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Here at Animal Angel Aid, we love to feature adoptable animals from rescues across the country to help them get their #OverlookedRescueAngels adopted. Each week, our social media team searches for different rescues and shelters nationwide for these adoptable animal features! Do you know of a rescue or shelter that deserves a shoutout, or an animal who has been waiting far too long for a home? Reach out to us on our Facebook page and let us know! We may feature your recommendation in the future. This week, January 4 – 10, we will be featuring animals from  the following rescues on our Facebook page:

Operation CARE – Carolina Animal Rescue Effort, SC:

Operation C.A.R.E. (Carolina Animal Rescue Effort) is a Rock Hill, SC non-profit, NO KILL, 501c3 all volunteer animal welfare organization saving animals in the Carolinas since 1990. Our Rescue-Adoption Program focuses primarily on the rescue of animals from high kill rural area shelters. However, we do occasionally attempt to help good Samaritans in the community who have found homeless or abandoned animals who are destined for shelters. Donations make it possible for us to continue our efforts. We are solely supported by donations and receive no other funding. Animals up for adoption through Operation C.A.R.E. have been fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Dogs have been tested for heartworms and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. These animals are cared for in foster homes where their personality and behavior can be assessed for the most appropriate permanent home.

Our mission is to minimize the need for euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in local Carolina shelters by providing a low-cost spay/neuter option to people in the community and by providing temporary care for homeless animals until they can be placed in quality permanent homes.

Adoptable Animals: dogs, cats, horses, small animals, barnyard

Lewis County Humane Society, NY:

The Lewis County Humane Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which owns and operates a no-kill animal shelter on the Pine Grove Rd in Glenfield, NY.  Our shelter relies on the generosity of our supporters because shelter expenses far exceed our revenue.  We greatly appreciate all your support which enables us to care for and find new homes for all the wonderful animals at our shelter.

The Lewis County Humane Society’s mission is to prevent cruelty and abuse in Lewis County and to provide education on humane treatment of animals to both adults and children of Lewis County.

Adoptable Animals: dogs and cats.

Every Pet Needs a Home, OH:

Every Pet Needs a Home is based out of the state of Ohio. We are registered with the Secretary of State as a Non Profit. We are also registered with the Department of Agriculture and are a tax exempt 501(c)(3). Every Pet Needs a Home is foster based and we do not currently have a shelter. We believe this to be beneficial because every animal that comes into the rescue receives focused care and we are able to see the animal’s full personality to find them the perfect placement. Our rescue is not species or breed specific and aim to help every animal who needs our help.

Adoptable Animals: small animals, dogs, cats.

Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League, WA:

Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL) was formed in 1998 by Cindy Neely to help with Malamute Rescue in Washington State and since then has expanded into Oregon.  WAMAL rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes Malamutes (or Mal-enough-a-mutes!) who, through no fault of their own, find themselves without a home or in need of a new home.

Serving the greater Northwest we are also part of a national rescue network, AMAL, that covers other areas of the US. WAMAL provides hope to families that must rehome their malamutes when life has taken a sharp detour; training support to those families desperately working to keep their 4-legged family members; works with shelters and takes into rescue strays and those pups needing an extra level of thoroughness in the adoption process; and, actively recruits adopters and foster homes.

We are a 100% volunteer run, 501c.3 non-profit organization that is celebrating over 20 years!  Our volunteers come from all walks of life and locations and WAMAL is only able to do what we do because of this generous and dedicated team of volunteers.  They truly make it possible to save the lives of this gentle, stubborn, and loving working breed. WAMAL has rescued many hundreds of malamutes to date and each holds a place in our hearts.

Adoptable Animals: dogs

South Woods Humane Society, WI:

The South Wood County Humane Society is a non-profit animal protection organization. Our mission is to build a stronger bond between people and pets through education and adoption with the goal of promoting the spay and neuter of animals to help reduce pet over-population.

The Humane Society was originally located on Pepper Ave in Wisconsin Rapids. In 2011, we purchased a new facility thanks to the generosity of donors and grantmakers who supported our capital campaign. The new building has three times the square footage, separate housing for adoptable, stray, aggressive and quarantined pets, a nursery for new feline moms and babies and a medical room for spay and neuter surgery. In additional the Helen Mead Educational Center located on our property serves as a meeting space and a classroom for pet education programs.

Adoptable Animals: cats, dogs, and small animals.

FurKids, GA:

Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids also operates one of the only facilities in the Southeast dedicated to the care of FIV positive cats. The Furkids mission is to rescue homeless animals, provide them with the best medical care and nurturing environment while working to find them a forever home. Furkids heals the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit.

Furkids is the only animal rescue organization in metro Atlanta that allows children of all ages to volunteer.  Furkids volunteer programs are designed to restore the health and spirits of injured and homeless animals while providing healing opportunities for volunteers who are strengthened by the bond of love and care between humans and animals.

Adoptable Animals: cats and dogs

Sammie’s Friends, CA:

Sammie’s Friends vision is to be a safe and caring place for neglected, abandoned, and abused animals to be cared for and rehabilitated, when necessary, and adopted as quickly as possible into loving homes. They are located in Grass County, CA.

Sammie (March 31, 1991 – February 23, 2007) was the inspiration for Sammie’s Friends, a nonprofit founded by Cheryl Wicks and Curt Romander to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter.

Because of this amazing creature many animals’ lives have been saved in this community.  We, the animals and humans alike, are fortunate to have had him touch our lives.

Adoptable Animals: dogs, cats, horses, and others

Animal Adoption League, NC:

The Animal Adoption League (AAL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit group organized in 1992 by a group of caring individuals. The mission of the Animal Adoption League (AAL) is to provide veterinary care and temporary-to-permanent housing for homeless and rescued animals; to provide the best adoptive situation and outlet for the permanent placement of these animals; to educate the general public in the importance of reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs along with the care and overall welfare of animals; and to work towards the ultimate goal of compassionate, humane treatment for all.

Adoptable Animals: cats and dogs

CNY Cat Coalition, NY:

The CNY Cat Coalition was founded in 2002 and is one of Central New York’s largest cat rescue/adoption and spay/neuter promoters.

Our mission is to change the world for homeless and at-risk cats—four paws at a time. We are a 100% volunteer organization comprising dozens of foster homes and hundreds of active volunteers who help manage all of our life-saving programs. In 2019, we found new adoptive homes for nearly 800 homeless cats and facilitated spay/neuter surgeries for around 2,200 cats—preventing thousands of unwanted kittens!

CNYCC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and is a New York State Registered Shelter/Rescue—Registration No. RR099. Our tax ID number is 06-1688749.

Adoptable Animals: cats

Animal Allies Florida, FL:

Animal Allies Florida was founded in December 2010 to help animals in our community.  Many of us had been doing this work for years on our own, out of our own pockets.  By creating Animal Allies, we can apply for grants, fundraise and join programs that support our efforts.  We can combine forces, share knowledge, and support each other, instead of trudging along on our own. Originally called Emerald Coast Animal Allies or ECAA for short, we changed our name in 2015 because many people though ECAA meant Escambia County Animal Shelter.  Although we support the county animal shelter’s efforts to become no kill, we don’t wish to be associated with them because we ARE NO KILL meaning no healthy animal is put down.

Adoptable Animals: cats, dogs, small animals.

Save the Animals Foundation, OH:

Funded entirely by donations and operated by volunteers, our no-kill shelter currently homes over 300 dogs and cats, many of whom have been abused, abandoned or literally tossed away. Teams of volunteers work with the animals two shifts a day, 365 days a year, providing them with a safe and caring environment until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Over the years we have matched thousands of lucky animals with equally lucky families.

Adoptable Animals: cats and dogs

The Rabbit Resource, NY:

THE Rabbit Resource, Inc. is a fully licensed chapter of the House Rabbit Society (HRS), and has been in existence for 20 years. HRS policies and protocols are followed, and we embrace the philosophy that every rabbit deserves a loving, indoor home. We are proud of the collaborative relationships we have built over the years with the following shelter programs: Erie County SPCA, Lollypop Farms of Rochester, Cortland SPCA, Tompkins County SPCA, Springfarm CARES, Stevens-Swan Humane Society, Scotia APF, Saratoga Shelter, Ulster County SPCA, Warwick SPCA, and Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark. We prioritize the rescue of strays, and work with abused and neglected rabbits, as well as those with emotional or medical needs identified by these shelters. Any inquiries should be directed to the Executive Director of CNYSPCA, Syracuse. (315) 454-4479, ext. 100.

Adoptable Animals: rabbits

MSPCA at Nevins Farm, MA:

MSPCA is a non-profit organization that protects animals, relieves their suffering, advances their health and welfare, prevents cruelty, and works for a just and compassionate society. Nevins Farm is located in Methuen, MA. 

Adoptable Animals: barnyard, small animals, dogs, cats


Friends of Unwanted Rabbits, CA:

Friends of Unwanted Rabbits (FUR) is a rabbit rescue organization founded in 2004. We are dedicated to finding forever, loving, indoor homes for abandoned and neglected rabbits dumped at local area shelters. Our goal is to increase public awareness of these intelligent, social creatures as house pets. We are committed to improving the lives of companion rabbits through education on proper rabbit care. We support spaying and neutering rabbits to improve overall health, behavior and to decrease overpopulation.

FUR rescues rabbits abandoned at local area shelters. The main shelter we rescue from is the Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Rabbits are spayed/neutered and placed in temporary foster homes where they receive much needed TLC while they recover. All rabbits are litter box trained and socialized before being housed at PetCo adoption center, located at 855 East Bidwell Street in Folsom, CA. Some of our rabbits stay in foster homes until they are adopted and are not housed at PetCo due to their size and/or special needs. Volunteers care for the rescued rabbits housed at PetCo and provide exercise and socialization time outside their cages. The rabbits are adopted to carefully screened indoor homes by FUR volunteers.

Adoptable Animals: rabbits

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