Since 1979, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been the leader in the fight to win animals the legal protection they so desperately need—and deserve.

Your generous support is vital to our continued success.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is proud to be a four-star Charity Navigator rated nonprofit, Platinum-level GuideStar Exchange participant, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, and have been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, ensuring that we meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and relies almost entirely on individual, tax-deductible contributions from caring members and donors like you. Because more than 80% of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s annual budget goes directly to our program work, your donation will go to the best possible use to win the case against animal cruelty.

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Monthly Giving

The Partners in Protection program makes it easier than ever for members to help animals throughout the year. It simplifies the donation process for you by automatically charging the amount you specify to your credit card every month.
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Planned Giving

Plan your legacy gifts to make the greatest impact for animals! Leaving a legacy gift to the Animal Legal Defense Fund is a simple, yet significant contribution to a future where animals are better protected and are no longer the voiceless victims of abuse and neglect.
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Combined Federal Campaign

Your government employer makes it easy for you to help your favorite charities by deducting a small gift each pay period.
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Gifts of Stock or Securities

Leaving a gift of stock to the Animal Legal Defense Fund is a simple, yet significant, contribution to a future where animals have a more protected place in our society, where they are not just voiceless victims of abuse and neglect.
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Donate Your Car

We accept donations of any vehicle, from any location, and use the proceeds of your vehicle’s sale to help protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
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Hold Your Own Online Fundraiser

There are several easy and fun tools that you can use to hold your own fundraiser for the Animal Legal Defense Fund!
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Shop to Support

AmazonSmile lets customers contribute a percentage of their purchase to the Animal Legal Defense, helping us continue to advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
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Donor Bill of Rights

Our donors, and prospective donors, support the work that we do for animals, and we have a commitment to transparency and accountability with regards to how we use the funds we are given.
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Donor-Advised Fund

You can help make a difference for animals by providing the financial support that empowers the Animal Legal Defense Fund to act swiftly and effectively whenever animals’ lives or interests are at risk.
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Gift a Membership

For $25, your recipient receives a one year subscription to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s newsletter, The Animals’ Advocate, while the Animal Legal Defense Fund receives the support needed to continue our work towards winning the case against cruelty.