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Animal Welfare Leadership Call - Friday, 4/09/21 - Helping Feral Dogs, Pet Bed Donations, & Rehoming 

06-15-2021 02:13 PM

Watch Recording Here

  • Welcome – Kristen Hassen, Director, American Pets Alive!
  • Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Maddie’s Fund  quotes from Dr. Michael Blackwell and James Evans: “We don’t see things as they are, but we see things as WE are. So, let’s keep learning from each other and the wonderful conferences on offer. 
  • National Updates 
  • Audra Newman-Michael and Katrina RodriguesPinal County Animal Care and Control – helping feral dogs 
  • Tracey French, Founder, Animal Rescue Aid  pet bed donations for pets in under-resourced shelters 
  • Shelly Simmons, CAWA, Division Manager, Greenville County Animal Care - self-rehoming 
  • Kaycey Adair  Home-to- Home rehoming 
  • Annette Ramirez, Director of Field Operations Lifesaving,  Los Angeles Department of Animal Services – rehoming success 
  • April Huntsman, Director of Animal Welfare Insights, Adopt-a-pet data shows the potential of helping people rehome their own pets. 
  • Close   

List of resources referenced during today’s call 


Animal Rescue Aid (pet bed donations) 
Donation page 
FaceBook page 

CalAnimals Conference (for Djothi Robertson’s DEI handout) 

Findpet  - database for lost pets 
Contact Dan Krashakov 

Greenville County Animal Care 

HASS Rehoming toolkit 

Rehoming tech at a glance 

Home to Home 

Los Angeles Department of Animal Services 

Marin Humane No Place Like Home 

Pinal County Animal Care and Control 
Contact Audra Michel or Katrina Rodrigues  or 

Sara Pizano Oxford, MS is hiring a new director who will co-create an Animal Resource Center!  


Animal Care Expo April 21-23, 2021 registration  

Book recommendations 

Sara Archer recommends Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World by Nell Edgington 

 Stacey Dains recommends Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges and Susan Bridges 

Bill Ganley recommends  Radical Candor website 

Kristen Hassen recommends Bad Dog: Pit bull Politics and Multispecies Justice by Harlan Weaver 

and Just Work by Kim Scott 

Patrice Martin recommends The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne 

Maddie's® Candid Conversation April 27  
Mary Ippoliti-Smith with Ariel Zhang of The Animal Foundation - Tuesday, April 27 at 12n PT / 3pm ET.  
Register here 


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