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The Herbs Place - Nature's Sunshine's herbs, supplements, essential oils, skin care, and more. Free Herbal Medicine Chest info, free classes and informational email newsletters.

The Frugal Life offers tips for making the money you have last longer.  Free newsletter and bulletin board.  Search for an answer to your question, or post it on the bulletin board.  It's a fun community of folks who enjoy helping each other.

Life's Abundance Natural Pet Foods and Supplements formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks. All foods are using only the highest quality "human grade" ingredients. An overweight diet formula for dogs is also available. No Recalls have ever been made on any of the products.  No Recalls have ever been made on any of the products.

Silver Shield Aqua Sol - Find out more about Nature's Sunshine Silver Shield. One of our top immune system builders. This product is so powerful it is patented.

Our Local Shelters and Rehabilitation Facilities

Caring for Creatures is a no-kill shelter situated on 157 beautiful and secluded acres in the rural countryside of central Virginia. At any given time CFC is home to 200 animals: on average we have 55 dogs in residence and 145 cats. Sponsorship programs available and they're always looking for good homes for their animals.

Peaceful Passings doesn't believe any animal needs to be euthanized for age or medical challenge when a qualify of life remains.  Their mission is to save senior animals and care for them in a home-like environment.  They also provide programs to the public that include grief counseling, caring for aging pets, and are a resource for inquiries from the general public.  They also work to re-home lost or abandoned senior animals to loving homes when appropriate.

Rikki's Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 330 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia located in Waynesboro, Virginia, is a hospital for native wild animals and trains the world to care about and care for wildlife and the environment with television shows and programs for veterinary and conservation students and professionals.

Animal Welfare Organizations in the USA That We Appreciate

Dogs Deserve Better was founded by one woman who focused on the seemingly forgotten cause of chained dogs. There are more urgent matters for dogs, yes, but this kind of abuse although much more subtle, is no less insidious. They may not be in immediate danger of death. But death of the soul is a slow death, and as the site says, "they are dying out there, piece by piece, hour by hour."

The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants that was designed specifically for old, sick or needy elephants who have been retired from zoos and circuses. Utilizing more than 2700 acres, it provides three separate and protected, natural-habitat environments for Asian and African elephants.

The Marine Mammal Center - We visited this place in Sausalito, California, and were delighted to see the care they give to a challenging segment of wildlife. They recognize human interdependence with marine mammals and their importance as sentinels of the ocean environment They foster marine mammal survival and the conservation of their habitat.

Spay USA is a program of The Pet Savers Foundation and is a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services. Their goal is to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs and to stop their suffering. Anyone who needs assistance finding low-cost spay/neuter services should visit the site.

Farm Sanctuary - Operating shelters in New York and California, this organization is a national rescue and adoption network that is involved in directly saving and providing lifelong care for thousands of rescued farm animals.

Turpentine Creek Big Cats Refuge provides lifetime refuge for abused, abandoned, and neglected "Big Cats" with emphasis on Tigers, Lions, Leopards, and Cougars. Based in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, we came in contact with this organization when a friend's daughter had an internship with them.

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. An engine for social change, Alley Cat Allies was the first organization to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return, in the American animal protection community. By establishing and promoting standards of care, our organization has brought humane treatment of cats into the national spotlight, now embraced by major cities and animal protection organizations coast to coast.

Three Rivers Avian Center - A West Virginia animal shelter for injured and endangered wild birds, raptor rehabilitation, and raptor environmental education programs.

International Organizations That We Appreciate

The Jane Goodall Institute was founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall. JGI empowers people to make a difference for all living things. They are creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods for people, and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world. After seeing Jane's IMAX movie, Wild Chimpanzees, we couldn't wait to become part of the Chimp Guardianship Program. Our choice in the guardianship program was Nani.

Animals Asia is a Hong Kong-based government-registered animal welfare charity with charitable status in UK, USA, Australia and has additional offices in New Zealand and China. They are devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout the Asian continent forging solutions to avoid the harvesting of animal parts used in Asia and and exported internationally.

Personal Favorites

Compassion International - Help a Child