Animal Advocates is fully licensed to rehabilitate small mammals for the California Department of Fish & Game. Small mammals includes bobcats, raccoons, skunks, opossums, chipmunks, ground/tree/flying squirrels, rats, mice, moles, voles, gophers... We also have a permit for educational exhibit wildlife. We may exhibit wildlife to the public. We follow all CADFG rules and regulations. 

Animal Advocates has an LA City Wildlife permit. Our facility is legally zoned for wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation. We also have a USDA exhibitors permit, CADFG trapping permit and euthanasia certification. We offer CADFG accredited classes in small mammal rehabilitation. We have free online manuals for rehabbers only in small mammal rehabilitation. We never advocate wildlife as pets. It is also illegal to have wildlife as pets in California. We give information on long term care for legal unreleasable animals only.

We follow all CADFG, USDA, LA City, LA County...rules and regulations. We do not show rehab animals to the public. We cannot give live tours of our rehab facility but we can show our educational, exhibit animals to the public. We do not allow domestic animals near our rehab animals. Educational animals may be near domestic animals and the public. If you see a photo of an animal with a human or domestic animal, it is either a wild or educational animal.

Animal Advocates has never been investigated by any agency for any violations. If anyone states anything to the contrary, they are committing slander and/or libel, defamation and tortuous interference. They will be prosecuted and sued in civil court. If a false report is ever filed against Animal Advocates or any member of Animal Advocates, that person will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and sued in civil court.

It's illegal to knowingly file a false report to any governmental agency. Anonymous reports cannot be investigated without evidence. All identifying information of the reporter must be given to the person reported so that they may respond so reporters never anonymous. Filing a false report is a misdemeanor and/or felony depending upon the type of report filed. It is punishable by jail time and a fine. The person reported can also sue the false reporter in civil court. If a false report of a felony is filed, that is also slander per se. Financial damages do not have to be shown in a slander per se case. It's an automatic win including costs, fees, sanctions and damages. Animal Advocates intends to fully protect our reputation and will legally respond to any and all false reports, slander, libel, defamation, tortuous interference or any malicious act against the Corporation or members of the group. The founder of Animal Advocates also works with a non-profit legal defense group which helps individuals represent themselves legally for free so we are very familiar with the law and writing court documents. 


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