Hi, I’m Sarah, the founder and CEO of LoveAnimals.org.
My passion in life has always been to help animals and prevent their suffering. I wasn’t passionate about solving one issue or helping one particular species. I wanted to help all animals on a grand scale, by doing something that could move the needle in the right direction for animals everywhere.
I began my career as an attorney in the UK, with the hope that I could impact animal welfare through the law. I realized however that the law was not enough - I wanted to do something more proactive that would help animals right now. Upon moving to the U.S in 2008 (my husband Scott is Colorado born and bred), I began working as the Program Officer for the Animal Assistance Foundation, one of the largest foundations exclusively funding animal welfare initiatives in America. For three and a half years I oversaw the charitable distribution of $1.2 million annually. $1.2 million sounds like a lot of money, but it was a drop in the bucket. I saw hard working non-profits doing fantastic work to help animals every day but they all needed access to more resources.
When I began learning about websites like DonorsChoose.org and Kiva.org, a friend and I asked the obvious question - why is there no website like this for animal welfare and wildlife conservation? And so Love Animals was born. After months of research and hard work we incorporated a non-profit in January 2012 and help our first board meeting. Next came more hard work – convincing the world that we needed LoveAnimals.org AND the money to get it off the ground. We were joined by many people who helped us raise enough to build the website and organization. In August 2012 software development began. The rest is…well…you’re on our website so you can see the rest! LoveAnimals.org was launched in Spring 2013. Check out our launch press release.
Through Love Animals I can fulfill my personal life's mission to have real impact to improve the lives of animals everywhere. Please consider joining me in this mission - follow our progress as we launch this new non-profit, tell your friends about LoveAnimals.org and please consider making a donation to help us grow.
Love Animals Culture and Values
1.We care about change and always work to make the world better
2.We want to excel in our field. We have pride in our work and always strive to be the best
3.We consider our people to be our greatest resource
4.We value what our people have to say and we listen when they speak
5.We trust that our people are honest and always do their best
6.We do our best work in a fun and relaxed environment, where creativity and innovation flourish
7.We are always respectful and respected in our interactions
8.We provide impeccable service to the non-profits and donors we serve
9.We Love Animals
10.We know you Love Animals
Disaster-Relief Foundation Founded by Walker to Benefit from Sales
Universal City, CA, December 3, 2013—Universal Pictures today announced that a percentage of proceeds from the upcoming home entertainment release of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to Paul Walker’s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide, a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Walker founded the organization after witnessing deficiencies in local activations following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, and he remained passionately devoted to the charity.
“With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
Fast & Furious 6 will be available in North America on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on December 10, 2013.
Paul Walker’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to support Paul’s charity. To learn more about the efforts of Reach Out WorldWide or make a direct donation, please visit www.roww.org.
About Reach Out WorldWide
Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW)—consisting of skilled volunteers—is a non-profit registered 501(c)(3) organization. While part of a relief team responding to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, actor/producer Paul Walker saw a gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations. Following the trip he contacted a group of his friends to assist him in forming ROWW with the purpose of filling this unmet need.
ROWW is a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-set (including project management, logistics, heavy equipment operation, EMT, paramedic, firefighting and healthcare, etc.). The volunteers provide their expertise when disasters strike and augment local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts on a worldwide basis. ROWW has developed Standard Operating Procedures that facilitate arriving quickly, clearing access, providing basic necessities and medical assistance to ease the survivors’ pain and bringing hope in the bleakest of circumstances.
ROWW operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the better.
About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
"Best in Show, for Actors and Others for Animals (A&O), was a big winner for the people attending," remarks A&O President, JoAnne Worley. "The talented celebrities sharing clips of their pets, to the many animals that our charity help every day. And a good time was had by all." Actors & Others For Animals, one of Los Angeles longest-standing animal welfare organizations, "Best Of Show Pet Competition" Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept 28th may have focused its program around celebrity pets, but America's four legged friends everywhere were the beneficiaries, raising an estimated $75,000. "I'm overwhelmed by the love and support gathered together today for our four legged souls," said Charlotte Rae. Setting the programs tone were the perfectly pitched performances by "THE PLAIDS." The roster of personalities, both attending and participating, included: Michael Burger (Emcee), JoAnne Worley (President), Loretta Swit (Board Member), Leonard Maltin, Susan Sullivan, Ed Begley, Jr., Allie Mac Kay, Jay Johnson, Bernie Shine, Tippi Hedren, Chuck McCann, Charlotte Rae, Fred Stoller, Marcia Ross, Heather Ott, Carolyn Hennessy, Kelly Lange, Millicent Martin, Rhett Turner, Mary Jo Catlett, Barbara Sharma, Todd Sherry, Earl Holliman, the Best In Show event hosts Fred Willard and Jim Piddock, as well as a last minute cast change that replaced the "Hawaiian Eye" Cricket, Connie Stevens, with a self proclaimed barracuda, Ruta Lee, who commented, "It is so much fun to spend the afternoon with two legged friends who are almost as nice as our four legged ones." The exotic felines that take up residence at the Shambala Preserve are NOT pets, clarified Tippi Hedren. So, I'm actually here on behalf of the felines who share my home with me. Adding the names of her feline clowder, That would be Marlon Brando, Rod Taylor, John Saxon, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and the most recent addition to the family, Johnny Depp. The Search Dog Foundation was presented with the Betty White Inspirational Award. I have always been proud to be associated with Actors and Others for Animals and flattered that they named their annual award after me, honoring those who have inspired public awareness and appreciation of animals, noted Ms. White. This year's recipient, the Search Dog Foundation, shows all of us just how wonderful, talented and adept rescue dogs can be. I hope it encourages more people to rescue a dog of their own. "It satisfies the soul to see people with such large voices speaking out for those without," remarked Carolyn Hennessy. Among the evening's highlights, were the uploaded images from animals advocates across the country, who wanted to share their love for their own pets during the event. Link: http://actorsandothers.com/pet_parade_gallery.html . In addition, the 2013 Award of Caring will be awarded to two individuals - Kathleen Riordan and Bonnie Garner for their work in protecting and caring for companion animals. Milt Larsen, co-founder of the world famous magic castle, expressed "The way Actors & Others brings both members of the human and furry family together is a truly magical experience." Actors and Others for Animals Actors and Others for Animals is a California 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to eliminating pet overpopulation, ensuring the care and protection of pet companions and improving the quality of life economically challenged, disadvantaged and undeserved pet guardians by providing referral and financial assistance for spay/neuter and veterinary medical procedures together with other animal/human bond enriching programs. For more information visit www.actorsandothers.com
SMART Ride 10 takes place November 15th-16th, 2013 and will travel 165 miles from Miami to Key West over the course of 2 days. The SMART Ride began as a dream to create a bicycle event where 100% of pledges raised could go back to the communities to be used for direct services. That was over nine years ago, and so far $4.2 million dollars have been raised. 100% has been given back to the communities we serve to assist with direct services for individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. 100% of pledges raised by riders and participants are guaranteed to go to direct services with the benefiting agencies.
On SMART Ride 9 those involved in the ride broke fundraising records for our event, returning over $880,000 throughout the State of Florida. This year in our 10th, the goal is loftier and more aggressive, as we reach for and look to exceed $1 Million dollars. How can we raise so much money? It’s with your help, which means we need everyone’s help to reach our individual and organization fundraising goals. Remember, it takes all of us to make a difference, stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and put an end to this pandemic. Please consider making a charitable donation which is tax deductable using the rider links below:
Jeff Lucas, Rider #265: https://thesmartride.org/participant-home-page/?tsr_id=1132
Christian Klimas, Rider #151: https://thesmartride.org/participant-home-page/?tsr_id=151
The SMART Ride website: http://www.thesmartride.org
The SMART Ride Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thesmartride
Benefiting: AIDS Help, Inc., Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc., Metro Wellness & Community Centers, CAP of West Palm Beach,
Miracle of Love, The Pride Center at Equality Park
The SMART Ride is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 event under the TSR ADVENTURES INC. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. TSR Adventures Inc.’s Federal Tax ID number is 85-8015981214C-8. A copy of TSR Adventures Inc.’s registration and financial information may be obtained from Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352
Being President isn't easy! Soon after I founded The Roar Foundation in 1983, I realized that you, our supporters, are the backbone of this organization. Maintaining the Shambala Preserve is not something one person can do alone, and without your help it would not be possible. I am grateful to my core for your continuing concern and generous donations.
As you know, I seldom cry out for help, but at this crucial time in our economy, I am doing just that. Along with the monthly challenge of raising $75,000 to cover our basic costs, we are now seeing a desperate need for more fire clearance and the rebuilding of some of our compounds to provide safe, secure, life-long sanctuary for the Great Cats who call Shambala home. The fire clearance quotes we have received are over $1,000.00 per day; and the new compounds (we need ten) are estimated at $100,000 each.
Many of these tasks are not only things we want and need to do, but are items that are being required by the different governmental agencies whom we deal with on a yearly basis.
The Roar Foundation operates solely on private donations including my own. Please consider sending us a donation, designated to The Roar Foundation Priority Fund - whatever you feel in your heart, large or small, will be greatly appreciated. I love these Great Cats more than my next breath, but they are not pets or business associates. I will continue to fight with all that is in me to stop them from being treated as commodities and to make sure that those in our care are allowed to live out their lives in peace and dignity.
Send a check to:
The Roar Foundation
6867 Soledad Canyon Road
Acton, CA 93510
A very warm thank-you for caring, from all of us at Shambala, animal and human.
With Love for the Wild Ones everywhere,
President The Roar Foundation
The Shambala Preserve