In August of 2004, a group of animal welfare industry leaders from across the nation convened at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating goals focused on significantly reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the United States.
In 2005, The Haven teamed up with Maddies Fund to participate in the Maddies Pet Rescue Project in Baldwin County. All of the partners that collaborated together in this local project used the asilomar accords.
For additional information, go to http://www.asilomaraccords.org.
The original document of principles, definitions, and statistics, generated by animal welfare industry leaders in 2004.