NCPPSPNational Council on Pet Population Study and Policy
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The original ten groups that formed the NCPPSP included the following:
The mission stated for the NCPPSP is "to gather and analyze reliable data that further characterize the number, origin, and disposition of pets (dogs and cats) in the United States; to promote responsible stewardship of these companion animals; and based on data gathered, to recommend programs to reduce the number of unwanted pets in the United States.
The Society of Animal Welfare Administrators would later join the NCPPSP, followed by the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association (APPMA), while the American Kennel Club (AKC) would eventually resign.