About Us

Adopting A Friend

Adoption Fees:

Adult cats start at $75.00 down to $38.00
Kittens from #75.00 to $56.00

Adopters must fill out a Pre-Adoption Form upon approval then we can proceed to the Adoption contract.  We accept cash or check.


Who We Are

The Animal Protection League (APL) has been in existence since 1996 (doing business as Stockton Animal Shelter Friends) to promote foster care and adoption of healthy animals at the Stockton city/county animal shelter.

APL's mission is to save the lives of cats and dogs in our community. Since our focus is Stockton and surrounding communities we have retired the Stockton Animal Shelter Friends name and are now known only as Animal Protection League. Our website address bears the 209 name to identify us with the Stockton area. (www.apl209.org)

In an effort to reduce pet overpopulation APL has performed feral cat spay/neuter clinics since December of 2008.  We also partner with the City of Stockton Animal Shelter to spay/neuter dogs and cats adopted from the shelter.  Our ability to perform the surgeries at the shelter saves the adopters money because the animals do not have to be altered at private veterinary clinics.  Since its opening, we have performed over 6,000 spay/neuter surgeries of homeless animals.

 APL will continue to seek funds, donations, and grants to be used to fulfill the

organization's goals. The main goals of APL are:

·         Increase adoptions of animals into responsible, humane environments.

·         Increase redemption rates so more owners find their lost pets.

·         Reduce the number of cats, Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls in our community through targeted spay/neuter programs.

·         Reduce the population of feral cats in our community through targeted spay/neuter programs.

·         Educate the public in animal responsibility.

·         Transport animals to no kill shelters in California, St ate of Washington and Nevada.


·         Establish a new open-admission regional shelter or explore the feasibility of renovating the existing facility to improve the living environment of the animals.

Come Visit Us

Animal Protection League
7602 Murray Drive, Suite 106
Stockton Ca 95210

Phone: (209) 956-3647
E-Mail: info@apl209.org

Business Hours
Tuesday through Friday 12 PM to 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12 PM to 4 PM
Closed on Mondays


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