By Emily Edmonds
Alley Cat Rescue
ACR sterilizes and vaccinates stray cats through the trap-neuter-return (TNR) program. saveacat.org
Angel Canines for Wounded Warriors
Through a partnership with American Airlines, this organization provides wounded war veterans with free flights to special facilities so they can train and acquire a service dog. angelcaninesforwoundedwarriors.org
The mission of this nonprofit is to rescue Labrador retrievers and Lab mixes from shelters throughout the Northeast and South and place them in loving homes. labs4rescue.org
During natural disasters, the foundation sets up shelters for displaced animals. It also offers nationwide training courses on the skills needed during an emergency. noahswish.org
Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.