Your phone is probably full of apps, right? Ones that help you get directions… ones that help you locate the nearest Starbucks, or figure out the name of that song you like on the radio… even games that help you pass the time… But did you know that there are actually a few apps that help animals? Seriously, there are. And take our word for it: they’re worth checking out. PetFinder helps you search available pets in shelters across the country and locate your new best friend. North Shore Animal League America’s Walk & Wag allows you to raise money for rescue animals, just by walking. Seriously. If you walk a mile using Walk For A Dog, WoofTrax (the app maker) will donate money to a local animal shelter. HappyCow and Vebu help you locate vegetarian and vegan restaurants wherever you go. Dog Decoder teaches you the proper ways to interact with dogs and what their body language really means. Last but not least, BNB, Leaping Bunny, Animal-Free, Cruelty Cutter and Bunny Free tell you which products and cosmetics are cruelty free. That means that you can send a message to companies – to stop testing their products and ingredients on innocent, defenseless animals – just by buying the things you always buy, but making more informed choices about which companies to support. If enough consumers do this, “testers” will be forced to change their ways to keep business. So, check out the app. Animals will thank you. Share what you learn, and hashtag!