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National Anti-Vivisection Society

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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

93 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws for Life NC, a foster-based animal rescue in rural North Carolina, was fortunate to receive a grant to fund medical care for two cats and a dog from NAVS. Hemi required a leg amputation after a harrowing a frightful rescue from a busy highway, Mika needed extensive medical care due to a deformity of her ear, and Goldie was heartworm positive and nearly starved to death in an abandoned house. All now healthy and two out of the three adopted. Interacting with NAVS staff was a pleasure and it was clear they are passionate about promoting animal welfare. NAVS makes a difference in the lives of animals each day. The support to the rescue community is outstanding. The advocacy to stop unnecessary suffering is essential to protect animals against needless harm. Thank you for advancing animal-friendly laws and policies in the scientific community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NAVS generously provided funding for emergency repairs to TreeHouse Wildlife Center's Flight Cage. We needed the repairs to ensure the safety of our raptors during their rehabilitation before release back into the wild. It is comforting to know that NAVS works hard to ensure animals receive the care and respect they are due.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fauna Foundation is a sanctuary for chimpanzees, monkeys, and farm animals in Quebec. We have a diabetic monkey who needed positive reinforcement training (PRT) to accept insulin injections which will get his diabetes under control. It is through the generosity and good work of NAVS that we are able to have a specialists spend time at the sanctuary training both Eugene and his caregivers in PRT. NAVS helped us in a critical time and we are grateful for their amazing support!

Melanie M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

There are so many charities that aren't run well fiscally, so I like to check before I donate too much. Charity Navigator says that NAVS could do a little better with their money but otherwise uses their funds well.
I am especially interested in ending man-made animal suffering, so I do give monthly to help educate others on why and how we can pay for less pain. When we buy certain products, we support how those products got on the shelves.
I also love how caring but brief their emails are - victories galore! It's fun to watch the progress!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very communicative, informative, professional, intelligent, reliable, current. Excellent resource. Absolutely outstanding nonprofit!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAVS has consistently been a leader in freedom for all species even with their particular concentration in rights for animals. Decades ago I remember NAVS as being "reachable" and having the character of a sincere and devoted organization for the voiceless. No other animal rights group / org is more caring and effective in its essential work. We trust NAVS and at this time tell you & NAVS to keep up the good work because we have faith in it. We need NAVS to run strong and successful and we are proud to be part of the human race who recognizes NAVS as being 100% essential for progress all round.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everything the NAVS is doing is for the good of the animal. Please help them. At least we have an organization that will help these animals and we can help too by donating to this cause. Animals need not be treated which so much cruelty and we have to make it known to the public what is happening. Please spread the word to everyone you know...friends, family, employees at work etc. It is for a good cause if you love animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAVS HAS DONE WONDERFUL WORK HELPING ANIMALS . I DONATE AND BELIEVE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF ANIMALS. i BACK THEM ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. They do get changes for better animal welfare especially for lab animals. Lab animals live their lives in misery only to be tortured for mad science by mad scientist. United we stand for the voiceless, the animals.. RB

Ann_129

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting NAVS for many years and have found it to be the best of the non profits! They work tirelessly to end the suffering of animals in labs while promoting alternative methods with sound facts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary has been blessed to receive funding to help with rescue of criminally abused and neglected animals from NAVS for years. With each large-scale rescue we take on we know that NAVS will be there to support us not only with the cost of rescue and rehabilitation but also with the promoting of our work. Each rescue is followed up by NAVS with request for after pictures - pictures of the happy endings we provide. This is so important and we feel so supported that this amazing organization cares from beginning to happy end. Thank you NAVS for all you do! *pictured is Gatlin from Paryss who was rescued in a 14-horse rescue made possible with funding from NAVS.

Lisa-11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I run a small nonprofit cat rescue. NAVS has come through with Sanctuary grants that enabled us to help with rescues above and beyond our normal scope of business. Without their help we couldn't have saved as many animals as we did who were affected by natural disasters or rescued from hoarding situations. Because of NAVS, many cats got a second chance for the happy lives they deserve. They're a wonderful organization of caring, compassionate people and a pleasure to work with!

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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

NAVS has been there for Cochise Canine Rescue on many occasions, helping us with Emergency Medical Grants for injured animals. They are a wonderful, important organization, helping animals through all their many programs....and helping to end cruelty against those with no voice.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2015 and again in early 2016 we have received important medical grants which enabled Cochise Canine Rescue to help animals with severe medical issues get the help they need. I cannot that NAVS enough and can only rave about the important work they do!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Peaceable Primate Sanctuary is a retirement sanctuary for primates that are retired from laboratories. Our sanctuary has been the recipient of two NAVS grants, with their support we were able to build a 1/2 acre open top enclosure that has allowed our primates to feel the sun on their faces and soft ground under their feet. These primates have given so much to expand our medical knowledge, the least we can do is give them a kind reward. NAVS is committed to supporting animals in need and we are honored to be one of the many organizations that benefits from their generosity.

saintseton

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NAVS is extremely dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals. This organization helped us to purchase medical equipment so we could treat hundreds of pets in poverty. This is an awesome organization who most certainly rates as a Great Non-profit.

htfas1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary and NAVS has helped fund several of our rescues in recent years. It is obvious from our interactions that they are first and foremost concerned with getting injured and abused animals the care they need, and they understand that nonprofits need financial assistance to ensure that every creature receives the best medical care possible. We are grateful for their assistance! Here's a picture of Tank and his new adoptive mom. Tank came from a horrible situation in Portage County, OH and NAVS assisted us with the funding necessary to help get these animals back on their feet and into loving homes!

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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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We at Rowdy Girl Sanctuary had a beautiful experience with NAVS during and after our evacuation from Hurricane Harvey. Their staff was very knowledgeable and they extended their services and resources to our desperate need during our time of crisis. Words can't adequately express our gratitude for this compassionate organization that is changing the world one person and one animal at a time - We thank you, Renee King Sonnen, Founder and CEO of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary - Angleton, TX

Jim C.5

Donor

Rating: 5

The best advocacy leader! Makes it very easy to contact my elected officials, THANK YOU NAVS!!!

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