Animal Avengers is the brainchild of actress Shannon Elizabeth. After running a dog and cat rescue in Los Angeles, California for 10 years, Shannon revamped her mission in 2015 to focus on the poaching crisis in Africa. After a couple of long trips to Africa, Shannon is now launching Animal Avengers in South Africa and focusing on trying to implement programs that will run with the blessing of their local Parliament. Animal Avengers believes that you must work at government level to make impactful, lasting change. One program focuses on Kruger National Park, which is home to over 80% of the world's rhinos. They are currently losing over 50 a month to poaching. Other programs are in the field of working with the courts in South Africa to try to expose corruption and make the penalties much stiffer so that poaching is not such a repeatable offense with no consequences.