Our mission at Jax & Bones is to support exemplary groups within the animal community. We’ve chosen these partners because of their incredible passion, steadfast commitment, and programs they’ve activated to fight this plight. They are a community of individuals that have built, sustained and improved the welfare of domestic and farm animals. We commend them for rewriting the future of so many animals’ lives, and encourage you to support them, too.
Prior to 2008 when Austin Pets Alive! 501©3 started rescuing and adopting cats and dogs, 50%, or 14,000 of the animals entering the city’s shelter were euthanized. APA! examined the gaps in existing lifesaving efforts and found there were groups of animals for which life-saving programs did not exist. APA! created programs targeting the groups of animals facing certain euthanasia. These programs lead to a measurable impact on the community’s save rate – and Austin’s status as the largest No-Kill City in the Nation.
Located in Northern Virginia, Friends of Homeless Animals has been serving the Washington metropolitan area since 1973. They are a non-profit 501©3 no-kill shelter dedicated to saving abandoned and abused dogs and cats and provide rescue, medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption services in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas.
NYCLASS, which stands for New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets, is an animal rights organization based in New York City. A 501©4 non-profit animal welfare and advocacy organization that’s committed to improving the quality of life for residents and animals of the City of New York. NYCLASS is currently devoted to ending the inhumane practice of the carriage horse industry and promoting a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition. In addition, NYCLASS actively participates in other animal-related issues of importance in New York City.
The Rescue Train is a unique, non-profit 501©3 no-kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia through hands-on rescue work, education and awareness. In 2015, The Rescue Train launched a shelter intervention program at Los Angeles Animal Services East Valley Shelter. This program's goal is to prevent animals from entering the East Valley Shelter by empowering pet owners with other options then surrendering their family pet. By providing free spay/neuter, vaccines, low cost referrals, dog or cat food, paying a pet deposit or paying license or redemption fees we will be cutting down on the number of animals entering the shelter and reducing the suffering caused by pet overpopulation. Through education, awareness and support, guardians will have resources to keep their pets.