For Giving Tuesday, Donate to Prevent Cruelty and Give Animals a Better Life!

Wondering where to direct your end-of-year donations? Please consider giving to our 501(c)(4), Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), to support our political advocacy work, and/or making a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3), Social Compassion, to help us continue our animal rescue work, humane education and much more. 

Your past charitable contributions have allowed SCIL to pass groundbreaking legislation that saves countless animals' lives worldwide every year. It also steers regulations that affect animals and fights harmful legislation, acting as a voice for the voiceless.  

With your help, our 501(c)(3) educates the public about the importance of protecting all animals and stopping abuse in all forms. It also spearheads our efforts to care for animals that have been abandoned or need medical help.

DONATE NOW TO 501(c)(3) (Tax-Deductible)
DONATE NOW TO 501(c)(4) (NOT Tax-Deductible)

Below are a few shining examples of SCIL sponsored bills that are now California law.

  • AB 829: This bill expands mandatory mental health counseling for those convicted of animal abuse crimes and encourages courts to order mental health evaluations and a higher level of treatment when necessary.
  • AB 1648: This bill requires an animal owner, as a condition for obtaining a kennel permit, to have an evacuation plan in the event of an emergency.
  • AB 1781: This bill requires that all traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, transport animals in such a manner that they are not endangered by conditions, such as extreme weather.
  • AB 558: The intent of this bill was included in the 2022 state budget by allocating $100,000,000 in grants to schools to be used for plant-based food or locally sourced food.
  • SB 573: This bill mandates that all pets leaving a shelter, whether adopted or reclaimed by owner, be microchipped, thus saving animal lives by raising reunification chances.
  • SB 313: This bill made California the third state to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, saving countless elephants, bears, lions and other animals from torture and abuse for entertainment.
  • AB 273: This bill made California the first state to ban recreational and commercial fur trapping, thus ending an antiquated, cruel and taxpayer-subsidized practice that was destroying wildlife for private profit.
  • SB 1138: This first-of-its-kind bill requires all California state healthcare facilities and prisons to make a plant-based meal option available, ensuring residents have access to cruelty-free and healthy meals.
  • SB 1249: A truly historic bill making California the first state to ban the sale of cosmetics and personal hygiene products tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020, preventing needless animal suffering.
  • AB 485: A landmark bill banning the sale of “puppy mill” bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. As of 2023, the bill has been replicated in 6 states and over 400 localities.

Click here to read more about our past campaigns.

We plan to have a BIG year fighting for animals in 2024! And we need your financial support. Any amount you give will go directly to supporting our lifesaving work and helping us create a more compassionate society.


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