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Setting aside differences to focus on a common cause
Setting a standard for collaborative approach to a social issue

The individual philosophies and positions of our partners do not necessarily reflect those of the American Partnership for Pets. We are proud to live in a nation that provides us the freedom to be different. We are proud that we have set those differences aside to focus upon that which we all agree -- our common love and appreciation for animals, the tragedy of the millions of homeless, stray and unwanted animals in our nation, and the importance of spaying and neutering our pets as a part of the solution.

Community Partners [Back]
You may also find your neighbourhood APP community partners on the Pets 911 free public network by zipcode. Please visit or call toll free (English/Spanish) 1-888-Pets 911. Community Partners will be designated by an APP logo next to their web listing.

Actors and Others for Animals [Back]
Passionately believing that pet overpopulation is the greatest breeder of animal cruelty, Actors and Others for Animals is the leading spay/neuter assistance organization in Southern California, subsidizing over 1,200 procedures monthly for low and/or fixed income pet guardians. In addition, they are a principal organization providing financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those with limited income.

Alley Cat Allies [Back]
Alley Cat Allies is a national association and resource for nonlethal feral and stray cat management and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) information, policies, and procedures. We help agencies, groups, and individuals find effective solutions to feline overpopulation.

American Humane [Back]
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.

First Day of Issue hosted at the American Humane conference on September 20, 2002

American Veterinary Medical Association [Back]
The American Veterinary Medical Association's mission is to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health, biological science, and agriculture. It is the authorized voice for the profession in presenting its views to government, academia, agriculture, pet owners, the media, and other concerned publics.

Animal News Center [Back]
Animal News Center (ANC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting animal welfare by maintaining a Web site that features current information about pets, wildlife and all other animals; interviews with individuals who have made a significant contribution toward promoting animal welfare, and editorials about animal-related issues. ANC makes much of the material it publishes available for reproduction by other news and not-for-profit humane organizations at no cost to them.

Association of Professional Humane Educators [Back]
The Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) provides networking and professional development opportunities for educators who promote humane attitudes toward people, animals and the environment. APHE is open to and welcomes any educators who espouse these values. APHE members uphold the highest standards of practice in humane education.

Best Friends Animal Society [Back]
Best Friends' mission is to help bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets, and when every cat or dog who's ever born can be guaranteed a good home with a loving family.

Cat Fanciers' Association [Back]
CFA is a nonprofit organization with member clubs throughout the United States and other countries. The CFA mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of all cats. CFA is a positive force supporting feline health studies and helping to educate the general public about proper cat care, spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership.

Doing Things for Animals [Back]
Doing Things for Animals mission is to serve as a charitable organization that promotes the no-kill philosophy and provides management support to the humane community through networking and communication, research, referrals and educational opportunities.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation [Back]
The Doris Day Animal Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more humane world for both animals and people. We acccomplish our mission by providing you with the tools you need to act on behalf of animals. Our programs include AnimalsAloud!, Beyond Violence, Comics for Compassion, and Spay Day USA.

The Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare (FIREPAW)'s mission is to promote animal welfare through research and educational efforts. Research projects are currently underway to understand and help reduce animal overpopulation, to promote adoption, to encourage rental markets to accept animals and to find the causes and reduce animal abuse.

The Humane Association of Georgia [Back]
HAGA is a coalition of humane societies, animal control and rescue groups, and concerned individuals throughout Georgia dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of all living creatures. We serve as a networking and information resource for animal owners, veterinarians, animal control officers, humane workers, prosecuting attorneys, legislators, law enforcement officers, and all citizens working to improve the treatment of animals across Georgia and throughout the United States.

The Humane Society of the United States [Back]
The HSUS is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion. We seek a truly humane society in which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong.

In Defense of Animals [Back]
In Defense of Animals mission is to end the exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitats. IDA endeavors to raise the status of animals beyond that of mere property, commodities and things by replacing the concept of animal "ownership" with that of animal "guardianship."

The Latham Foundation [Back]
The Latham Foundation is a clearinghouse for information about: Humane issues and activities; The human companion animal bond (HCAB); Animal-assisted therapy; The connections between child and animal abuse and other forms of violence. As a private operating foundation Latham does not make cash grants; rather, it works in many non-partisan roles including publisher, producer, facilitator, sponsor, and colleague.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [Back]
The MSPCA's mission is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

National Animal Control Association [Back]
The National Animal Control Association mission is to assist its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. Only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA's purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.

National Humane Education Society [Back]
The National Humane Education Society's mission is to foster a sentiment of kindness to animals in children and adults.

Noah's Wish
Noah's Wish is a non-profit organization headquartered in California that rescues and shelters animals during natural and human caused disasters throughout the United States.

North Shore Animal League America [Back]
Founded in 1944, NSALA is a non-profit humane organization working to make the world a safer, friendlier, healthier place for animals in need. As the largest pet adoption organization in the world, the League has placed more than 825,000 lost or abandoned pets in loving homes, and has supported the animal welfare community with nationally recognized programs, including Pet Adoptathon and Tour for Life.

Ohio Veterinary Medical Association [Back]
Fostering lifeling learning, stewardship, compassion and community in veterinary medicine.

PetSavers Foundation [Back]
Petsavers' mission is to extend the quality of life for homeless animals by promoting and advancing their humane treatment. The Pet Savers Foundation produces and directs two national programs: The Conference on Homeless Animal Management and Policy (CHAMP) is a national educational conference that offers over 40 workshops, presented by the leaders in the humane community and SPAY/USA, a program to reduce the numbers of shelter euthanasias by facilitating and promoting spaying/neutering. Beginning with a single vet; the SPAY/USA network now includes some 7,000 veterinarians in 1000 locations nationwide. PETsMART Charities (Funding Partner) [Back]
The mission of PETsMART Charities is to end the use of euthanasia of adoptable companion animals as a means to control pet overpopulation. PETsMART Charities does this by: Raising awareness of companion animal welfare issues; Funding programs to further individual animal welfare society missions; and Facilitating adoptions through in-store programs

Prevent a Litter Coalition (PaLC), Inc. [Back]
PaLC works towards long-term, collaborative, community, preventative and sustainable solutions to align the pet population with good homes, with guaranteed humane care for their lifetimes.

Snyder Foundation for Animals [Back]
A private, non profit organization whose mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and philanthropic support.

State Humane Association of California [Back]
To provide assistance to member organizations through education, training and legislation in order to promote the inherent value of animals through the elimination of cruelty, neglect and exploitation.

Texas Federation of Humane Societies [Back]
The vision of the Texas Federation of Humane Societies is to create communities that strive to alleviate animal cruelty and suffering by strengthening the human animal bond and promoting respect and compassion for all life.

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation [Back]
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's mission is to ensure the humane treatment of companion animals and to bring people and animals together to enrich each other's lives.

Tufts Animal Expo [Back]
Tufts Animal Expo is an educational conference and trade exhibition for professionals in veterinary medicine, animal care, human health, animal welfare and protection. In fact for the entire Animal related industry! This inclusive educational opportunity is designed to benefit animals and all those who care for them.

Official Public Unveiling of Stamps and Introduction of the American Partnership for Pets hosted by Tufts Animal Expo on September 12, 2002

United Animal Nations [Back]
The mission of United Animal Nations is to protect animals in danger or in need and to focus global attention on their plight to create a more humane world.

Virginia Federation of Humane Societies [Back]
The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides guidance, education and training for its member animal care and protection organizations and agencies and interested groups and individuals throughout the Commonwealth.

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