The American Gerbil Society (AGS) is a non-profit organization providing support and education to breeders, caregivers, and gerbil enthusiasts.
The AGS shall support and educate breeders, caregivers, exhibitors and other gerbil enthusiasts and promote the humane treatment of gerbils and other rodents.
The AGS mission statement shall be achieved through the accomplishment of the following goals. The AGS shall:
Provide information on the humane keeping, breeding, and exhibiting of gerbils.
Educate breeders and judges to adopt the highest standards of excellence.
Work with other organizations to create, adopt, and maintain the standards by which gerbils will be judged.
Compile and maintain a breeder listing, member/kennel records, gerbil registration records, and show records.
Create and maintain an Internet resource to facilitate membership, gerbil registration, and owner education.
Work with state and federal officials and related organizations, including, but not limited to, the SPCA and Humane Society, to assist in small animal rescue and placement and increase their awareness of the need for laws to govern the humane treatment of gerbils and other rodents. Work with other national and international organizations and societies towards creating and promoting humane guidelines and laws governing the treatment of gerbils and other rodents, including high standards of care for laboratory animals.