Thank you for your interest in APLNJ!

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read about our programs and campaigns and join us on our journey to end animal abuse and exploitation.

You work hard for your money and should be sure that the organizations you help support are in line with your ethics and doing good work for the animals. We trust that once you learn more about APLNJ, you will find that we are a group worthy of your support.

We speak for all animals, large and small, domestic and wild. Our mission is to work toward the end of the institutionalized and legalized abuse of animals. We are changing minds, changing laws, creating better laws and saving animals’ lives.

Read more about us here and join us as we move toward the day when all animals are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve!

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Make a regular donation to APLNJ with ease. Donate by PayPal or credit card. Click Choose your Donation, to the left, where you can set up a one-time or recurring donation.

Donate by Mail

Donate to APLNJ with a check or money order sent to us at APLNJ, PO Box 186, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826.

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Don’t want to go through PayPal with your credit card? Give our office a call and we’ll take the card over the phone. 732-446-6808 x:101

Why Support Us?

Jim Mason, pioneer of the animal rights movement and recognized in Animal Rights Hall of Fame, advises animal advocates to “keep your animal money at home.”

Mason says that a $25 donation to a local grassroots group buys many times more energy, dedication, and results. It buys more visibility for animal concerns, which means more positive changes in public consciousness. We agree!

We have been working for the animals since 1983. No small feat for a small grassroots group. We’ve seen many others come and go in that time and we’re proud to say we’ve weathered all kinds of storms and we’re still going strong – speaking out for the animals every day.

We know that as a compassionate person, you’re pulled in many directions for donations, but we are the ONLY statewide group working for animals right here in New Jersey. We receive no state or federal funding, and no funding from national organizations. To meet an important need, we rely on the generosity of caring people like you to help us meet that need.

What have we been doing?

Here are just a few of our many programs and campaigns to help animals:

APLNJ’s Wildlife Advocacy program works to protect wildlife from assault by the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. Not only do we give a voice to wildlife, but also to the greater than 99.5% of New Jersey residents who do now hunt. We introduce wildlife friendly legislation and oppose legislation harmful to wildlife. We educate the public. We sue the state when needed. Visit StopHunting for current info.

Snare Trap Billboard

We’ve had op-eds published in the New York Times, the Star-Ledger and numerous other New Jersey papers. We’ve used newspaper ads, Internet ads and billboards to get our message out. Pictured here is a billboard campaign to end the use of snares on black bears.

Our Vegan Advocacy program encourages a plant-based diet to eliminate the immense suffering of animals raised for human consumption. Our thought-provoking ad, such as the one pictured here, have been seen on public transportation in New Jersey and New York. We visit schools, clubs, festivals, churches, health fairs and more with our message of humane and healthy plant-based eating.

We have written articles for environmental groups’ magazines to highlight the connection between factory farming practices and the destruction of the environment and reached out to NJ animal shelters with our message of compassion for all animals. All of this is made possible through the support of our members. Check out NJ Compassionate Eating.

2015 PATH Train Ad cat chicken

Through Project TNR, APLNJ advocates for community cats and encourages the implementation of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for ferals. We have made great strides towards making New Jersey a TNR friendly state.

APLNJ works with individual caregivers, providing advice on how to trap and neuter and provide lifelong care for their cats. We hold training workshops, maintain our Feral Cat Advocacy website as a valuable source of information and offer one-on-one phone counseling those wanting to help homeless cats.

Municipalities also benefit from our TNR program. We share with them the many reasons why TNR is the only effective and cost-effective method of dealing with feral and stray cat populations.

APLNJ has collaborated with the state’s Endangered Species Program, discussing and implementing workable and humane solutions for feral cats and wildlife. APLNJ was also a part of the Animals in the Community Task Force of Sustainable Jersey and produced a Trap-Neuter-Return guide for municipalities.

APLNJ is a nonprofit charity recognized by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Tax ID #22-2849700