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Saving Animals' Lives

Signature Programs That Save Animals' Lives

At the heart of GreaterGood's mission to help people, pets, and the planet is a rich variety of effective, carefully-vetted charitable programs. Several of our Signature Programs focus on amplifying the good by saving animals’ lives.

When you click the “Click to Give” button on GreaterGood or The Animal Rescue Site or play Games that Give and Trivia to Give, GreaterGood funds food and supplies for shelter pets.

Learn more about all the projects these signature programs fund below and how they are saving animals’ lives.  See updates from these important programs here.

Signature Programs

Flights to Freedom

Flights to Freedom transport pets from overcrowded shelters where they risk euthanasia to safety in shelters where they’ll be quickly adopted.

Since the program began in 2015, Flights to Freedom – which are operated by Greater Good Charities' Good Flights with support from the Animal Rescue Site and readers like you! – have flown thousands of rescued dogs and cats to safety and adoption.

In 2021, Good Flights also began flying Save a Heart routes, which transport asymptomatic heartworm-positive shelter dogs from the South where overcrowded shelters often lack the resources to treat sick animals to safety in shelters where they can receive treatment and get adopted. 

Now Save a Heart flights operate in conjunction with our monthly Flights to Freedom to save even more animals' lives by flying at-risk shelter pets to safety, treatment, and adoption! Support our next flight!


Emergency Animal Medical 

This signature program provides shelter pets with the medical care they need to lead healthy lives and get adopted.

The Emergency Animal Medical Fund helps save animals like Penelope, an abused kitten who wound up at the shelter with a badly mangled back leg. This injury left the kitten in pain and because many shelters lack the resources to treat sick or injured animals at risk of euthanasia.

Fortunately, Penelope got the surgery she needed with support from The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood readers, whose donations helped us provide the kitten with life-saving care! Now Penelope is a happy, healthy kitten living her best life in a forever home. Click here to help us provide other sick or injured shelter pets with critical care.




Disaster Response: Pets  

In addition to helping shelter pets meet their daily needs, GreaterGood provides emergency aid to help animals affected by disasters.

This includes quickly distributing emergency aid to help shelters and shelter pets affected by hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, and fires; providing masks and PPE to keep vets, staff, and shelter pets safe during the pandemic; and offering pet food and supplies to refugees fleeing war zones with animals in tow. GreaterGood also helps those weathering crises closer to home by providing Good Packs/Pet Packs to help homeless people care for their pets.

GreaterGood readers play a critical role by supporting these life-saving programs, which are conducted by Greater Good Charities with support from the Animal Rescue Site. Thanks for helping us save animals' lives when disaster strikes!



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Updates From the Field

Paws in Peril Care-A-Thon

We asked for your help to treat and care for shelter pets in need of emergency medical care, and you stepped up in a big way!

October is National Pet Wellness Month and we decided to celebrate with our first Paws in Peril Care-A-Thon.

The goal of the week-long campaign was to fund the care of thirteen shelter dogs and cats who needed everything from emergency surgery to extended medical care. Thanks to your donations all 13 pet’s medical needs have been funded! And because you gave so generously, we’re able to fund the needs of an additional 10 pets! Thank you!


Medical Case - Boyana


Boyana's life has completely changed for the better. She sends tail wags and kisses for your help. The shelter shared, "Boyana deserves a better life, and you can read it in her eyes. Thank you for giving her a chance to be able to continue and be happy."



Medical Case - Ash


Ash is on the road to recovery thanks to your generation donations. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Ash's second chance at life! This poor girl deserves the world! 



Medical Case - Colima


Colima’s body has healed. Her stitches have been removed and she is a stunning, happy dog. Despite the horrible event that caused serious injuries, she never stopped believing in the good in people. Thank you for your support! 



Medical Case - Misha