Beyond Labels: Advocating for all Dogs - Part 3

February 2015 by Lindsey Ortiz

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

Video Length: 12 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community levels can have a positive impact on treating all dogs equally, eliminating breed-related stigmas, abolishing outdated policies and improving the chances for targeted breeds to find homes and their families access to resources.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 Lindsey Ortiz

Lindsey joined the Love-A-Bull team as Event Committee Chair 3.5 years ago and recently joined the Board in 2014. She has been involved in animal welfare volunteering and working with several organizations for the past 8 years. She leads all of the fundraising events with a creative approach, and builds on continued community support. She has 4 rescues including her "pit bull" Julie, her pit-mix Vinnie, her wonderfully mix Kobe, and her blind chihuahua, Georgie. Her true passion lies with pit bull type dogs and strives to change the negative perceptions of the breed.

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