Our Mission


The Animal Defense Partnership is an independent advocacy and consulting 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides animal charities with the highest quality legal and related professional services - without charge. 

There are organizations doing extraordinary work in the field to change the way society treats and views 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 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 and what we do.  We want them to understand that they have an ally and partner, at the ready, who will provide them with excellent legal and related services at a price - free - they cannot afford to pass up.