We thank our lucky stars for the following organizations that work on behalf of animals and wildlife around the globe. A portion of the revenue from our book sales as well as donations and fund raising for events benefits these groups:

The Anti-Cruelty Society

For nearly 120 years, The Anti-Cruelty Society has served as an animal welfare organization and animal shelter and was founded on January 19, 1899 by a group of Chicago residents who had concerns about the treatment of the city’s animals–from stray cats and dogs to workhorses and livestock. The Anti-Cruelty Society exists to prevent cruelty to animals and to advance humane education Their mission is building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The Anti-Cruelty Society (SPCA of Illinois) is one of the largest such organizations in the United States.

Care for Real’s Pet Pantry

Care for Real understands that for many people, especially seniors, a pet is a beloved member of the family and stretching food to provide for an animal can be an overwhelming burden. Care for Real and the Bark Bark Club have been working together for many years to provide dog and cat food for pet owners in need from individuals, organizations, pet shops, veterinarians, and others who donate pet food for monthly distribution through the Care for Real office.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has served as a haven for elephant orphans, rhinos, and other animals for 40 years. Their work focuses on elephant conservation, anti-poaching, and everything else about elephants.

At the heart of their conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.

To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in their compassionate care.

Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County

The Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County was founded to provide shelter and care for mistreated or abandoned horses and other animals. They provide shelter, food, and veterinary services for these animals until a suitable home can be found. As secondary services, they also provide educational and therapeutic programs to local schools and charities with and about these animals.

Spirit Horse Equine Rescue

Spirit Horse is fairly unique in the world of equine rescue for many reasons including  that equine behavior and communication are the cornerstone of their efforts, they have a nearly 100% success rate in their adoptions, and they make a commitment to their equines for the duration of their lives.

This Old Horse

This Old Horse provides a sanctuary to retired, rescued, and recovering horses while they continue to serve as ambassadors to the positive effect of “horse power” in the lives of people.​ They are a retirement refuge for horses who, alongside their human professionals, have worked hard for a living and have served us well.



“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” 
― George Bernard Shaw