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These are Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Resources
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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Cops rescue 11 pit bulls from Harlem dog–fighting den, bust owner
"A group of pit bulls will get a fighting chance after cops rescued them from a Harlem owner who was conditioning them to do bloody battle, police said Sunday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 15, 2015

21 Pit Bulls rescued from NJ Dog-Fighting Ring
"After being nursed back to health, officials said that all of the dogs will be put up for adoption.
'Each dog is adoptable; not one will be put to sleep,' DeCando said. 'They're friendly. They just got hooked up with bad people.'"
Philly.com, April 26, 2014

INTERPOL coordinated operation targeting illegal trade in endangered reptiles leads to arrests and seizures worldwide
INTERPOL media release, November 02, 2010

Pets Bridging the Digital Divide
An article from the Director of MetroPets Online regarding the ways animal shelters and rescue groups can use the internet; some explanation about net software and technology; program matching shelters/rescue groups with web pros, tutors, and training seminars to assist them with designing and maintaining their sites.

Save Wolftown!
Article written by Cameron Lefler, about Wolftown, a non-profit wolf and horse sanctuary in Burton, Washington.

Troubled kids help abused dogs and learn about love
New York Daily News, May 23, 2009

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Abandoned Pets Rescue
P.O. Box 11666
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33339
Phone: (954) 728-9010
http://apr.rescuegroups.org/
Non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and fostering abandoned pets and placing them in loving homes. Founded in 1996, Abandoned Pet Rescue gives medical attention to injured and sick animals, educates the public about responsible pet ownership and reduces the feral cat population through a rescue/neuter/adoption program.

Animal Friends
2643 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 566-2103
www.animal-friends.org
Pittsburgh's only no-kill shelter for over 50 years, services include rescue, adoptions, therapy animal program, assistance animal information, pet care and training information, shelter directory.

Animal Lifeline of Iowa
P.O. Box 12
Carlisle, IA 50847
Phone: (515) 989-3473
www.animal-lifeline.com/
No-kill special-needs shelter for injured, sick, disabled, pregnant or nursing, abused or abandoned dogs and cats. Temporary housing and care for the pets of domestic violence victims, pet therapy visitation program for hospitals and nursing homes.

Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit bulls (BAD RAP)
P.O. Box 320776
San Francisco, CA 94132-0776
www.badrap.org
Network of owners, rescuers, and supporters of APBTs. Site offers rescue, education and support resources for owners of and those thinking of owning/rescuing an American Pit Bull Terrier.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741-5001
Phone: (435) 644-2001
www.bestfriends.org
Nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned domestic and companion animals. Animals accepted from all states. Provides rehab and adoption programs; no-kill policy for unadoptable animals. Website has sections for dogs, cats, feral cats, birds, rabbits, and horses.

Friends of Cats
15587 Olde Highway 80
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 561-0361
Shelter and medical care for homeless cats. No-kill policy. Feline rehabilitation and adoption services in addition to rescue work.
www.friendsofcats.org

Greyhound Pets of America (GPA)
Toll-free: 1-800-366-1472
www.greyhoundpets.org
National organization for the rescue and placement of retired racing greyhounds. List of GPA chapters throughout the U.S.

Leeds Feline Friends
PO Box 294
Leeds LS16 0ES U.K.
Message Phone: 01132160593
http://www.leedsfelinefriends.org.uk/index.htm

Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation
10061 Riverside Dr. #1003
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
www.lindablairworldheart.com
Mission includes teaching and disseminating educational material related to safe and loving animal adoption, animal care, animal welfare, and the relation of these topics to individuals' personal welfare.

MetroPets Online
43 Randolph Road, #109
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: (301) 873-0846
www.metropets.org
MetroPets Online promotes the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being of all animals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

National Service Dog Center
Pet Partners Program
875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 679-5500
www.petpartners.org/
The NSDC Pet Partners Program is a comprehensive education system for service dogs and therapy dogs' trainers and handlers, in order to assist people with disabilities and provide futures for thousands of unwanted dogs.

North East Rottweiler Rescue and Referral
P.O. Box 917
Westford, MA 01886
Toll-free: 1-866-392 0102
www.rottrescue.org
Rescue, adoption, fostering of homeless Rottweilers. Info on the breed, health care, training and socialization tips available online.

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue
PO Box 241
Harrisburg, NC 28075
E-mail: nmeckanimalrescue@yahoo.com
http://www.northmeckanimalrescue.org
"A private, donation funded, no kill rescue, who provides care and finds homes for dogs of any breed, age, or medical need."

Out of the Pits
P.O. Box 7238
Albany, NY 12224-0238
www.outofthepits.org
Non-profit Pit Bull rescue organization with a focus on public education and outreach.

Petfinder
www.petfinder.org
Online, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of almost 2,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA and Canada. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet database.

Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 1266
Norman, OK 73070
Phone: (405) 321-1915
www.secondchancenorman.com/
Non-profit organization providing temporary safe shelter and proper veterinary care for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats.

Starting A Breed Rescue Program
www.cosr.org/start.html
From the Central Ohio Samoyed Rescue: legal matters, sample contracts and forms, information on establishing policies, finding homes and volunteers, insurance and medical matters, risk minimization suggestions, retraining and rehabilitation info.

U.S. Neapolitan Mastiff Rescue
150 Fairlawn Avenue
West Hempstead NY 11552
www.neorescueinc.org/
The USNMC Rescue Program exists to place stray or abandoned Neapolitan Mastiffs in adoptive homes which will provide a high level of care and where the spirit of the USNMC Code of Ethics is observed. The USNMC Rescue Program may assist Neapolitan Mastiff owners, who for any reason can no longer provide a home for their Mastiff.

Wolftown
P.O. Box 13115
Burton, WA 98013
Phone: (206) 463-9113
www.wolftown.org/index2.html
Wolftown is a USDA licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit wolf and horse sanctuary, whose mission is the preservation of wilderness and to teach compassion and understanding through mentorship.

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