The National Coalition On Violence Against Animals was established as an independent collective of local, state and national organizations that focus on animal cruelty and its relationship to other forms of violence. The NCOVAA facilitates cooperation across organizations in ongoing and new efforts both to end animal abuse and to increase understanding that it occurs in the general context of violence in society. The NCOVAA provides a forum for key national, state and local organizations and professionals to positively promote national policies, strategies, practices and guidelines.
Their mission is to use the collective resources to reduce violence against animals and increase awareness of it’s link to violence against children, families, and societies, by achieving the following objectives: Share information, knowledge, experiences, and practices. Identify ways in which participating organizations can work together to reduce violence against animals. Identify gaps in the current efforts to reduce violence against animals and recommend policies, programs, and research that will stimulate the reduction of violence against animals and to offer resources to meet that goal. Speak with one voice on national issues that affect the mission of the coalition as a whole.