'education thru action'

Our focus is on educational programs by providing modest 'seed money' & grants to local animal & environmental activists.


: LIPU-Umbria

(Umbria is a province in Italy.)


Saint Francis thought that birds, because they could fly, interceded before the Divine on behalf of humanity.

Many farmers blame birds for eating crops, but apparently forget that birds eat crop destroying insects without use of chemicals, help pollinate our fruits & vegetables & spread those crops to other areas thru defecation of seeds.

The Italian bird group, LIPU-Umbria (Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli), works hard to stop the largest wildlife slaughter in the world. An estimated 180 million song and migratory birds flying between Europe & Africa are mass slaughtered – some by blinding, others by gibbeting, poisoning, netting or simply being shot for sport.

LIPU-Umbria near the shores of Lake Trasimeno, is critical to the breeding and survival of migratory birds. These dedicated volunteers help maintain this extraordinarily valuable ecosystem located north west of Assisi.

DONATE HERE (when donating, please note funds are to go to Lipu-Umbria).

*please use the 'translate' icon as this page is in Italian

: Gattaras d'Assisi


St Gertrude, the patron saint of cats, thought that cats helped humankind achieve an understanding of both the fury and the endless love of the Divine.

Barbara Tuchman argued that it is doubtful the Black Death would have occurred if Europeans had not killed so many cats as witches’ helpers during the Middle Ages.

Some cat ladies of Assisi (Gattaras d’Assisi) start their rounds as early as 5 in the morning. They are inspired by the goodness-of-their-hearts to provide a compassionate, healthy environment for cats. They are self-funded on virtually no budget & very much need financial support for both food & veterinary services.

100% of donations are used to purchase food & veterinary service vouchers for the cats of Umbria

recommendation in Assisi:


: Il Sorriso di San Francesco
(the Smile of St Francis)

Founded in 1985, Pro Animale is an internationally active animal welfare organization officially recognized in Germany as ‘a charity particularly worth supporting’. As a non-profit organization funded exclusively by donations, we spend less than 6% on administration. We are fully responsible on a daily basis for more than 3,400 of our animal siblings housed in 26 animal welfare centres in five European countries and Turkey.

Pro Animale’s beautiful animal sanctuary in Assisi & soon-to-be-completed educational center sits on 57acres in the ‘valley of the wolf’ at the foot of Rocca Maggiore (the big fortress). It cares for over 120 domestic animals who live lives of safety & sanctuary.

Please contact the sanctuary before visiting.

Pro Animale is currently raising funds for their new educational center.

If you wish to purchase an engraved brick(s) to memorialize your companion animals, please contact ProAnimale directly.

United States

: DxE, Berkeley

This youthful, activist group represents our future and is worth supporting.


Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen

“How can our species ever attain peace when the food that sustains us is a product of violence?”

If you have ever felt the need to make amends for the years you ate meat & supported the slaughterhouse industries, this organisation would certainly merit your attention.

Sponsor your choice of animal.  DONATE HERE