The Charities

Here's a list of charities that we know, love, and recommend.

Charity Pick: January and February 2022

The profits made from The Charming Otter for this month will be donated to The PipSqueakery.

The PipSqueakery

"The Pipsqueakery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit small animal rescue and sanctuary. We provide care for medically and behaviorally needy rodents and rabbits, educate the public on their care, and find forever homes and rescue placement for healthy adoptable animals.

The Pipsqueakery focuses on the care of animals with medical conditions including paralysis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, amputations, and dental disease. Our goal is to advance veterinary care and develop individual plans that prioritize accommodating the special needs of each animal to allow them to live a fulfilling life as independently as possible."

Other Charities

The C.A.R.E. Foundation

"The CARE Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3, Exotic Animal Rescue and Wildlife Education Facility located in Apopka, Florida. We provide permanent homes to over 200 animals including big cats, bears, monkeys, birds, crocodilians, various reptiles and assorted wildlife. The CARE Foundation was established to (a) provide non-domestic, non-releasable animals with a safe and permanent home, and (b) to educate the public on conservation and current environmental issues concerning endangered and threatened species, as well as local wildlife and their habitat."

Highlighted Charity for August 2021

Detroit Hives

"We believe a healthy future for bees reflects a healthy future for humanity. The health of those in our inner-cities, specifically people of color, is often the last to be considered - it's our mission to change this. By transforming vacant lots into educational apiaries, we revitalize neighborhoods. We're Detroit Hives, a honeybee education and conservation initiative that engages urban communities in our mission by creating cultural experiences that are both educational and relatable. Detroit Hives, Inc. a nonprofit 501c3 co-founded by Timothy Paule Jackson and Nicole Lindsey. In just two years we have established ourselves in nine locations with over 20 partners and sponsors, and have educated well over 2,000 students on the importance of bees. Detroit is the place to bee!"


"Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) is an open-admission, no-kill shelter dedicated to strengthening the relationship between animals and humans through adoptions and education – making a more compassionate community possible.

Our mission is to lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for animals in need. To that end, We envision a community where all animals are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect. We invite the public to join us in our cause to spread humane sentiments throughout our community for the betterment of animals and people alike.

Incorporated in 1965, HAWS has grown along with our community, evolving into a vibrant organization and a lively facility that is the #1 resource for pets and their people."

Wildlife Works Inc

"Wildlife Works Inc. is a volunteer-based non-profit organization serving Westmoreland and surrounding counties, dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of distressed native wildlife and the promotion of responsible attitudes about the preservation of native species, habitat and the environment.

Wildlife Works rehabilitates small mammals, songbirds, waterfowl, reptiles and amphibians, and birds of prey who have been victims of human interference, environmental contamination, and habitat destruction. Because people and their activities are often responsible, directly or indirectly, we believe we have an obligation to help these wildlings.

Wildlife Works is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center located in Youngwood, PA with several small satellite centers that help with species of special concern. We are the largest facility in Westmoreland County, and the only one equipped to accept all species of raptors, including Bald and Golden eagles."

Primarily Primates

"Primarily Primates is a non-profit sanctuary in Bexar County, Texas that provides lifetime care for hundreds of animals, mostly primates, including 32 chimpanzees. All were exploited and then discarded by the research and entertainment industries as well as the exotic pet trade. PPI has an innovative enrichment program to promote natural wild behaviors and mental stimulation. To ensure each day is unique, staff provides daily food enrichment treats using a variety of ingredients and enrichment methods that allow the animals to resourcefully seek food as they would in nature. Additionally, sensory enrichment activities like burning incense, playing music and painting are also offered to stimulate animal residents and prevent boredom."