Our Mission

The Alaska SPCA's mission is to reduce the suffering of Alaska's companion animals.

Our Vision

The Alaska SPCA's vision is for Alaska to be a state where all companion animals experience emotional, physical, and environmental health and lifelong wellness.

Animal Welfare Standards - The 5 Freedoms

The welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state and the Alaska SPCA believes that good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being. Any animal kept by a person, must at least, be protected from unnecessary suffering. The Alaska SPCA adheres to the 5 fundamental freedoms to which every animal is entitled to as a standard.

  • Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
    by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor.

  • Freedom from Discomfort
    by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

  • Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
    by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

  • Freedom to Express Normal Behavior
    by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.

  • Freedom from Fear and Distress
    by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.


**The Five Freedoms were first articulated by the Farm Animal Welfare Council, but they apply to every type of animal in every type of setting, including shelters, rescues and even private homes.

AK SPCA Clinic

3710 Woodland Drive

Suite 1200

Anchorage, AK 99517

907 562-2999

907 561-5549 fax

AK SPCA Adoption Center

8301 Petersburg St

Anchorage, AK 99507

907 344-3033


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