Our Mission
The mission of the North Carolina Animal Federation is to advance professional development, legislative participation and education for animal organizations in North Carolina.

HISTORY
In 2006, there was an effort to form a State wide federation consisting of animal welfare professionals in order to have a unified voice in NC on animal issues.
Originally representatives from western, piedmont, charlotte, and the raleigh durham area met on a monthly basis to establish the purpose and structure of the federation.
During 2006 and 2007 the founders worked with a consultant who had helped form other state humane federations and regional coalitions. 
Originally, the group identified the following goal areas:


  • Legislation – 77%
  • Professional Training – 44%
  • Professional Networking – 44%
  • Established as state experts in industry – 11%


As the coalition developed and by laws were formed, the name and mission of the Federation was formally concretized.
The North Carolina Animal Federation (fondly known as NCAF) was officially formed on the eighth day of November 2006,
Our purpose is to unite North Carolina Animal Welfare Organizations and their Professionals to exchange ideas and information while working collectively to elevate the standard of care and level of knowledge related to animal welfare in the state of North Carolina.
Our mission is to advance leadership through collaboration, professional development, legislative participation and education for animal organizations in North Carolina.

Founding (Charter) Members

Tim Jennings (Forsyth Co.)
Shelly Moore (Humane Society of Charlotte)
Morgan A. Woodward (Blue Ridge Humane Society)
Jennifer Brehler (Durham County)
Bob Reder (HSUS)
Ron Simons (SPCA Alliance, Charlotte)
Angela Zumwalt (Central NC Animal Welfare Coalition)
Rosalie De Fini (Ryan Newman Foundation)
Hope Hancock (Wake SPCA)
Julie Griffith

PREAMBLE
The North Carolina Animal Federation was formed on the eighth day of November 2006, for the purpose of uniting North Carolina Animal Welfare Organizations and their Professionals to exchange ideas and information while working collectively to elevate the standard of care and level of knowledge related to animal welfare in the state of North Carolina.