Stories of Hope from the NAVS Sanctuary Fund
Rats, wolves, and cats recently received a second chance
For over 80 years, the National Anti-Vivisection Society has been dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals in science. We are committed to change, and we are making progress, but there’s still more work to be done on behalf of the 100 million animals used in federal and private laboratories annually.
In the meantime, NAVS developed the Sanctuary Fund to find opportunities to help animals in dire situations where immediate financial assistance is necessary. Since it was established in 1998, over a million dollars have been awarded to animal sanctuaries and shelters across the U.S. – as well as Jamaica and Canada – in desperate need of financial assistance.
NAVS’ Sanctuary Fund grants have provided much-needed funds to help rebuild shelters destroyed in hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other disasters; rescue animals from abusive and hoarding situations; transport animals “retired” from biomedical research; conduct wildlife rehabilitation efforts; and support innovative spay/neuter programs.
Most recently, NAVS awarded Sanctuary Fund grants to Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Wolves Offered Life and Friendship (W.O.L.F.) Sanctuary, Animal Care and Adoption Network and Stray Central.
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, provides a safe, healthy, and loving sanctuary environment, rehabilitation and veterinary care for as many needy rats as resources and space will allow. A NAVS Sanctuary Fund grant was awarded to help Tiny Toes provide rehabilitate, veterinary care, and boarding for rats rescued from a hoarding situation.
Wolves Offered Life and Friendship (W.O.L.F.) Sanctuary in Laport, CO, is located on 180 acres in the Rocky Mountains. W.O.L.F.’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all wolves and wolf dogs through rescue, sanctuary and education. A NAVS Sanctuary Fund grant was awarded to help repair damage to the sanctuary caused by flooding.
Animal Care and Adoption Network in San Rafael, CA, is dedicated to assisting Bay Area Rescue Groups and Shelters save the lives of companion animals with an emphasis on small companion animals (rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice). A NAVS Sanctuary Fund grant was awarded to help defray veterinary expenses incurred from rats rescued from a deplorable hoarding situation.
Stray Central located in Springdale, AR, provides spay/neuter services, vaccination, veterinary care, and safe haven for as many homeless, unwanted, and abused/neglected companion animals as possible until they can be adopted into loving, forever homes. Stray Central is also a devoted home where cats with severe medical, emotional, and/or behavioral problems can spend their remaining days with love, understanding, and without the threat of euthanasia. NAVS Sanctuary Fund grants were awarded to provide care for 46 cats taken in from a hoarding situation; and to purchase a laptop/tablet to use for adoption events.