Beyond Labels: Advocating for all Dogs - Part 1

February 2015 by Leala Ward-Vinson

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

Video Length: 25 minutes

Take a look into the ways that advocacy on individual and community levels can have a positive impact on treating all dogs equally, eliminating breed-related stigmas, abolishing outdated policies and improving the chances for targeted breeds to find homes and their families access to resources. This program will examine achievements and challenges related to rehoming/rescue, shelter and community relationships, owner support, breed-discriminatory legislation and models for progress all over the country. Presented by Leala Ward-Vinson, Megan Ransom and Lindsey Ortiz of the Love-A-Bull dog foster team, this presentation was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.

About Leala Ward-Vinson

Leala is the president and on the Board of Directors of Love-A-Bull. Love-A-Bull is an Austin, Texas based non-profit founded to educate and advocate on behalf of pit bull type dogs. Love-A-Bull is 100% volunteer run and uses outreach and education to improve the lives and reduce the suffering of pit bull type dogs and their guardian's in communities across the country but most specifically Central Texas. She co-founder Love-A-Bull’s Rescue Program and has worked over the last 8 years doing grassroots advocacy for responsible guardianship of pit bull type dogs. She loves sharing her knowledge and experiences within the rescue community with all who will listen. Her goal is to help anyone, anywhere make the world a better place for "pit bull” dogs and their families.


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