Animal Protection Officers: Using a Community-Based Approach to Measurably Reduce Intake in the Field

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Map Icon Salon 1-2

Gone are the days of animal control officers rounding up people’s pets to achieve higher shelter intake numbers. Today, Austin’s Animal Protection Program works in tandem with shelter programming to help create and maintain the city’s No Kill status. This session will teach proactive, engagement-based approaches that value the human-animal bond, redefine ‘animals in need,’ and engage community members, shelter staff, and volunteers to solve problems, together. This session is for anyone interested in changing the way animal protection is viewed and operated.


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