Animal Activist Helpline

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Contact us now by phone, text, or email for free, confidential support with any aspect of your animal advocacy.




Operation Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm PT (11:00 am – 11:00 pm ET)


Why Animal Advocate Support?

At In Defense of Animals, we believe that every single activist is needed to bring about animal liberation. That’s why we’re excited to offer the Animal Activist Helpline, an innovative new service for animal activists which includes supportive telephone and e-counseling, contacts for local and national activist resources, and referrals for psychotherapists who are sensitive to animal activists’ concerns.

All of our Helpline Counselors have been trained in nonviolent communication and are passionate animal advocates themselves. Even if you only have a few minutes, we can help! Whether you need a momentary pick-me up or someone to listen in-depth. The Helpline is available to all animal advocates via our toll free number, 1 (800) 705-0425, or by email at

There are lots of reasons to call the Animal Activist Helpline.

Call when you feel...

Overwhelmed by never-ending animal rights work
Frustrated by others’ responses to your animal concerns
Angry because your efforts didn’t create the changes you anticipated
Alone in your quest to help animals
Upset by a family or work conflict due to your values
Discouraged because change is happening too slowly


Call when you seek...

Guidance regarding a personal conflict with another activist
Strategic activist resources
Involvement in the animal rights/vegan community
Balance in your life
Self-care tools
Strategies to help animals
Connection with someone who cares

In Defense of Animals’ Animal Activist Helpline is your “one-stop shop” for all things activist! Our Activist Resource List contains Meetup groups, workshops, webinars, videos, and books on effective activism.

The Animal Advocate Helpline is part of our Sustainable Activism campaign providing emotional and spiritual support for animal activists via workshops, webinars, retreats, and blogs to ensure that activists can continue helping animals for the long haul.

Our goal is to help animal activists gain clarity on their missions, work effectively and efficiently, create successful and satisfying careers, balance activism with the rest of their life, and avoid or heal from burnout and trauma.


Volunteers Needed 
Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Helpline Volunteer.


In Defense of Animals’ Animal Activist Helpline, part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign offering self-care tools and emotional support for animal activists.

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