Find Your Elected Officials
- Find information about your elected county officials by entering your county or zip code here or at the League of Women Voters of the US. You can also search for your local prosecutor here.
- Find your legislator’s contact information by entering your zip code on Congress.org.
Before contacting your elected officials about improving your state’s
animal protection laws, take a look at these resources developed by
the Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Many of the authorities who set the tone and carry out the work of animal abuse criminal prosecutions are elected officials-usually through the county government system. There is benefit to approaching these officials proactively, regardless of what animal cruelty case(s) may or may not be making the news.
Contact them in person or by letter, politely letting them know that, as a voting citizen, you expect and appreciate that animal abuse cases receive thorough investigation and vigorous prosecution. Let them know that the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program provides free legal assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement officers who are handling these cases. Try to keep letters to one page, and if you make an appointment to meet with them, please be respectful of their very real time limitations.
Maryland Residents, Ask Your Maryland Legislators to Enact HB 213/SB 143 to Protect Rays from Killing Contests
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering our assistance in investigating the death of a zebra who died after being left out in last week's record breaking subzero weather in northern Indiana. We also renew our call for stronger animal protection laws.February 14, 2019 News
In January 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted the first-ever formal judicial convening focused on animal cruelty cases.February 13, 2019 News