I have years of experience volunteering with various charities from around the country. Though I have seen all the good that these charities/rescues have done for the well being of the animals, I have also witnessed the misuse of charitable donations. It's all too common for donations to be spent on well-intentioned ideas and extravagant overhead, as opposed to directly helping the animals. Consequently, I have selected the charities listed below because I have seen firsthand how effectively they use each dollar to save and improve the lives of animals in need.
PAWED - People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado Countywww.pawedpets.org
Sierra Wildlife Rescue