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 such as animal shelters that provide for the humane care, protection and control of animals and which investigate instances of cruelty to animals.
Key words: Adopt-A-Burro; Adopt-A-Greyhound; Adopt-A-Horse; Adopt-A-Race Horse; Alligator Control; Animal Adoption; Animal Control; Animal Lost & Found; Animal Population Control; Animal Protection ; Animal Rescue; Animal Shelters; Animal Welfare; ASPCA; Coyote Control; Cruelty to Animals; Deer Control; Domestic Animal Protection; Domestic Animal Welfare; Equine Rescue; Farm Animal Protection; Farm Animal Welfare; Farm Animals Sanctuaries; Foster Care for Animals; Found Pets; Greyhound Adoption; Greyhound Rescue; Homeless Animals; Horse Sanctuaries; Humane Societies; Lost Animals; Lost Pets; Missing Pets; Pet Adoption; Pet Cemeteries; Pet Reunification; Predator Control; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Rabbit Rescue; Snake Control; Spaying & Neutering; SPCA; Stray Animal Assistance; Unwanted Animals; Unwanted Pets
Scope notes: Includes: Animal population control.
See also: Wildlife Preservation & Protection; Zoos & Aquariums