Faith and Madonna

Faith Wright

Shelter Management Advisor, American Pets Alive!

Faith is the Shelter Management Advisor for American Pets Alive! and conducts site visits and responds to crises from other shelters. She began her journey volunteering for APA! in 2009 and in 2011 became the Operations Manager for APA!. In 2016, her role shifted to Facilities, Information, and Legal Services Manager. In 2018 her role shifted away from Austin Pets Alive to American Pets Alive so she could begin spreading the No Kill mission across the US. Faith has helped spread the word of the No Kill mission by moving temporarily to Edinburg, Texas and working as the temporary shelter manager at Palm Valley Animal Center for 3 months. She helped increase their live release rate to almost 50%, up from 37%. Since her return to Austin, she has been taking weekly trips to area shelters across the US to evaluate intake process, animal flow, and rescue efforts. Faith has personally helped several shelters facing the crises of depopulation due to distemper avoid the need for depopulation and has helped these shelters develop creative and useful alternatives to save the animals currently in the shelter as well as new animals coming in. Faith has also been invited to speak at many conferences to educate the rescue communities on proper intake, disease prevention as well as what to do if you have a disease outbreak. Faith and her family have fostered over 800 animals since the beginning of her time with APA!.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

The First 72 Hours: A Model Intake & Animal Flow Process for Disease Prevention

Clock Icon4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Finally, an intake and animal flow process designed to help you prevent outbreaks and ensure live outcomes! Join American Pets Alive! staff, as they discuss what should (or conversely, could) happen within the first 72 hours after an animal enters any sheltering system.

Intake Protocol for Animal Control Officers Roundtables

Clock Icon5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Map Icon Capital A-C, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

What intake protocols are in place for animal control officers in your organization? Effective ACO intake can streamline shelter flow, mitigate error and lost notes, minimize the spread of disease and save more lives. Learn the best practices for intake protocols and how to effectively implement them in your shelter to keep up with this ever-changing field.

Saturday Feb 29th, 2020

Our Most Vulnerable Creatures: Disease in Puppies and Kittens

Clock Icon3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Leave this session with the knowledge necessary to fight disease outbreak, without unnecessary deaths or culling of puppies and kittens. This session is not exclusive to medical professionals and should be attended by anyone interested in changing the way disease management for puppies and kittens is handled in shelters.

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