Legal Help For Your Local Animal ShelterTravis Berry posted on 04-15-2012
You don't have to be an expert on animals to lend a hand to your local animal shelter or rescue group. Professional legal skills always seem to be in need at shelters and rescues.
A review of current adoption contracts and other public paperwork may be needed. Often the paperwork in use at a shelter is several years old. A need for updating to support recent changes in pet laws is always present.
The ASPCA and other shelters produce promotional materials and videos for animal care and activism that may be in need of copyright review and meeting regional release guidelines.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is available to pet owners and rescue agencies, but like most volunteer organizations, are often under staffed to meet the demand.
If you would like to help, but don't know where your local shelter is, check online or with your city's administration.