Staff Attorney Molly Armus with Acorn, who was part of a Maryland Trap-Neuter-Return program.

When Molly headed off to Vermont Law School, she had no idea she could combine her love of animals with her future career as a lawyer. But once there, she realized the field of animal law would allow her to practice law and advocate for animals.

During her nearly three years at Alley Cat Allies, Molly has been instrumental in creating humane communities that protect and value cats. Molly is responsible for legal research and analysis of animal control policies and ordinances. She regularly attends and testifies at state and local legislative hearings. She works with advocates, nonprofit organizations, and legislators across the country to implement humane, non-lethal laws and policies that improve cats’ lives, such Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). She also attends major conferences and gives presentations on behalf of Alley Cat Allies.

Molly is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars, and is a member of both the American Bar Association (ABA) and New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Animal Law Committees. Molly is also an editor for the ABA Animal Law Committee newsletter.

Molly lives in Virginia with her partner and two cats, Hamilton and Robin. In her free time, she likes to read, knit, and watch competitive cooking shows.