There are probably thousands of animal charity organizations in the entire world. If you are interested in finding one in your area, talk to the local veterinarian or veterinarian associations. You can also do some research online or even consult a phone book. Let's take a look at three international animal charities.
Four Paws is an international animal charity that is devoted to end animal suffering and cruelty. It was begun in 1988 in Austria, but has spread all over the world with offices in ten different countries. Nine of these offices are in Europe and one is in South Africa. Four Paws works with cats and dogs, produce farm animals and even wild animals.
Born Free Foundation
Born Free Foundation is based in the UK and focuses especially on wild animals. This is a smallish charity with a big heart. They work with big cats, apes and elephants in sanctuaries. Their main focus is educating the public and conservation.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been around for a long time. It was founded in 1824. They are involved in everything from animal rescue to changing legislation. They are registered in the UK and work with people including vets and lawyers to rescue and rehabilitate animal and to change laws and prosecute offenders.
What You Can Do
Charities are always in need of funds. If you are able, you can make a financial donation. Any amount can help. If you do not have the funds, fear not. You can also donate your time. There is always something that needs doing. Keep in mind though, that this does not mean that you will get to work with the animals, especially the wild animals due to the risks involved and because this requires special training.
If you do want to get involved with animals, you can try to volunteer at your local animal shelter. The animals there are often in need of attention and TLC. This may include playing with the animals and taking them for walks and it may also include cleaning their cages and giving baths. Keep in mind that volunteering does require work and some safety training.
Animals are worthy of health and happiness. If you are interested in opening your heart and or pocketbook to animal charity, we salute you!