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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 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.

National Rescue Dog Show

Because mixed-breed dogs deserve applause, too.

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).

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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.”

three lucy and kaya candles (white candle named chonky potato, pink named land seal, and rose gold named velvet hippo) all for the stand up for pit bulls fundraiser

Each month, Lucy and Kaya donates a portion of proceeds to a different dog rescue. For October, it’s Stand Up for Pits.

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.

Sophie Gamand photograph of dead dog beach in puerto rico

The artist and activist on how her work has helped hundreds of dogs get adopted (and how she copes with the heartache of photographing shelter and street dogs around the world).

a Pit bull dog, emaciated from lack of food, and chained to a tree int he woods outside, with a humane society volunteer

Here’s here you can donate to help these pups — plus who to call if you know more information.

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.

Brit Hensel standing behind her dog on a leash on a rock path outside in front of a house

Filmmakers Brit and Taylor Hensel on their side hustle to save real life “rez dogs.”

A small white Terrier mixed breed dog sitting on the couch with its collar in its mouth looking at its pet parent, a brunette man relaxing on the couch while another dog looks on form the side

New York Rep. Linda Rosenthal’s new bill puts pups first.

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

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 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.

A sad looking dog in a shelter.

Adopting a pet in the pandemic was a competition. Now, shelters need all the adopters they can get.

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.