Programs that provide pet-related supplies or services which enable pet owners to acquire a pet and/or take care of their pet's needs.
Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals to pursue their interest in a particular type of pet, often through the medium of a club or society that is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable in the subject. Activities may include opportunities for sharing information about the species, its care and breeding; educational presentations; visits to places where this type of pet may live, be bred or displayed; efforts to rescue purebred or endangered creatures who are at risk; and opportunities to share their own experiences with others who have similar interests. Included are Internet-based virtual clubs, WebRings devoted to the subject and clubs where members meet face-to-face.
Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect domestic and wild animals from cruelty or neglect; and/or which seek to limit or prevent the use of animals for experimental purposes. Also included are organizations that oppose animal trapping, puppy mills, hunting, cockfighting, greyhound racing, the wearing of fur, the use of animals for entertainment and other similar practices.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.