National Anti-Vivisection Society

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Animals, Education

Location: 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  

When I read that an American-turned-terrorist enjoys cutting people's throats, I am certain his family never taught him compassion for creatures like himself. When children learn that animals are our companions in creation, they can help, rather than harm, the world we all share. Teaching compassion is what NAVS does so well.

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NAVS is so structurally important to all of those who cannot speak. What is personal to me, is that their mail, reaches the hearts of our three boys aged 7, 4 an 2; whom all love getting 'animal mail.' It instills in them the need for kindness and compassion toward animals as a basis for their entire lives. We look to NAVS for all kinds of issues and awareness. From the bottom of our hearts, you are truly the best!

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I have been a member of NAVS for years. My father first suggested I join as he, too, was opposed to animal testing as well as being a professor and interested thoughtful approaches to stopping cruelty to animals. I have learned a lot over the years from NAVS' paper and now email newsletters. I have also been able to take a lot of positive action for animals as a result of their help and direction. They are very well informed and organized and are one of the oldest and most professional animal welfare groups in the country. I feel very proud to be an active member of NAVS.

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As a 7 year old I ran a local stall to raise funds for NAVS, that was 50 years ago. The work that NAVS carries out is vital for the protection of animals world wide, and I commend their dedicated staff for the work that they do. To use animals for greed and to defend their suffering is inhumane. There is no excuse to inflict pain and suffering on another living creature.

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NAVS is top notch, the dedicated hard work of the staff has helped save so many animals and alerted the public with many ways to help. Wonderful, caring people.

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I have followed and supported NAVS for years. They work tirelessly to help animals. I will continue to support NAVS because of their devotion to better the lives of all animals. Thank you.

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I believe all animals have the right to live and to live well in an environment that is safe. To use animals in a way that diminishes their health and well being is abuse and no one or no agency should have the right to harm an animal for any cause. That's why I believe in NAVS and I support them with all I have.

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I've been a NAVS supporter for 20 years, but until I got on this site to write my review I had no idea how much they do to help other organizations who are also trying to do some good for animals in a world gone insane with the abuse, exploitation and torture of them. This confirms my faith in NAVS and solidifies my support for them even further. What an awesome organization!

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I think what they are doing for Leo and Hercules and the other two chimps is overdue. The Supreme Court decided that corporations were people and we all know Corporations don't even have a brain which I believe is what makes you a sentient being. These chimps are more "people" than any corporation ever hoped to be and should be granted the right to live out their lives with their own kind in the chimp sanctuary and in safety. They need to be taken out of the laboratory since there are proven methods of doing experiments that don't need to use animals. To keep these chimps locked up is just wrong and if anyone can free them it's the National Anti-Vivisection Society. They will free the chimps and then continue their fight for all animals everywhere.

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3 people found this review helpful

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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