Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is a nationally recognized organization whose primary goal is to improve the welfare of animals through the legal system.

SALDF activities focus on current litigation involving animals as well as urging the passing of bills regarding advances in animal protection. We will begin this year by contacting Congressmen Viclosky to discuss tougher dogfighting laws. The club will also be working to support the “First Strike and You’re Out law” in Indiana, which will prevent those who are convicted of animal abuse crimes from owning animals following their convictions.

The club has the opportunity to hear from those who have worked in the animal law field and gain valuable insight into what it takes to have a focus in animal law. SALDF works with and in supporting local animal shelters to raise awareness about homeless pets through various fundraisers and volunteer opportunities.

2014-15 Executive Board

President:  Katherine Goodman
Vice President:  Erika Foltys
Treasurer:  Andrea LaMontagne
Volunteer Coordinator:

Advisor:  Rebecca Huss

Volunteer Opportunites:

SALDF volunteers with the Kibble Kitchen once a month. The Kibble Kitchen helps provide free pet food to families facing financial problems. This keeps animals out of shelters and with their families.