We tend to take so much for granted. Clean oceans? Endangered species being protected? No more animal testing or animal abuse? Unless we actively seek out information on what’s happening to our environment and animal welfare issues, we would have no idea how bad things are. Luckily for us, there are groups of people that have created organizations to improve upon the state of the environment and to stop animal abuse and protect endangered species. The majority of these organizations are non-profit and depend upon the support from people like you.

One of my favorite quotes is by John Grogan, author of Marley and Me. He said and I have to agree, “Animal lovers are a special breed of human, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky.” Cheers to all animal lovers!



Stop over fishing and learn more about eco-friendly seafood. People’s most direct effect on the ocean is the fish they consume. Blue Ocean Institute provides a comprehensive list of seafood to avoid. Click Here.

Below are groups and organization we feel deserve your attention. If you know of a group or organization that works hard to improve lives and protect our planet and animal kingdom, please go out our Contact page.

Each month we’ll be featuring a story on an organization. If you’d like to see your group or organization featured, please go out our Contact page.


Animal Welfare

The Ocean Channel The Horse Network | Horse Rescue and Adoption Directory
Oceanic Preservation Society The Cloud Foundation
Save Japan’s Dolphins Alliance of Wild Horse Advocates
Algalita Marine Research Foundation PMU Horse Rescue
Surfrider Foundation Horsenet Horse Rescue
Ocean Alliance Homeless Animal Rescue Team
Natural Resources Defense Council Hugs for Homeless Animals
National Oceanic and Atmospherics The Marine Mammal Center
Blue Ocean Institute Campaign Whale
Heal the Ocean The Dolphin Institute
International Rivers Network Animal Welfare Institute
Rainforest Action Network National Horse Protection Coalition
California Wilderness Coalition Helen Woodward Animal Center
SurfAid International Born Free Foundation
The Ocean Conservancy Hugs for Homeless Animals
Save the Waves Coalition The Captive Animals’ Protection Society
Surfers Healing Horse Plus Humane Society
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation United Animal Nations
Oceana Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Global Ocean Legacy The Fund for Animals
Reef Check Wild Horse Rescue
Adventure Ecology Jane Goodall Institute
Sea Shepherd Noah’s Lost Ark
Save Pacific Sea Turtles ASPCA
Ocean Health Organization In Defense of Animals
Wild Dolphin Foundation Defenders of Wildlife
Earth Trust Saving America’s Mustangs
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Animal Rescue Site

Each month we’ll be featuring a story on an organization. If you’d like to see your group or organization featured, please email: editor@surfergirls.com.