To help the 13 communities get over any legal obstacles that might present themselves as the program unfolds. Such as interpreting leash laws and stray hold time laws.


Ledy VanKavage and Josh Fisher

Brian Chase
Faith Wright
Jessica Danyow
Joan Gutermuth
Josh Fisher
Lauren Loney
Ledy VanKavage
Melanie Coulter


The Legal working group met and would like to serve as a resource for Tier 1 and Tier 2 shelters. Although we don’t have attorneys from every state in the group, we would encourage any Tier 1 and Tier 2 shelter that is proposing a change or needs a change in their ordinance, statute, or regulations to get those to our working group so we can offer possible suggestions, language or work arounds.  The American Bar Association Animal Law Committee is collecting names of pro bono attorneys who are willing to help with foster care issues, contracts, etc. in every state so if you need more information on this project feel free to contact us.

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