In order to maximize the impact of donations from our supporters, the Animal Legal Defense Fund staff focuses our resources on programs to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Please read the following for the quickest way to get the information or assistance you are seeking.

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General inquiries

If you have an animal protection question or general inquiry, please understand that ALDF does not represent individuals in private lawsuits, and we are precluded from giving legal advice for your individual circumstances. You can quickly find answers to many questions in the Resources section of this website, including these common topics:

If you have a question that has not been addressed by the resources above, email*.

*Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we cannot promise a response to your inquiry. Please note that your contact with us is not confidential or privileged, and it does not create an attorney-client relationship with the Animal Legal Defense Fund or any member of our legal staff.


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Animal Legal Defense Fund
National Headquarters

525 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931

Phone: (707) 795-2533
Fax: (707) 795-7280

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s federal tax ID number: 94-2681680