Carla Shaik

Carla is passionate about animal welfare and our natural environment and is on a mission to give you the knowledge you need to help protect our planet and all of its inhabitants. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, is a teaching support officer at the College of West Anglia, and also works as a cat sitter in her local community. Aside from writing, she has a love of music, teaching her daughter how to play piano, and enjoys getting creative with craft activities.

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10 Best Charities for Big Cats (Complete 2023 List)

There are 38 known species of wild cats in the world, yet 10 of them are listed as endangered, or near threatened, and 13 are classed as vulnerable. However, thanks to the conservation efforts of big cat charities worldwide, many populations are now on the increase. So we had to ask: What are the best charities for big cats?

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9 Best Charities for Protecting Rhinos (Complete 2023 List)

There are 5 species of rhino in the world, yet every single species is threatened with extinction. Poaching efforts in the 1980s decimated populations across Africa and Asia which resulted in the iconic rhino being brought to the edge of extinction. Rhino charities work tirelessly to apprehend poachers and also build sanctuaries to hopefully save these beautiful, enigmatic animals from disappearing entirely. So we had to ask: What are the best charities for protecting rhinos?

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9 Best Charities for Domestic Cats (Complete 2023 List)

Approximately 3.2 million cats are given to animal shelters every year, and perhaps more worrying, there are estimated to be around 58 million stray cats roaming the streets of America. Not only do feline-focused charities provide much-needed homes for these unwanted cats, but they also work tirelessly to dispel the countless myths that surround the behaviors of domestic cats. So we had to ask: What are the best charities for domestic cats?

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9 Best Charities That Fight Dementia (Complete 2023 List)

Around 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, yet there is still a huge amount of stigma and confusion surrounding the condition. Dementia is costly in every aspect, both financially and emotionally, for everyone involved, which is why the support of dementia charities is so crucial. So we had to ask: What are the best charities that fight dementia?