We financially support and provide logistical help for animal shelters, animal welfare initiatives and, importantly, raise public awareness about animal issues. Dogs, cats, horses and donkeys are among the animals who benefit from the work we do with the help of our more than 1,2-million supporters, who live all over the world.
We are active in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, the USA and Zimbabwe, and are constantly expanding our reach.
We are a voice for the animals who share our world. We receive no government grants and rely on the generosity of our supporters to continue our vital work for animals.
In the UK we are registered as a not-for-profit organization as Network for Animals Limited and registered as a charity with the name Network for Animals Charitable Trust (registered charity number 1142700).
Network for Animals became a registered charity in the United States on July 17, 2014 (as Network for Animals USA, Inc.) It is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID# 47-1431869), donations made to it are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
We focus on providing practical assistance to animals. Our sister organization, Animal Survival International, acts as a voice for animals around the world threatened by climate change, habitat destruction and the illegal wildlife trade.
Our mission is to make the world a better place for animals. With your help, we will succeed.
Brian Davies is one of the world’s most distinguished animal activists. He founded Network for Animals (NFA), Animal Survival International (ASI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). His actions brought to an end the annual slaughter of baby whitecoat seals in Canada and he played a significant role in ending fox-hunting in the United Kingdom. Among his numerous other achievements are dramatically reducing the illegal dog-meat trade in the Philippines and helping to bring about an end to seal and elephant culling in South Africa. Brian is now 87 but says he will continue working: “until I drop dead fighting animal injustice.”
Chief Executive Officer
Gloria Davies has worked in animal welfare alongside Brian Davies for 50 years. Gloria was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is of Italian heritage. When she was 22, she started volunteering at the Cousteau Society, a marine conservation society in Manhattan, and was subsequently hired to work in the membership department. In May 1976, Brian visited the office on business. It was love at first sight and the rest is history. Six months later, Gloria left the Society and became Brian’s personal assistant and they have spent the subsequent 50 years working together to help animals. They married on January 2, 1981. She became Chief Executive of Network for Animals and Animal Survival in 2017.
David Barritt, NFA’s Executive Director, is a former journalist who has worked in animal welfare for 23 years. He established the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) South African office before becoming IFAW’s Africa Director. After a break running a successful public relations company, he joined Network for Animals in 2014. He became Executive Director of NFA and its sister organization Animal Survival International (ASI) in 2017. He is based in South Africa and Greece and oversees all NFA and ASI activities.
Paul Seigel, NFA’s chief fundraiser has 45 years of experience in the field, first as a political fundraiser and then as chief fundraiser for several $100-million-plus international children and animal protection-focused charities, including Operation Smile, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Animal Survival International (ASI).
He has implemented campaigns credited with raising more than one billion dollars in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Paul attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University.