About ADP

ADP in 3 Sentences



  • We provide pro bono legal services.
  • Our clients are nonprofits that advocate for animals and run sanctuaries and rescues.
  • We do our clients’ legal work for free so they can put their resources to best use improving and saving animals' lives while receiving quality legal services in support of their mission.

       Photo Courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Our Mission

The Animal Defense Partnership is an independent advocacy and consulting nonprofit that provides animal charities with highly skilled legal and related professional services - free of charge.

Photo Courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/Oikeutta Eläimille
Photo Courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/Oikeutta Eläimille

There are organizations doing extraordinary work to change the way society treats and views its animals. But many of them—particularly small and mid-sized nonprofits—are limited in the resources they can devote to their mission due to the day-to-day operational demands and organizational issues that all charities face. ADP exists to unburden its clients as much as possible from these stressors, with the goal of freeing up resources that can be put to better use in their advocacy efforts directly on behalf of animals. 

ADP’s mission is to contribute our legal and professional training and experience to the greatest extent and best of our ability to the growing effort to protect animals from cruelty and suffering in all forms and wherever occurring. We want the animal protection community to know who we are, what we do, and that you have an ally and partner - at the ready - who will represent and guide you, without charging you.

What's Happening

  Photo Courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals