International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.

Rating: 4.71 stars   204 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 290 Summer Street Yarmouth Port MA 02675 USA

Mission: The International Fund for Animal Welfare works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress.IFAW seeks to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of animals.
Results: Visit ourAnimalWire blog to view our latest campaign victories and read heartwarming stories of the animals we are saving every day.
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Ending Canada's commercial seal hunt is IFAW's founding campaign. This hunt is inhumane, unnecessary, wasteful, and presents a serious animal welfare and conservation concern. In spite of the fact that the majority of Canadians oppose Canada's commercial seal hunt, and that global markets for seal products appear to be decreasing, the Canadian Government continues to support this hunt financially and set high and unsustainable allowable catches. All four major political parties currently support Canada's commercial seal hunt. 

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an animal advocate and there are so many charities that need help-yet I am always drawn in to assist IFAW because I trust that they use my hard-earned dollar in the best way possible. I can see from the follow up stories I receive that they do what they set out to do, and have many sucess stories.When I send them money for a specific cause I am always thrilled to get feedback on what impact they were able to make. I am comfortable supporting them and hope thay are always able to continue their good, charitable work.

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I appreciate the stories and updates on special projects such as the Canadian doghouses that I receive from IFAW. I trust that what I can give is being utilized to it's fullest potential in animal welfare causes.

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IFAW saves animals and makes their lives better around the globe. They work and coordinate with local organizations so the good work continues even after their involvement. Keep up the good work!

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IFAW is one of the few animal organizations I donate money to. They reach far across this world to aid the neediest of animals and I am thrilled to be ale to rank them among my most favorite and successful non profit organizations.

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IFAW does wonderful work helping animals in need. I thank God for organizations like them and the people that do such wonderful and caring work.

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I love this organization. I like that it combines rescuing and caring for animals with advocacy and changing laws to help with their defense. I also like that it is international and committed to helping animals everywhere. The updates on how we have helped and the online magazine are great. I don't have a lot of money - I have a fairly low paying job working with abused children and a lot of school debt! But this is important to me. So I give when I can, and I appreciate that the emails are worded in such a way that I don't feel guilty when I can't...but that it is much appreciated when I can. I am so grateful for everything IFAW is doing!

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IFAW is an amazing organization that exemplifies selfless dedication and ongoing committed service toward the betterment of all animals. As a dog lover, I began donating to this group to aid in helping neglected/abused and homeless dogs, but am so happy to know that this coalition also works to better the lives of many different animals. Fred O'Regan and his organization deserve kudos for their selfless efforts. Thank you! Thank you! And finally, thank you!!!

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I am very selective who I donate too because I want to know that my money is actually going to the animals. I firmly believe in IFAW and I know that the money sent their way goes a long way to helping animals in need. I love to see updates and success stories! Thank you IFAW for everyhting you do for the animals!

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I just heard the news that the Canadian Dog house project was a success. It's so good to hear that what you felt was an important project to help animals actually DID help them and was 100% successful. Now 100 dogs will NOT be cold and left to fend for themselves this winter. I was also incredibly happy to hear that Warrior was alive, well, and had a new home. For a dog that was buried and had to be dug out, this to me made me cry. Happy tears. For Warrior to survive is amazing and the work of IFAW is a clear example of good use of whatever funds you can spare to make an animals life better in this world. To me, it makes it all worthwhile. Kudos to IFAW! Great follow through on letting me know how successful you truly are.

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I donate to many animal charities. There are times when I dread picking up my mail because there are always so many requests for funds to help animals all over the world. At this point in my life, I am retired and living on a fixed income, but I always try to send something to help in any way I can. IFAW is one of the charities I admire most. In fact, they are the first charity for animals that I ever donated to many years ago. I was a public school teacher and someone had left a newspaper in the teachers' lunchroom and I was looking through it and came upon a picture of a baby seal and read a heart-wrenching story about the upcoming seal hunts in Canada. I took the page home and sent a donation and I have donated to IFAW ever since. My most recent donation was a Christmas present to me in the form of sending money to help build 100 doghouses for dogs fighting to survive the harsh Winter weather in the North. I will always continue to donate to IFAW because I believe they will always do what is right to help animals.

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