Supported Charities

50% of proceeds support local or national, highly-rated rescues, wildlife, or anti-testing programs. All of the charity recipients have high ratings on Charity Navigator and/or are organizations with whom I'm working and trust. These charities help solve issues from factory farmed animals, to abused animals in dog-fighting rings and puppy mills, animals who've been mistreated or abandoned by their owner, wildlife stolen from their families and tested on or made to perform for us, or animals being hunted or maimed for their body parts.

PAWS Chicago

Chicago, IL 4 out of 4 Star Rating Charity Navigator

PAWS Chicago is a no-kill animal shelter, and a national model in animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. PAWS is run primarily by volunteers who work tirelessly day and night to rescue, shelter, train, and love animals all over the Chicagoland area. I have the honor of working alongside endlessly compassionate people who care deeply about these animals and the folks who adopt and foster them.

CPR K9 Fund - Chicago Rescue

Chicago, IL Unrated - Star Rating Charity Navigator

I worked with this rescue to help a sweet puppy out of a kill-shelter into a loving home where he could live out the rest of his days in peace and comfort. The CPR Fund K9 Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to ending the needless euthanasia of adoptable pets of all kind. Their all-volunteer network of administrative personnel, transporters, event planners, grant writers and foster families works tirelessly to decrease the euthanasia rate in northwest Indiana and the Chicago area.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Limpopo, South Africa, Africa Unrated - Charity Navigator

HESC is known the world over for conservation of rare or endangered animals. Cheetah conservation is their core discipline, but they also rescue rhinos, lions, leopards, birds, and more. They're featured as one of the most humane and conscientious rehab/release organizations around. My time at HESC gave me the opportunity to work alongside incredibly passionate and educated animal lovers. Funds donated to HESC will be used with integrity to fight the daily battle against cruel poachers.

(ARM) Animal Recovery Mission

Miami, FL Unrated - Charity Navigator

Animal Recovery Mission is an investigative, often undercover, animal welfare org that was developed by Richard "Kudo" Couto. A man on a crusade, Kudo has now evolved ARM into an unstoppable force for abused and tortured animals worldwide. ARM collaborates with law enforcement, State attorneys, environmental protection agencies, and The Animal Legal Defense Fund to produce concrete evidence and conduct investigative tactics to put an end to criminal acts of animal torture.

Center for Ethical Science

Chicago, IL Unrated - Charity Navigator

The Center For Ethical Science (CFES) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization dedicated to: Educating the public on the inefficacy of invasive animal experimentation; exposing how tax dollars pay for much of it and what we can do to help eliminate it; and promoting effective and humane ways of conducting scientific and cosmetic research.

Rhino Revolution - Rhino Orphanage and Anti-Poaching

S Africa, Africa Unrated - Charity Navigator

Rhino Revolution's mission is to protect rhinos, today and for future generations, in the epicentre of the poaching crisis. I was honored to spend time with the folks at Rhino Revolution on Blue Canyon Reserve, learning about anti-poaching methodologies. They treated me like family amidst a small injury crisis. I saw how serious the poaching crisis is and witnessed their love for the rhinos they protect.

Farm Sanctuary

Watkins Glen, NY 4 out of 4 Star Rating Charity Navigator

Farm Sanctuary works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living. They are known for their integrity, transparency, and deep compassion.

Mercy For Animals

California 3.5 out of 4 Star Rating Charity Navigator

Mercy For Animals is passing laws and winning policy changes to protect farm animals, and inspiring people to go vegan or vegetarian! They go undercover to expose companies (like Mcdonalds, Walmart, Perdue, and more) of cruelty, identifying issues and spurring law and behavior changes across the world.

HSUS Pets For Life

Chicago, IL Unrated - Charity Navigator

Pets for Life builds humane communities using innovative strategies and fresh approaches designed to extend the reach of animal services, resources, and information to under-served and typically low-income areas, where the need is greatest. Addressing the critical need for accessible, affordable pet care, their program helps animals by empowering the people who care for them. I've worked with PFL and can attest that their volunteers and leaders are passionate animal lovers who will greatly appreciate any funds provided.

Humane Society of the US

Washington, DC 3.5 out of 4 Star Rating Charity Navigator

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. They and their affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and they professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. They are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. I've worked with the HSUS as a photographer and belong to the Animal Rescue Team, and know that funds will always go to good use.

The Goal

We've raised $860! I hope to raise $1,000 or more for animal charities in 2017 through proceeds or direct donations.
Donors receive a sketch of their furry friends and special gift, thousands of animals will be saved with 50% of proceeds going to charity,
and together we will have made a real impact in the fight against cruelty and ignorance.