Animal Allies was founded in 1994 with the notion that a small group of dedicated individuals could truly make a difference. We saw the suffering of animals in the greater Manchester area and knew that through education and a little hard work, we could help to make their futures just a little bit brighter.
Strength in Numbers to Stop Suffering
We share a common respect and concern for all animals and we oppose cruelty in any form. We believe that all animals are entitled to the basic right not to suffer as so many of them silently do. We also believe there is strength in numbers and that together, we can stop the silent suffering.
We promote animal welfare through humane education and direct community action. We educate the public about the suffering that millions of animals are forced to endure each day at the hands of humans.
Our Main Goal: Countdown to Zero
Each year, too many healthy cats, dogs, and other animals are put to death in NH shelters - simply for lack of a home. We are constantly striving to decrease the number of these killings, and we won't rest until that number is zero.
Spay and Neuter
Since our inception in 1994, Animal Allies has assisted thousands of people with spaying and neutering their animals. Volunteers return calls made to the 1-800-990-SPAY line and work as a referral source locating the best low cost program for each person that calls. We also have our own program where we offer low cost monthly spay/neuter clinics to those who cannot afford the full cost. Through the generosity of our supporters, we will continue to do this until we reach our Zero Goal.
We also devote time to community education. We encourage the adoption of shelter animals, and we promote awareness of the benefits of spaying and neutering. We work throughout many communities offering assistance to people who have large numbers of stray cats in their areas.
Humane Feral Cat Solutions
Volunteers humanely trap the cats and kittens, spaying and neutering all and then assess each cat individually. Friendly cats are adopted into new loving homes and feral kittens are put into foster homes to be worked with so they begin to trust humans and are then adopted out. Feral cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their area after recovering from spaying or neutering and receiving their vaccines. They are then fed and cared for by the kind people who originally contacted us for assistance.
Volunteers devote their time to feral cat clinics as well and are always working on new fundraising projects that will provide the funds to allow us to continue our very important work.
We actively reach out to the community through the available media. One of our more successful ventures was Paws to Consider, a weekly adopt-a-pet program featuring animals available for adoption. This show, which ran for eight years, helped many animals find new loving homes. We have also produced shows on other animal welfare issues including animals used in circuses and the greyhound racing industry. We hope to do more shows on a variety of other topics in the very near future.