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Larry Tucker is leaving the Animal Advisory Commission

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Since 2006, Larry Tucker has served on the Animal Advisory Commission, and after years of advocating for the animals of Austin, the July 9 meeting was his last. Although they were sad to see him go, his fellow commissioners commended his productive 11-year tenure. “He was here when we effectively got rid of the sale of puppy mill dogs in Austin,” said Chair David Lundstedt. “He was involved in the … ban that really helped put the Ringling Brothers out of business.” Lundstedt noted that if Tucker’s replacement wasn’t so well-qualified to step into the newly vacated seat, “I would probably be crying right now.” Ryan Clinton will fill the vacancy and will serve a two-year term, effective July 1. Clinton is an attorney and founded FixAustin.org, an animal-advocacy organization aimed at making Austin a “no kill” community. Lundstedt wished Tucker well with the parting words, “The entire community is in your debt, and especially the animals in the community.”

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