Social Compassion is our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 2007 and focuses on instilling greater compassion throughout society by promoting the protection of all animals – Earth’s most vulnerable inhabitants – and the environment in which we all live. Through humane education programs, public service announcements, rapid response media campaigns, and support for spay and neuter programs throughout California and beyond, Social Compassion helps all beings gain the respect, rights, and health they deserve and need to thrive.
Social Compassion also acts as the incubator for research and development of various public policy objectives designed to protect animals and the environment. Conducting research to formulate strong public policy and engaging allies, stakeholders and impacted communities all take time and resources. Social Compassion allows us to do this important work. A long road needs to be paved before we reach Sacramento, Washington, D.C. or key government agencies with legislation ideas. Once there, our sister organization, Social Compassion in Legislation advocates on behalf of those ideas and turns them into actual legislation...and eventually new laws.
All donations to Social Compassion, our 501(c)(3), are tax deductible. Social Compassion is the vehicle from which we drive all non-lobbying activities. 501(c)(3) include: setting up and running humane education programs, spay and neutering efforts, stakeholder alliance building, and media and public outreach to raise awareness, or to stop abuses to animals.
Social Compassion 2018
P.O Box 1125, Laguna Beach, CA 92652-1125 #20-8067041
Social Compassion is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
P.O. Box 1125, Laguna Beach, CA 92652-1125 - EIN #20-8067041
Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), our 501(c)(4), has sponsored landmark legislation and been the vanguard voice for animals since our founding in 2007. At SCIL we understand what it takes to translate our compassionate values into legislation. By forging relationships between citizen stakeholder groups, government administrators, business leaders, and our elected officials, we have successfully driven legislation to the benefit of our domestic pets, as well as farm and wild animals. We have navigated the political waters in California at the local and state levels. We recognize when small, measured steps are appropriate at the local level or when the time is right for bold action in our state’s or nation’s capital.
Getting legislation passed is by its very nature a political and complicated process. The legislative process requires meeting directly with elected officials to ask them to author, support, and vote on a particular piece of legislation. IRS rules do not allow any funds used directly for “lobbying” to be tax deductible. That is why when you donate to SCIL, our 501(c)(4), your donation is not eligible as a tax deduction. But real policy change cannot happen without lobbying, so we created SCIL as our vehicle to drive our lobbying efforts.
Some of our prominent lobbying successes include: California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249), Plant Based Meal Options (SB 1138), Pet Rescue and Adoption Act (AB 485) & Local Ordinances, Successful Ban on Bobcat Trapping Billboard Campaign, Laws Supporting Spay/Neuter Assistance in Low Income Areas, Dining with Dogs (AB 1965), Oppose Local Coyote Killing Measures, Microchipping Requirement Law (SB 702), Spay & Neuter/Microchipping Law (AB 1634 & SB 250) & Local Ordinances, Dogs in Hot Cars Law (SB 1806).