Below is a list of animal shelters and rescue organizations that receive donations from Don’t Be Cruel. We encourage you to support any of these extraordinary groups who strive to give animals in need a forever home and a voice to be heard.

Almost Home Animal ShelterAlmost Home Animal Shelter Almost Home Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is an animal welfare organization established to support animal care and control for local municipalities, as well as promoting the human/companion animal bond. They are dedicated to creating programs and services which will educate the public, through advocacy, spay/neuter and adoption. Website:


Bloomfield Animal Shelter/John A. Bukowski Shelter for AnimalsBloomfield Animal Shelter/John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals The Bloomfield Animal Shelter/John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals is located in Bloomfield, NJ. Managed by the Township of Bloomfield, the shelter’s animal control serves the towns of Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Caldwell. The shelter employees and volunteers socialize the animals in residence and help potential adopters find the perfect addition to their family. Website:


Burlington County Animal ShelterBurlington County Animal Shelter The Burlington County Animal Shelter is a county facility supported by animal control contracts with local municipalities and the county taxpayers. It is used as a shelter for stray dogs, cats and other small animals for a short term stay in accordance with Title 8, Chapter 23. All stray animals not claimed by owners or adopted will be kept for at least the state-mandated 7 days. Website:


Cairn Terrier RescueCol. Potter Cairn Rescue Network The Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN), is formed for the charitable purposes of rescuing purebred Cairn Terriers and Cairn Terrier mixes which are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless, including, without limitation, those found in animal shelters or similar facilities and those released by their owners due to change in family circumstances as well as those which are being used as breeding stock by so-called puppy mills and backyard breeders.


Chance at Life Cat RescueChance at Life Rescue Chance at Life Cat Rescue is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) Public Charity founded in 2010. They are dedicated to rescuing, caring for and placing homeless cats in the hands of caring people. The Chance at Life Cat Rescue family is founded on the principals of education and practice of kindness and respect for all animal life.


Eleventh Hour Rescue in New JerseyEleventh Hour Rescue Eleventh Hour Rescue is a volunteer based, non profit, 501c3 organization that literally saves dogs and cats from death row.  They rely on the generosity of volunteers to provide loving foster homes for our dogs and cats pulled from death row in high-kill shelters.  They invite you to explore their website and humbly offer you the chance to let one of their exceptional animals touch your heart the same way they each touch them. Website:


for the Animals Sanctuary in Blairstown, NJfor the Animals Sanctuary  The for the Animals Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to food, bedding, and medical care for farm animals and is located in Blairstown, NJ. Debbie Kowalski, the sanctuary’s founder, has devoted most of her life to helping people and animals. She is a full-time critical care nurse, in addition to being the only live-in caregiver to the animals. Website:


Friends of the Shelter - Clifton, NJFriends of the Shelter (Clifton Animal Shelter) Clifton Animal Shelter specializes in finding forever adoptive homes for homeless cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. You can call them to adopt your new pet, visit the shelter, or fill out an adoption application online. We are a non-profit 501(c) volunteer organization, and your donations are tax deductible.



Garden State Veterinary Specialists Garden State Veterinary Specialists Animal Hospital Garden State Veterinary Specialists was founded in 1994, by Dr. Thomas D. Scavelli. GSVS is a multi-disciplinary REFERRAL ONLY HOSPITAL open 24/7, 365 days a year. Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art veterinary care in the fields of Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Dermatology. Website:



The Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey

The Last Resort Rescue The Last Resort Rescue is a 501c3 foster based no-kill rescue located in Northern NJ.  They  rescue mostly dogs from kill shelters down south where the methods of euthanasia are extremely inhumane, for example, the gas chamber and heartstick.  They help the dogs locally where the economy is a huge factor and many more people are sadly, having to give up their pets. Website:


New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

NJ SPCA The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was created in 1868 and is the second oldest SPCA in the country. Its agents were established as Law Enforcement Officers in charge of investigating and prosecuting all persons involved in animal abuse and neglect. They are committed to educating the public on responsible pet ownership. The NJSPCA is funded solely by donations, grants, bequests and fines levied. It receives no government funding or tax dollars. Please help them in their quest to end the needless suffering of animals in our state by donating today.


Pibbles More Animal RescuePibbles & More Animal Rescue Pibbles & More rescues dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, from high-kill shelters and dangerous situations and places them in loving homes. Their mission is to reduce pet overpopulation, particularly pit bulls, through spay/neuter intervention. Educating the public about responsible pet ownership through adoption as opposed to purchase.


Pitty Love Rescue IncPitty Love Rescue Pitty Love Rescue is a pit bull specific rescue organization located in Rochester, NY. We mainly serve the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse areas. We are a no kill organization and are striving to restore this wonderful breed to its former position of respect and honor. Pitty Love is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and responsible placement of abandoned, abused, and neglected pit bull and pit bull mix dogs.


Rescue a BullRescue*a*Bull Rescue-A-Bull, Inc. was founded in December of 2010 by a group of bully lovers and is an educational and charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Bully breed dogs through rescue, education, outreach and advocacy. Rescue-A-Bull, Inc. is powered by the generous donation of time, love, and passion from volunteer staff.


Puppy Rescue Mission logoPuppy Rescue Mission The primary mission of The Puppy Rescue Mission, Inc. (TPRM), as stated in our by-laws, is to fund-raise and assist in pet rescue, foster and re-homing when needed, in particular pets of soldiers, especially those deployed in war zones. We assist with requests, logistics, administration and fund-raising for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with soldiers. This may include vet care, supplies, transport and related issues. We work with or through other organizations that help our soldiers bring their companion animals home from war. Website:


Save the Animal Rescue Team (START)Save The Animals Rescue Team (START) Save The Animals Rescue Team, the original S.T.A.R.T. established in 1991, is a non-profit humane organization, founded by Annette Lamberti, that rescues stray, abandoned, injured, and abused kittens, puppies, cats & dogs. The animals rescued are examined by a veterinarian, spayed/neutered, vaccinated & placed in one of our volunteer foster homes.


Secaucus Animal ShelterSecaucus Animal Shelter The Secaucus Animal Shelter is a no kill shelter, dedicated to saving animals. Our mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals; rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered; and find them loving adoptive homes.


Shiloh's Horse Rescue and SanctuaryShiloh’s Horse Rescue and Sanctuary Shiloh is a Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) Non- Profit. Shiloh rescues abused, unwanted, neglected, and slaughter bound horses of all types. They attend slaughter auctions and rescue horses from the killer buyers, bring the horses home to Shiloh Ranch, rehabilitate, and adopt them out to new homes. A basic belief at Shiloh is that all horses, regardless of age or lameness and health problems, have worth and value and can enjoy second chances at a new life. Website: Shiloh’s Horse Rescue


United Against Puppy MillsUnited Against Puppy Mills United Against Puppy Mills was founded and organized on March 31, 2005 by residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The primary charitable mission of United Against Puppy Mills is to promote awareness and provide training and support for people interested in effecting positive action for the elimination of puppy mills as they currently exist.

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