Each year, Santa Paws Drive selects six shelters from different places all of the world to support. This year, we look forward to making this the best Christmas ever for our 2012 shelters! Please help us and donate toys or cash today!
Bobbi and the Strays had to completely evacuate ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and the animals are still spread out all over homes and fosters. They have an adoption center in Queens and a shelter in Long Island. The shelter suffered major damage, and all cat condos, food, furniture and much of their supplies were lost. Founded in 1995, they have about 300 cats and dogs in their care and are 100% non-profit, no-kill and rescue many of their animals from "death row" at kill shelters in New York.
Castaway Critters Pet Rescue believes that the same kindness, compassion, and generosity we extend to our two-legged neighbors should be given to our four-legged friends (who are not able to speak for themselves). Located in Blairsville, Georgia, this group's mission is to save and nurture homeless dogs and cats, find them loving forever homes, support spay/neuter programs and more. In a state with unfortunately high kill rates, this wonderful no-kill shelter is a tremendous blessing to animals.
Based in Springfield, Illinois, Forever Home Feline Ranch is an all-volunteer organization who offer cats a second chance to live a full life in a no-cage, no-kill environment. They work hard to find forever homes for their wonderful felines and they lead the effort to make Central Illinois a no-kill community. They are currently building another building, which will allow them to care for and save even more cats.
Kyrenia Animal Rescue is located high in the mountains of the Turkish Province of Northern Cyprus. Founded in 1997, they currently provide refuge for neglected, injured and homeless animals. They currently care for about 300 animals and also advocate for spay/neuter, strive to education the public, find homes for as many pets as possible, and engage with the government departments to help change attitudes toward the care and animal welfare in their area.
The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Maine's mission is to provide refuge, comfort and medical attention to cats and kittens that have been surrendered, abandoned, injured or abused, and to place them in loving, carefully-chosen homes. Based in Cumberland, Maine, they are staffed entirely by volunteers and care for cats who would otherwise be on the street. Their shelter is an open environment full of places to play, rest, hide and make friends with other cats.
The Foundation of Animal Protection in Füzesabony was founded in 2007 with the aim of helping unwanted stray dogs and cats in Hungary. The organization was started by two sisters who could not see the suffering of dogs and cats without doing something to make a difference for them. In a country where there is very little interest in adoptions, FAPF is an amazing rescue and a blessing to animals that would otherwise have almost no hope. They are angels for their animals!