After working as a nurse and paramedic for over three decades, Cheryl Schneider answered a calling to shift from saving human lives to the lives of homeless animals. She always had a love for animals, and when she retired in 2007, she brought her compassion and sense of urgency to Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS).
In her first few years as Director of Animal Services at WCRAS, she strategized and began implementing programs focused on making sure the homeless cats and dogs that entered her shelter would make it out alive. Since 2010, Cheryl and her team have celebrated a save rate of 90% or higher year to year.
Cheryl Schneider has been a fixture at the American Pets Alive Conference since 2011 after attending the first annual conference in 2010. Her insight on the responsibilities and challenges of an open intake, no-kill shelter is invaluable! Check out the Austin American Statesman’s write up on Cheryl and the WCRAS here! We cannot wait to hear her speak again!
Join us February 22-24, 2014 for the 2014 American Pets Alive No-Kill Conference to hear Cheryl Schneider, and other local and national leaders in no-kill, teach methods and discuss challenges & strategies for practical application of no-kill practices.