California Responsible Pet Owners’ Coalition/CaRPOC was founded by a group of like-minded animal lovers to fight oppressive anti-animal legislation in the State of California. Our founding supporters include pet owners, rescue volunteers, working dog owners, service and therapy animal owners and clients, trainers, veterinarians, as well as show cat and dog breeders and enthusiasts.

We have come together with the single goal of fighting anti-pet legislation. Over time, we have expanded our concerns to include additional domestic species as well as agricultural animals.

We recognize that a few people can’t be everywhere, so we do our best to support the development of local grassroots groups. Our philosophy is to, “teach a (wo)man how to fish” rather than to try to do all the “fishing” ourselves.

We hope that you will join us in this effort

President: Florence Blecher
Vice President: Stormy Hope
Secretary/Treasurer: Peri Norman

Florence Blecher
Stormy Hope            
Peri Norman
General Information
CaRPOC's Speakers Bureau
(Pet Education Team) is available to speak to your church, civic group, company, school, etc.

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PETA on targeting children: "Everything we do is based at adults." Ingrid Newkirk, PETA President on CNN, March 21, 2002


"Our campaigns are always geared towards children and they always will be." Dan Matthews, PETA Vice President, on FOX News, Dec 19, 2003 


What does it mean to be involved?

When negative legislation is proposed or adopted, it affects and alters the time and energy devoted to positive events as efforts are diverted to protecting our freedoms and those of our animals. It is extremely important to halt the negative influences of animal rights organizations so that energy can be devoted to all the beneficial effects that our animals can bring, such as having events that promote responsible dog ownership, etc. like showing our communities the countless types of work that our dogs are capable of doing.

What are you doing to be involved?
Here to see what others are doing



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