Patti is the founder of the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), a broad-based, nonprofit animal welfare organization founded in 1991. NAIA is dedicated to securing high standards of animal care and treatment; to preserving the human-animal bond and to providing fact-based answers to complex and controversial issues regarding animals. Our membership includes pet owners, breeders, trainers, rescuers, farmers, ranchers scientists and veterinarians. Patti’s articles and views on animal welfare, public policy and animal rights appear in mainstream media and a wide variety of trade, professional and scientific magazines. She is a subject matter expert on all things canine, pet population trends and animal rights extremism.