When Your Companion Animal Has Been Harmed
Whether by an acute act of violence or by chronic neglect, animal cruelty is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Here are some resources to help you when your companion animal has been harmed.
Other Issues Regarding Your Companion Animal
Pet custody concerns during a divorce, dangerous dog declarations, landlord/tenant disputes over companion animals and how to include animals in your will are a few of the issues covered in this section.
When You Witness Animal Cruelty
It can be disturbing–and heartbreaking–to witness an act of animal cruelty. Whether it be an acute act of violence or chronic neglect, find out what you can do when you witness animal cruelty.
Advocating For Animals
Find the tools you need to effectively communicate with law enforcement, veterinarians, and legislators about animal issues that are important to you.
Laws & Cases
A comprehensive collection of animal law pleadings, cases, ALDF reports and other resources addressing animal law issues.
Law Professional & Law Student Resources
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is the preeminent organization supporting law students, attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement, and legislators. If you are putting your legal expertise to work on behalf of animals—or would like to learn how—ALDF has everything you need to get started.
Animal Law Events & Opportunities
Jobs, clerkships, pro bono opportunities, and animal law related events around the country offer a wide variety of ways for law students and professionals to participate in the growing field of animal law.
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