Animal Welfare

NAIA 2023 Conference: Preparing For The Looming Dog Shortage

By | Published: 04/6/2023

In 2023, the NAIA annual conference returns to Portland, Oregon and YOU are invited!

NAIA Leads Appeal for Healthy Dog Import Resources for USDA

By | Published: 04/12/2022

Today, the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) was joined by nearly a dozen national animal health, veterinary, livestock, and pet stakeholder organizations urging Congress to protect pets, livestock, and U.S. public health…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By | Published: 10/1/2021

Self-exams for women and home-exams for pets lead to early detection and longer lives. Start today!

President’s Message: April 3, 2020

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/3/2020

At NAIA, our hearts go out to the families who have suffered losses during this destructive pandemic.

“Operation Dog Catcher” highlights growing awareness of dog importation problems

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/7/2019

A recent CDC article by Molly K. Houle, DVM, illustrates the growing awareness of the problems of dog importation by government agencies, what they are doing to stop it, as well as a growing level of sophistication among groups…

NAIA Develops Pet Adoption Initiative for Former Research Animals

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/18/2016

National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) welcomes Kelli Brisby, NAIA’s very first Director of Development!

NAIA Applauds USDA Rule Protecting Pets and People!

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/18/2014

The new USDA rule published in today’s Federal Register represents a giant step forward in protecting American citizens, pets and other animals from diseases and parasites introduced by foreign dogs.

What is Animal Welfare and why is it important?

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/10/2014

Some people use the terms animal welfare and animal rights interchangeably, suggesting that they represent the same concerns, principles and practices. But the differences between the two are significant and irreconcilable.

Brave New World: The 2012 NAIA Conference

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/6/2012

With presentations from world-renowned animal welfare authorities, award-winning writers, veterinarians, and experts in agriculture and law, this is the can’t-miss animal event of 2012!

The USDA Proposed Rule and You

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/17/2012

The comment period is open for 60 days, your input will make a difference!

Pure Breeds, Mixes, and Designer Breeds

By Jerold S. Bell, DVM | Published: 03/26/2012

The Clinical Truth About Pure Breeds, Mixed Breeds, and Designer Breeds. Commentary by Jerold S. Bell, DVM.

Crufts: Lost Opportunities

By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD, NAIA Chair | Published: 03/23/2012

Last year, the Kennel Club announced it was ushering in big changes for 2012, the most noted being new judging criteria, where a veterinarian can overrule a dog show judge, taking away the breed win and eliminating that dog from…

Denise Minger

By Administrator | Published: 02/26/2012

Fighting for nutrition in a world ruled by politics and ideology.

The Red Cow: Calves of Winter

By Lana Kaiser | Published: 02/25/2012

It’s a balancing act. Everything about raising cattle is a balancing act.

The Global Stray Dog Population Crisis

By Patti Strand | Published: 11/17/2011

Exploding populations, increasing attacks on citizens, and spiraling rabies epidemics have transformed this issue from a third world problem to a global public health priority.

Humane or Insane?

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/30/2003

If you don’t know what’s happening at your local animal shelter, or what local pet rescue groups are up to, it’s time to find out! Dangerous practices are developing that threaten public health, sustain ‘pet…