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.
2016 – 2017 Executive Board
President: Natalie Hoch
Vice President: Andria Oaks
Treasurer: Tiffany McCoy
Secretary: Amanda Bagwell
Social Media Chair: Tiffany McCoy
Advisor: Rebecca Huss
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. http://www.thekibblekitchen.com/