Our fourth and final More Pets and People Together Roundtable was filled with Return to Home ideas and wins, from welcoming community members as Pet Pals and Pet Detectives to sharing Chameleon-generated Found Pet flyers.
Debra Olmedo, ASPCA Community Outreach and Medical Care Senior Manager (Los Angeles) shares how working alongside community caretakers has increased the amount of felines being altered and kept out of Animal Care Centers.
At our third roundtable, Donell Randolph, Kristen Hassen, Lori Weise, and Rita Ortiz explored how we can better support people and pets in the community at every level.
In this roundtable, panelists share high-impact initiatives, from culturally competent translations to humane education programming that honors the diversity of the human-animal bond.
From streamlining the adoption process to save staff time, improve adopters’ experience and increase positive outcomes by 300% (with no increase in returns!), to introducing innovative programming that welcomes community members and promotes fear-free, connection-driven culture among shelter teams, your peers from California and beyond share what they’ve learned.
Pethelpfinder.org helps pet owners find affordable veterinary care in their area. You can list your shelter as a provider or search the database to find clinics in your area to partner with.
PhD student Lexis Ly presents “Predictors of successful diversion of cats and dogs away from animal shelter intake: Analysis of data from a self-rehoming website,” a paper she co-authored…
José Ocaño interviews Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance. Lisa shares mistakes she has made and lessons she has learned leading a diverse organization working with diverse communities.
Humane Rescue Alliance’s Jasmin Bell, Director of Talent and Inclusion; Kourtney Hudson, Data Curator; and Bobby Mann, Chief Programs Officer, share how they’ve leaned on data to diversify their staff and retain talent.
Ramon Villatoro and his team were facing an outbreak of Canine Parvovirus in his first month on the job. Here’s how the shelter’s culture came out stronger on the other side.