Elizabeth Oreck

National manager, puppy mill initiatives for Best Friends Animal Society

Elizabeth OreckElizabeth Oreck is the national manager of Best Friends’ puppy mill initiatives, which address the puppy mill problem through education, advocacy and legislation. Elizabeth has worked in animal welfare for over 15 years, starting as a managing director for spcaLA. She is a wildlife rehabilitator who has served on the boards of the California Wildlife Center, Pets90210 and the Coalition for Pets, and an IFAW Regional Council.

Because she strongly believes that legislative reform is a key component of animal welfare solutions, Elizabeth has worked on state and local legislation throughout the country. In recent years, she has been instrumental in the passage of ordinances to ban the retail sale of puppy and kitten milled animals in pet stores in cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago. A student of martial arts for 18 years, she has a black belt in tae kwon do, and in her spare time runs marathons to raise money and awareness for animal charities.

Friday, July 15, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Protecting Pups: How to Take a Bite Out of Puppy Mill Sales in Your Community