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Animal Compassion Team of California

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals


To provide a safe haven for domestic animals, regardless of breed or species; through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. To advocate for the humane treatment of animals, and promote the human-animal bond. To educate the public about the importance of kindness, compassion, and responsible pet ownership with an emphasis on spaying and neutering. To cooperate and work with other animal rescues and shelters towards the goal of becoming a no-kill nation. 

Results: To date we have successfully re-homed approximately 1800 animals, provided spay/neuter for 150 feral cats and have provided an alternative option to dumping in our already overcrowded shelters. We have spent countless hours providing counseling services to our community about alternative ways to keep pets instead of surrendering their furry friend.

Target demographics: Entire community, depending on need, all ages.

Geographic areas served: Central California, specifically San Joaquin Valley

Programs: Animal Compassion Team has a volunteer program for people interested in becoming involved in the organization.  Volunteers attend an orientation where they learn about ACT, spaying/neutering pets, volunteer opportunities, and what they are expected to do when they volunteer.  Volunteer opportunities include: marketing, adoption agent, dog walker, cat cuddler, foster parent, rescue transport, and HOPE transport. 

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nikki V.


Rating: 5

Okay, I just wanted to say that this is one of the best animal rescue groups out there. I am a supporter/donor, have adopted two dogs and volunteered for ACT. I have been involved since the summer of 2013 and have found them to be very consistent in their caring and compassionate mission towards animal rescue. Anyone who really wants to know the truth has only to visit their center and maybe volunteer, the more time you spend, the more you'll know that they truly make a difference. I have not received any compensation for this review, nor would I ever accept any, people should not take opinions too seriously, go and check it out for yourself, that's what I did, visited more than a few rescue groups before choosing this one to support (not that there aren't other fantastic groups out there). It's easy to criticize when you're not the one doing the work!

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Rating: 5

I think that this organization is hands down, one of the best. They have all personally sacrificed much to bring their vision into reality. It is easy to criticize like "nice?girl" did in her review, but they are in the trenches making a difference every day. After volunteering for a few months to evaluate just what kind of shelter this was, I ended up adopting two dogs from ACT in 2013. They had both been rescued from being put to death at one of the county shelters and they both had severe health issues, which didn't stop ACT from taking them in. They are extremely compassionate and do their very best with every animal in their care. I realize no one organization is perfect, but the ones run by individuals that are passionate about their vision will stand for the long haul. In contrast to "nicegirl" I have to say that I for one am encouraged to see a nonprofit organization that embraces faith in God for help, direction and hope for a better future. ACT is worth your time, check them out for yourself, you'll be glad that you did.



Rating: 5

We learned about ACT 4 years ago. We adopted one of the dogs through one of their foster homes. Since then we have followed their work daily & supported them with donations. They are truly one of the best rescue groups we have ever seen. Their dedication to the animals is incredible. They go above & beyond in their rescue & their foster volunteers are amazing caring people. I tell people all the time about ACT. They deserve all the help & recognition they can get.