03/09/2013 10:04 am ET | Updated Apr 01, 2013

Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month Helping Animals (VOTING CLOSED)

As we head into Spring, let's remember all of Earth's creatures and recognize the shelters that are doing great work for our furry friends.

At HuffPost Impact, we’ve partnered with to highlight 10 local charities and their tireless work to help animals for March's Local Nonprofit of the Month contest.

Hear from those who have been touched by these organizations and cast your vote for the nonprofit you think is doing the most inspiring work.

Instructions: Click through the slideshow to read descriptions of each organization and then cast your vote in the poll below.

CORRECTION: The poll originally left out The Humane Society of McCormick County.

Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month Helping Animals