Ann Lindholm began volunteering with Austin Pets Alive! in July 2008, shortly after the organization pulled its first dog from the city animal shelter.  Ann quickly took on the management of the dog foster program, growing it from a one-person operation to a team of more than 35 volunteers. In less than 3 years this team was supporting a network of more than 1200 approved foster parents, fostering more than 3,300 dogs. The success of the Austin Pets Alive! foster program was instrumental in making Austin a no-kill community. In August of 2014 Ann returned to Co-manage the Dog Foster program with Nicole Aguilar. Ann has presented workshops on foster program development for several Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS) annual conferences as well as BFAS Idea Exchanges for the No-Kill LA and No-Kill Utah Coalitions. She has also presented at the Houston Pets Alive! conference in Houston, TX. and provided on-site foster program consultation.

 

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