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• The Aspinall Foundation (TAF) is a UK based charity that is devoted to the conservation of endangered species and returning them to wild protected areas. TAF believes animals belong in the wild, in their natural habitat and not in captivity.
• TAF are leading conservation specialists who are on the forefront of rewilding captive animals in areas of protected wilderness.
• TAF’s major conservation projects include the reintroduction of the Western lowland gorilla to the Batéké Plateau region of Central Africa, using both wild-born and captive-born release stock; the successful rewilding of Saba and Nairo - two cheetahs born at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - who are now living wild and free in South Africa; the reinforcement of small isolated gibbon and langur populations in Java; the transfer of eight captive-born Critically Endangered Eastern black rhinoceros to protected reserves in South Africa and Tanzania; and the implementation of a species survival programme for the Critically Endangered greater bamboo lemur in Madagascar.
• Our commitment is to conservation, through captive breeding, education and reintroduction. We are working in some of the world’s most fragile environments to save endangered animals and return them to protected areas of the wild.
• The Aspinall Foundation was founded out of a deep love for wildlife and a respect for nature. Our global wildlife conservation work, spanning over thirty years, covers issues such as the illegal wildlife trade, the “re-wilding” of wild and captive born animals, the recovery of threatened species and the protection of their habitat through community-based conservation.
• The Foundation is one of the world leaders in wildlife reintroduction and we are at the forefront of breeding animals in captivity and reintroducing them into the wild, all whilst protecting vital ecosystems around the world.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We aim to never turn away a vulnerable animal in need of help, caring for them until loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes.
Since we were founded 160 years ago, we have been committed to helping every dog and cat that needs us - championing their rights, loving their imperfections, and expertly caring for them.
We celebrate the characters and quirks of our wonderful rescue dogs and cats, encouraging animal lovers to think rescue first. Because we truly believe rescue pets are the best pets.
It costs around £50,000 every day to care for our animals across our three centres in Battersea (South London), Windsor (Berkshire) and Brands Hatch (Kent). We need your support to care for the thousands of animals who arrive at our gates every year.
Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helps over 194,000 cats and kittens per year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.
CP also provide an array of cat care information via their publications, website and Helpline; promotion of the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming abandoned cats and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.
Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity. The charity rehabilitates and finds new homes for dogs which have been abandoned or given up by their owners. They have a network of Rehoming Centres across the UK and Ireland. People are encouraged to sponsor a dog for at least £1 a week, even if they are not able to rehome the dog.
For the dogs that have had a particularly bad start in life and would not be happy living in a normal home environment, the charity takes care of these dogs with funds from the dog sponsorship. They have also created a sanctuary where selected dogs can live together free from excessive human contact.
It also runs microchipping and neutering schemes in the United Kingdom and abroad, in order to reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and stray dogs put to sleep by other organisations.
The charity is best known for its slogan "A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas", which is used either in full or shortened to "A Dog is for Life" in advertising. The phrase was created to reduce the number of dogs which are abandoned as unwanted.
Dogs Trust also also actively campaign to protect dogs from cruelty including: docking of tails and unecessary euthanasia
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
PDSA is the UK's leading vet charity. Our vision is a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet, through preventing disease, educating owners and offering lifesaving treatments. Every year we provide 2.7 million treatments, helping almost half a million pets and bringing peace of mind to 300,000 owners.
We're the UK's biggest nature conservation charity - we focus on conserving the UK's wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats.
We want to inspire you to give nature a home, whether you're a farmer with hundreds of acres or a gardener nurturing a tiny window box.
The RSPCA is the world's oldest animal welfare charity. Our aims are to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals. We care about all animals: pets, farmed animals, exotics, wildlife and animals used in science - everything from puppies and kittens through to leopard geckos and guinea pigs.
We have 400 frontline animal rescuers saving animals from danger every single day. We also have expert staff in 14 animal hospitals, wildlife centers and animal centres throughout England and Wales. The RSPCA’s Animal Rescue line answered over one million calls last year - that’s one call every 30 seconds. Our aim is to prevent cruelty and in most cases investigated by our inspectors the welfare of animals is improved by the dispensing of advice and education.
For 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland's land and seas.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.
The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Scottish SPCA is Scotlands animal welfare charity.
We rescue animals in danger, find pets new homes, investigate abuse and prevent cruelty through our free Prevention through Education programme for Scottish schools.
Founded in 1839, the Scottish SPCA has been helping animals in Scotland for over 175 years.
We are the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office. This means our inspectors can enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Donations are vital because we receive no government or lottery funding. Please help defenceless animals in Scotland by making a donation today.
No animal should suffer from injury, disease, abuse, or neglect.
With your help, we can end the suffering of cats, dogs, donkeys, and horses.
Help FOUR charities with ONE donation - and save THOUSANDS of animals' lives
Together for Animals raises much needed funds for its four member charities – Blue Cross, Mayhew, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare. Animals contribute so much to our mental and physical wellbeing - by working together we are ensuring that they can enjoy happier, healthier lives.
Because of the kind support and donations Together for Animals receives, we can help change the lives of cats, dogs, donkeys, and horses by:
- Fighting to ensure animals are treated with the respect and kindness they deserve.
- Finding happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets and horses.
- Campaigning for animal welfare.
- Providing free veterinary care for working animals in the world’s poorest communities.
£5 a month could help to feed an animal while they wait to find their forever home.
£10 a month could help us save abandoned and abused animals.
£15 a month could help provide urgent veterinary care to a sick animal.
Together we can ensure that animals have happier, healthier lives. Help us save animals from disease, neglect, and abuse.
The Ulster Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) is the second oldest Animal Welfare Charity in the world. Founded in 1836 as the Belfast SPCA it's first priority was to challenge the abuse of working horses, a daily occurrence on the Victorian city streets. The eventual name change from Belfast to Ulster SPCA acknowledged the scale, scope and success of the Charity's expanded operations across the province.
The purpose of our founders to 'Prevent Cruelty and Relieve Suffering' remains as the driving force for our Charitable activities. The USPCA differs from many other animal welfare groups who focus on the needs of a single species with our unique commitment to protect ALL our animals.
Whilst there are heartless individuals willing to inflict unnecessary suffering on animals the need for a USPCA will remain. This Society will ensure its resources are effectively used to prevent animal cruelty and relieve suffering. For over 175 years we have fulfilled our commitment by adapting to the times. The USPCA will continue to protect ALL animals by utilising and adapting advances in technology to help tackle an ever present problem.
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. They defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue – Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.
From our Godmanchester site in Cambridgeshire, our dedicated teams work tirelessly to provide safe shelter, specialist care, and a brighter future for more than 4,000 dogs, cats and many species of small pets each year. While our roots lie in traditional pet care - rescue and rehoming - we accept that the challenges faced by pets and their people today demand a different kind of approach. Through a suite of services – from prevention to intervention to crisis – we work to ensure that no pet in need falls through the net and that people are supported to keep their pet in times of hardship.
Our vision is a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. Together we can move the world for animals.
We move the world to protect animals and help people to see how important animals are to all of us.
The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, working in the field of the biodiversity conservation, and the reduction of humanitys footprint on the environment.