Our Mission to Rescue Animals

Angels Helping Animals Worldwide mission is to rescue animals in need.  We provide medical and emotional support while finding rescues a loving, caring, and permanent homes through out New England.  

As a Massachusetts approved quarantine facility based on Martha's Vineyard we work with the community and collaborate with other welfare organizations to rescue at risk animals. 

We rescue animals from kill shelters and bring them to no-kill shelters, foster homes and adopting families.  We assist with the cost of spay and neuter for pets adopted via our program, and educate the community at large on preventative medicine practices like heartworm and tick born illness.

We are a non profit 501c3 organization that relies 100% on donations to make our program work. 

We are happy to say we have saved over 100 last year-and we hope to save more this year.


Our Founder

Leslie Hurd has been passionate about animal rescue all of her life.  Over the last 30 years she has worked on rescuing dogs from dire situations, develop school humane education programs, facilitated psyco-therapy courses for special needs children and adults, acted as an adviser and board of director for PAWS for 20 years.




Five Stars

Couldn’t say nicer things about this organization. They’re amazing volunteers and connected me with my baby boy. I was able to learn about the dog I was rescuing and now have my sweet pit bull / boxer mix who is the biggest mush love ever. His older brother was thrilled when he came home. Thank you so much Leslie, and others. You’re all amazing and doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work!

— Kelsey

New Lease on Life

Our family just had a wonderful experience with Angels helping animals on the Vineyard. With AHAW’s help we found the perfect dog. As first time dog owners we couldn’t be more happy with our bulldog mix rescue.
Thank you for working so hard to save all these beautiful creatures who deserve a new lease on life.

— Sylvie

Incredible Group

Incredible group of dedicated, loving and very passionate people. This rescue group is very much about quality of care and their adopters vs quantity of the animals they are rescuing.

They've done an amazing job at helping us find loving homes and great matches for some of the animals in our care.

I would highly recommend them if you are looking to adopt, Foster, or volunteer.

— Elizabeth


Our Adoption Success Stories