NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. - A new non-profit organization for animal welfare held a kick-off event Sunday afternoon.

"Against All Oddz Animal Alliance" hopes to provide animals with legal representation and relief resources. Organizers believe animals need to be represented in certain circumstances – such as abuse cases, or if law enforcement are forced to shoot an animal.

Matthew Albert, the director of “Against All Oddz,” says he hopes it will encourage schools around the area to implement animal law into the curriculum.

“Animals have the most silent voice out of any group and are often times the easiest to get stepped upon,” said Albert. “What we are looking to do is empower them, empower their owners, give them the voice they need so they could be treated fairly in this society."

“Against All Oddz Animal Alliance” hopes its idea will eventually become a nationwide practice.