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Check out these links to information about animal welfare law,
animal protection, and the human-animal connection.

American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS)
801 Old York Road
Suite 204
Jenkintown, PA 19406

Web Site: www.aavs.org

The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) is a non-profit, animal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ending experimentation on animals in research, testing, and education. AAVS also opposes and works to end other forms of cruelty to animals.

American Humane
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112


Web Site: www.americanhumane.org

The mission of American Humane, 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. American Humane envisions a nation where no child or animal will ever be a victim of willful abuse or neglect. As a recognized leader in professional education, training and advocacy, research and evaluation, American Humane joins with other similarly missioned individuals and organizations to make this vision a reality. American Humane is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128-6804


Email: publicinformation@aspca.org

Web Site: www.aspca.org

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) works 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.

Animal Protection Institute (API)
P.O. Box 22505
Sacramento, CA 95822


Email: info@api4animals.org

Web Site: www.api4animals.org

The Animal Protection Institute (API) is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1968, API's mission is to advocate for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation.

Animal Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 8750
Minneapolis, MN 55408


Email: animalrightscoalition@msn.com

Web Site: www.animalrightscoalition.com

The Animal Rights Coalition, Inc. (ARC) is dedicated to ending the suffering, abuse, and exploitation of non-human animals through information, education, and advocacy. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt, all-volunteer organization. The organization and all of its programs are carried out by our members. Donations to ARC are tax deductible. Anyone interested in joining ARC is welcome. Looking toward the future, we believe we can continue to achieve our goals through practicing non-violence and compassion for all (including the human animal). We believe that positive change comes about from connection, communication, and education, not from demonizing those on the other side of the philosophical fence. Instead of continually (and loudly) proclaiming what we are against, we believe it is far more effective to let people know what we are for.

University of Minnesota
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2040


Email: censhare@umn.edu

Web Site: www.censhare.umn.edu

CENSHARE is a diverse group of people from the University of Minnesota and surrounding communities dedicated to studying and improving human-animal relationships and environments. The mission of CENSHARE is to create opportunities to acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge about the relationship between animals, humans, and their shared environment so that our choices improve the quality of life for all. The vision of CENSHARE is promoting optimal environments for animals and humans.

Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society (CIAS)
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce St.
Phildelphia, PA 19106

Email: cias@lists.vet.upenn.edu

Web Site

The Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society (CIAS) is a multi-disciplinary research center within the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study of human-animal interactions is still a new and developing field that straddles the boundaries between traditional academic disciplines. For this reason, the CIAS strives for an interdisciplinary approach and the involvement of scholars and researchers from a wide variety of different backgrounds and interests. The broad goal of the CIAS is to promote understanding of human-animal interactions and relationships across a wide range of contexts including companion animals, farm animals, laboratory animals, zoo animals, and free-living wild animals.

Critter Advocacy Responsibility Ethics Science (CARES)
Web Site: www.critteradvocacy.org

Where being the advocate for your pet is our primary concern. Our mission is to be the advocate for the critters "for in this world they have no voice, they have no choice." by working with Veterinary Medical Practices, with Drug Companies, with Legislatures and Through Public Education.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA)
8033 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 835
Los Angeles, CA 90046


Web Site: www.lcanimal.org

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and the organization is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

1826 Clement Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501


Email: info@latham.org

Web Site: www.latham.org

Founded in 1918, Latham is a clearinghouse for information about humane issues and activities, the human companion animal bond (HCAB), animal-assisted therapy and the connections between child and animal abuse and other forms of violence. They also produce and distribute videos and publications on the above topics. Contact for free guide to compassionate shopping.

Minnesota Herpetological Society (MHS)
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0104


Email: mnherpsoc@yahoogroups.com

Web Site: www.mnherpsoc.com

The Minnesota Herpetological Society (MHS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization open to anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles. The purpose of the MHS is to: Further the education of the membership and the general public in care and captive propagation of reptiles and amphibians, Educate the members and the general public on the ecological role of reptiles and amphibians and Promote the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 2067
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Email: info@mnspayneuter.org

Web Site: www.mnspayneuter.org

More than 20,000 unwanted dogs and cats are killed in the Twin Cities metro area shelters every year because there are more animals than good homes. The Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project, Inc. (MNSP) was founded on the conviction that the only way to end the overpopulation problem is to stop the flow at its sourceóby preventing unwanted litters. MSNP addresses that unique community need by focusing on serving low-income neighborhoods and residents. Overpopulation is more rampant in low-income neighborhoods and residents often lack access to veterinary clinics and the financial resources needed to have their animals sterilized. Each spay/neuter project funded by MSNP costs approximately $4000 to $5000. MSNP is an all-volunteer organization so every dollar received goes directly toward helping animals.

Pet Lemon Law

Web Site: www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=325F.79

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