Keeping them safe

ASA efforts to protect animals span from federal laws to local courts and community engagement. We’re assisting in order to stop dire circumstances for animals and to take action when they occur.

SAFETY NET

At ASA, we believe that the safest location for an animal is within his or her home, and that is why we’re working to lead safety net programs in communities countrywide. Safety net programs offer alternatives to pet parents who might otherwise surrender their pets to animal shelters.
Areas of focus for safety net programs differ, and they range from pet food banks to financial assistance for veterinary bills and short-term housing for animals.

One-on-one counseling: When a pet parent arrives at an animal shelter, a safety net counselor will decide whether or not to provide items such as crates, training leashes, flea treatments, dog houses and other services which will assist that pet parent to keep his or her animal safe

  • Pet food banks
  • Community vaccination clinics, collars, tags, and flea treatment
  • Pet helplines (via phone and also online)
  • Behavior classes and behavior support lines
  • Short-term housing for animals whose pet parents are actually in crisis, for example in cases of homelessness and domestic violence
  • Help with housing problems, such as assisting in paying a pet deposit fee

Other organizations have assisted in establishing groundbreaking safety net programs in communities across the nation, such as:

  • Shelby County, Alabama
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cleveland, Ohio

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ANIMAL PROTECTION

ASA was founded on the fact that all animals are entitled to protection under the law.

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LOS ANGELES INITIATIVE

As a nationwide animal welfare organization, ASA function is to ensure the safety and protection of animals everywhere. While local organizations in Los Angeles have improved in homeless animals, their yearly shelter intake still grows over 170,000 animals—and approximately half of them don’t make it out. Over the last decade, ASA has developed a model for saving lives in high-density city environments that struggle with animal homelessness.

PUBLIC POLICY & LEGAL ADVOCACY

PUBLIC POLICY

Our founder, believed that legislation was the main component in shielding animals and preventing cruelty. The Animal Society of America grew to become a model for other humane organizations throughout the Americas. Since that time, hundreds of laws have been passed on the federal, state, and local levels, offering protection to many species of animals.

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Our present policy priority issues include, but are not restricted to:

  • Strengthening anti-cruelty laws and related penalties
  • Fighting puppy mills
  • Protecting horses from butchery and entertainment-related abuse
  • Enacting dominant Cost of Care laws for confiscated animals caught up in legal cases
  • Putting a stop to animal fighting, such as dogfighting and cockfighting
  • Ensuring veterinarians are allowed to travel wherever required to assist animals in crisis

LEGAL ADVOCACY

Legal Advocacy department offers expert legal assistance to prosecutors and police, as well as cruelty investigators around the nation, assisting and ensuring the successful prosecution of animal cruelty and animal fighting cases.

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The legal assistance offered to prosecutors and law enforcement officials consists of providing legal guidance to both prosecutors and investigators on relevant animal cruelty laws and procedures. This is in addition to drafting motions, jury instructions, bonding/forfeiture petitions, appellate briefs, and other legal documents.

In cases with the potential to noticeably improve legal protections for companion animals, the Legal Advocacy department will bring the legal proceedings analogy to the criminal prosecution such as writs, declaratory judgments, and petitions for injunctive relief, and will start or assist civil litigation on the state and federal level to promote those heightened legal protections.

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