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List of Animal Welfare Nonprofits Los Angeles

SPCA – Los Angeles And Pasadena

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team, Violence Prevention & Humane Education and a variety of shelter services.



People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.


Animal Equity

Animal Equality is an international farmed animal advocacy organization dedicated to defending animals through public education, campaigns, and investigations. Animal Equality has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and India.


Found Animals

Found Animals aims to reduce the number of animals entering shelters each year and increase the positive outcomes for animals already in the shelter system by concentrating efforts in the following areas:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Resources for pet owners
  • Adoption


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd's mission is to conserve and protect the world's marine wilderness eco-systems and marine wildlife species. We accomplish these goals through public education, investigation, documentation and, where appropriate and where legal authority exists under international law or under agreement with national governments, enforcement of violations of the international treaties, laws and conventions designed to protect the oceans. Sea Shepherd campaigns are guided by the United Nations World Charter for Nature.


Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve.


Animal Defenders International

Active worldwide to end the suffering of animals.


Dancing Star

Dancing Star Foundation ("DSF") is a nonprofit public benefit corporation based in California. DSF’s mission is focused on international biodiversity conservation, global environmental education, and animal protection. The Foundation is involved in active ecological restoration efforts and intensive environmental field research – much of which is disseminated in a multitude of lectures and symposia, and all manner of publications. 


Best Friends Los Angeles

Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA (No-kill Los Angeles) initiative.


Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is a nonprofit a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that raises money to support the animals served by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. Since local government budgets are stretched among many public needs, we exist to leverage fundraising ability so the animals can thrive and move on to their forever homes.


Dedication and Everlasting Love To Animals

Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals is the largest “No Kill, Care-for-Life,” Animal Sanctuary of its kind in the world. This 115-acre mountain top ranch is located in the high desert area of Los Angeles. It is beautifully landscaped and is surrounded by rolling hills. It is truly a haven for the animals lucky enough to have crossed paths with its founder.


Last Chance For Animals

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention. LCA believes that animals are highly sentient creatures who exist for their own reasons independent of their service to humans; they should not be made to suffer for the latter. LCA opposes the use of animals in food and clothing production, scientific experimentation, and entertainment and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle and the ascription of rights to non-human beings.


Stray Cat Alliance

Stray Cat Alliance educates and empowers communities to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy and valued.


The Amanda Foundation

Rescue abused & abandoned dogs & cats & adopt them to loving families giving them permanent homes. Provide education. Operate a free mobile hospital to spay & neuter dogs & cats in low income areas. Provide vet care for those who cannot afford it at our onsite vet hospital.


Humane Society Of Pomona Valley Inc

The Humane Society of Pomona Valley, Inc., dba: The Inland Valley Humane Society (I.V.H.S.) and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.non-profit organization dedicated to providing protection, shelter and medical care to unwanted, abandoned and injured animals, preventing animal cruelty and educating the public about its responsibility for all living creatures. The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA services Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Pomona and San Dimas. They also provide animal sheltering services for the city of La Habra.