Laura Ireland Braxling - Animal Shelter Director

Laura joined the Lincoln County Animal Shelter in April of 2010. As Director, she is also a division commander within the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. She received a law degree, specializing in environmental and animal law, from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2001. Her experiences in animal welfare include teaching, writing, event planning, fundraising, disaster planning and response, litigation and lobbying. Laura utilizes her legal background, animal rescue, and nonprofit management experience to implement and support progressive, life-saving programs for our community's animals.  Laura is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, and a member of the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, the Oregon Animal Control Council, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium's Animal Welfare Committee.