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National Anti-Vivisection Society

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53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1552 Chicago IL 60604 USA

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The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in science. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational and advocacy programs based on respected ethical, scientific, and legal theory. Supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection, NAVS works to increase public awareness about animal experimentation, to promote positive solutions that advance humane science, to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals, and in cooperation with like-minded individuals and groups, to effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

NAVS gets 5+++ stars in my book! I run a non-profit in a small community in far East Tennessee. It is an area with a high level of poverty and a lot of low-income pet owners who need help caring for their pets. We assist with low-cost spay-neuter & vaccinations, and a monthly pet food pantry for about 600 pets. Our organization does not fit in the usual "rescue/shelter" box of most grant foundations, since we don't take in animals, but help their owners keep them healthy and out of the shelter or rescue. The people at NAVS took the time to find out the real story behind my request for funds for pet food--rather than just rejecting it out of hand, they CALLED me! As a result of our conversation, NAVS decided to help us out when we truly needed it the most! The families we serve love their pets dearly and want to give them good care, but have fallen on hard times. With NAVS's generous help, we continue to help these pets stay with the families who love them. THANK YOU NAVS--WE LOVE YOU!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I can tell you first hand that without the National Anti-Vivisection Society, there would be a LOT of family pets and other dogs/cats whose lives would have ended full of pain, suffering & misery. They have helped our Organization on many occasions with grants to help families who would have lost their loved pets to death, if not for those grants, we'd have no way to help them. Recently the owner of a rescued 4 year old pit bull asked for our help. This poor baby had all of his teeth ground down and had savage scars all over his body - he had been a "lead dog" or "Bait dog" in pit bull fights, yet Ghost has the gentlest nature I have ever seen. His first 4 years having been lived in misery, Ghost was rescued just hours before he was scheduled to be destroyed by a county shelter in Kentucky. A wonderful woman rescued him to live out his final years in peace, happiness & love only to find out that he was riddled with huge tumors. Dawn rescued him anyways, taking it on faith that she was meant to do so and that she would find help for him. She did. We stepped in and with the help from NAVS...Ghost now has a few more years to live his life knowing what it is to be loved. Knowing what a fantastic, one of a kind dog that Ghost is - even from the bottom of my soul, I can't thank them enough for helping to save Ghost. Sometimes, there just ARE no words.

 
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I run a small Non-profit involved in animal welfare. Mostly family pets, but we also take in abandoned cats & dogs. Because of the way I was raised (very strict, very old fashioned, moral codes!) I really HATE to ask for assistance, even in the form of a grant to help animals. I have a wonderful group of volunteers and we are ordinarily great at working to raise the funding we need, but there are always situations where we can get overwhelmed. Each time that has happened, I was able to approach Navs about a grant with the utter confidence that if they could at all possibly help - they would. I honestly wish there was a 10 star rating for the National Anti-Vivisection Society, not only for all the great work which they accomplish on a daily basis, making a HUGE difference in the animal world, but simply for their compassion, their efficiency, their caring and their rock solid dedication to helping other animal organizations, such as mine. Thankfully, after working in the animal rescue world for 9 years, I am able to say that there are many other organizations that I admire and have utter, complete respect for....and Navs is, beyond any doubt, at the top of my list. If you aren't familiar with all that they do, go to their website - you will be impressed. They absolutely deserve their 5 star rating.

 
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Just 3 weeks ago, we were able to reunite 2 dogs with their family. They'd been separated for 8 months by a foreclosure. Thank to Navs, We were able to step in to help them when we were told of their story. We were able to pay for their dogs vetting and for the 8 months in Boarding where their family came to visit them almost every day of the week. Too many families to count are losing their homes - and being forced to give up their family pets, many of whom are senior dogs or cats and they generally don't do well in a shelter. Many foreclosure pets end up being euthanized as "unadoptable" because they are grieving the loss of their home & families. It's a tragic situation all the way around and we are so very thankful for Navs for giving us the opportunity to help this family. Without their help via a grant - we simply couldn't have helped this family.

 
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I run a small Non-profit in Illinois and Navs has come to my rescue on 3 different occasions. Each was pretty much an emergency situation where had I not gotten the help I needed so quickly, Families with pets and rescued dog/cats would have suffered. I love the fact that for being so successful, Navs still is very hands on and approachable. I felt, when dealing with Jamie Aitchison, that I was talking with someone I'd known for years and definitely talking with someone who not only cared about the animals but understood all that was involved. I can say firsthand, that NAVS is both efficient and compassionate. They are a strong organization and do their homework as far as grants go - they will never spend the money that is donated to them to help other's foolishly or take for granted the money that is donated to them. This is definitely a place I would be safe and satisfied giving my money to, knowing that they do so very much to help so many in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm really happy to say that I can't think of a single change I'd make.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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As a rescue group we are so fortunate to work with National Anti-Vivisection Society. They have helped us greatly with several dogs who needed major surgery to save their lives. National Anti-Vivisection Society has been nothing but professional, kind and a pleasure to work with on behalf of our rescues. Four Paws Rescue, Inc.

 
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The NAVS Sanctuary Fund helped our organization, the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, provide much-needed dental and medical care for 6 cats orphaned when their caretaker passed away and family members listed the property for sale. The grant guidelines were very clear, and the NAVS staff member was very generous with her time discussing our needs for this case (and a prior one that did not meet grant guidelines). The NAVS staff member was very responsive and our grant application was processed and funded quickly to enable us to provide emergency assistance when it was greatly needed. Thanks you NAVS and NAVS supporters - I will soon be adding myself to the list of supporters to help other nonprofits helps NAVS help animals when they need it most.

 
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Fantastic organization helping so many sanctuaries with animals that are often forgotten! Critter Camp is very grateful for their support with our rescued sanctuary animals!

 
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NAVS helped critter Camp care for over 100 rescue rats taken in at once. They provided desperately needed funds for food and care. What a great organization! Thank you!

 
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NAVS helped our rescue, Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, with an emergency grant this spring. We cannot thank this organization enough for coming through when it was most needed. We care for many small pets that are unadoptable and most funding sources do not address these needy animals. The people we worked with at NAVS were also wonderful, kind and caring. Thank you NAVS for your support all animals!

 
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I am a representative of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary in Red Lodge, MT. We are a small non-profit organization that is committed to a mission of providing life-log sanctuary to non-releasable native Montana wildlife and spreading a message of conservation and education.

Recently, we have acquired a young yellow-bellied marmot in need of a home. Due to the marmots natural tendencies, creating a habitat for her was a particular challenge. The endeavor was expensive and unlike any we have had before.

In our search for assistance we reached out to NAVS for help. They were extremely helpful through the application and very efficient in providing us funds. thanks to their help and caring nature we will be able to give little Margi the Marmot a home that will allow her to live a long and enriched life.

 
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Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary provides refuge for Monkeys rescued from bio-medical research,road side zoos,pet trade and other deplorable situations.
NAVS- has and continues to change the DAILY lives of our residence.
Their financial support has built warm house,new habitats, enrichment, repaired major electrical & plumbing issues.They support the real needs of animals.
they are a non-profit that is compassionate,while professional & on task.
NAVS is a pleasure to deal with accurate & easy.

Jamie Kovacs- Burks
Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary
PO box 134
New Castle OK
73065
Mindysmemory.org

 
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In 2015 and again in early 2016 we have received important medical grants which enabled Cochise Canine Rescue to help animals with severe medical issues get the help they need. I cannot that NAVS enough and can only rave about the important work they do!!

 
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As a grant recipient from the National Anti-Vivisection Society, The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is forever grateful to such a wonderful organization! Grant awards play a vital role to help our hooved animal rescue grow and continue to thrive. We were awarded a grant to go towards our fencing project to create new pasture areas for rescued and impounded hooved animals in need of help. NAVS was great to work with and it was clear that they have a strong desire to help animals in need!

 
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I have been a member of NAVS since 1973 and have proudly and joyfully watched it grow. My 2 favorite things are: "Take Action Thursday" because in that way I can make a positive contribution for animals, and the stories of different organizations that the "Sanctuary Fund" has assisted. That fund helps those in dire circumstances and need. Never, ever stop NAVS! Thank you for your advocacy, the countless lives you have saved, and the suffering you have prevented and eliminated! Thanks for informing us which are the cruelty free cosmetics. God Bless NAVS. Long may you live and function! Thank you and thank you again! Sharon

 
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