Welfare Organizations (Non-Profit)
American Partnership for Pets - An unprecedented
team of leading veterinary, humane, animal control and
fancier organizations, plus a growing number of community
partners, that have set differences aside and united
to speak with one voice on behalf of our nation's homeless
and unwanted animals.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(ASPCA) - Our mission is to provide effective
means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout
the United States. We offer national programs in humane
education, public awareness, government advocacy, shelter
support, and animal medical services and placement.
Our New York City headquarters houses a full-service
animal hospital, behavior center, adoption facility,
and Humane Law Enforcement Department...
Humane Society of the United States - The
aim of The Humane Society of the United States may seem
simple—promoting the protection of all animals—but
it requires a wide range of actions and strategies.
Since its establishment in 1954, The HSUS has developed
programs to take on animal abuse and exploitation wherever
Humane - The mission of the American Humane
Association, as a network of individuals and organizations,
is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation
of children and animals and to assure that their interests
and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely
guaranteed by an aware and caring society...
a Litter Coalition, Inc. (PALC) - Dedicated
to the implementation of proactive, community and sustainable
solutions to ensure that every pet born has a home,
that every home is a responsible home, and that communities
have strong programs in place to assist pet owners and
pets in crisis.
Rights Laws and Legislation
Law Center (Boulder, Colorado) - Animal
Law Center (ALC) is one of the only organizations in
the world focused on promoting the interests of all
animals-including farm animals, laboratory animals,
companion animals, and wildlife--through legal means.
ALC 's small staff, assisted by volunteers, works diligently
to ensure that federal, state, and local environmental
laws and ordinances are applied for the benefit of animals...
Legal & Historical Center - MSU/Detroit
College of Law. There
are presently over 400 full text cases (US, Historical
and UK) and 625 statutes (Maryland
and all other states) fully available on the site. More
importantly, we have 23 topics that give the viewer
directions and comprehensive explanations on some of
the more interesting issues of the animal area. We also
have a number of legal articles addressing a wide variety
of animal topics. This is the best way for non-lawyers
to access the information...
Legal Defense Fund - For nearly a quarter-century,
the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been pushing the U.S.
legal system to end the suffering of abused animals...
Rights Project - Rutgers University School
of Law. Iincludes selected documents involving: the
right of a student to object to vivisection or dissection
in the classroom; hunting and wildlife issues, hunter
"harassment," wild horses, animal sacrifices,
and animal care committees. The website also offers
on-line handbooks concerning freedom of expression and
housing issues involving companion animals. In addition,
the website offers various essays and journal articles
on animal rights and animals and the law, and various
state and federal laws and regulations...
Welfare Information Center - Includes the
Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, Government Organizations,
Legislation, Policies, Guidelines & Codes of Practice,
News, and Questions & Answers: The Animal Welfare
Act and Its Regulations for Biomedical Research Institutions...
for Wildlife Law-University of New Mexico School of
Law - The Center for Wildlife Law is the
only national center dedicated to education, research
and analysis of state, national and international wildlife
laws. Established at the Institute of Public Law, University
of New Mexico School of Law in 1990, the Center's mission
is to raise the level of understanding and discussion
about wildlife issues through interdisciplinary education,
training, analysis and information on wildlife law and
for Animal Rights Law - Providing Legal
Information, Analysis, And Guidance For The Animal Rights
Institute for Animal Law - The International
Institute for Animal Law has been established to encourage,
at the international level, the development of legal
scholarship and advocacy skills on behalf of animals.
A not-for-profit organization composed of a renowned
and experienced group of attorneys and judges from around
the world, the Institute is dedicated to creating and
supporting programs that will enhance the development
of laws that protect animals....
for Animals-North Carolina - Our mission
is to stop, or, at least, substantially reduce the multiple
kinds of cruelty to animals that are currently committed
in North Carolina by 1) informing the general public
and public officials 2) providing legal assistance to
and working with animal welfare groups 3) getting animal-related
statutes improved by legislative amendments and 4) getting
animal cruelty cases into court...
Anti-Vivisection Society - The National
Anti-Vivisection Society is dedicated to abolishing
the exploitation of animals used in research, education
and product testing...
National Center for Animal Law-Lewis & Clark Law
School - The National Center for Animal
Law draws, trains, and supports those who choose to
practice animal law in order to further the field of
animal law and promote legal protections for animals...
Pet Abuse Hotline
- Featured in People Magazine in 2004. Search
by state in this national animal abuse crime database.
There are 3271 total cases listed in this database as
of December 20, 2004. If you register with Pet-Abuse.Com,
you will be e-mailed when new updates are posted about
the cases you choose to monitor. You may also do a search
on abuser names from the 3585 abusers in the database.
This site is highly recommended!
Custody, Trusts, Wills & Estates
Planning for Animals - The primary goal
of the pet owner’s attorney is to carry out the
pet owner’s intent to the fullest extent allowed
under applicable law. Accordingly, the attorney should
select a method which has the highest likelihood of
working successfully to provide for the pet after its
owner’s death. (The pet owner should also determine
if any special arrangements need to be made to care
for the pet if the owner becomes disabled. These instructions
may be included in a durable power of attorney.) This
article discusses the variety of techniques currently
available and comments on the advisability of each...
Planning for Pets.org - The law
of trusts for the care of pets...
Animal Law Section - Pet Trusts - Another
recent trend in animal law is the enactment of state
statutes specifically authorizing trusts for animals.
Prior to the enactment of these statutes, significant
obstacles existed in many states when attempting to
establish valid, enforceable trusts for pets and other
animals. In some instances, states have enacted limited
provisions to authorize animal trusts. Other states
have completely updated their Wills and Trusts statutes
by enacting provisions of the Uniform Trust Code (UTC).
Under section 408 of the UTC, a trust for the care of
an animal is specifically allowed along with the authorization
for courts to appoint someone to enforce the trust.
Statutes permitting trusts for pets exist in 23 states...
Custody.com - PetCustody.com offers content
about pets and the law where people with pets can download
unique legal documents created to protect their pets
rights. We gather our content from a variety of reporters,
scholars, news feeds and normal people from across America...
My Pet.com - Pet guardian solutions, wills...