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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.

Thank you
Sarah 



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

Dear Friend,

This National Feral Cat Day®, we’re on a mission to help animal shelters advance their policies and programs to save more cats. To accomplish this goal, we’ve ramped up our National Feral Cat Day® Challenge Awards Program and are specifically targeting shelters for the NFCD Challenge 2013.

In previous years, we’ve offered nonprofit organizations awards of $500 and $1,000, but this year, we will award five shelters with $5,000 each! We’ve increased the award money because we want to help shelters implement sustainable initiatives that will save cats’ lives now—and well into the future. To help them adopt lifesaving policies, we’re also offering support and guidance from Alley Cat Allies.

To qualify for this year’s NFCD Challenge Awards Program, shelters must commit to an official Feral Cat Protection Policy, which means that they stop impounding feral cats, and support Trap-Neuter-Return.

Find out more at http://nationalferalcatday.org/awards/. And ask your local shelter to apply for a National Feral Cat Day® Challenge Award! Applications are due on Friday, Sept. 20.

Sincerely,

Alley Cat Allies

P.S. Don’t forget to register your National Feral Cat Day® 2013 event on our interactive event listing. Register today!

Atlanta-founded nonprofit has placed more than 10,000 animals in loving homes across 18 states

ATLANTAHomeless Pet Clubs (HPC) today announced AC Pup as its new mascot to help save homeless animals scheduled for euthanasia. AC Pup, a four-year old mixed breed “celebrity” in Macon, Georgia, will work in communities nationwide to spread the word about animal issues and enlist support using his network of more than 10,000 Facebook followers.

Founded in 1998 by Atlanta veterinarian Dr. Michael Good, Homeless Pet Clubs are free-to-establish and give students, civic leaders and business owners a way to share their love of animals by promoting animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, adoption of shelter animals and animal welfare. There are currently more than 300 clubs and more than 50 rescue partners across 18 states.  Together with parent organization, The Homeless Pet Foundation (HPF), Homeless Pet Clubs has placed more than 10,000 animals in loving homes over the past 10 years.

The partnership between Homeless Pet Clubs and AC Pup utilize the dog’s social media popularity to inform, educate and persuade community members to actively engage in networking to find homes for all adoptable pets.

“We are proud to announce AC Pup as our new mascot,” said Dr. Good. “Homeless Pet Clubs works hard to engage within communities and having AC Pup as the face of our brand will help us build a vibrant, compassionate environment where adoptable animals are rescued, nurtured and placed in loving homes.”

Rescued as a four-week old puppy after being abandoned and exposed to freezing temperatures, AC Pup has served as mascot for Macon-area nonprofit Central Georgia CARES for four years. His duties include spreading CARES’s mission of emphasizing, among other beliefs, the need for spay/neuter of pets, the elimination of animal abuse and the inclusion of humane education in school curriculum.

AC Pup’s mascot responsibilities also include penning weekly columns for The Telegraph, a McClatchy newspaper and quarterly articles for Southern Styles magazine.  Written from the perspective of a rescue dog, AC Pup shares photos of adoptable pets and was recently named Animal Grand Marshal for the Cherry Blossom parade held during Macon’s enormously popular Cherry Blossom Festival.

To learn more about Homeless Pet Clubs, AC Pup or to get involved, please visit www.homelesspetclubs.org.

To follow AC Pup on Facebook, please visit any of his three profiles - https://www.facebook.com/acpup, https://www.facebook.com/ac.pup.9 or https://www.facebook.com/ac.pup.1.

ABOUT HOMELESS PET CLUBS

Homeless Pet Clubs (HPC) give students, civic leaders, and business owners a way to share their love of animals by promoting animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, adoption of shelter animals, and animal welfare. Response to the free-to-establish clubs has been overwhelming, with each club choosing pets to "sponsor" and promote for adoption.  There are currently over 300 Homeless Pet Clubs and over 50 Rescue Partners with new clubs and rescue partners being added weekly. Together with parent organization, The Homeless Pet Foundation (HPF), Homeless Pet Clubs has placed more than 10,000 animals in loving homes over the past 10 years.

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Spring Reins of LIFE
Horses, Humans & Healing (501c3)
Spring Reins of Life (SROL) is a non‐profit 501c3 organization.
We are an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning
Association) model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
(EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which incorporates the use
of horses for therapeutic intervention toward promoting emotional
growth and healing. Our program is a team approach featuring a
licensed Mental Health Professional (MHP), a certified Equine
Specialist (ES), and Horses specifically selected for their capacity to
work with individuals who are troubled or suffering. We do not offer
any riding or mounted work in our program. While there are many
physical benefits to horseback riding, the EAGALA model is a solution
focused base that enhances the emotional benefits of behavioral
rehearsal and experiential component that is displayed when observing the horses in free will interacting with
clients.
Animal assisted therapy with horses combines the positive emotional effects gained from the human/horse
bond with opportunities to challenge and explore one’s thoughts and internal struggles during activities with
an equine partner. It is a therapeutic intervention that defeats the
stigma often associated with traditional counseling, but more
importantly, it is an intervention that works. Spring Reins of Life
provides services to those populations who have the least access to
equine therapy yet are the same individuals who would derive the
greatest benefit. Currently, we offer our services to the
military and their families, bereaved children, at‐risk
youth and addiction recovery. We invite you to explore our
website and learn more about our innovative and effective program
promoting positive growth and healing.
SPRING REINS of LIFE is a non profit organization. We need support and
funding to offer EAP and EAL services to the Military and their Families, Bereaved
Children and At Risk Youth. Currently we have several organizations that are
working with us and more are contacting us each week. However in order to serve
these populations free of charge we must rely upon generous donations and funding.
Please consider SROL when determining gifts this holiday season. We accept
donations in any amount, we accept sponsorship of horses, and donation of horse
supplies (please check with us first) and also we accept volunteers ☺
www.SpringReinsofLife.org / 917‐275‐SROL (7765) / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man”
~ Sir Winston Churchill
SPRING REINS of HOPE
Getting to the Horse of the Matter
Spring Reins of Hope (SROH) is a ground‐breaking program
offering Equine Assisted services which are designed to generate
personal resources and empowerment. At Spring Reins of Hope we
are committed to improving people’s lives both personally and
professionally. The field of Equine Assisted work is growing at a rapid
pace with marked results. Founded in 2009; Spring Reins of Hope
offers both Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (for personal growth) and
Equine Assisted Learning (for professional growth).
Horses, which are herd bound prey animals, are a perfect choice to serve as gentle guides in this arena due to
their inherent ability to increase self‐awareness and generate opportunities for resiliency. All exercises are unmounted
and no horse experience is necessary to benefit. Please join us and explore the various services we
offer. On a Zephyr Wind* the horses patiently await your arrival…
SROH is an EAGALA Certified Model Program (www.eagala.org
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) where all
horse related activities are ground based (un‐mounted). Under
the LLC we offer both EAP and EAL services for the following:
Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
*Anxiety, Depression, Communication/Social and Relationship
Skills, PTSD, Trauma, Anger‐Stress Management, Phobias, ADD,
ADHD, Bi‐Polar, Divorce, Bereavement, Addictions, and more…
We also offer life‐skills learning workshops (EAL) for:
• Corporate Training and Executive Excellence (team building / leadership)
• Defiant Teens at Home (disrespect and disobedience)
• “ Horse for Healers” improving bedside manner workshop for Medical and Dental professionals
• Improving social and communication skills for schools, teens, parents & children, groups.
It Is Amazing What Can Be Learned, Resolved or Solved with the help of...A HORSE!
S = Stimulating P = Personal R = Resources I = Inspired by N = Non verbal G = Guidance
www.SpringReinsofHope.com / 347‐560‐3125 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME), a local nonprofit animal advocacy organization, will distribute supplies, toys and treats and other needed items to the six city shelters on Monday November 19 to give dogs, cats, and other animals housed by L.A. Animal Services some creature comforts for the holidays. Items have been collected from drop boxes placed citywide, and volunteers from the San Fernando Valley to the Harbor area have pitched in to support local animals in need.

L.A. Animal Services cares for more than 2000 animals daily in its six shelters citywide, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, goats, horses, hamsters and more. Each year LAAS serves approximately 60,000 animals, who, through no fault of their own, have been abandoned or discarded. Overpopulation is a direct result of pet guardians' failure to spay/neuter, and an indirect result of buying animals from pet stores and breeders.

"Healthy, adoptable, loving animals, including puppies and kittens, are killed every day for lack of space in shelters here in Los Angeles and around the country," said Shannon Keith, founder/president of ARME. "We encourage the public to spay/neuter and adopt their next companion animal from a shelter."

About ARME
Founded in 2004, Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME) is a non-profit advocacy group created to eliminate the suffering of all animals through rescue, public education and outreach. ARME has found homes for hundreds of homeless and abandoned animals from Los Angeles-area shelters, and helps remove and transport pets destined for euthanasia in high-kill shelters to local humane organizations and foster families. In 2004 ARME organized the first-ever "Shelter Drive" to provide creature comforts to homeless animals such as beds, toys and treats. ARME's Shelter Drive became an annual tradition uniting volunteers with businesses that allowed drop boxes for donations. ARME's compassionate army also helps feed and shelter displaced animals when Southern California fires strike residential areas. As a 501(c)(3) organization contributions to ARME are tax-deductible. To donate please click here. For more information please see www.arme.tv.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear OBOL Friends and Supporters!

We are having a fundraiser Wednesday, October 17th from 5-9 PM at T.G.I. Fridays in Porter Ranch (Northridge). Bring the flyer below and 20% of your dinner will be donated to Operation Blankets of Love.

Enjoy a great meal and help us save and comfort homeless animals!

Click here to open the flyer!!

You must bring the flyer for OBOL to receive the 20% donation!
Ask your friends and family to join you. Everyone needs to eat. Why not help a good cause at the same time?

Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) is the only non-profit organization in the country that provides aid and comfort to 1,000 stray, sick, abused and neglected homeless animals every month.

 

This includes blankets, pet beds, towels, toys, treats, grooming supplies and more. We give these items to:

 

Shelters - Rescue groups - Animals on death row that are rescued and transported to loving homes - Homeless people and their pets - Fosters of shelter animals - Farm and wildlife sanctuaries.



T.G.I. Fridays
19855 Rinaldi Ave
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
(818) 831-2324
In the Porter Ranch Town Center
(Section of Northridge)

No Reservations Are Needed. Just Come!!


OBOL is supported entirely from private donations from individuals and businesses. We depend upon the generosity of caring people like you to continue our life-saving work.


Donate



If you aren't available that night, we would appreciate it if you could donate via Paypal. Or send a check payable to:

Operation Blankets of Love
11862 Balboa Blvd. PMB 187
Granada Hills, CA 91344.

We appreciate your helping us continue our mission to save and comfort as many homeless animals as we can!!

If you need more info call 818-402-6586. Check out our website: www.operationblanketsoflove.org

Sincerely,
Eileen Smulson, Founder and President
Ginger, Mascot and PR Director

Operation Blankets of Love

P.S. MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR FLYERS!!! AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SO WE CAN SAVE MORE ANIMALS.

Thank You Summer Monkey Buddies!
Jackie and Chi Chi buddy
Thank you Jackie Driscoll for becoming Chi Chi's Summer Monkey Buddy!
Kim Wallace and dogs buddy
Kim Wallace's "Silly Little Monkees" are also Chi Chi Buddies! Is your dog a Summer Monkey Buddy?
Renee Falitz, Udi's Summer Monkey Buddy, at Jungle Friends is volunteering for a few days. Renee was Nim Chimpsky's sign language instructor.
MadisonGivesKariMonkeyPartyCheck
Madison raised over $300 from her "Monkey Party"! She and her father, Danny, also volunteered at the sanctuary for two days.
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August 10, 2012
Dear Jon,
Kari and Kuciniches
Kari with Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich at Animal Rights 2012.

I returned from the AnimalRights Conference Monday night and wow! I met so many compassionate animal activists who are making an enormous difference in the lives of so many animals.

It was really great meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. If you have never been to the Animal Rights Conference, I highly recommend you go next year. And if you do, let me know, we can always use help at our booth. We will be carpooling with Animal Warriors again next year.

On the drive home from the conference I got a call from a lab wanting to retire a capuchin monkey to Jungle Friends. I will know more in a few weeks, but we are going to get started on his habitat right now. Animal Warriors will be out to help Claude build the habitat, so please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know if you would like to help in any way. Thank you to Patricia, our new friend from the conference, for your generous $500 donation to our Laboratory Monkey Retirement Fund! You're the best!

Please become a Summer Monkey Buddy before the end of September so your donation will be included in our matching grant!

If you are more of a party animal, have a "Monkey Party" fundraiser at your home with your friends and family. What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A "Monkey Party!"
Lots of monkey love from Kari




P.S. A special thank you for all of you who donated, sent cards and came out to the sanctuary for Chi Chi - she sends monkey love!

Monkey Movie: Romance at Jungle Friends
Watch "Romance at Jungle Friends" It was love at first sight for Fiona...she knew what she wanted and she wanted Goober! Goober was in research and Fio was at a roadside zoo, these two were worlds apart - until they met.
Monkey Movie: Chi Chi and Wendell Playing
We are so happy Chi Chi is getting back to her old self. She is doing really great and we expect a full recovery! Thank you everyone for your donations to cover Chi Chi's medical expenses.
Monkey Movie: Painting is Deliciously Fun
See the magic behind the creation of our acclaimed monkey art! Monkey Art donations raised nearly $4000 at our Animal Rights Conference Booth this year.
Donate button Sponsor a Monkey
Progress Report on Chi Chi
Chi Chi with biscuit
Chi Chi is enjoying her monkey biscuits again!

Chi Chi continues to make progress in her recovery from surgery. She's eating regularly now, playing with Puchi and Wendell, and even occasionally doing one of her famous dances. Most important, she has stopped refusing her medication so her antibiotics can do their work!

At more than 50 years old, this dear monkey seems to be beating the cancer odds. Only time will tell whether Dr. Schirmer was able to remove all of the cancerous tissue, but we believe in monkey miracles!

Please give to the Memorial Medical Fund to support ongoing and critical care for our monkeys with health issues.

 

Jungle News
In This Issue
Featured Video: Annabelle
Meet Pip and Zeke
Sebastian's Sanctuary
Mercy for Animals
Brenda Merritt
Thank you Brenda Merritt of Columbia, SC for your gold sponsorship of Annabelle and generous donation, WOW!
Gabby the Cockatoo
Gabby, an Umbrella Cockatoo, is already greeting everyone with "Hello Gabby."
Deborah Albert
Thank you Deborah Albert for sponsoring Zeke! He and his brother Pip were just retired from laboratory research!
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June 13, 2012
Dear Jon,
Former Lab Monkey Gets New Life Video
Please donate to our
Independence Day Cause
and help lab monkeys
find freedom.

Whew, this has been a record spring for Jungle Friends. We welcomed 5 new capuchin monkeys and a bird.

KC and Max, both former pets, came to us from different parts of Michigan, Pip and Zeke from a mid-western college, and last week we rescued little Annabelle right here in Florida.

We also welcomed Gabby, an umbrella cockatoo, to our sanctuary. He is getting acquainted with the other cockatoos and having words with the macaws. And for all you bird lovers -- we need to build another parrot habitat, so please send a donation -- just earmark it 'For the Birds'!

Jungle Friends also has an Independence Day Cause to help us build another new habitat. We have monkeys on our waiting list right now who are living in laboratories, waiting for their chance at freedom. Stop Animal Exploitation Now will match up to $2,000! Our goal is to raise $5,000 by the Fourth of July, let's make that happen!

We have been lucky to have the room to give forever homes to so many monkeys, but we are running out of room and there are more at the door. Please help us with our Expansion Project.

Lots of monkey love from Kari
Featured Video: Annabelle Goes from Rags to Riches
Annabelle's First Day Video
We rescued Annabelle, a 7-year-old weeper capuchin, from a hoarder where she was kept in shocking conditions last week. Now she is living the good life at Jungle Friends.
Learn more about Annabelle's back-story.

Donate button Sponsor a Monkey
No Blues for these Brothers
After a long drive to Florida last month, Pip and Zeke, two brothers retiring from research, were both terrified when they finally arrived at Jungle Friends. But it didn't take them long to start investigating their new home, compliments of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, New England Anti-Vivisection Society and the Beige family.

If you walk by Pip and Zeke's habitat, the first thing
Pip and Zeke on GTN
Watch news coverage of Pip and Zeke's arrival at Jungle Friends
you will notice is how friendly Pip is. He will run to you, climb up 15' high, and then show you where to find his shy brother Zeke.

Pip and Zeke were born at the college where they were being studied for their social behavior. And had the good fortune of staying together as they grew to maturity.

Soon they will have the chance to meet girl monkeys, so let's hope sibling rivalry doesn't get in the way of two love matches!

And special thanks to Claudia, the professor at the college where Pip and Zeke were born, who made a large donation toward their on-going care. Zeke was just sponsored tonight, don't let Pip feel left out -- Sponsor Pip!
The Sebastian Sanctuary, in memory
Beiges
Maxine, Lilliana, & Joel Beige present a sign for the habitat they helped fund
We always hope every monkey story will have a happy ending like Annabelle's rescue last week. But in the case of Sebastian, a pet whose guardians just wanted him to have a more natural life, the story ended sadly.

Sebastian never got the chance to live at Jungle Friends, because he suffered a heart attack and passed away just days before he was due to arrive.

Fortunately for two monkeys on the Jungle Friends waiting list, the Beige family donated funds toward a new habitat called Sebastian's Sanctuary, which helped provide a home for Pip and Zeke.

We are so sorry that we never got to meet Sebastian, but we will keep his memory alive with his special habitat. Read Sebastian's Memoriam.

Jungle Friends supports Mercy for Animals
Kari at Mercy for Animals 2012
Kari and MFA Founder, Nathan Runkle
Jungle Friends founder Kari Bagnall is more than just a passionate primate advocate. She is an active advocate for the compassionate treatment of all animals everywhere.

This past weekend, Kari traveled to California to participate in a fundraising event for Mercy for Animals, a leading national force for the respectful and compassionate treatment of farmed animals.

The event raised nearly half a million dollars for MFA, and Kari's attendance helped raise awareness of the Jungle Friends mission among an elite group of animal advocates.

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary | 386.462.7779 | 13915 North SR 121 | Gainesville | FL | 32653
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