50% of the dogs in Austin were dying in 2008 when APA! began saving lives. The rescue team started with literally 1-2 hours to go through the euthanasia list, choose animals, and save them before their time was up. Kim Borron joined the rescue team in the very early days and has seen it ALL.
Kim Borron is a UT Austin graduate from the business school and worked for Capstar Broadcasting for 13 years as the vice president of human resources. Kim became a city shelter volunteer in 2006 and discovered her passion for saving homeless animals, but wanted to do more than what the shelter offered a volunteer. So she started volunteering for APA! in 2007 by creating the volunteer program as volunteer coordinator, and also served as transport coordinator and one of the dog rescue leads averaging about 50 volunteer hours per week. Her most memorable day was the day she was doing dog rescue, and the shelter announced they did not have an euthanasia list! This marked the first day in the history of the shelter that they did not euthanize a dog or cat.
Kim started working in December 2008 for Texas Exes, the alumni association for The University of Texas, and is currently employed as Director of Human Resources at UT. She also served on the APA! board 2012 – 2013 and was the chair of the community engagement committee .
At the 2014 American Pets Alive! No-Kill Conference this weekend, Kim will share with attendees how the rescue team evaluated and chose dogs, how they beat the clock to assess them all, how they networked to get them out of the shelter, and how they were able to find volunteer coverage 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Join us, and start saving lives immediately! www.americanpetsalive2014.eventbrite.com