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January 05, 2021

ABA to host virtual Animal Shelter Law Symposium on Jan. 12

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2021 — Mitigating housing problems for pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic will be a central topic of discussion during the daylong American Bar Association’s Animal Shelter Law Symposium to be held virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Expert panelists will examine animal shelter liability issues surrounding the pandemic and progressive animal sheltering models, including topics related to risk management in the age of COVID-19.

Animal Shelter Law Symposium
Sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Animal Law Committee

Tuesday, Jan. 12, Noon to 5:15 p.m. EST


Securing pet-friendly housing has become dire due to the pandemic and a teetering national economy. While animal welfare organizations are managing the influx expected with the eviction moratorium orders expiring, animal law experts will discuss the tools available to help keep pets out of the shelter and together with their families. Panelists will include Abby Volin, president of Opening Doors LLC, a firm that helps property managers develop smarter and safer pet policies and helps tenants with their pet-related housing issues.

The complete schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected]

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