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6 Animal Rescue Organizations to Know

At The Rachael Ray Foundation™ (RRF), we’re pretty big animal lovers. As a part of our work, we support a wide variety of organizations that do good for animals, from rescue to care and more.

Get to know a few of them and the work we do together:

1. The Pittsburgh Animal Aviation Rescue Team’s Plane

RRF helped enable Pittsburgh Animal Aviation Rescue Team (PAART) to purchase a new and bigger plane for its rescue missions which bring animals from danger to safety. Whether it be flying dogs in overcrowded shelters who are scheduled to be euthanized to new homes or to no-kill shelters, evacuating animals caught in the path of natural disasters, or bringing supplies to shelters in need, the brave PAART pilots are always ready to help. 

2. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation’s Rachael Ray Rescue Brigade

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) works to find and train shelter dogs who have the talent and drive to become search and rescue animals. It is a huge undertaking, and SDF is firmly committed to continuing the recruitment of rescued dogs who deserve a new “leash on life” and the chance to save lives after disasters. Through The Rachael Ray Rescue Brigade, RRF supports SDF’s efforts to identify and transform rescued dog into rescuers, to provide lifetime care for these dogs and to find homes for all dogs who enter – as opposed to just those who complete – the SDF training program.

3. Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants at Best Friends Animal Society

The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants is a program administered by Best Friends Animal Society to support Best Friends’ Network Partners in their lifesaving efforts. These grants have been awarded to organizations across the country to fund initiatives such as adoption drives, spay and neuter programs, and shelter intake prevention efforts.

4. Rachael Ray Foundation / North Shore Animal League America Disaster Relief Grants

This program, administered by North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), provides grants to animal welfare organizations impacted by disasters. RRF is proud to help NSALA in its efforts to identify needs in disaster situations and provide targeted, effective relief.

5. The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Helping Paws Fund At Emancipet

The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Helping Paws Fund made it possible for Emancipet to provide its clients with further subsidized or complementary veterinary services at it clinics across Texas and in Philadelphia. Thanks to the amazing veterinary staff and everyone at Emanicpet, The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Helping Paws Fund helped animals receive care ranging from vaccine administration to lifesaving surgeries.

6. Wisconsin Humane Society’s Foster Program:  

RRF provided funding to support this important program run by The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS). This foster program helps free up space in WHS’s shelters and also helps to keep animals with special needs – neo-natal underweight kittens or animals recovering from surgery – outside of the shelter environment.


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