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JOIN US as we gather in North Texas with the shared vision and goal of revolutionizing our communities to implement life-saving shelter pet programs! Approximately 200,000 adoptable shelter pets die each year in North Texas taxpayer funded animal shelters. 200,000! However, a no kill nation, a no kill Texas, is within our reach. The Dallas / Fort Worth No Kill Workshop will provide the information and tools needed to do reduce shelter intake, increase live outcome rates, and build a no kill community. Come be a part of this inspirational, motivational, and informative day hosted by Pawsitively Texas!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Animal advocates, animal welfare and humane organizations, rescue groups, students, activists, animal law attorneys, researchers, academia, animal control officers, animal shelter board of directors and oversight committee members, shelter directors, employees and volunteers, elected officials at the city, county and state levels, tax-payers, and anyone else who wants to help move their community’s animal welfare system from the antiquated kill system to the morally humane no kill shelter. This workshop is designed for YOU – a person that wants to volunteer, implement, inspire, and/or lead change in your community. Think one person can not make a difference? Come meet our Speakers who have been catalysts in creating no kill communities. Leave informed, inspired, and with a blueprint of what you can do to help save lives in your community. The event is open to anyone who wishes to learn and do more!
DALLAS / FORT WORTH NO KILL WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Check-In/Packet Pick-Up: 7:45am – 8:15am
Time: 8:15am – 5:45pm ... The worskhop will end at 5:45pm. Door prizes will be awarded at the close of the workshop; must be present to win.
Addison Conference Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison Texas 75001
LUNCH: to keep the workshop cost affordable to all, lunch will be on-your-own! There are several restaurants and cafes less than a quarter of a mile from the Conference Center on the Addison Circle – walking distance. You can see them on a map by clicking here. We'll have a list of local eateries available at the workshop. You can also bring your own brown-bag lunch if you like!
CAN I BRING MY PETS?
No pets, but Service Dogs will be allowed at the workshop.
There are several hotels that are very close to the Addison Conference Center including the following (clickable links):
Nathan Winograd is a graduate of Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and corporate attorney, has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state and national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation. He is also the founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center, and the author of several books (Redemption, Irreconcilable Differences, and All American Vegan).
Dr. Ellen Jefferson is the Founder of Emancipet, Executive Director, Austin Pets Alive, and a Veterinarian. Austin is not only the largest Texas open admissions city shelter to choose to become no kill, they are the largest in the US and Ellen has been a leader in Austin no kill.
Cheryl Schneider is the Williamson County Animal Services Director. Located in Georgetown Texas, Wilco is currently the only open admissions county animal shelter in Texas to choose, and succeed in becoming no kill.
Sgt. Karl Bailey is the Seagoville Animal Shelter Director. Under Sgt Bailey’s leadership, the open admissions city shelter dismantled the gas chamber, created a community volunteer group, and became a true no kill shelter.
Micheal Kitkoski is the founder of Rockwall Pets. Michael has worked closely with the City to not only increase adoptions from a 46% save rate to 96% save, but to also vote to become a no kill open admissions city shelter.
Patty Lepley Alexander is the Austin Pets Alive PASS Coordinator. Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (P.A.S.S.) is a service provided by Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to help people help their pets to find new homes or to stay in their current homes.
Alva Logsdon Cranford is the founder of Pawsitively Texas and a marketing media professional. After rescuing several shelter pets, she found she could save more lives by using her marketing expertise to raise awareness.
The Full Day Workshop Will Include:
• The No Kill Equation
• Increasing Pet Adoptions
• Programs to Reduce Shelter Intake
• Feral Cat TNR Programs
• Working with your city, county, and state officials to save shelter pets' lives
• Shelter Medicine and Disease Management
• How to Create Successful Volunteer and Fundraising Programs
• Using Social Media, Marketing, and Public Relations for Results
• Learn how local each shelter achieved no kill
• And more!
This is an interactive workshop which means you will be able to ask questions of the Experts.
Each attendee will receive a no kill manual that will enable you to leave with a blueprint of what you can do to start saving the lives of shelter pets in your community!
We've worked very hard to keep the admission price as low as possible to assure anyone that wants to, can afford to attend. If you would like to make a financial contribution or be a sponsor to help underwrite the expenses, please follow the links below. Thank you!
Thank you to the Workshop Sponsors and Contributors! YOU believe in our mission and chose to help underwrite the workshop to make it more affordable for all to attend! We appreciate you so much! http://pawsitivelytexas.com/dallas-ft-worth-no-kill-workshop-save-the-date/no-kill-workshop-contributors-sponsors
Due to unforeseen circumstances, workshop details may change (i.e. speaker illness, etc.).