Animal-Kind International
Kindness to Animals has no Boundaries

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The 2021 AFRICA-BASED ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION GRANT RECIPIENTS are: Nairobi Feline Sanctuary, Sauvons nos Animaux (DR Congo), Horse Safety (Ghana), Tikobane Trust + Humane Africa Trust (Zimbabwe), Welfare for Animals Guild Rwanda, Mthatha SPCA (South Africa), Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe, Nyenda Mobile Vet Clinic (Zambia), and Matabeleland Animal Rescue & Equine Sanctuary (Zimbabwe). We'll post more information about the AKI grants and grant updates here.


AKI is part of a team of 4 tasked by the African Union to develop a strategy to raise animal welfare consciousness among stakeholders in Africa! It's an exciting project that we hope will have far-reaching effects on animal welfare in Africa.


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

  • Ghana

  • Liberia

  • Namibia

  • South Sudan

  • Tanzania

  • Uganda

  • Armenia

  • Honduras

  • Jamaica

Through our 4th Annual Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program, donations also reach our 2021 Grant Recipients who work in:

  • Ghana

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Rwanda

  • Kenya

  • South Africa

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe (3 grantees!)

Your donations to AKI help support 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, improve their lives, and change the way animals are treated. Our secondary focus area is Latin America-Caribbean.


Thanks to your support to AKI, in 2021, we're helping a total of 20 organizations working in 15 countries. Strengthening local animal rescue and protection organizations is the key to systemic, sustained improvements in animal welfare.

AKI closely tracks the use of AKI donor funds so that you can be sure your donations are used to improve the lives of animals where your help is needed most.

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(Photo: Karen Menczer, AKI Founder & Director)

During the COVID-19 crisis, our Partner Organizations and Grant Recipients have continued their work, adapting to the new conditions and safeguards-and they need your help now more than ever. We're so grateful for your continued support during this very difficult time.


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 needs and shortcomings. Once we identify the needs, we match a volunteer to the organization to help address them. Currently, 5 volunteers are helping 10 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 Africa's animal welfare organizations grow.

AKI is a 2020 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.

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

US State of New Mexico. 


Meet Our Partner Organizations

             Click on a photo below to meet an AKI Partner Organization

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