Professional Animal Retirement Center (PARC), Inc., DBA Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to provide refuge to displaced, captive-raised exotic animals for the REST of their lives, and to educate people about responsible pet ownership. More than 95 lions, tigers, cougars, bears, wolves, primates, reptiles, birds and more live on the 18-acre facility located about 35 miles northwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Black Pine does not buy, sell, breed, trade, or seek out animals. Guided educational tours and other visitor programs are offered year-round.
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center, Inc., DBA The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for large carnivores that have been confiscated from illegal or abusive situations. The Sanctuary is located 30 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado near the town of Keenesburg. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization currently cares for more than 290 lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other large carnivores and provides lifelong care for its rescued animals. The Sanctuary is the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in existence, having been in operation since 1980. The facility is distinctive among others in that it provides large acreage natural habitats for its rescued animals to live in and roam freely. The Sanctuary is open daily to the public for educational purposes and features a “Mile Into The Wild” Walkway that visitors utilize to see the animals in natural habitats.
Lions Tigers & Bears is dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals and to educating the public about the abuses of the exotic-animal trade. This NO KILL, NO BREED 501(c)3 non-profit sanctuary that allows the animals to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment.
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill rescue facility. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis. As a true sanctuary, they do not buy, breed, sell or exhibit animals. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and therefore is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition and exploitation, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. TWS advocates for No More Wild Pets in order to create a world where animal sanctuaries are no longer needed.
WildCat Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill, ‘last hope’ sanctuary whose mission is to provide a safe, natural lifetime home for captive-born wildcats in need. WildCat Haven is not open to the public; nor do they buy, sell, breed or exhibit animals. WildCat Haven provides a lifetime home for more than 60 neglected, abandoned, and abused captive born wildcats & hybrids. As a true sanctuary, they do not buy, sell, breed, or exhibit.
Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. The sanctuary is home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. They provide the best home they can for the cats in their care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
Welcome to the Phoenix Herpetological Society’s Web site. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, rehabilitating and preserving native and non-native reptiles in Arizona. PHS is not a public zoo, but a private sanctuary. All visits require an appointment.
Dorothy Lane Market, like many American food stores, began as a fruit stand. In 1948 Frank Sakada and Calvin Mayne began selling quality fruits and vegetables in the south Dayton, Ohio, area at the corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane (hence the name of the market, or DLM for short). Calvin and Frank cheerfully greeted their customers and shared their love for good food. For most of the company’s history, the major stockholder was Calvin’s wife, Vera. She strengthened the company’s values of integrity and service to the community. She often said “Always do the right thing.” It was her idea to establish DLM’s formalized plan of giving that is now known as the Good Neighbor Program. By means of this program the company has given over a million dollars to charity over the years.
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. They also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion.
The Humane Society of the United States helps animals by advocating, investigating, and caring for animals through sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics. The HSUS believes that keeping wild and exotic animals as pets threatens public health and safety as well as animal welfare. Wild animals can attack, they can spread disease, and the average pet owner cannot provide the care they need in captivity.