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The protection and wellbeing of animals have become the responsibility of animal welfare organizations all over the world. These organizations take action against animal abuse, give animals the opportunity to find a forever home and make sure every animal is treated humanely. Each animal welfare organization has a mission to protect animals and support detectives to enforce the law against animal cruelty.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
One of the most popular and known animal welfare organizations is the ASPCA. They are mainly known for rescuing abused animals and finding them a good home. Founded in 1866, it was the first animal welfare organization in the United States. As the first animal welfare organization, it was able to pass the first anti-cruelty statute in the United States. Since then, the not-for-profit organization has conducted countless field rescues, medical operations and behavioral treatment to save animals across the country.

The American Humane
The American Humane has ensured the protection and welfare of animals since 1877. Their very first mission was to protect farm animals against cruelty and ensure they lived in more humane conditions. Today, they fight to protect the welfare of animals and children. They believe every human and animal should be treated humanely and never to be made a victim of cruelty. American Humane ensures every child and animal is not neglected or abused and work with other organizations to ensure they are cared for and nurtured.

Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Outside of the United States, the RSPCA is the largest animals welfare charity in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1824, their first mission was geared toward the welfare of working animals. As time went on, their focus shifted to changing the laws to ensure animals are treated humanely. The worked for over one hundred years to enforce the view that animals must be seen as more than just transport, food or sport. As of today, they campaign for the better treatment of farm animals, protect wildlife, and saving animals who fall victim to testing and lab experiments.

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
With offices in fifteen countries across the world, IFAW has provided hands-on assistance to animals and communities in need since 1969. The organization began in Canada and over the years spread throughout the world. They work to make the world a safer place for animals and ensure their protection. With the help of their supporters, they conduct hands-on projects for animal protection. The organization fights against wildlife crime, ensures marine and wildlife conservation, and stands up for community animal welfare.