American Pets Alive

Join us Feb. 28 - March 3 in Austin!

Registration for the American Pets Alive! Conference, the nation’s premier gathering for No Kill education, will open this Summer. Join us to learn how to save more lives in your community!



Practical, actionable education on the full spectrum of proven No Kill strategies.

Ampa Conference Hands On

Hands-on Learning

Intensive learning scenarios — including master classes, workshops and onsite visits.

Ampa Conference Networking


Network with No Kill experts and a supportive, innovative community of change makers.

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Join us in Austin February 28 - March 2, 2019

Attendees can expect practical education on proven strategies from the largest No Kill community in the country. You’ll enjoy opportunities to network with No Kill experts, industry leaders and animal welfare advocates - and you’ll walk away with actionable tactics for your community.

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"Life altering! This conference gave me the courage to take my concerns and goal to the public and was directly responsible for my community becoming a No Kill Community!"

Conference Attendee from Lincoln County, NC

"This is the only conference where every session has a direct impact on lifesaving. Thanks to the lessons I learned at AmPA!, my shelter is going to end the year having saved 90% of the 17,000 pets who come through the doors.”

Conference Attendee from Tucson, AZ

“You come to this conference one day and you feel like you are leaving an expert. The encouragement this conference gives you is [only] matched by invaluable experience.”

Conference Attendee from El Paso, TX
Thursday March 21st, 2019

What Was Your Match? A Single Spark Can Start a Movement

Fourth-century philosopher St. Augustine once said that hope has two ingredients—anger and courage. Anger at the way things are, and the courage to make a change.