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Our 2023 Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program will accept proposals from 22 May to 15 June 2023! To learn about the requirements, to determine eligibility, and to apply to our 6th annual grant program, see the information on our  GRANTS 2023 PAGE.

Listen to Dr. Peter Spiegel with Animals Today interview AKI founder & Director, Karen Menczer (begins at minute 21.5).


Animal-Kind International
Kindness to Animals has no Boundaries


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 5th Annual Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program, your donations also reach our 2022 Grant Recipients who work in:

  • Botswana

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Ghana

  • Kenya

  • South Africa (3 grantees)

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

Thanks to your support to AKI, in 2022, we are helping a total of 20 organizations working in 14 countries. Strengthening local animal rescue and protection organizations is the key to systemic, long-term improvements in animal welfare.

June 5 Orlando before he was caught begging outside one of the doors at the apt

When you donate to AKI, you're supporting Animal Rescue and Protection Organizations in poor countries, primarily in Africa, a part of the world that is most overlooked by donors, so in need of our support, and where amazing local people and organizations are working every day to save animals and change the way animals are treated. Our secondary focus area is Latin America/Caribbean.

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!

We monitor the use of AKI donor funds so you can be confident that your donations are improving the lives of animals where your help is needed most & where it can do the most good.

Our Partner Organizations

             Click on a photo below to meet an AKI Partner Organization

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. Once we identify the needs, we match a volunteer mentor to 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

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(Photo: Karen Menczer, AKI Founder & Director)

AKI is a 2022 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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