Best choice for animal philanthropy?
November 24, 2005 8:20 PM   Subscribe

CharityFilter: I'm planning to sell CDs online containing popular recordings (authorized, of course) of a particular radio personality. The proceeds are to go to a worthy cause, preferably one geared to animal welfare and protection. Which organization should I choose to donate to?
posted by greatgefilte to Work & Money (11 answers total)
ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - is a good one.

Or there's always your local humane society or shelter(s)...
posted by twiggy at 8:37 PM on November 24, 2005

Mighty Mutts is a rescue organization in NY that does incredible work. They are obsessive about finding good homes for stray dogs and cats and they guarantee that they will take an adopted pet back for any reason throughout it's life. I got my pooch from them and it was the best $75 I ever spent.
posted by captainscared at 8:58 PM on November 24, 2005

Response by poster: Funny you should mention Mighty Mutts -- I actually volunteered for them for a year or two. Who's your pooch?

posted by greatgefilte at 9:03 PM on November 24, 2005

These are American sites, but they list some international organizations: Take a look at's list of top rated charities. rates charities, too, but their top-rated list isn't divided by categories, so you might have to search.
posted by amarynth at 9:08 PM on November 24, 2005

House of Dreams is a no-kill shelter for cats. They're pretty damn rad.
posted by cmonkey at 9:19 PM on November 24, 2005

One vote for Best Friends Animal Society. They lead the No More Homeless Pets charge in my state and had a large role in rescuing Katrina evacuee pets.
posted by toomuch at 9:44 PM on November 24, 2005

Noah's Wish is a really worthy animal charity.
posted by evariste at 10:00 PM on November 24, 2005

Best answer: WSPA runs some good campaigns against the bear bile extraction industry, among many other things.
posted by flabdablet at 2:59 AM on November 25, 2005

More anti-bear-farming people here.
posted by flabdablet at 3:40 AM on November 25, 2005

I got my pooch about seven years ago. Were you working there then?
posted by captainscared at 9:08 AM on November 25, 2005

Response by poster: WSPA sounds good, thanks flabdablet.

Captainscared -- A little before my time, I think!
posted by greatgefilte at 8:41 PM on November 25, 2005

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