Linda Fielder has over 20 years of experience as an animal welfare specialist, 15 of which were spent at the Oregon Humane Society. As Director of Shelter Medicine and Humane Investigations there, Linda oversaw every aspect of animal cruelty cases from the point they were first reported through the victim animals’ recovery and rehoming. In addition to supervising a fully operational 12,000 square foot veterinary teaching hospital and a law enforcement division with statewide jurisdiction, Linda also conceptualized and oversaw OHS’ Emergency Animal Sheltering certification program, one of the first in the country, which enabled staff and volunteers to respond nationwide to natural disasters and large scale cruelty cases. She also created the annual Victim to Verdict conference which was the first in the region to bring together multi-disciplinary players in animal cruelty cases for training. Linda is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator.