In the second of four More Pets and People Together Roundtable discussions, panelists Meagan Cirivello (Humane Society of Sonoma County), Luis Villa (City of Wasco Animal Services), Miguel Ruelas (Patitas y Palabras Translation Services) and
Christina Avila (City of Perris Animal Control) share high-impact initiatives, from culturally competent translations to humane education programming that honors the diversity of the human-animal bond.
In this “Aftershow,” Meaghan, Luis, Miguel and Christina answer questions we didn’t have time to address during the 1-hour roundtable.
Short barrier-busting gems, bright spots and mic-drop moments from the first More Pets and People Together Roundtable discussion.
Christina Avila (City of Perris Animal Control) talks about how to diversify your shelter staff, volunteers and board.
In this short clip, Miguel Ruelas (Patitas y Palabras Translation Services) touts the bridge-building benefits of meeting people where they are when they come to the shelter seeking help.
Meagan Cirivello (Humane Society of Sonoma County) discusses ways to build trust with your shelter’s community.
Luis Villa (City of Wasco Animal Services) talks about how his team makes sure to cultivate positive interactions with their community. (Note: Luis was unable to appear on camera)
- The Future of Animal Welfare: Positive Disruption—Maddie’s Community Conversation with Sheila Donya Kouhkan
- How To Diversify Your Board—Maddie’s Community Conversation with Christal M. Cherry
- How your animal organization can better connect with the community it supports (Maddie’s Fund)
- Compassionate Communication: Supporting People and Pets Through Human-Centered Language (Human Animal Support Services)
- Community Partnerships Communications Kit (HeARTs Speak x Human Animal Support Services)