Investigations & Rescue Fund

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What is the Investigations & Rescue Fund?

The Investigations & Rescue Fund is a special monthly giving program that provides PETA with financial support for its groundbreaking investigations and lifesaving rescue work. This vital fund allows PETA to respond immediately when animals are in need and helps provide our brave investigators with the resources that they need to expose‚€”and stop‚€”hideous abuse of animals that happens out of the public eye.

Members commit to a modest amount every month, which provides year-round support for this urgent work for animals.

How does it work?

It's easy! Simply choose your monthly gift and enter your billing information on our secure website. We'll charge your credit card or debit your checking account for this amount at the same time each month.

Who are Investigations & Rescue Fund members?

Supporters of the Investigations & Rescue Fund are committed individuals‚€”people like you‚€”who want to ensure that PETA has the resources it needs to maintain and expand this vital part of its work for animals. Investigations & Rescue Fund donors know that through their monthly gift, they're helping to fund undercover investigations that save animals' lives.

What exactly does the fund do?

It provides PETA with the resources to seek out and train a top-notch team of investigators, help them document incidents of cruelty, stop animal suffering, remove animals and transport them to safety, and take action to hold perpetrators accountable.

What are the benefits of membership in the Investigations & Rescue Fund?

Investigations & Rescue Fund supporters receive all the benefits of PETA membership, including a subscription to our informative magazine, Animal Times. However, as long as you're an active Investigations & Rescue Fund supporter, your membership in PETA is always current‚€”you do not receive yearly renewal notices.

In addition, PETA has a dedicated staff member to address any questions, concerns, or issues that may come up as a part of your participation in the program.

Can I cancel or change at any time?

Yes. Participation in the Investigations & Rescue Fund is at your discretion. You can go online and change your monthly amount, or cancel, at any time.

You can also call 757-622-7382 to speak with a PETA representative directly.

Meet some of the animals who were saved, thanks to PETA's Investigations & Rescue Fund.

The abuse that animals suffer at human hands is heartbreaking. But thanks to the efforts of PETA—and our generous Investigations & Rescue Fund donors—countless animals have been saved from lives of misery, neglect, and suffering.

This free PETA wallpaper features the true rescue story of an animal who now has a loving, permanent home.

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PETA volunteers captured Bugsy, a stray domesticated rabbit who had turned up in someone’s yard. He was thin, covered with ticks, and suffering from a potentially life-threatening illness. PETA provided Bugsy with emergency veterinary care and found him a home. He now spends his days indoors hopping around in cardboard forts and playing with his cat friend, Captain Hook.

Inspired by this rescue story?

You can help do even more for animals by becoming an Investigations & Rescue Fund member today. Investigations & Rescue Fund members provide us with the steady financial support that PETA's brave undercover investigators need in order to expose—and ultimately stop—the cruelty that animal abusers try so desperately to hide. Your gift to the Investigations & Rescue Fund today will help animals by supporting PETA's eye-opening undercover investigations and lifesaving rescue work. Join right now, and a generous PETA member will donate an extra $50, helping your gift do even more for animals!

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Donations to PETA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law.

Thanks to the Anjali Matching Campaign, an additional gift of $50 will be made to PETA's Investigations & Rescue Fund for each new monthly donor who gives via this form by December 31, 2015, or until the $100,000 campaign goal is met, whichever occurs first. Donations made after the goal has been met will not qualify for the extra $50 gift, but they'll make a tremendous difference to animals.