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SAYv Animal Organization (pronounced "save") is a startup animal welfare organization focused on supporting, creating and executing life-SAYving solutions for homeless animals in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Aruba. 

SAYv is 100% foster-based and volunteer-run. We are currently based in Plainfield, IL, but have operations in Chicagoland and the surrounding suburbs.

We consider ourselves no-nonsense, hardworking individuals coming together to support animals (and their humans) in the most efficient and effective ways. As a start-up we realize we have a lot of groundwork to lay, but we can't do it without your support. 



We help other nonprofit organizations create and execute life-saving solutions and provide support for critical operational initiatives. 

This may include:

  • Developing internal processes and procedures

  • Implementing critical programs or expanding

  • Implementing technology

  • Helping with marketing and design efforts

  • Creating key partnerships and coalitions

We want to help organizations focused on animal welfare (including farm animals) and environment/sustainability initiatives.


We save and place abandoned and homeless animals.


Unfortunately, since we are a start-up organization with limited funds, we aren't able to take in all of the more challenging cases that we'd like to, but we know this will be easier once we get a solid financial base and network. We fully intend to help open-admission shelters save ALL at-risk animals, including major medical and seniors.

Based on our experience, rescue efforts cost an average of $1,000 per animal. Some may be $500 (roughly the bare minimum of basic medical care and spay/neuter), and some may cost $7,000. We do not want to risk not being able to afford medical care for an animal that needs it. 

We would like to prioritize animals that are facing the greatest risk of euthanasia, and support open-admission shelters with low save rates.

For now, we will keep doing the best we can with what we have. Thank you for your support!


For this effort of SAYv, we are working on getting a large volunteer network together that can help other nonprofit organizations and open admission shelters staff/manage events. These events could be vaccine clinics, adoption events, fundraisers, etc. We want to be the group they call when they need logistical help. Click here to check out the volunteer page and apply to join our Collaboration network.


Humans are animals too! 

Many people don't realize that support pet parents is an essential element of lowering the intake for open-admission shelters, ultimately decreasing the number of homeless pets and sayving more lives. Through this program, we do what we can to keep humans and pets together.

This program has had a "soft launch." We need to add additional volunteers to our team and ramp up fundraising efforts to be able to expand this effort, BUT, we are very excited. 

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