The noblest of causes revolve around helping those who are helpless, those who cannot help themselves. That is why caring for in-need animals is such a worthwhile, rewarding, and all-around wholesome endeavor. And that is why they are seriously deserving of recognition.
There are so many wonderful organizations that are deserving of recognition. One of the most impressive, however, is the African Wildlife Foundation. So many African countries are fighting a war against poachers, hunters who would take the life of African wildlife to sell parts of their bodies for quick cash. The African Wildlife Foundation works tirelessly to help protect the lives of rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, lions, cheetahs, and gorillas, just to name a few, and 87% of the donations they receive go toward implementing the foundation’s many helpful programs.
Another awesome foundation helping animals, and one that is perhaps closer to home for many, is Alley Cat Allies. Nearly 3.4 million cats enter the American shelter system per year, and 1.4 million of those cats are euthanized. Alley Cat Allies is an organization that works to combat those startling statistics, and one of their most successful initiatives is TNR-Trap, Neuter, Return. Community cats are trapped through humane methods, fixed, and returned back to their communities to live out their lives without being able to reproduce. This way, the cats are neither euthanized nor can they contribute to the mass amount of feline homelessness and euthanasia.
Of course, wild and domestic animals are not the only ones who need help. Animal Equity is an international organization that fights against animal cruelty across a wide variety of species, including farm animals. They oppose large factory farms and instead promote family-run farming, and they investigate facilities in order to ensure the humane treatment of animals.
Other noteworthy organizations include Bald is Beautiful Dog Rescue, Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary, and Flying Fur Animal Rescue, all of which are doing their part to fight against so many injustices that animals face worldwide.
Although it’s difficult to think about, there are animals being mistreated, neglected, and abused at this very moment. These organizations, along with countless others, do their part to put an end to that abuse and, therefore, deserve immense recognition, far more than this article can provide.
Originally published on Jerry Swon’s website.