Transforming the lives of Taiwan's suffering animals

Your kindness can transform the life of a Taiwan stray

The ACT team work tirelessly to rescue suffering animals around the clock, get them the emergency medical treatment they need, provide them with quality care, and find them the very best loving homes—just like we did for Cowie, here, and his brother, Wolfie. Both pups were rescued with painful and possibly life-threatening injuries.

And it’s only possible thanks to the kindness of people like you who give what you can to ensure this vital work can continue, day in, day out, 365 days a year. Please donate so more stray puppies like Cowie and Wolfie get the lifesaving help they need and deserve.

Every penny makes a difference

Become a recurring donor today

Unlike other donation forms on the ACT website, the one on this page has the monthly donation option pre-selected. We of course very gratefully accept one-off donations too, as they also are a huge help in transforming the lives of suffering strays in Taiwan.

If you prefer to make a one-off gift today, simply uncheck the box in the form that says ‘Make this donation every month.’

You can see your donor history and easily change any subscriptions using our Donor Dashboard.

Cowie's Story

ACT received a message along with a photo of a young puppy with a horrific injury: a rubber band was stuck on his neck and slowly slicing into it all the way around. We knew he must be suffering and one of our rescuers immediately drove 2 hours to get to the spot where the pup lived with his mum and siblings.

Cowie at the moment he was finally caught. The terrible wound around his neck is clearly seen.

Never Give Up

It took nearly two weeks of driving and trying, covering thousands of kilometers and nearly 150 hours. The stray family was living inside a factory site that wouldn’t allow us in to rescue the pup, so our rescuer set up a humane trap in the spot where the kind locals feed the dogs, and waited.

Finally, our rescuer’s patience paid off, and the weakening pup plucked up the courage to walk into the trap—and there was a huge bonus: he was followed by one of his brothers who was only able to slowly hobble in because one of his front legs was broken. The two siblings exemplify what it is to grow up as a stray dog in Taiwan: it’s usually a short life filled with danger and pain. And that’s why the ACT team have been rescuing dogs, cats. and wild animals here since 1999.

Cowie (right) with his brother Wolfie (left) recovering together in ACT care after undergoing emergency surgery

Turning Animals' Lives Around

The majority of the dogs that ACT rescues are maimed by poachers’ illegal leg-hold traps and wire snares. As a result, we probably care for the largest number of amputee dogs in the world: currently 52. After they recover from surgery, our rehoming team endeavours to find loving homes for all the adoptable dogs and cats—like Cowie, here, who recently went on an adoption tryout with lady who first reported his plight.

However, not all rescued animals are adoptable, so ACT also provides lifelong, quality sanctuary care when needed. Always, we consider every dog, cat, or wild animal as an individual, which means we do the very best we can for each and every one who passes through our care. We are no-kill.

ACT is the only registered charity performing animal rescues in northern Taiwan around the clock—and often in very difficult situations. As a result, we save the lives of animals who had almost no hope and give them the best life we can. Very importantly, being a small nonprofit, the bulk of our income is spent directly on the animals, making ACT a great animal charity to donate to.

ACT co-founder Sean reassuring a rather bewildered Cowie, who's still recovering from surgery

What Your Kindness Can Do

Naturally, when you give to a charity, you want to see what your money can achieve. And there are so many good things your kindness can make happen for the animals that ACT rescues. For instance: £5 per month ensures a rescued dog or cat gets all the required dietary supplements every day £10 per month feeds a rescued dog or cat basic healthy food daily £25 per month pays for life-saving meds for one recently rescued animal for four weeks £50 per month covers the basic costs of one life-transforming rescue every four weeks £75 per month sponsors the entire basic care for a dog or cat at one of our sanctuaries £100 per month pays the rent to keep a roof over the head of 21 rescued dogs or 15 rescued cats

Yes!  These life-changing animal rescues are vital, and I want to donate so they can always continue.

Your donation is important, as it will help ensure suffering animals in Taiwan can continue to have their lives transformed, just like Xiao Niu.

Every penny makes a difference

Your kindness can transform a life

The ACT team work tirelessly to rescue suffering animals around the clock, get them the emergency medical treatment they need, provide them with quality care, and find them the very best loving homes—just like we did for Cowie, here, and his brother, Wolfie. Both pups were rescued with painful and possibly life-threatening injuries.

And it’s only possible thanks to the kindness of people like you who give what you can to ensure this vital work can continue, day in, day out, 365 days a year. Please donate so more stray puppies like Cowie and Wolfie get the lifesaving help they need and deserve.

Kind words from ACT's volunteers & donors

What some great animal people say about ACT

<center>Dr. Jane Goodall DBE</center>
Dr. Jane Goodall DBEWorld-renowned Primatologist, Environmentalist, Animal Rights Activist, and UN Messenger of Peace
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"You are doing such an amazing job.
I am so proud of you."
<center>Dr. Brian May CBE</center>
Dr. Brian May CBEQueen Guitar Legend, Founder of Save Me Trust, and Prominent Campaigner for Animal Rights
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"I take my hat off to you
for achieving so much for animals."
<center>Todd Henderson</center>
Todd HendersonAssociate Producer of 'Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan', Independent Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer
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"I’ve met extraordinary people in the dog world over the years but what you and Judy and the team do is like nothing else! Flat out some of the most remarkable people I’ve met . . . The way they rescue stray dogs . . . was deserving of a TV show!"
Jill Robinson MBE
Jill Robinson MBEFounder and CEO, of Animals Asia Foundation
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"I follow your rescues that seem almost impossible to achieve and shudder to think where those wretched dogs would be now without you and your team. 24/7 you do this - no words for how loved and respected you are."
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