Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to provide for the care, protection and control of wildlife and domestic animals that are a part of the living environment; to help people develop an understanding of their pets; and to train animals for purposes of showing.
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that develop and maintain fisheries resources and wildlife habitats to preserve and protect endangered species and other wildlife; humane societies; veterinary services; aquariums; and zoos.
Excludes: Organizations that focus on livestock (see K-Food, Agriculture & Nutrition).
Organizations that offer services which help individuals develop an understanding of the animal species in which they have an interest and/or to work more effectively with their pets.
Key words: AKC; American Kennel Clubs; Animal Breeding; Animal Clubs; Animal Companions; Animal Exhibitions; Animal Ownership; Animal Shows; Cat Clubs; Cat Shows; Dog Clubs; Dog Shows; Ferret Clubs; Horse Clubs; Horse Shows; Off Leash Dog Parks; Off Leash Dog Recreation Areas; Off-Leash Dog Parks; Off-Leash Dog Recreation Areas; Pet Ownership; Tropical Fish Clubs
Scope notes: Includes: Animal clubs; and Animal exhibitions and shows.
Excludes: Breed-specific rescue. Use Animal Protection & Welfare (D20). Domestic and farm animal protection. Use Animal Protection & Welfare (D20). K-9 search and rescue squads. Use Search & Rescue Squads (M23). K-9 police teams. Use Law Enforcement (I60).