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Elizabeth Holtz, Esq.

Elizabeth Holtz, Alley Cat Allies staff attorney, researches policy issues surrounding cats and advises local governments on drafting positive legislation. In 2013, Holtz published “Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinances and Policies in the United States: The Future of Animal Control,” the first comprehensive study of its kind. Holtz also frequently speaks to community groups and shelters about implementing TNR in their communities and helps shelters adopt policies that save cats’ lives. She has a long history of animal protection activism. Prior to joining Alley Cat Allies, she worked with organizations such as Compassion Over Killing, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Nonhuman Rights Project. Holtz holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.