Animal Protection League
Non-Profit OrganizationShop Local during COVID-19
Our Spay & Neuter Voucher Sales and Pet Pantry programs are currently cancelled, until further notice.
Animal Protection League (APL) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1996 to aid stray and abandoned animals at the San Joaquin County/City of Stockton Animal Shelter. We pull animals from the shelter for foster, adoption and rescue efforts. In order to save as many animals as possible, we work with rescue organizations in California, Oregon and Washington. Our services and programs are made available through fundraising, donations and grants.
In an effort to reduce pet overpopulation APL has performed feral cat spay/neuter clinics since December of 2008. Targeted spay/neuter efforts began in March 2010 for areas in the community with the highest intake numbers at the shelter. Both these campaigns have been funded through grants from PetSmart Charities. APL will continue to seek funds, donations, and grants to be used to fulfill the following goals.
Increase adoptions of animals into responsible, humane environments.
Increase redemption rates so more owners find their lost pets.
Reduce the number of homeless pit bulls in our community through targeted spay/neuter programs.
Reduce the population of feral cats in our community through targeted spay/neuter programs.
Educate the public in animal responsibility.
Please navigate around our website to learn more about our programs to save the lives of cats and dogs in our community.