Hello, We're The Companion Project
We're an organization that provides financial support to rescues, shelters and organizations
dedicated to keeping animals happy, healthy and out of harms way.
There are so many great animal welfare organizations in place. We identify ones that could use a little extra help.
We partner with those organizations, and raise money and awareness for their mission — not their operations.
We collect funds throughout the year through online and offline means that will be used to help our partner’s missions.
We distribute the funds to these partners, making sure money goes directly to animal welfare and skips the electric bill.
Our objective is simple: keep animals happy, healthy and out of harm’s way. Learn about our process, our founder's story and our amazing board of directors below.
The Companion Project is an organization that provides support to rescues, shelters and organizations dedicated to keeping animals happy, healthy and out of harm’s way. The support we offer ranges from financial donations, to raising awareness via social media.
It is as much our goal to raise awareness and funds for these groups, as it is to help these groups network with each other.
Through a program of online and offline fundraising efforts, we take in donations that get dispersed to underfunded animal organizations. Every dime we raise is strategically you know exactly where your donations are going and the impact they make.
Despite a deep commitment to saving as many animal lives as possible, many organizations are forced to spend too much time fundraising and advertising, drawing time and resources away from their core missions. That’s where we come in. The Companion Project identifies underfunded organizations where financial support is lacking and lends a hand so they can focus on what they do best.
After feeling overwhelmed by the level of contempt I see for animals everyday, I decided it was time to do something — anything for that matter.
Like many people I began by adopting my dog from a shelter and making monthly donations to others. But it never felt like enough. The problem is so extensive, that it seemed like one would have to be in 100 places at once just to make a dent.
Then it occurred to me that these foundations, while noble in their efforts, were fighting an uphill battle ironically caused by their own successes. Increases in overhead had caused the scales of revenue to tip more towards operational costs and away from the mission.
These organizations have strong foundations in place, and staffs of volunteers who work relentlessly for the cause already in place. We have but to help push their missions forward, and tip the scales back.
We are not mere “animal lovers.” We stand up for animal rights and against animal cruelty, and we go out of our way to find these creatures safe homes. We do these things because we humans are those animals with a moral awareness of the outer world. We are as naturally inclined to stand up in the face of suffering and injustice, as we are to innovate and discover. In short, it is just what we do.
Just as our dogs and cats are not pets we buy, but rather companions we adopt complete with all the love and responsibility that comes with them, The Companion Project makes the success of all groups who strive to make this a more harmonious world for them our own personal responsibility.
Founder & Executive Director
Learn more about our partner organizations, and how it is The Companion Project plans to bolster their missions.
Animal Care & Control of NY STAR Fund
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) is the largest pet organization in the northeast, rescuing nearly 34,000 animals each year, and The Special Treatment and Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Fund is a very special component of their mission. The STAR Fund is dedicated to raising support for the treatment of many injured or ill cats and dogs each year, paying for medical care provided by veterinarians in AC&C’s shelters and for emergency treatment and hospitalization in outside institutions. Recently, the Fund played an important role in saving the life of River, a one-year old Golden Retriever mix who was hit by a car on the Bronx River Parkway. After being rescued by AC&C field officers, River was brought to an AC&C shelter for immediate management of his injuries and then transferred to an outside veterinary hospital for stabilization and additional medical care. With The STAR Fund paying for his hospitalization and treatment, River made a full recovery and has been joyfully adopted by a witness to the accident in the Bronx. The STAR Fund additionally covers medical care for animals suffering from cruelty or neglect, and for those in AC&C’s Foster Care Program. When Foster Care cats and dogs – animals too young or small to be spayed/neutered, nursing a litter, or too ill or injured to be adopted –need medical care, The STAR Fund resources are available for them. The STAR Fund is clearly essential to AC&C’s ability to fulfill its mission to promote and protect the health and safety of pets and people in New York City. To learn more, please visit AC&C’s website.
There is more than one way of looking at any problem, and there is certainly more than one solution.
Organizations We Love
In addition to direct partnerships with select organizations, we are aware of the missions of others and the strides they’re making in their efforts. We wholeheartedly support the causes of all those listed below, and would like to raise the level of awareness of them.
We encourage you to get involved with those most appealing to you. Whether that mean a direct financial contribution, donating toys and food, or just volunteering an hour of your time, it all helps. We are all involved in the same fight for a world in which animal welfare is not merely a concern of the “sentimental” few, but a norm in society.
Fayette County Animal Rescue
A no-kill, non-profit humane organization dedicated to rescuing the sick, injured, abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Fayette County, TN.
Animal Humane is committed to being the leader in next-generation animal shelters, developing a full-range of programs and services dedicated to helping people connect with a lifelong companion.
Animal Compassion Network
Helping to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Western North Carolina by finding lifelong, stable and loving homes for companion animals in need.
Riley Rolph Animal Rescue Foundation provides financial assistance to existing, reputable animal rescues and raises awareness for animal welfare through its information resource network.
Texas Panhandle Pet Savers
A rescue group with a mission to decrease the number of pets put down in the Amarillo, TX area by raising awareness and providing resources to successfully place them in permanent homes.
Founded in 1967, Animal Haven operates an adoption center in Manhattan and mobile adoption van, providing programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.