All posts tagged no-kill

Amy Rowland, co-founder of Dogma Pet Rescue

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Amy Rowland—co-founder and co-director of Dogma Pet Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Riverview, FL—recalls traveling the path from growing up dog-less, to adopting her first dog, Frankie, and then shortly thereafter, launching Dogma with co-founder Ann-Marie Pearson. Read more…

Vicki Kilmer, Best Friends Animal Society

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Vicki Kilmer—Director of Brand Management & Business Intelligence for Best Friends Animal Society, which operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals—outlines a bit of Best Friends’ history and mission. Read more…

Ian Hallett, Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services

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Ian Hallett—Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services—discusses his formative years in Riverview, the sort of animals he grew up with and around, including becoming a staff vet tech at 16. He explains how his educational path took him to Austin, where he began volunteering at the animal shelter there, taking on various volunteer roles, then getting hired as a staffer, ultimately ascending to Deputy Chief Animal Services. Read more…

Laurie Crawford, President, Animal Network, Inc.

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Laurie Crawford–president of the Animal Network, Inc., a nonprofit based in Manatee County, FL–discusses the history and evolution of the organization, starting out creating new dog parks. Describing the Animal Network as primarily a lobbying group, Crawford went on to describe other of the group’s earlier efforts, including working in concert with animal services and county officials there to help ensure ordinances to protest animals are passed or changed, and that animal abusers are prosecuted. Read more…

Shelley Thayer–Executive Director of Sarasota’s Cat Depot

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Shelley Thayer–Executive Director of Sarasota’s Cat Depot, one of the largest non-profit, no-kill feline rescue and adoption centers in the country based in Kingston, Canada–discusses some of the traits that distinguish the organization, including its 10,000-feet, state-of-the-art facility (with recessed litter boxes); Read more…