Stray Dog Policy began in Kansas with a small group of determined individuals committed to providing a voice to pet animals in the legal system.
Stray Dog Policy was founded in 2016 as the Humane Society Legislative Fund of Kansas, an Humane Society Legislative Fund affiliate. In 2021, the organization was renamed Stray Dog Policy to be a part of Stray Dog, LLC, home to wide-ranging, animal-driven initiatives that embody the network’s collective commitment to provide a voice to every “stray dog” or animal in need. SDP continues to be active in Kansas, and has since expanded in Iowa and Missouri.
SDP’s mission is achieved at the state level, advancing pet animal interests within the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government. SDP is grounded in sound research and the expertise of seasoned lobbying, legal, and data specialists.
Every day, SDP champions for progress by:
- Evaluating state laws, regulations, and policies relevant to pet animals to determine what should be strengthened.
- Encouraging state governments to enforce existing laws that do not need strengthening.
- Supporting legislation and opposing legislation intending to help or harm pet animals.
- Contributing to state lawmakers interested in advancing pet animal welfare and protection.
SDP is headquartered in Kansas.
Stray Dog Policy is dedicated to a more humane world where pet animals are protected, by law, from unnecessary harm and suffering. Our mission is only accomplished through the efforts of people. We are dedicated to working toward the equitable empowerment of all people. Racism and intolerance have no place in the humane and compassionate world we are creating.
SDP is committed to listening, to learning, and expanding our initiatives to support greater diversity, equality, and inclusion to support a more humane world for all.
SDP is a registered 501(c)4 nonprofit, dependent on donations to continue our work. We do not solicit funding from government agencies or corporations. Our funding comes from individuals like you who consciously value animals and invest in a more compassionate future.
Due to the political nature of our mission, donations are not tax-deductible, but are critical to allow us to lobby on behalf of animals in need.
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