Join us as an Animal Defender

Donating monthly is the most sustainable way to help give animals better lives! As an Animal Defender, you will help to end animal abuses around the world, save endangered species and their habitats, reduce cruelty in farming and give animals everywhere better lives, every day of the month.

From individual animals needing care and hope, to wildlife populations under threat from habitat destruction, to whole species clinging to survival—together we are their voice.

While we have had many victories for animals over the years, there is still so much more to do to ensure the protection of animals across the globe.

Together we can do this…

As an Animal Defender you can help enable HSI to plan and respond effectively to the needs of animals and local communities around the globe. Together, we can commit to long-term projects and respond to emergencies as they arise.

Your monthly gift can help us to continue saving endangered species, improving legislation that impacts animals and the environment, reducing cruelty in farming and industry, improving the welfare of domestic animals and increasing habitat devoted to conservation.  You will be contributing to an ecologically sustainable and humane world for all animals for generations to come.

You can choose to give by credit card, direct debit or PayPal, and your gift will be debited on the same date each month (either the 15th of the month by credit card and direct debit or the day you sign up with PayPal. We are so appreciative of your ongoing support, it’s what enables us to create lasting change for animals.

Become an Animal Defender today and help protect all animals. 

  • How are donations used?

    Money donated is put immediately into animal protection, wildlife conservation and environmental programs in Australia and overseas. Most of our income comes from individual donors. Donations are used to fund our animal protection and wildlife projects supporting wildlife rescue centres, rehabilitation and release programs for endangered wild animals, and the investigation of wildlife crime. Your contributions allow us to deliver disaster relief efforts where and when they are needed. They support our work to protect wildlife habitat in Australia and overseas, with initiatives such as the Wildlife Land Trust helping private landholders protect the wildlife habitat on their land. Donations made to disaster appeals are restricted to funding disaster response, except for new monthly donations which help to fund ongoing work to protect animals.

  • How do I change/cancel my regular monthly gift?

    You can make changes or cancel your regular monthly gift at any time by calling us on 1800 333 737 or sending an email to We can update your credit card or bank account information, adjust the amount of your monthly gift and ensure we’re sending you the information you want to receive.

  • Is my donation tax-deductible?

    Yes. All donations to HSI of $2 or more are tax deductible (Australia only).