Statement of purpose:
ANIMALS 24-7 is a nonprofit online newspaper and information service covering the humane community worldwide, i.e. people who care about animals. ANIMALS 24-7 has no alignment or affiliation with any other entity. Our role is to inform the community with breaking news, in-depth background, and the experienced perspective of our staff and our many guest commentators.
ANIMALS 24-7 is organized to conduct activities which are exclusively charitable, literary and/or educational within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, for the purpose of exposing the existence of cruelty to animals and educating the public of the need to prevent and eliminate such cruelty; conducting or sponsoring animal care projects, both to directly alleviate animal suffering and to demonstrate humane methods of handling and responding to animal-related dilemmas; and studying animal-related issues via research, surveys, and investigative reports.
Statistical research of humane issues is among our primary activities. We have been doing this for longer, in greater depth and on a wider range of relevant topics, than anyone else in the humane field. Our staff experience with humane issues, gathering related data, and reporting our findings dates back into the early 1960s.
ANIMALS 24-7 is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Washington state on March 8, 2014. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
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ANIMALS 24-7 welcomes signed comments on articles. Comments preferably include the author’s name and community of residence, if from individuals, and the name and contact information for the organization, if from organizational representatives. Comments may be edited for space, relevance, factual accuracy, or to avoid libel. Commenters are required to provide their e-mail addresses with comments. Commenters’ e-mail addresses may be used for purposes of verification of identity, responses to commenters’ questions, and relevant ANIMALS 24-7 editorial correspondence. Commenters’ e-mail addresses will not be shared with other persons without the commenters’ permission.
Who we are
Committing journalism since 1968, mostly on animal-related news beats, and an active charter member of the Society of Environmental Journalists since 1990, ANIMALS 24-7 editor Merritt Clifton in 2010 received the 15th annual ProMED-mail Award for Excellence in Outbreak Reporting on the Internet for contributions to understanding the animal behavioral and cultural aspects of emerging zoonotic disease. News editor for the Animals’ Agenda magazine, 1988-1992, editor of the Animal People newspaper, 1992-2013, and editor of the annual Watchdog Report on Animal Charities, 1999-2013, Clifton was keynote speaker at the first No Kill Conference in 1995.
ANIMALS 24-7 Facebook editor & photographer Beth Clifton is a former police officer, animal control officer, veterinary technician, teacher, and wife of Merritt Clifton.
Working from her home in rural Vermont, ANIMALS 24-7 newswire editor Cathy Czapla previously served in a similar capacity for ANIMAL PEOPLE, and as a book reviewer for Animals’ Agenda.
ANIMALS 24-7 contributing editor Alexandra Semyonova, an animal behaviorist specializing in dogs since 1989, is author of The 100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs (Hastings Press 2009, Italian edition 2014) and The Social Organization of the Domestic Dog (Carriage House Foundation, 2002). Semyonova was for 10 years an inspector for the Dutch SPCA.
ANIMALS 24-7 director Vicky Crosetti was founder of the Valley Humane Society in California, ancestral to Tony LaRussa’s Animal Foundation. She later served for nearly 20 years as executive director of the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, founding the HSTV low-cost dog and cat sterilization clinic and leading the HSTV transition from doing animal control for the city of Knoxville to operating a no-kill adoption center.
History & disclaimer
ANIMALS 24-7 has no alignment or affiliation with any other entity. ANIMALS 24-7 editor Merritt Clifton initiated the ANIMALS 24-7.org news web site in May 2006, but only briefly activated it prior to nonprofit incorporation. BBC One in November 2006 first aired the similarly named Animals 24:7 television series, which continued until 2012. While confusion may be inevitable, there was no intent on the part of either project to emulate the other––except in fulfilling the shared ambition of promoting kindness toward animals.