Donation Organizations

For Animal Lovers: A List of Organizations Worth Giving To

There’s an animal lover in all of us. And yet, there are simply too many organizations, too many causes, and too many scams to make a person feel hesitant about giving to one. That’s why we did the research for you. Each charity listed has been given a 4-star rating (the highest rating possible) by industry watchdog Charity Navigator.


“When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.” WildAid’s famous conservation slogan has captured the attention of celebrity supporters, including Jackie Chan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Hudson. The organization tops the charts with an unbeatable 99.15 out of 100 score.

Animal Welfare Association

With an overall rating of 96.66 out of 100, the Animal Welfare Association’s (AWA) total revenue for 2015 was $3,073,759. 81% of the total revenue ($2,672,676) was spent on program-related expenses including spay and neuter programs, no-kill housing, and onsite veterinary care.

St. Hubert’s Animal Center

Located in New Jersey, this animal shelter received an overall rating of 96.25 out of 100 for their outstanding accountability and transparency efforts. St. Hubert’s has received national recognition for their 24/7 animal care services that are available 363 days a year.

Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

With 86.7% of all money going towards program-related expenses, there’s no doubt that this organization is dedicated to the services it provides. The organization’s number one goal is to prevent the euthanasia of animals by providing free spay/neuter services to low and middle-income families.

Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever concentrates their efforts on habitat restoration, wetland preservation, and the protection of prairies. Instead of working against hunters, Pheasants Forever works alongside hunters, farmers, and ranchers to conserve natural habitats.

Detroit Zoological Society

This dedicated team of zookeepers, veterinarians, and ambassadors travel around the world to rescue endangered species. For every dollar donated, 86 cents will go towards animal care. With a total revenue of $44 million, there’s no doubt this organization has, and will continue, to make a huge impact.