Visit these suggested resources to learn more about the role animals play in our lives, particularly in the area of medical research.

Helpful Resources

  • Animals for Life Foundation 2014 Request for Proposals



    On behalf of the Animals for Life Foundation (AFL), you are cordially invited to positively consider participating in our requests for proposals (RFP) process for fiscal year 2014.

  • 2013 Annual Report



    The annual report highlights significant programs, projects and activities of the Animals for Life Foundation for calendar year 2013.

  • 2013 Grant Recipient Profiles



    Meet the 11 recipients of the 2013 Animals for Life Foundation grants

  • The Case for Support



    Learn more about the Foundation's goals, vision, fundraising efforts and projects it has supported, plus how you can give to the Foundation.

  • Printable Registration Form



    Registration form for the March 20, 2013 Animals for Life Summit.

  • What is the Human-Animal Bond?



    Steve Dale's presentation from the 2013 Animals for Life Summit. Dale is a syndicated newspaper columnist, host of nationally syndicated radio programs and contributing editor at USA Weekend.

  • Social and Lifestyle Issues Impacting Animal Use



    Dr. Candace Croney's presentation from the 2013 Animals for Life Summit. Croney is associate professor of animal sciences at Purdue University.

  • How Animals Make Us Human



    Dr. Temple Grandin's keynote address from the 2013 Animals for Life Summit. Grandin a world-renowned animal handling expert, leader in animal welfare and autism advocacy efforts.

  • Support the Foundation



    If you prefer to donate by mail, use this form. Contributions to the Animals for Life Foundation may be deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code.

  • Animals for Life Foundation: Frequently Asked Questions



    What is the human-animal bond? How do animals support human life? How do people support animal life? What has the Animals for Life Foundation done since its founding?

  • State Fair Banner--Veterinarian



    Caring for animals is not my job. It's my passion.

  • State Fair Banner--Goats



    Life just wouldn't be complete without animals.

  • State Fair Banner--Chicken



    Life just wouldn't be complete without animals.

  • State Fair Banner--Family



    Feeding the world is not our job....it's our passion.

  • State Fair Banner--Hog



    Life just wouldn't be complete without animals.

  • State Fair Banner--Horse



    Life just wouldn't be complete without animals.

  • State Fair Banner--Steer



    Life just wouldn't be complete without animals.

  • Animal Health Timeline



    Ever wonder when the first animal medicine was developed? Check out the progress we’ve made in the animal health industry over the years, from flea and tick products to canine cancer vaccines. From the Animal Health Institute.

  • Uno Chicago Grill Dublin Certificate



    Present this certificate to your server Dec. 16 to 18, 2011 and 20 percent of your receipt will be donated to the Foundation.

  • Uno Chicago Grill Pickerington Certificate



    Present this certificate to your server Dec. 16 to 18, 2011 and 20 percent of your receipt will be donated to the foundation.

  • Healthy pets, healthy people



    Many groups encourage people to enjoy the benefits of common household pets. By following CDC's simple tips on the Healthy Pets, Healthy People website, you can enjoy your pets while protecting yourself against diseases they carry.

  • The Human-Animal Bond



    The ways we interact with animals have changed through the ages because of the increase of information, shift in societal values and a dramatic increase in anthropomorphism – the act of assigning to animals human characteristics and emotions.

  • The Simple Act of Animal Care



    Possibly the most important aspect of the human-animal bond is our responsibility for animal care.

  • Life Is Better With Animals In The Picture. (Ad)



    The Animals for Life Foundation celebrates the benefits animals bring to humans and vice versa.

  • Without Animals, How Many Lifesaving Medicines Could We Live Without? (Ad)



    Animals play an essential role in today’s lifesaving medical breakthroughs. Because of advancement in humane medical research, we are able to replace failing human heart valves with healthy ones from pigs, study the effects of new cancer treatments and develop medicines to better manage diabetes.

  • Life Without Animals (Ad)



    Animals are our companions and they bring joy to our lives. Whether they wag their tail for a treat, greet us after a long day of work or relieve stress during a daily jog, animals are important to our human existence.

  • Can't You See How Animals Make Our Lives Better? (Ad)



    Assistance animals help their owners with mobility, navigation and emotional support. These well-trained dogs, cats, horses and other companion animals are an important part of the lives of many of our disabled neighbors.

  • Test your pet health IQ



    When it comes to sorting fact from fiction about pet health, are you at the head of the class, or do you need some additional tutoring? Take this quick quiz to find out.

  • FarmTastic Agventures



    This distance learning program consisted of four, 45-minute interactive programs -- Apples, Corn, Pumpkins and Dairy. Agricultural representatives served as resource persons as the lessons were created. The programs were tied to the Ohio Curriculum Standards.

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums



    Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation

  • U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance



    To protect and advance America's heritage of hunting, fishing and trapping.

  • Canine Companions for Independence



    Canine Companions for Independence provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. The most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart!

  • National Hunting & Fishing Day



    National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken to promote the outdoor sports and conservation.

  • Assistance Dogs of America



    ADAI helps children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual's daily needs.

  • Medical Research wtih Animals



    Columbia University's Medical Milestones

  • Equine Therapy



    Since 1969, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association has provided Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers.

  • Research Funding



    March of Dimes programs fund several different types of research, all aimed at preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

  • March of Dimes and Biomedical Research



    The March of Dimes funds programs to help prevent birth defects and treat babies born with them. Among these programs are education, community services, advocacy, and biomedical research.

  • Animals in Medical Education and Research



    The Association of American Medical Colleges strongly affirms the essential and irreplaceable role of research involving live animals in the advancement of biological knowledge, human health and animal welfare.

  • Americans for Medical Progress



    Animal research is a vital component in scientists' search for treatments and cures. Americans for Medical Progress protects society's investment in research by nurturing public understanding of and support for the humane and necessary use of animals in medicine.

  • Animal Research Benefits



    Animal-based research has contributed to significant improvement in the length and quality of our lives. Read about a few specific cases in which the use of laboratory animals has been a vital component of medical progress.

  • Animal Research FAQ



    Animal Research: The Top 10 Questions

  • AVMA Issues List



    Includes animal welfare, euthanasia, unwanted horses, biosecurity, ethics, human/animal bond, microchips, vaccination, etc.