Incorporated in 1995, the AWFNJ acts as a unifying voice for the animal protection community. The AWFNJ advocates on animal welfare legislation; encourages the enforcement of animal cruelty laws; conducts programs to elevate the quality of care for animals; and acts as a resource to help members solve common problems. The AWFNJ is best known for organizing educational events and acting as an information resource for animal welfare professionals throughout the state.
The Board of Directors can contain 5 to 15 members who are delegates from any organization that is a voting member. Our board represents various areas of our industry and comprises members from notable national groups, including the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Shelter Animals Count, and New Jersey based organizations, including St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Camden County Animal Shelter, SAVE a Friend to Homeless Animals, Monmouth County SPCA and Cape May County Animal Shelter.
Directors of the AWFNJ actively participate as the trustees of the Federation’s finances, managers of the Federation’s activities, and are responsible for the establishment and implementation of policies consistent with the organization’s purpose, bylaws and goals.