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Learn about the people making a difference for animals and what you can do to lend a hand, too.

A woman in a bright yellow-orange sweater holding a striped kitten in one hand and a credit card in the other while using her laptop in front of her

When the bills rack up, these resources have your back.

A woman in a yellow sweater and jeans sitting and petting the head of her gray cat eating dry food from the floor in her kitchen

These community resources can help your pet get the food they need.

A cat peeking down from a tree.

How one cat colony inspired their hundreds of thousands of social media followers to care about cat rescue — and became superstars in the process.

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shelter kittens playing with a round blue plastic toy with balls

Animals without homes for the holidays have still been good boys and girls. Giving them toys will give you all the feels.

Deirdre Franklin dressed as a pinup model holding one of her calendars while sitting on a wooden table next to a Pitbull dog sitting on its hind legs looking up at her

Back in the day, pinup models donned their victory rolls to boost wartime spirits. Now, they do it to advocate for a much-maligned dog breed. Deirdre Franklin, the founder of Pinups for Pitbulls, explains how a burlesque hobby evolved into a life-saving non-profit.

A woman wearing a cat cartoon face mask and a pink sweatshirt holding a white kitten with spots that is looking directly at the camera

A way to pay it forward to our furry friends.

A woman smiling with a dog at an animal rescue service event.

The San Diego-based rescue’s 300 volunteers take saving Mexican street dogs as seriously as a full-time job (but have fun doing it).

Yves, a man with a lot of tattoos and a brown paisley head bandana in tan pants holding his grey Pitbull dog who is wearing a tiny cowboy hat over his shoulder

The model, activist, and musician on his activism philosophy: “I’ve always been drawn to those who have been left behind, forgotten, misunderstood. I relate to them on a very deep, personal level. No matter how different you are, everyone deserves a chance.”

Beagles playfully running free after being rescued from an animal testing facility.

The U.S. has a long way to go when it comes to ending what Gov. Gavin Newsom calls cruel and unnecessary testing.

a person holds a large dog surrounded by hurricane damage

Here’s a list of orgs assisting with rescue efforts.

Douglas Thron, in his rescue pilot uniform hugging a rescued black cat to his chest outside

ASSERT co-founder Ryan Okrant tells The Wildest about his work — from tornadoes in Kentucky to war in Ukraine.

Blonde woman wearing a dark blue blouse and white pants sitting in the grass outside petting a cat

Because rescue kitties deserve your crowdfunding cash, too.

How people can splurge on their pets — or adopt new ones!

A man in dark clothes and a woman in a magenta shirt and overalls, both holding cocktails, smiling and looking down at their dog.

You really can have it all.

Four dogs standing on a fallen tree surrounded by water from a flood from hurricane Fiona.

Rescue organizations are in need of donations (and adoptions) after the devastating storm.

A brunette woman holding a black dog with a blue collar, she is wearing headphones and a microphone attachment  while seated in a plane with the clouds and sky showing through the window

With the help of flight, this nonprofit is saving animals and relocating them to loving homes across the country.  

A little girl reaching her arms out to pet a puppy at a humane society event outside.

Tens of millions of pet parents experience poverty. Pets for Life helps these families receive the care they need for their furriest members.

Andrew Kushnir, Nomad Vet, with pug

The veterinarian on helping out, making a difference, and the finer things in life (mostly dogs and music).

Angela Rafuse smiling while holding her rescue cat near a tree outside

Angela Rafuse on how her grandfather’s cat inspired her to start a nonprofit and find new homes for the cats of terminally ill pet parents.

shapo shelter

“With ShapoShelter, we’re going to highlight the stories of these poor animals that can’t tell their own stories in the hopes of finding them new homes.”

Woman with curly hair on her computer sitting next to her Boxer mixed breed dog

From upcycling linens to handing down used toys, you can help animals in need and prevent waste.