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Animal-Kind International
Kindness to Animals has no Boundaries

AKI-supported animal rescue and protection organizations are:

  • Local: Rooted in the local culture, either founded by local people or longtime residents, who respect local culture and work within its norms to improve conditions for animals in their countries.

  • Community based: Focus at community level, working primarily from bottom-up because lasting change happens when local people are strongly supportive and advocate for it.

  • Sustainable: Use funds efficiently and effectively, with a long-term vision, and aim of bringing about lasting changes in their countries.

  • Africa-based; our secondary focal region is Latin America/Caribbean.

We work with some of the best, but under-resourced animal welfare groups, mainly in Africa, where funding is still so hard to come by and where so many young people and dedicated, local organizations are stepping up to make changes.

We get our Partners and Grantees the funds and technical and admin support they need so they can focus on what they do best...helping animals in their communities.

The close relationships we have with our supported organizations will give you the assurance that your donations are used effectively and efficiently to help animals where your support is needed most and where it can do the most good.

Together, we are growing a stronger, more effective Africa-based animal welfare, rescue, and protection community.   


AKI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the

US State of New Mexico. 

100% of your donations go to our Partners & Grantees!

Your donations to Animal-Kind International are helping AKI Partner Organizations in:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Ghana

  • Liberia

  • Namibia

  • South Sudan

  • Uganda

  • Armenia

  • Honduras

  • Jamaica

Through our 6th Annual Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program, your donations also reach our 2023 Grant Recipients who work in:

  • Tanzania (2 grantees)

  • Zimbabwe (2 grantees)

  • South Africa (2 grantees)

  • Morocco

  • Namibia

Thanks to your support to AKI, in 2023, we are helping a total of 18 organizations working in 14 countries. Strengthening local animal rescue and protection organizations is the key to systemic, long-term improvements in animal welfare.

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Animal-Kind International Updates/News

Listen to Dr. Peter Spiegel with Animals Today interview AKI Founder/Director, Karen Menczer, here:

--the interview begins at 21.5 minutes.


If you aren't already a subscriber, you can subscribe to the Animals Today podcast at the link above, as well.


We've added a new Partner Organization! As of January 2023, The Six Freedoms-Ghana is an AKI Partner. They join Sauvons nos Animaux in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who became an AKI Partner Organization in January 2022, as our two newest Partners.


Interested in being a mentor for our "Friendly Audit" program? As part of our efforts to strengthen animal welfare organizations in poor countries, mainly in Africa, we're conducting "Friendly Audits" of select organizations to identify their shortcomings and needs. Together with the organization, we identify their needs and we match a volunteer mentor with the organization to help address them. Currently, 5 volunteers are helping 5 organizations build websites, strengthen their social media presence, edit educational material, and search for grants. If you're interested in volunteering, get in touch to discuss how you can help strengthen Africa's animal welfare organizations.



Read our Op Ed in the Santa Fe New Mexican about the effects of covid-19 on animal welfare organizations in Africa: READ IT HERE

A Top-Rated Non-Profit! 

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(Photo: Karen Menczer, AKI Founder & Director)

AKI is a 2023 Great Non-Profit: Check out our 5 star reviews on Great Non-Profits (and please add your 5-star review!) Not only that, we've achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar indicating the highest level of transparency; we're also a 4-star charity on Charity Navigator!

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Follow Animal-Kind International

  • We send out a monthly e-newsletter to subscribers about AKI and our supported organizations.

  • On the AKI Blog , we publish more in-depth, intermittent articles about our supported organizations and other animal welfare organizations working in poor countries around the world. See our most recent AKI Blog posts below.

  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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