top of page
Code of Ethics for K&L Animal Rescue, Inc.

K&L Animal Rescue upholds the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior in its mission to protect and care for animals. This Code of Ethics guides our daily actions and decision-making, reflecting our core values and commitment to responsible stewardship.

Scope

This Code applies to all staff, volunteers, board members, and partners associated with K&L Animal Rescue.

 

Values
  • Honesty and Transparency:

    • We commit to open, honest communication and full accountability in our operations and interactions.

  • Respect and Dignity:

    • All individuals and animals are treated with respect and compassion, acknowledging their intrinsic worth.

  • Leadership in Animal Welfare:

    • We strive to be leaders in animal welfare, adopting best practices and advocating for animal rights.

  • Community Engagement:

    • We foster collaborative relationships within the community, nurturing trust and cooperation.

  • Ethical Care for Animals:

    • We adhere to the highest standards of animal welfare, including appropriate medical care, humane treatment, and responsible adoption processes.

 

Ethical Guidelines
  1. Animal Care and Advocacy:

    • Adhere to all laws regarding animal welfare and the Five Freedoms.

      • FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AND THIRST.

      • FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT.

      • FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY OR DISEASE.

      • FREEDOM TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOR.

      • FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND DISTRESS.

    • Prioritize the health and well-being of animals in our care, ensuring necessary medical treatments and humane living conditions.

  2. Conduct and Professionalism:

    • Maintain professionalism in all operations.

    • Treat all individuals within and outside the organization with respect and fairness.

    • Avoid conflicts of interest and make decisions in the best interest of the organization and the animals.

  3. Transparency and Accountability:

    • Operate with financial transparency, ensuring that donations and funds are used responsibly.

    • Be accountable for organizational decisions and actions, including the management of resources.

  4. Communication and Confidentiality:

    • Communicate effectively and responsibly, upholding the reputation of K&L Animal Rescue.

    • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and speak on behalf of the organization only when authorized.

  5. Community and Environmental Responsibility:

    • Engage in activities that benefit the community and promote environmental sustainability.

    • Collaborate with other organizations and groups to amplify our impact on animal welfare.

 

Commitment

Members of K&L Animal Rescue commit to upholding this Code of Ethics, embodying the principles and values in their work and interactions. We recognize that the trust placed in us by the public and our partners is contingent on our unwavering commitment to these ethical standards.

bottom of page