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

Bowie's Law

This potential legislation could save the lives of countless shelter dogs. Here’s how you can help.

Group of young people pet a brown dog with a jacket on outside.

In volunteers’ Instagram videos, you’ll see both the joy and the fatigue behind finding these deserving pets homes.

two people bonding and smiling over a dog

Per the US Surgeon General, loneliness is as dangerous for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Here are ways pets can solve that.

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Dr. Kwane Stewart and a large black dog.

What It Takes to Save a Life: A Veterinarian’s Quest for Healing and Hope will help you see pet parenthood with new eyes.

shelter kittens playing with a round blue plastic toy with balls

Seriously, you can donate to shelters just by shopping!

Two people hold their white-and-black dogs, one of whom wears a pink tutu. The woman kisses one of the dogs on the head.

Pet parents wouldn’t have to choose between temporary shelter and keeping their pets.

Dog wearing Smartless dog jacket

Hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes are putting their money where their mics are. 

A black and white large husky dog named Enzo.

Enzo was just one of thousands of dogs killed by cops each year.

Kate Mara on the ground with three dogs in her lap

The dogs are graduates of Canine CellMates’ alternative sentencing program, which pairs dogs with people charged with felonies in Fulton County, Georgia.

Jennifer Coolidge and her dog

And queen of our hearts forever.

The rescue’s founder, Gina Boehler, on her mission to help these pups start over.

anonymous woman pampering and taking care about a small ginger kitten

Adoption isn’t for everyone — here are other ways you can be there for animals in need.

Two small brown kittens next to plastic litter box.

In exchange for a $5 donation, this rescue org in Ohio wrote people’s ex’s names in a litter box.

Poster for the short film "Save Ralph" showing a puppet-like white rabbit with a red eye and a bandaged ear in front of an olive background with the actors names and sponsors names across the top

This Oscar season, make time for this shortlisted film — and to advocate against animal testing.

Here is a list of orgs sending resources, so you can help from where you are.

Black woman smiling and holding a Siamese cat which is looking into the camera

“We don’t consider what we are doing animal welfare work. We are taking a holistic approach to well-being for animals and humans.” 

The Wildest's January Cover Star, Rainey Qualley, wearing a bright orange fluffy jacket while holding her white and black cat and standing in a closet full of purses and coats

Talent (and an obsession with cats) runs in the family.

Four small puppies in filthy cages outdoors

From adopting to fostering to sponsoring on Patreon, there are many ways to give these rescue organizations the support they need.

illustration of moises zamora and cats

The award-winning writer-producer-filmmaker’s superpower is rescuing cats — and letting them inspire the virtual worlds he creates.

My Pit Bull is Family

The fair-housing org’s journey from bumper stickers to databases.

Kassidi Jones sitting on a green velvet couch with her curly hair in two big pom poms and wearing a coral spaghetti strap jumpsuit while her tan dog Gingers Naps licks her face.

The academic — an exciting, emerging voice in animal advocacy — comes wielding both cute Pit Bull pics and uncomfortable truths.