Student Animal Legal Defense Fund News

SALDF Asks For Your Help!

SALDF asks you to make a donation to help neglected animals. Clean Slate Animal Rescue, a private "shelter" in Adair County, was recently closed and its owner charged with 295 counts of animal cruelty. More than 300 animals were seized, including dogs, cats, chickens, goats, pigs, donkeys and a horse. The animals housed at the facility were extremely neglected and suffered from malnourishment, respiratory problems, mange, skin infections, parasites and various other illnesses. Unfortunately, several animals were dead by the time officials reached them, and dozens more could not be helped and were euthanized. The Humane Society of the United States has transported many of these animals to the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society Shelter for treatment before being dispersed to shelters across the state for adoption. This massive rescue effort is in need of help. SALDF will be taking donations to help the shelters housing and treating these neglected animals. Donation bins will be in the Law School lobby all week for donated goods, and a table will be set up from 12 - 2 p.m on Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th to collect cash donations. A list of items needed is included below. Thanks for all your help!

Items Needed: blankets,old towels, pet shampoo, paper towels, bleach, cedar shavings, and gloves.


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SALDF Meeting!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will meet on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Room 171. Feel free to attend whichever meeting fits your schedule!

SALDF Meeting!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 12pm - 1pm in Room 171, and on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 12:10pm - 1pm in Room 177. We hope you will attend whichever meeting fits your schedule!

SALDF Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will have a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 12:10 - 1 pm in Room 177. Hope to see you all there!!

SALDF Pet Photo Contest Winner!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund would like to congratulate Mimi and Mason for being the most spirited pets! We would also like to thank Jane and President James Ramsey for submitting a photo of these very spirited dogs! Congratulations!




Pet Photo Contest Extended!!

The Pet Photo Contest has been extended through next week! We want to make sure the pet with the most school spirit has a chance to show it! There is still time to submit a photo of your pet. If you would like to submit a photo, please see any member of SALDF or e-mail your photo to We know your pets have school spirit, let's see it!! 

SALDF Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will have a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 12:10 pm and 4:30 pm in Room 177. Hope to see you all there!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Invites You to Dinner & A Movie!!

Please join the Brandeis Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for Dinner and a Movie at the Red Barn, September 10th. 

Eleni Vlachos will be screening her documentary "Seeing Through The Fence." Through a series of humorous and poignant interviews conducted across the US and in Greece with 'random people,' the documentarian's family, and activists, "Seeing Through the Fence" explores the role of food in modern society and our connection, or lack of connection, with both the processes and animals from which our food originates. A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow the film. A vegan pasta dinner complete with garlic bread, drink and dessert will be served while food lasts.


Dinner: 5pm - $5

Movie: 6pm - FREE

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund - First Meeting of the Year!!

Please Join Us for Our First Meeting of the Year!!! Wednesday, August 27th from 12:10 - 1 pm in Room 177. We will also have an evening meeting from 5:15 - 6 pm in Room 177 for students who cannot attend the daytime meeting. 


The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is planning an upcoming fundraiser.  We will donate proceeds to Kentucky animal welfare organizations.  If you resemble your pet, you are the perfect participant.  Beginning tomorrow, we will accept pictures of law students, professors, and staff with their animal companions. Each entry is only $1! In just a few weeks, we will display these pictures and allow people to indicate which person most closely resembles his or her animal companion by dropping spare change into jars.  The winner will receive a Feeder's Supply Gift Card and various other animal related prizes.  All participants will get the satisfaction of knowing they helped their animal friends by raising funds for animals.

 To enter please place your $1 donation, picture, and name and contact number in an envelope.  Please place the envelope in Brittany Ducker's mailbox.  All submissions must be received by Friday, October 12th.


During the fundraiser, SALDF members will also be available to give you updates on the current state of animal law in the US and current initiatives in which the SALDF has become involved.  Unfortunately, KY ranks #50 in animal protection laws among US states.  We have the worst laws in America.  This is extremely embarassing and has to change.  Please participate in this fundraiser, and keep your ears open.  The SALDF is committed to informing our law school community about chances to help animals.