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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Services, Animals, Education

Mission: 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.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary are extremely grateful for the support from NAVS! They have provided financial assistance for some of our most horrific cases of abuse and have helped us in the journey of healing our animals so that they can find new forever homes, filled with love!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAVS does a great job getting the word out about animal abuse & cruelty. I fully support them. No human should ever have such power to abuse or mistreat or test on any animal.
It must stop happening.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NAVS was instrumental in helping us cover the vet expenses for Clancy, one of the cats living at the Broken Promises SW sanctuary. Clancy needed surgery to remove the growths in his ears which are harming his hearing and causing him significant discomfort. Without the grant from NAVS our small and under-funded rescue would have suffered considerable hardship to pay his bill

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hazel was a ten-week old pup whose owners were going to have her euthanized because she had parvo and they said they could not afford her treatment. Luckily the veterinary hospital reached out to A Pathway to Hope and asked if we could help. We said that we would save Hazel's life. Little Hazel hovered at the brink of death for almost a week ~ dehydrated and vomiting and not responding to treatment... And then she finally turned the corner. She recovered and became the beautiful happy little pup we knew she would be and found her forever home.
This success story would not have been possible with wonderful non-profit associations such as National Anti-Vivisection Society. As Hazel's medical bills grew, we reached out to NAVS and asked if they could help. We were granted a very generous Sanctuary Fund which went toward Hazel's medical bills.
A small rescue such as A Pathway to Hope relies on the assistance of wonderful non profits to help us continue the work we need to do to save lives.

ErikaFleury

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for an organization that has been the recipient of NAVS's Sanctuary Fund. They were a delight to work with and are always eager to help organizations who help animals. I appreciate all they do!

Lisa-11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization staffed by caring people! I run a small nonprofit rescue and through their Sanctuary Grant program, I've been able to help many animals in crisis who I otherwise couldn't. They do so much good for so many animals and animal-related causes and I highly recommend them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As the director of Stray Central, a small animal rescue, I cannot thank NAVS and their sanctuary grant fund enough for all the help they've given us over the years! Because of them, we've been able to help many feral cat colonies, assist in hoarding situations, give many animals much needed vet care, help communities ravaged by mother nature, and many other projects we wouldn't have been able to take on without their assistance. They're an absolute delight to work with, staffed with very knowledgable and caring people, and their focus in near and dear to my heart. I can't say enough about what a fantastic organization this is! :-) Bless you, NAVS!! Lisa Barnett

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piggyparade

Client Served

Rating: 5

NAVS does amazing work, our favorite thing they do is to help animals directly with funds when large emergency rescues come up and also helping sanctuaries with much needed projects. They are always awesome to work with and generous with their help. A terrific organization!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and we give forever homes to non-releasable, native Montana wildlife. We have received two grants from NAVS. They have made a huge difference for our facility. Our first grant helped us build a permanent home for 'Margi' our yellowbellied marmot. Our second grant will enable us to give year round homes to our migratory Sandhill Cranes and turkey vultures. NAVS has been a truly wonderful asset to our organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I like the work of this organization very much. I give regularly because I know they are working hard to free animals from the horror of vivisection.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NAVS does not feel like a distant animal rights organization run not by humans but by computer code. NAVS is on the ground keeping in touch with individuals in the several states where legislation is pending on animal rights. I know because I'm one of those individuals they personally contacted. Through NAVS I got the opportunity to take local action and to feel that I was really accomplishing something on behalf of laboratory animals. Thanks, NAVS!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been with the N.A.V.S. for many years now. This group does great work for the animals. Our animals needlessly suffer experimentation that is cruel and deadly and has always been unnecessary.

Thank God and thank you for never giving up on our animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so please to receive emails from this organization. They are doing an amazing job at bringing animal injustices to light. Please consider visiting their website and reviewing their work. I am so happy that they exist!

Danielle105

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a non-profit farm animal sanctuary who found ourselves needing help funding a home for rescued pigs this year, we will be the first tell you that N.A.V.S. came through and very literally saved the day! They were extremely kind, prompt, organized, and offered us assistance quickly when we needed it in order to be able to save lives. Because of their grant to build a pig barn, we were able to rescue four additional pigs this year besides the two we had planned to intake. These four came from various situations (two who both have special needs including deafness and mobility issues came from an extreme cruelty case, one was saved from slaughter by a local farmhand, and one more was able to join his two brothers at the sanctuary after their mother leapt, pregnant, from a transport truck speeding down the highway). We are proud to talk about the important life-saving work N.A.V.S. does during our programs and visitor days and are so very grateful for them.
Sincerely, Blackberry Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary Team
Colfax, CA

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!

1 Karen McCumsey

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

CritterCampMom

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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