"The assembled groups held a variety of viewpoints on how best to help the animals, yet we all agreed that the most effective way to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the shortest amount of time was to work together."
— Rich Avanzino

The Founders

The leadership of the following organizations participated in the original and/or subsequent meetings and were involved in the drafting of the Asilomar Accords:

Martha Armstrong The Humane Society of the United States
Richard Avanzino Maddie's Fund
Pamela Burns Hawaiian Humane Society
Mark Byers Spanish Fork Animal Control (UT) & National Animal Control Association (NACA)
Perry Fina North Shore Animal League and The Pet Savers Foundation
Mark Goldstein, D.V.M. San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
Belinda Lewis Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
Dave Loftus Pet-Ark
Jane McCall Dubuque Humane Society
Jan McHugh-Smith Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Steven McHugh Unison Business Development
Nancy McKenney Humane Society for Seattle/King County
Dan Morrison Southeast Area Animal Control Authority
John Nagy Dumb Friends League & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA)
Cheryl Naumann Arizona Humane Society
Robert Rohde Dumb Friends League
Edwin Sayres American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
John Snyder The Humane Society of the United States
Karen Terpstra Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
Gary Tiscornia SPCA of Monterey County & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA)
Marie Belew Wheatley American Humane Association