Nathan J. Winograd is a graduate of Stanford Law School; a former criminal prosecutor and corporate attorney; has spoken across the United States and around the world on animal sheltering; has written animal protection legislation at the local, state, and national level; has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities; has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups, including some of the largest and best known in the nation; and created the nation’s first No Kill community in Tompkins County, New York.

As a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and most especially, chronicler of the animal protection movement, Nathan has spoken at national animal welfare conferences from coast to coast. He has lectured on animal sheltering ethics at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the nation’s number one ranked veterinary school, and has lectured at the UCLA School of Law on animal law. He has also spoken internationally, including in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

In various leadership positions, including Director of Operations, for the San Francisco SPCA, Nathan was instrumental in advancing some of the most progressive shelter programs in the nation, and helped push the lifesaving rate to over three times the national average among urban communities. As Executive Director for the Tompkins County SPCA in upstate New York, he managed all animal control and adoption services in the community, including construction of a new Pet Adoption Center. Nathan is currently the Executive Director of The No Kill Advocacy Center, the author of hundreds of articles and eight books. Redemption, his first book, won five book awards and redefined the animal shelter industry nationwide. His documentary film based on the book was named Best Documentary at the San Pedro International Film Festival and aired on PBS.

His work has been featured widely in such newspapers, including Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, USA Today, and Areo Magazine. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, ABC, and other television and radio shows across the country. His creation of the country’s first No Kill community was named one of the Top 100 achievements in the nation by Metropolitan Home in its “Best of the Best” issue.

“The voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of the animal sheltering industry.”

— The Bark

“Millions of healthy animals are [killed] in shelters every year. Nathan Winograd wants that reduced to zero… Winograd is helping to save thousands, even millions.”

— Reader's Digest