Advocacy Center

We are the voice for animals. From strengthening local and national laws against animal abuse to creating new municipal codes to prevent overpopulation and neglect, the Arizona Humane Society leads animal welfare legislation, engages the community and promotes the protection of pets.

GET INVOLVED: Advocacy is about action. Whether an email, call, social media post or attending in person, your voice matters.

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Resources for Animal Advocates

  • Identify and contact your elected officials: You just need your address to find your local, state and federal representatives.
  • Arizona animal cruelty laws: Learn more about Arizona’s current animal welfare laws.
  • Guide to writing advocacy communications: Get tips to ensure that your communication is powerful.
  • Help stop animal abuse: Download a guide to find out more about how you can make a difference for pets.

Visit our Animal Welfare Legislation page to read about state and municipal animal welfare legislation.

Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona

AHS is a founding member of the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona. Formalized in 2014, the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona is an alliance of the state’s leading, active, humane organizations and advocates who share the common goals of protecting animals from abuse, neglect and inhumane practices, and ensuring that those who harm animals are held accountable. Leveraging awareness, advocacy and legislation, the Coalition stands together to advance animal welfare and ensure Arizona remains a national leader in the humane treatment of its animals. Collectively, the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona represents more than 350,000 Arizona voters, supporters, stakeholders and donors who are passionate about the protection of animals. The Coalition includes the Animal Defense League of Arizona, Arizona Humane Society, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and Humane Voters of Arizona.