A native of Studio City, California, Shannon Keith was raised as an only child where animals were always her best friends. “I grew up with all kinds of rescue animals – dogs and cats, and animal we’d rescue from the street, including injured birds and such. My mother was very encouraging of that. So it was a very nurturing atmosphere that cared for animals.”

By the time she got to college she decided to become an animal rights attorney. “When I first heard that animals were considered chattel, meaning a piece of property, I decided I wanted to make it my life’s mission to end that and to change their status as simply being pieces of property,” Shannon explains. “So I went to law school specifically for the purpose to defend animals, to protect their rights and advocate for them.”…..READ MORE

Original Article: The Pet Press by Lori Golden