Ryan Clinton 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.
Want to know what the top-performing shelter directors in the country have to say about the term No Kill? Ryan Clinton moderates this panel with expert voices including Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Rebecca Guinn and Teresa Johnson. Come hear from the people building lifesaving momentum in their communities what this term means for their work.
Ryan Clinton teaches the foundations of various animal welfare ordinances and what they mean for your organization.Some of the topics covered will include stray holds, caretaker liability and Austin's No Kill plan. Leave with less unknowns and more answers to these often puzzling laws.
Attorney and founder of Fix Austin, Ryan Clinton, teaches how to understand municipal hold periods and rescue access. Learn how to advocate for implementing model laws to save more homeless pets in your community.
Join attorney Ryan Clinton, founder of Fix Austin, as he kicks off the conference by laying the bricks for what we mean when we say the broken foundation of animal sheltering. At the end of the session be ready to disrupt the past and spend the next three days imagining how you can rebuild the future for homeless pets.
In 2019, Austin passed the most comprehensive set of lifesaving laws in the country. A decade of work drove Austin to be the safest city in the country for homeless pets. How will these these reporting requirements help to ensure lifesaving continues to progress? Have these reports impacted the municipal shelter and its major partners? Can Austin be a model for communities all over the country to implement reporting requirements?
Participants will have the opportunity to connect with some of the nation’s most successful No Kill shelter leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to interface, ask specific questions and talk with your animal welfare heroes!
How can every shelter pet, everywhere be given a chance at life?
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