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Animal Farm Foundation (AFF) is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to secure equal treatment and opportunity all dogs and their people through recognizing that all dogs are individuals.
Established in the 1980s, we work to achieve this goal by offering free resources to animal welfare workers and community advocates, as well as through our service dog, detection dog, and grant programs.
National Canine Research Council is a non-profit canine behavior science and policy think tank. Our mission is to underwrite, conduct and disseminate academically rigorous research that studies dogs in the context of human society. We advocate innovative and practical canine policy that:
1. Is based on empirically-verified data.
2. Is based on research that embodies the principle that dogs must be considered in relation to humans.
3. Removes barriers to safe and humane pet ownership.
Our vision is to progress in our understanding of our relationship with dogs so that limited resources of time and money are spent on studies that consider the full context in which dogs live, rather than on research that fails to consider dogs in their human controlled environment. We aspire to develop a collective expectation that any canine behavior studies may impact public policy and thus the welfare of dogs and their owners. Canine behavior research should therefore be held to a high standard of sound methodology and should always correctly characterize dogs as individuals living in a man-made environment.
The AVMA is the nation's leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 1,000 members, we protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.
Our commitment is to advance the shared interests, values and goals of our membership, through a variety of avenues:
We develop positions on key issues and advocate for veterinarians, advancing their ability to provide crucial veterinary services.
We provide educational accreditation and certification programs that protect and elevate the quality of veterinary care.
We provide timely and relevant products and services to our members that enhance their opportunities for success and service, and support them in protecting the health and welfare of animals in their care.
We educate the public on the important and varied types of work that veterinarians do to advance both animal and human health.
We are a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. Join us and discover how insight into animal behavior can strengthen your bond with your pets and enhance the welfare of your patients.