Ledy VanKavage

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Illinois, Missouri


Ledy VanKavage is the Senior Legislative Attorney for Best Friends Animal Society located in Kanab, Utah. In 1985 she organized the Madison County Coalition Against Pound Seizure, successfully stopping the sale of pets for research in her county. She then founded the Madison County Humane Society( now Metro East Humane Society) and was its president for eight years. In 1992 she co-founded the Illinois Federation of Humane Societies and was a cofounder of Operation SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today.) Before coming to Best Friends Ledy was the Senior Director of Legislation and Legal Training for the ASPCA. She has spearheaded the passage of over 30 humane state bills during her lobbying tenure and is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee. Ledy is the recipient of the ABA’s Excellence in Animal Law award for 2015. She has been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR, the Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine and the New York Times. Ledy and her husband Cliff Froehlich have two adopted pit bull terriers, Karma Korn and Bella Abzug. They also oversee a community cat colony.

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  • Illinois
  • Missouri

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