Weekly Community Conversations - Pets and People: Safe, Together and Connected with BestyBnB

When:  Aug 21, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

Pets and People: Safe, Together and Connected with BestyBnB

Up to 50% of domestic abuse survivors will delay leaving a dangerous situation because they fear what will happen to their pets. Yet only 10% of domestic violence shelters have the means to house companion animals. Cue the BestyBnB online platform. This new technology program helps animal shelters, domestic violence agencies, housing advocacy organizations, mental health centers, and other social service agencies secure safe, confidential, temporary foster homes for clients’ pets during their time of crisis while maintaining that vital and powerful human-animal bond. BestyBnB’s co-founders and director of engagement & program development will be joined by KC Pet Project to show how it can be done in your community.


  • Zoë Agnew-Svoboda, Director of Engagement and Program Development, BestyBnB

  • Andy Bond, Co-Founder, BestyBnB

  • Matt Krentz, Co-Founder, BestyBnB

  • Atlas Gatten, Director of Community Programs, Kansas City Pet Project

About Community Conversations:
Maddie’s Fund, hosts a weekly hour-long Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.

This call, recurring each Monday unless otherwise posted, is for executive directors, animal well-being leaders, shelter workers, pet support professionals, volunteers, and rescue organizations.

You need only register once to attend each recurring meeting. By registering for this event, your email address will be added to our community conversations mailing list where weekly meeting agendas and announcements are shared by Maddie's Fund. We do not share your information.

All calls are recorded and uploaded to the Community Conversations page on Maddie’s Pet Forum https://forum.maddiesfund.org/communityconversations

Win Ca$h for Attending!
Each month, Maddie's Fund will be giving away up to $5,000 in grants. You can enter to win each time you attend a call or watch on-demand during the month by completing the giveaway drawing entry forms shared in the chat during the calls.

Please note: All views expressed on these calls are not necessarily endorsed by Maddie’s Fund.

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When:  Aug 21, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Url: http://maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration
Login: Register for the weekly Zoom call using the link below. Recordings can be found on the corresponding discussion thread at: https://forum.maddiesfund.org/communityconversations