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For over 40 years, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has worked relentlessly to end animal cruelty and injustice. As the only national animal protection organization dedicated exclusively to fighting animal cruelty using the power of the law, we’re leading the charge in establishing the basic legal protections animals need and deserve. Your tax-deductible donation today will help fight animal cruelty and save innocent animals’ lives.


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Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is an easy, tax-deductible way to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system all year long. Become a Partner in Protection today.
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Make a Legacy Gift

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.

Join the Guardians Council

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Guardians Council are generous supporters who donate cumulative gifts of $500 or more annually.
Looking for the perfect birthday or anniversary gift? Celebrating the holidays? Or congratulating a loved one on their graduation or promotion? By making a donation in honor of a special person or animal in your life, you’ll not only show that you care about them — but that you also care about making our society a better place for animals.
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Memorial Gifts

Celebrate the life of a beloved person or companion animal with a Memorial gift today. Gifts made in remembrance not only honor your loved one’s memory, but also helps ensure a better life for animals in need.

Combined Federal Campaign

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

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.
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.

Hold Your Own Online Fundraiser

Share your love for animals by holding your own fundraiser for the Animal Legal Defense Fund! There are several easy and fun tools that you can use to hold your own successful fundraiser and get your friends and family involved in animal protection.

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

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.

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.

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Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund's email list to stay up to date on lawsuits, legislation, and regulations affecting animals.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization (our EIN number is 94-2681680) that advocates for greater legal protections for animals. We rely almost entirely on individual, tax-deductible contributions from caring members and donors like you.

Mail-in donations may be sent to:

Animal Legal Defense Fund
525 East Cotati Ave.
Cotati, CA 94931



  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Expands Grants for Animal Law Courses

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the expansion of its Animal Law Course Grant Program to allow accredited law schools to apply for $5,000 grants to fund new introductory and advanced animal law courses, or existing courses that are in danger of being cancelled due to budget cuts.
    March 1, 2021 Press Release
  • Court Allows Lawsuit Against FDA to Proceed

    The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.
    February 23, 2021 Press Release
  • Courtroom Animal Advocate Program Bill Passes New Jersey Senate

    A Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill, S.2868/A.4533, which would allow law students and volunteer lawyers to advocate for animal victims in cruelty criminal cases, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
    February 19, 2021 Press Release