~ NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- Cat Fanciers Association - CFA understood
the threat to pet breeders and owners
from restrictive legislation long ago.
On multiple occasions, they have tirelessly
advocated for dog owners as well as
cats. Excellent articles at this site.
Email list - Simply the best training
available for pet legislation issues.
Grassroots efforts work.
for Consumer Freedom - "Promoting
Personal Responsibility and Protecting
Consumer Choice", The Center for
Consumer Freedom provides excellent
articles exposing the "Nanny state"
phenomenon for what it is. From the
food industry to animal rights, you'll
find the facts here.
- Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting
Alliance - In their own words, "a
nationwide, nonpartisan group of volunteers
seeking to elect politicians who will
oppose the "Animal Rightist"
(AR) threat to our rights as Americans".
- National Animal Interest Alliance
- In their own words, "dedicated
to promoting animal welfare, supporting
responsible animal use and strengthening
the bond between humans and animals".
Trust - Promotes activities that
promote animals and the people who love
them with information about legislation,
regulations, rescue, public events,
- American Dog Owners Association -
In their own words, "preserves
the special relationship between dogs
and mankind by protecting and defending
the rights of responsible dog ownership,
opposing detrimental and supporting
appropriate regulationfor dog owners;
educating the public and promoting standards
for safe and civilized treatment of
- American Kennel Club - They have
some excellent FREE materials available
for the asking.
~ STATE &
LOCAL FEDERATIONS ~
A word about federations. If you join
only one organization this year - your
state federation should be it. Federations
are run by volunteers, funded primarily
by membership dues, and work to protect
your rights WHERE YOU LIVE.
NCRAOA - North Carolina Responsible
Animal Owners Alliance
- Missouri Federation of Animal Owners
- Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association
- Responsible Pet Owners Alliance (Texas)
- Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs
and Responsible Dog Owners
- Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee
- Maryland Dog Federation
- Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs
- Ohio Valley Dog Owners
- Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs &
- Dog Owners of the Granite State (New
- Sacramento Council of Dog Clubs (California)
DPCA - Doberman Pinscher Club of America
AWTHDA - American Wild Turkey Hunting Dog Association
~ WISCONSIN DOG GROUPS ~
for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks: R.O.M.P.
works to promote responsible dog ownership
by creating and maintaining off-leash
dog parks in Milwaukee County. (Thanks
~ LEGAL ~
Guardian vs. Owner:
Rights: Guardian or Owner? (January
- Guardian Jurisdictions
Animal Control at your door: