Laura Ireland Braxling

Laura Braxling
Animal Shelter Director

Laura Ireland Braxling joined the Sheriff's Office in April of 2010 as the Director of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Laura earned her J.D., with specializations in environmental and animal law, from Lewis & Clark Law School. Upon graduation, she was the founder and executive director of the National Center for Animal Law. She has extensive experience in the animal protection field including litigation, legislative drafting and lobbying, teaching, fundraising, disaster planning and animal rescue, and organizing and participating in trainings and conferences. She is a graduate of the Results Group Leadership Academy.