The Primates Incorporated sanctuary is grateful to NAVS for supporting our monkey rescue needs. We were able to help monkeys retire from the pet trade and laboratories with the generous support of their sanctuary fund which enabled us to pay for transportation and modify enclosures.
NAVS is a highly effective organization and a vital member of the animal protection community. The organization employs a variety of approaches to ending cruelty to animals used in experimentation: working to change laws, funding and exploring humane and more effective alternatives, and raising awareness and activating public advocates. The organization also supports the victims of vivisection through its Sanctuary Fund. This funding is critical for sanctuaries, like Born Free USA’s Primate Sanctuary, to provide a home for animals formerly used in research – so they can live the remainder of their lives in peace.
NAVS is an incredible resource for animals in need. Their support, knowledge, kindness, exceptional communication, professionalism and resources have helped to strengthen our organization's mission.
NAVS is a wonderful, ethical organization that we have worked with for many years. They have provided our animals at Cochise Canine Rescue several emergency medical/sanctuary grants, enabling us to help animals in dire straights. We cannot thank them enough!
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.
Great people who are working to use technology instead of the sacred animals for testing to be humane to the animals.
Their motto...advancing science without harming animals....says it all. I've been a life member all my life. Imagining one of my pets picked up and put in a cage and given drugs, viruses, surgeries experimentally is devastating. So wonderful to support an organization that is actively seeking non animal solutions that impress even those who think animals are just tools for man's use or abuse.
I have been a close follower for years. This group is wonderful about sharing information that is in the forefront of saving the lives of innocent animals- giving options and hope for virtual and artificial dissection and vivisection and anti-cruelty measures.
I will continue signing petitions, notifying political representatives and sending financial support to one of my favorite groups!!!
This charity works steadily to remove sentient beings from being carved up!!! In this day and age, there is NO reason to experiment on animals. It can be done virtually or on volunteers with incentives, if need be, but to take an innocent animal and torture it, for what? Cosmetics or some such stupid human crap? Really???
National Anti-Vivisection Society is the best animal rights charity bar none. They continue to focus on their core mission and do it consistently and effectively. They are science based and continue to bring forth the best research and ideas that can help save animals that are subject to horrific lab experiments and yet these new ideas are even better at helping medical researchers with combating disease. A fabulous model of how all charities should function.
The first animal rights organization I joined! Having researched them when I lived in Chicago (their home base) their industry knowledge, excellent use of donations and science-based, factual publications (online and paper) have continued to impress me as a primary source of information when educating others.
I love this organization and everything it stands for. They neither sensationalize nor downplay the horrific plight of animals who are tested on. Instead, they weather the course- in good times and bad, NAVS stands strong.
...and I am still a member, 20 years later. What does that tell you?
NAVS is a great non profit institution that has brought light into the world of animal testing. NAVS speaks up for the numerous voiceless suffering animals in the cruel world of animal testing. They are a caring organization that takes action on behalf of the many suffering laboratory animals, but also believes in science without cruelty.
NAVS Is one of the best nonprofits! They work tirelessly to protect people and animals by promoting alternative methods in animal testing research and medicine. Improved non-animal testing eliminates millions of needless animal deaths and suffering while allowing for better outcomes in human health. We need to keep pushing for these changes in our archaic testing labs and facilities in order to promote the best outcomes for all. Thank you NAVS for fighting for the countless voiceless animals in labs who are needlessly abused in research every single day!
NAVS 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.
Charity is great about providing information and awareness about the ability to make useful medical advances without harming animals. It provides an easy way to write to members of Congress too.
I have been donating to this organization for years. The information I receive from NAVS is easy to understand and contains quality studies and science. This organization strives to save animals from being tested on unnecessarily. I highly recommend them to all of my friends as a valuable non-profit.
I have been donating to NAVS for over 10 years now, from the first time I read about their efforts to stop animal testing by promoting positive solutions that will end the cruel, costly and flawed animal experiments (NEVER has their animal "testing" been viable to human). Their efforts of educating people about more modern, human-relevant innovative methods of research are more fact-driven than the "fairy Tales" those barbaric "scientist" who still use the old archaic, worthless and barbaric use of animals. a costly worthless attempt to line the pockets of these hacks regardless of the inhumane acts they commit. NEAVS has been at the forefront of many grass-root campaigns to get the use of animals out of the medical School class curriculum/ Military trama practice and cosmetic testing among others!! I've followed them in helping animals long enough to say that without their tireless efforts animals would be in a fare worse place then they are now.
National Anti-Vivisection Society works tirelessly and intelligently to stop the pointless abuse and torture of animals, when resources should be spent on computer models and human models. These are far more accurate than expensive and terrifying tests on animals, the results of which rarely translate to human benefit, as can be seen by the plethora of lawsuits against medications and surgical techniques based on other species reactions. National Anti-Vivisection Society is an effective voice of reason.
navs one of the premier orgs in the fight to stop the use of any animals in any kind of testin, experiments, etc etc onw of olseat orgs doing this work. any and all efforts with animals up to now from what iunderstand have been not successfful lets say, bottom line is we are human and they are not, and in this scenario the animals are or will be put throught hell that no sentitent being shoild be put through. i believe and support navs push to move to opt out organ donor programs as is the norm in several other countries, more persons most likely will NOT opt oujt as it will become normal for you to be on a list for such as worthwhile cause and the ultimate is NO SUFFERING FOR ANY KIND OF ANIMAL IN USELESS ESTS, ETC.
NAVS is a wonderful organization dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in the name of science by promoting more relevant, viable and superior alternatives to animal testing.
National Anti-Vivisection Society works tirelessly to advocate for replacement of animals in research with more technologically advanced and more accurate non-animal testing methods. It works to advance legislation resulting in more humane treatment of animals. It educates companies and the public about more suitable, non-animal methods, and supports research into non-animal testing methods. I have observed its work and the results it achieves for years and am a proud supporter of NAVS. I could not think more highly of its mission, its work, or its achievements. NAVS is on the front lines every day, fighting for a more humane and ethical world for those who humans exploit and abuse but have no voice in our society.
The National Anti- Vivisection Society is on the forefront of this important issue. Their work is invaluable for these captive and tormented animals. I give whenever possible, knowing the money will be used in the most effective way. Their educational materials and action alerts are extremely helpful to those of us who want to see an end to this cruel and archaic practice.
Always bases its calls-to-action on compassion plus information, rather than on compassion alone. Explanations given about a situation are articulate and thorough, including historical background, current state, and what the future state could be if the call-to-action is successful. The website functions swiftly and without breakage, and when once I submitted a help request regarding updating my information in their system, their response was prompt and resolved my issue.
My beagle, Betsy, passed away a year ago from a brain tumor. There was never a more loyal friend, companion, and caring little girl, she never met a stranger, and loved everyone. After she passed, I began to get more involved in animal advocacy. I was shocked to learn that millions of animals are used in labs across America every year. Most are bred in cages (see USDA Class A Breeders article) and then transferred to labs. Their lives are spent in steel cages as they endure test after agonizing test--these are dogs like my Betsy (beagles are favored because of their docile nature). They never leave the steel cages and never know the love and companionship they so deserve. This is not acceptable. And, NAVS is doing something about it. NAVS is a leader in non-animal research methods. They help educate and inform--because the truth is that animals are not accurate test models for humans. For example, in skin allergy tests, a combination of chemistry and cell-based alternative methods predict human reactions 90% of the time....those kind of results cannot be ignored. NAVS is at the forefront of seeking out cutting edge technology needed to forever end using animals - like Betsy - in research. I am so thankful for NAVS and all they are doing to end the suffering of animals in labs across America by implementing non-animal test methods!! Thank you NAVS!!!
I love this group and have supported them for years. Most people don't realize how many millions of animals are tortured and killed in labs on research that has been done over and over for the last 50 years. There is no excuse for the killing to continue and NAVS is working to make that happen.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Very communicative, informative, professional, intelligent, reliable, current. Excellent resource. Absolutely outstanding nonprofit!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
As a grant recipient from the National Anti-Vivisection Society, The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is forever grateful to such a wonderful organization! Grant awards play a vital role to help our hooved animal rescue grow and continue to thrive. We were awarded a grant to go towards our fencing project to create new pasture areas for rescued and impounded hooved animals in need of help. NAVS was great to work with and it was clear that they have a strong desire to help animals in need!
I have been a member of NAVS since 1973 and have proudly and joyfully watched it grow. My 2 favorite things are: "Take Action Thursday" because in that way I can make a positive contribution for animals, and the stories of different organizations that the "Sanctuary Fund" has assisted. That fund helps those in dire circumstances and need. Never, ever stop NAVS! Thank you for your advocacy, the countless lives you have saved, and the suffering you have prevented and eliminated! Thanks for informing us which are the cruelty free cosmetics. God Bless NAVS. Long may you live and function! Thank you and thank you again! Sharon
I've just recently discovered NAVS but I like the news about legal issues and the pics & stories about animals and current legislative changes n trends. It gives me hope that with people like NAVS we may make progress faster in the problems of animal cruelty and animal welfare. I'm positively giving a 4 star rating because I don't know this org. Well yet but I like what I see so far.
An excellent organization that works tirelessly to help innocent animals!
NAVS is a great organization. I am proud to be a contributor, a small one, but I truly appreciate what they do and NAVS keeps me informed on issues and actions to take to protect animals.
100% top tier. Great people. Great Cause. Tireless folks. It doesn't get any better!