Animal-Kind International

Kindness to Animals has no Boundaries

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


Your donations to Animal-Kind International support Animal Rescue and Protection Organizations in poor countries, primarily in Africa, a part of the world that is most overlooked by donors, most 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.

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

  • Ghana

  • Liberia

  • Namibia

  • South Sudan

  • Tanzania

  • Uganda

  • Armenia

  • Honduras

  • Jamaica


And now, through our 3rd Annual Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program, donations also reach our 2020 Grant Recipients who work in:

  • Cameroon

  • Democratic Republic of Congo (2 grantees)

  • Egypt

  • Kenya

  • Nigeria

  • South Africa

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

Thanks to your support to AKI, in 2020, we're helping a total of 19 organizations working in 17 countries.

Strengthening local animal rescue and protection organizations is the key to systemic, sustained improvements in animal welfare.

AKI-supported organizations work in resource-poor countries, where raising money for animal welfare is extremely difficult.

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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Animal-Kind International

PO Box 300

 Jemez Springs, NM 87025 USA  

Phone: 575-834-0908

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