering for the local shelter. A man was going to leave this sick 6 week old kitten in the Petsmart parking lot if the shelter would not accept him. I found myself saying "I will take him". Then we got our second, third and fourth blind cat. We discovered there were no resources for blind cats out there and they were regularly killed because they were considered not adoptable. In North Carolina it is actually in the laws if an animal is sick, injured or blind it may be killed immediately in animal control facilities. We feel we do not kill humans because they are blind, why on earth would you kill an animal for the same thing? We knew from living with blind cats that they are just normal cats. They have no clue they are blind, they know they are cats, they act like cats. We decided it was time to do it right and applied to become a non profit and 501c3 charity
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