China Small Animal Protection Association was established in November 1988 and formally started in September 1992 with the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture. In December of the same year, it was registered by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
A volunteer social organization based in Beijing, the CSAPA runs public education campaigns, outreach, and organizes animal rescues.
CSAPA's values are based on cherishing life, advocating compassion for animals and promoting humanitarianism. It protects animals, animals’ right to survival and freedom from abuse, and improves and enhances the living conditions and feeding standards of small animals. Their mission is to oppose any acts and thoughts that would lead to abuse of animals.