Advocating for Animals Around the Globe
“Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them whenever they require it.”
~St. Francis of Assisi

Mission Statement

Recognizing that all creatures have lives of meaning and purpose, From the Heart provides support for animals in need and strives to help people understand the natural connection between humans and animals and the mutual need to protect the Earth we share.


Healing and advocating for animals has been the theme of my life, and it continues to be what I spend most of my time doing. Having spent many years on the front lines around the world, I have a clear understanding of the problems both wildlife and our companion animal friends face today. Combining this perspective with a deep love for animals and an immense passion to help them, I co-founded the nonprofit, From the Heart. Along with direct support to animals, From the Heart also supports educational programs created to teach people of all ages about the human-animal bond, conservation, and how to turn passion for advocacy into action.

“Do not forget us” is the urgent message animals are trying to convey to us.

From the Heart focuses on three areas of need:

1. The urgent need to help our most beloved wildlife species – elephants, rhinos and many more – pushed to the brink of extinction due to poaching, habitat loss, human ignorance and greed. Once they are gone, they will never return.

2. Homeless, unwanted companion animals. In the U.S. the number one cause of death in healthy dogs and cats under two years of age is euthanasia. Over 3.5 million adoptable, innocent animals are killed every year.

3. Educational programs, courses and workshops around the world. People will protect and preserve what they understand and love.

Now more than ever, the non human beings who share the Earth with us have been entrusted to our care. We are their guardians. The survival of all of us depends on how we respond now.

The LOVE Pendant

To purchase the LOVE Pendant phone 1-855-948-7426 or visit

Ways to Help:

Contributions can also be mailed to:
    From the Heart
    PO Box 1839
    Mt Pleasant, SC 29465

From the Heart is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

You can also support From the Heart by sponsoring courses or workshops, or by hosting events.

For more information and to get involved, contact Dr. Linda Bender