International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.

Rating: 4.71 stars   205 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: 2 stars  

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Rating: 5 stars  

All over the world the activities of humans affect the lives of animals. So much of those affects are tragic, sometimes cruel, and heart-breaking. It is wonderful to be part of a human activity that helps rescue and protect animals. It helps me remember that we are not always the problem. Sometimes we can be the solution.

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endow them with lots more resources.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

IFAW's efforts range from addressing the plight of abused/neglected domestic animals to protection for wild animals worldwide - a voice for all animals everywhere! The situation for the survival of rhinos, elephants and lions is particularly dire at this time, and this organization is a key player in the fight to bring these and other endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an organization that really goes out there and helps animals, at home and internationally. I feel like my donations are definitely put to good use and make a difference.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Who can help animals affected by a weather or other humanitarian crisis overseas? IFAW answers that question. This is a critically needed non-profit that steps in where other aid organizations don't go. IFAW helps with pets, farm animals and wild animals- often the silent victims of natural disasters and conflicts. These animals caught by rising flood waters, fires, landslides, and war can't help themselves- they are totally dependent on human care. IFAW also trains local populations on animal care- how to protect farm animals during a crisis? They distribute medicines and train locals to administer them so that animals can survive contaminated floodwaters and the spread of disease. IFAW's efforts to teach locals to take better care of and protect their livestock and to respect wild animals for their contributions to the web of life is so very necessary to preserving animals populations around the world.

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Provide them with additional funding so that their reach can go further.

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a native citizen of Peru, where animal rights organizations were unthinkable twenty years ago, I admire the work of people who protect our wildlife. I have witnessed the most horrible abuse towards animals in my native country, and after reflecting about my experience I became a vegetarian, and a supporter of organizations like this one.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity respects the life of every living creature, from dogs & cats to elephants & reptiles.
I have been a supporter for 30+ years and I give them credit for going and doing the "hands-on" work of helping animals that I am unable to do.

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try to get them more exposure

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

IFAW Is a reputable caring organization that uses the money it receives from donors, even donors of small amounts like me in an intelligent manner. This shows me that they not only talk the talk but walk the walk. It is through a collaboration with entities like this that we can do the most good. After all what is our human value if we live with no show of compassion, no show of concern for all, even those among us that cannot speak or defend themselves. Thank you IFAW!

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved in animal rescue for almost 40 years. I have learned much from IFAW and have seen the good they do. Even family members in Europe are very much aware of this wonderful organization. Whenever I am ready to give on the human race as useless and cruel, they do yet another mind boggling rescue. May God l bess all the people and animals involved!

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Make sure they had sufficient fund to continue.

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Life-changing

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2013

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I found IFAW several years ago when I wanted to make a contribution in memory of a friend who had loved animals. IFAW had a very high ranking among charities so I called them and the rest is history. I am hooked on the incredible work that this organization does and try to support it whenever I can. Thank you, IFAW!

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Life-changing

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2014

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