No Kill Communities

Opening Talk: How Austin Did It, with Dr. Ellen Jefferson and Ryan Clinton

September 23, 2017 9:00 am - 9:50 am

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Dr. Ellen Jefferson
Ryan Clinton

Austin became a No Kill City because of a mixture of stable baseline programs already in existence, political and public awareness of high shelter death, and good old fashioned hard work creating new programs (Austin Pets Alive!).  We will go over the decisions that were made, the communication used, the committees that were formed, the work that was divided up, and the strategy. This presentation will give you a road map for starting, which is often where groups get stuck.