AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller currently serves as a new media coordinator for Best Friends Animal Society. In her role, she manages a number of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus. Prior to joining Best Friends, Melissa spent five years at Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, working with a multitude of […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Elizabeth Doyle

Elizabeth Doyle is the senior creative copywriter for Best Friends Animal Society, and head of their copywriting department. She’s been with them for over a decade, and is responsible for writing and overseeing the writing of the fundraising materials, stewardship materials, marketing materials and more for every division, branch and location of the organization. Many […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Brittany Dell’Aglio-Mitchell

Ringworm is a ridiculous reason to die. Ask the tens of thousands of kitties yearly nationwide. Brittany Dell’Aglio Mitchell meets this challenge with optimism and furr-vor, and lives in a world where these felines live to be cleared of their silly little skin infections and move on to their forever homes. Brittany moved to Austin […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Bob Breeze

Bob is a long-time resident of Austin who currently works as a consulting engineer for Zephyr Environmental Corporation here in town. When not doing that, he is liable to be working on one project or another for APA!. Prior to his current job, Bob was an environmental engineer and project manager working for Austin Energy […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Lexy Bonge & Samantha Pollard

Do you know how many small breed dogs are euthanized in your community shelter?  In Austin in 2008, it was many more than would have been expected (roughly 500).   Did you know that nearly ALL of them are saveable and although many are marked “aggressive”, they rarely are? Lexy Bonge is a homegrown Austinite. She […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Kim Borron

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. […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Brent Toellner

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 […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Bernie Lofaso

A picture is worth a thousand meows.  The right photo, that is. The difference between a blurry cage pic and an artfully crafted image could mean life and death for shelter pets, and capturing that great image is within reach! At the 2014 American Pets Alive! No-Kill Conference this weekend, Bernie Lofaso will teach you […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Jasmine Erdener & Catherine Petersen

Jasmine Erdener graduated from the University of Texas in 2008 and spent two years in France teaching English and completing a Master’s degree in Lyon.  She began working at a law firm upon her return to Austin in 2011, and began fostering cats with Austin Pets Alive’s cat fostering program at the beginning of 2013. […]

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