Brent Toellner is the president and co-founder of the Kansas City Pet Project and author of the KC Dog Blog.  Brent started his work for animals doing rescue, then advocacy work fighting breed-specific legislation. Previously, he was the legislative chair for Kansas City Dog Advocates, a group that focused on pet-friendly legislation on the local level.

In July 2011, he and several others formed Kansas City Pet Project to bid on the contract to run the Kansas City, MO pound – a place where for decades more animals died there than were saved. Since KC Project took over in January 2012, adoptions have increased by more than 100%. In July, 2013 KCPP celebrated 12 consecutive months with a 90%+ live release rate – which makes KCPP the fifth largest open admission, no kill shelter in the US.

Brent writes KCDogBlog.com, to share new information about fighting breed-specific legislation and the shelter’s ongoing no-kill journey.

Come on down to Austin, Texas this weekend to hear Brent talk about the steps KC Pet Project took to transform the city shelter, and what lessons they learned along the way. Don’t wait another minute to register – www.americanpetsalive2014.eventbrite.com

 

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