Brochures and Educational Materials
- CFA - Cat Fanciers Association - CFA understood the threat to pet breeders and owners from restrictive legislation long ago. On multiple occasions, they have tirelessly advocated for dog owners as well as cats. Excellent articles at this site.
- Pet-Law and Pet-Law Email list - Simply the best training available for pet legislation issues. Grassroots efforts work.
- Center for Consumer Freedom - "Promoting Personal Responsibility and Protecting Consumer Choice", The Center for Consumer Freedom provides excellent articles exposing the "Nanny state" phenomenon for what it is. From the food industry to animal rights, you'll find the facts here.
- SAOVA - Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - In their own words, "a nationwide, nonpartisan group of volunteers seeking to elect politicians who will oppose the "Animal Rightist" (AR) threat to our rights as Americans."
- NAIA - National Animal Interest Alliance - In their own words, "dedicated to promoting animal welfare, supporting responsible animal use and strengthening the bond between humans and animals."
- NAIA Trust - Promotes activities that advance animals and the people who love them with information about legislation, regulations, rescue, public events, fundraisers, etc.
- ADOA - American Dog Owners Association - In their own words, "preserves the special relationship between dogs and mankind by protecting and defending the rights of responsible dog ownership, opposing detrimental and supporting appropriate regulationfor dog owners; educating the public and promoting standards for safe and civilized treatment of dogs."
- AKC - American Kennel Club - They have some excellent FREE materials available for the asking.
State and Local Federations
A word about federations. If you join only one organization this year - your state federation should be it.
There are many state and local Federations which are operated by volunteers. They are your front line in alerting you to pending legislation or ordinances which, if they become law, will impact you and your dogs. Keep informed and let your voice be heard!
These organizations are funded primarily by membership dues and they work to protect your rights where you live. Get involved! They will appreciate your support.
Wisconsin Dog Groups
Guardian vs. Owner:
- Animal Rights: Guardian or Owner? (January 5, 2004)
- Guardian Jurisdictions
Animal Control at your door: