Little Buddies Adoption
and Humane Society
Carlson, MD, President and Co-Founder
Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Carlson has been practicing emergency medicine for about 14
years. She has also written two chapters in a textbook entitled The
Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.
also spent much of the past 10 years working in animal
protection both on the local and national levels.
On the local level she has volunteered time at local
animal shelters and has fostered cats for the shelters.
national level she has worked with several animal protection
groups, including the Humane Society of the United States,
the Physicians’ Committee For Responsible Medicine and
Alley Cat Allies. She
is currently the co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Council
of the Humane Society of the United States.
testified before Congress on the problems with animal
experimentation within the Department of Defense.
She has testified before the Maryland State
Legislature on students’ rights to abstain from animal
has also worked with medical schools to replace their animal
teaching labs with the nonanimal teaching labs that are used
in the majority of schools.
Carlson has also written on several animal protection
wrote a chapter on the use of animals in science and
medicine in A Primer on Animal Rights.
In addition, she has written several
letters-to-the-editor and editorials on animal-related
she is co-editing and writing a book on the nutritional
aspects and health benefits of a vegetarian diet.
co-founded Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society with
Louise Holton. Little Buddies rescues homeless, abused and neglected
animals, provides funding for the spay and neuter of animals
and educates the public about
the humane treatment of animals.
Holton, Vice-President and Co-Founder
Buddies Adoption & Humane Society
Holton, a South African, worked in Africa on conservation
issues in the 1970s, concentrating on endangered
species such as the cheetah. She also worked with the
Johannesburg SPCA on cat overpopulation including pioneering
work on nonlethal control of homeless and stray cats.
She moved to the U.S. in 1986 to work in animal
protection. She was the founder of Alley Cat Allies in 1990,
bringing to the U.S. her experience in working with homeless
cats in South Africa and also involving her many British
counterparts, biologists and veterinarians, who pioneered
this work in Britain and in other parts of the world.
She is often quoted in the media as an expert in dealing
with cats and on issues pertaining to them, such as rabies
control and wildlife predation. Holton has received numerous
awards for her articles and newsletters, including several
prestigious Muse Medallions, from the Cat Writers Association.
She was a keynote speaker at the CWA annual conference in
Holton has been a member of the Summit of Animals for 8
years. The Summit is made up of 48 national animal
protection groups. Holton is also a member of the California
Council of Animal Advocates. CCCAA is a diverse group that
finds solutions to animal overpopulation.
She was a presenter at the Scientific Workshop on
Feral Cats sponsored by American Humane Association in 1996.
In 1998 Holton presented workshops on feral cats at the
Western Veterinary Medicine Conference.
Holton served on the Advisory Panel of President
Clinton’s Invasive Species Council. Holton is concerned
that exotic species are treated inhumanely, and she was a
strong voice on this panel for non-lethal control of all
sentient animals. Cat Fancy Magazine recognized Holton’s
work, and in January 2000 listed this as “one of the
Greatest Moments for 20th Century Cats.”
She has been rescuing cats for 30 years, and is an expert
in dealing with neonatal kittens, homeless and stray cats.
Holton is also a world pioneer in promoting and implementing
non-lethal control for feral cats. She advises groups in
Australia, South Africa, Israel, South America and other