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Animal-Kind International
Kindness to Animals has no Boundaries



Thanks to your support, our Partner Animal Rescue & Protection Organizations

(in Africa & Latin America/Caribbean) and our Africa-Based Grantees are helping 1000s

of dogs, cats, donkeys, and horses every day.  Our supported organizations are

Community-Based, Locally Rooted, Highly Effective, & Verified by AKI: We identify the most effective animal welfare organizations and ensure your donations are used only to rescue and protect animals.

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

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Ghana

  • Liberia

  • Namibia

  • South Sudan

  • Uganda

  • Zimbabwe (our newest Partner!)

  • 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

Our Friendly Audits Program, providing virtual volunteers to select animal welfare organizations, is helping 3 additional organizations in Africa and Latin America/Caribbean with technical and admin support.

Thanks to your support to AKI, in 2024, we are helping a total of 21 organizations working in 13 countries. Strengthening local animal rescue and protection organizations is the key to systemic, long-term improvements in animal welfare.

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!

Children reading about animal rescue and protection at animal shelter in Congo.

Animal-Kind International Updates/News

In an update of their 2016 interview, Tracie Hotchner spoke to AKI Founder & Director, Karen Menczer. You can listen to the interview on the Dog Talk (and Kitties too) podcast: HELPING ANIMAL HELPERS AROUND THE WORLD

(Yes, Tracie is aware that Africa is a continent (and islands), not a country.)


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.

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We've added a new Partner Organization! As of January 2024, Twala Trust in Zimbabwe is an AKI Partner. They join The Six Freedoms-Ghana, who became an AKI Partner Organization in January 2023, as our two newest Partners.


Interested in being a volunteer in 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 to the organization to help address them. Currently, 3 volunteers are helping 3 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. As of 2024, we're including Latin America/Caribbean in our Friendly Audits Program!



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! 

Karen Menczer Founder and Director of Animal-Kind International working in animal rescue protection welfare and care in Africa and Honduras and Jamaica.

(Photo: Karen Menczer, AKI Founder & Director)

AKI is a 2024 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 Candid's GuideStar indicating the highest level of transparency and we received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator!

Animal-Kind International is a Great NonProfit 2024 for global animal rescue protection care and welfare.
Animal-Kind International achieved Platinum candid seal 2024 for animal rescue protection care and welfare globally.
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Our Partner Organizations

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  • 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.

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