Model Animal Shelter Hold Period and Rescue Access Laws

April 2020 by Ryan Clinton, Attorney and Founder of FixAustin.org

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 45:15

Attorney and founder of Fix Austin, Ryan Clinton, discusses municipal hold periods and rescue access. Learn how to advocate for implementing model laws to save more homeless pets in your community.

This presentation was recorded by Maddie's Fund® at the 2020 American Pets Alive! conference.

About Ryan Clinton

Ryan is a Texas appellate attorney, a shareholder at the law firm Davis, Gerald & Cremer PC, and a former Texas Assistant Solicitor General. In 2005, Ryan founded Fix Austin, an animal-advocacy organization aimed at making Austin a "No Kill" community. Ryan has repeatedly been named a "Super Lawyer" in Texas Monthly magazine and, when he qualified, was named one of the top 25 attorneys in Texas under the age of 40 by Texas Lawyer. He was also a 2009 recipient of the No Kill Advocacy Center's Henry Bergh Leadership Award and a 2018 recipient of the Maddie's® Hero Award. He is a frequent speaker on animal law and advocacy throughout the country.


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