Also at the Animal Law Institute, Don Feare was awarded with the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Animal Law Section for his work in animal advocacy. Don practices civil litigation and criminal defense in Arlington. He regularly handles a large volume of animal law cases. Don has also been honored as one of the Top Ten Animal Defenders in America by the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 2012, and was recognized by the City of Arlington for his role in the largest animal cruelty seizure in world history in which 27,000 animals were seized from an import/export business. Don is a past member of the board and the legislative committee of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN). He is a photographer and field contributor to Nature Photographer magazine, and writes about animal law and waterfowl behavior and diseases. In addition, he speaks to civic and animal groups throughout the country. Don lives at the Wildflight Rescue Foundation, the sanctuary he established in the late 1980’s. Don is an adjunct professor of animal law at his alma mater Texas Wesleyan School of Law, where he has been voted as a distinguished alumni from the law school.