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National Anti-Vivisection Society

Rating: 5 stars   45 reviews 1,102

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Education

Address:

53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1552 Chicago IL 60604 USA

Mission:

The National Anti-Vivisection Society promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection. NAVS? education programs are directed at increasing public awareness about vivisection, identifying humane solutions to human problems, developing alternatives to the use of animals, and working with like-minded individuals to effect changes which help to end the suffering of innocent animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been supporting the work of NAVS for over 30 years. Every animal rights organization has a niche to fill due to the overwhelming amount of mistreatment & abuse animals endure. NAVS fills an extraordinary niche by helping to educate the public, scientists and government officials to understand that animals don't advance science - they hinder science.

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As a life long animal lover, horse owner, and volunteer at Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation in California, I can't speak highly enough of National Anti-Vivisection Society. Their unwavering commitment to better the lives of animals is truly remarkable. In addition, they helped Pregnant Mare Rescue with funding to rescue 4 former Premarin mares from North Dakota, and have supported us in additional projects. Thank you NAVS for your commitment to animals!!

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I am a volunteer with Pregnant Mare Rescue in California, and National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) came to our rescue in early 2012 with a grant to help bring four mares from a former Premarin ranch in North Dakota who were at risk at being slaughtered. 1 1/2 years later, all four mares, and one baby are thriving. Petal fooled us for months, we thought she was pregnant. She is in a wonderful home with a teenager, now being ridden. Kismet was just placed in a loving home. Madrid, who was born at PMR is a remarkable beauty in an awesome home, as beautiful as any horse you might spend thousands of dollars for. Panosh, has her own person, and Malibu, Madrid's mother who couldn't be touched for many, months still lives at PMR, but she likes to be around people. NAVS also honored PMR by selecting them to feature photos of some of our rescues in their March 2013 NAVS calendar.
In addition to the grant help, NAVS has a long track record or working on behalf of animals world wide by their activism, and education, and keeping us aware of animal related litigation and issues.
They are truly a remarkable and worthy organization. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff at NAVS.

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

Donate more money.

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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NAVS is an amazing organization! They helped AniMeals by supporting our programs that feed starving animals and offer care to those neglected. Thank you NAVS! Keep up the awesome work!

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Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary is deeply indebted to the National Anti-Vivisection Society for their generous support of our sanctuary. We would not be able to care for our residents without their assistance. It's a wonderful organization and we very much support their tireless work and mission. Thank you NAVS!

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I am the President and Co-founder of Aslan's Cats, a 501 c3 organization for feline leukemia cats.
I am greatly indebted to Jamie Aitchison and The NAVS foundation for their very kind and generous support they gave us in our time of need for a very sick animal we took in that needed emergency vet care .
They responded quickly and came to our help immediately.
They are a wonderful foundation that provides help for many small grass roots organizations that depend on their help.
We thank them so very much and are deeply grateful to them.

Sabrina Hansen

President of Aslan's Cats.

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

none..they are wonderful.

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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NAVS has consistently supported urgent projects for Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest through their Sanctuary Fund. The seven former biomedical chimpanzees at the sanctuary have greatly benefited from this wonderful organization that not only works to speak out about the use of nonhuman animals in biomedical testing and teaching, but gives directly to organizations who care for animals in need.

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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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We at The Animal House Jamaica cannot overstate the fact that NAVS is worthy of a 5-star rating and description as a "Great Non-Profit". Time and time again this amazing non-profit has been there for us in times of great need especially after Jamaica was hit by severe hurricanes several years in a row and we were left without kennels (and thus protection from the elements)for our 150 plus dogs. Their mission and ongoing activities contribute greatly to the improved welfare of all animals in need..

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Wonderful organization dedicated to being an advocate for animals and goes the extra mile to help other organizations with life-saving Sanctuary funds to rescue animals in need.

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Awesome place and group of people. They are always there to give a helping hand. Being a equine rescue not to many people help. But Navs was there for us. Great place

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