Center for Animals and Public Policy

The Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) promotes research, education, service, and constructive dialogue pertaining to the human-animal relationship and its reflection in the treatment of animals in society.

The Center offers the Masters of Science in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program and is also home to the Ethics and Values and Shelter Medicine curriculums within the DVM program. The work done at the Center revolves around three areas of focus: Animals in the Community, Animals in Research, and Animals in the Environment.

The Center for Shelter Dogs (CSD) is a new initiative of the Shelter Medicine Program. A reception and presentation to welcome CSD to Cummings was held November 19, 2014.