Who cares? They Do!




Mindy's Memory Staff

(From Left) Hardworking staff members Jeremy, Kelly, and Darren at Mindy’s Memory Primate Sanctuary in Oklahoma

AAVS is celebrating the work of some special people on Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day!

AAVS has supported sanctuaries caring for animals released from labs for over 35 years, and it’s always rewarding when we hear that the animals are becoming more confident, growing stronger, and adapting well to their new home.

But none of that could happen without the caregivers, the people the animals see every day, who get to know their individual needs and preferences, and help make the animals’ lives better.

It’s no picnic. Long hours, physical labor, bad weather, and sometimes dangerous situations—caregivers deal with everything, and they do it with patience, dedication, and a lot of love. Caregivers truly are the unsung heroes of sanctuaries!

Help us celebrate Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day as we show our appreciation for animal caregivers and their very important work.

Through the generosity of supporters like you, AAVS has provided over $2 million in funding to worthy sanctuaries, particularly those that welcome animals released from labs. Thank YOU for caring!