There are currently hundreds of counties, cities and towns in the USA that have achieved live release rates in excess of 90% at their animal shelters, the typical benchmark for being classified as a "no kill community".
How did they do it? What did it cost? And, what have they gained by embracing a new paradigm?
Find out in this day-long workshop featuring experts from across the USA, including:
Joan Schaffner, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
Mitch Schneider, former head of Washoe Regional Animal Services (Reno, NV) which is one of the most successful animal control operations in the world
Kelly Jedlicki, Director of No Kill Shelbyville, Shelby County, KY
Larry Tucker, Former Chair of the Animal Advisory Commission, Austin, TX
Molly Lunaris, Manager of St. Paul Animal Control, Saint Paul, MN
Mike Fry, Executive Director of Animal Ark, Hastings, MN
More to be announced!
9:00 AM - Registration, Coffee & Refreshments 10 AM - Noon - Workshops
Noon - 12:45 PM - Boxed Lunches - Meet & mingle with the presenters
12:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Workshops
What is The No Kill Equation & Why Does it Work? A rapid-fire overview
What No Kill Looks Like in My Town - a up-close examination from the trenches
Working with Rescues
Behavioral and Medical Rehabilitation
Pet Retention Programs
Adopting Your Way to No Kill
Engaging the Public
Shelter Leadership, What is it, How Do You Develop and Recruit it?