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 provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for animals that have illnesses, injuries or emotional problems; and which put to sleep animals that are aged or in severe pain because of untreatable health problems.
Key words: Animal Euthanasia; Animal Hospitals; Pet Hospitals; Rabies
Scope notes: Includes: Animal hospitals.
Excludes: Organizations that surgically alter animals to prevent them from reproducing. Use Animal Protection & Welfare (D20).
See also: Animal Protection & Welfare