Louise Linton has been an animal welfare advocate since childhood. Since moving to the United States from Scotland, Louise has supported numerous animal welfare organizations through her activism, fundraising, and financial contributions. Louise’s passion for animal welfare and conservation has been a moral imperative since childhood, and in recent years, has become a large and consuming aspect of her life.
Among the Animal Welfare organizations Louise supports are Peta, Farm Sanctuary, The Humane Society of the United States, Start Animal Rescue, Austin Pets Alive, Second Chance Rescue, Dallas Dogs RRR, Mutt Match LA, Ol Jogi, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Space for Giants, Wild Aid, Born Free, The White Coat Waste Project and countless others.
In 2019, she created The Louise Linton Charitable Fund which aims to protect the wellbeing of people and animals both locally and in under-resourced communities around the world. The fund is designed to provide financial support to the existing work of various 501(c)3 organizations who work across the spectrum and across the globe targeting a wide variety of animal welfare issues, be they on land or in the ocean.
She has served on the board of Los Angeles rescue Mutt Match LA for a decade. She has provided them with consistent financial support since joining the organization. Her contributions cover medical bills, purchasing various rescue vehicles, helping contribute toward staff wages and more. She has participated in physical, hands-on rescue at the Los Angeles shelters, fostering dogs for adoption, and helping them through her rehabilitation.
In 2019 she hosted a fundraiser for Born Free’s Primate Sanctuary in Texas to raise funds for medical and veterinary supplies, food, enclosure improvements and toys for the 500 primates at their Texas facility, many of whom were rescued from laboratories and roadside zoos.
Since 2018 she has liaised with Peta in an effort to secure the freedom of various large or exotic animals experiencing prolonged suffering in roadside zoos.
In 2017 she joined The Giants Club donors circle which supports the crucial, lifesaving work of Space for Giants, an anti-poaching organization in Africa. She has hosted various educational events to support and raise awareness for Space for Giant’s mission and message.
Louise is using her time in Washington DC to advocate for animal welfare. Her specific focus in 2020 will be the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, as it pertains to Puppy Mills and large or exotic animals in Roadside Zoos. Louise is using her time in Washington DC to advocate for animal welfare. Her specific focus in 2020 will be the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, as it pertains to Puppy Mills and large or exotic animals in Roadside Zoos.