Top Dogs: 5 Nonprofits Focusing on Animals

  1. Guide Dogs for the Blind
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    At Guide Dogs for the Blind, volunteers raise puppies that are later trained by the organization as service animals for the visually impaired. It makes me so happy to see the human-animal bond put to such good use.

  2. The Marine Mammal Center
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    Employees at The Marine Mammal Center rescue and treat wounded sea creatures, focusing on California sea lions, harbor seals, and elephant seals.

  3. Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
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    Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado provides counseling with teams of therapists and therapy animals.

  4. The Wild Animal Sanctuary
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    The Wild Animal Sanctuary rescues “exotic and endangered large carnivores that have been abused, abandoned, exploited or illegally kept” throughout North, Central, and South America.

  5. Endangered Species International
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    Endangered Species International conducts research on habitat destruction and endangered species, such as the bluefin tuna and the mandrill.

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