We financially support and provide logistical help for animal shelters, animal welfare initiatives and, importantly, raise public awareness about animal issues. Dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and elephants are among the animals who benefit from the work we do with the help of our nearly million supporters, who live all over the world.
We are active in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Montenegro, the Philippines, South Africa, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, Uruguay, the USA and Zimbabwe, and are constantly expanding our reach.
We are a voice for all people who want to protect the animals that 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 in with the name Network for Animals Charitable Trust (registered charity number 1142700).
NFA 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.
Network for Animals focuses on providing practical assistance to animals, our sister organization the Political Animal Lobby. https://palobby.org focuses on political action for animals, recognizing that, often, fundamental improvement in the treatment of animals must involve political change.
Our mission is to make the world a better place for animals. With your help, we will succeed.
Brian Davies, NFA’s founder, is one of the world’s most distinguished animal
crusaders. 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 85 but says he will continue working “until I drop dead fighting animal injustice.”
Chief Executive Officer
Gloria Davies worked alongside Brian Davies at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for 21 years before they left together and founded Network for Animals (NFA) and the Political Animal Lobby (PAL). She became chief executive for Network for Animals in 2017. Gloria was born in Brooklyn, New York 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 Davies visited the office on business and the rest is history. It was love at first sight. Six months later, Gloria left the Cousteau Society and became Brian’s personal assistant and have spent the subsequent 42 years working together to help animals. They married on January 2, 1981
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 and working as a political lobbyist, he joined Network for Animals in 2014. He is based in South Africa and Greece and oversees all NFA campaigns (20 at the time of writing.)
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 and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
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.