The Tufts Shelter Medicine Program at Cummings School is part of the Center for Animal and Public Policy (CAPP), which conducts research, education and service that improve the treatment of animals in society and promote constructive discussions of the human-animal relationship.
The mission of CAPP is to study complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society regarding ethics, culture, values and policies.
The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals. The center’s research, teaching and service activities are organized around four inter-related areas of focus:
Work conducted by CAPP is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.