Rescuing Dogs from the Euthanasia List

February 2015 by Palmer Neuhaus

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 43 minutes

Fifty percent of the dogs in Austin, Texas were dying in 2008 when Austin Pets Alive! began saving lives. The rescue team had merely one- to two-hours to go through the euthanasia list, choose animals and save them before their time was up. Learn how the rescue team evaluated and chose dogs, how they beat the clock to assess them all, how they networked to get them out of the shelter and how they were able to find volunteer coverage 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This presentation was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.

About Palmer Neuhaus

Palmer Neuhaus is currently employed as a financial advisor. She started volunteering in rescue/shelter at the Cedar Park SPCA while in college.  After college, she went on to work for Town Lake Animal Center and helped create their first Heath and Temperament Team which evaluated the animals.  While there, she helped transition from use of a gas chamber to injection euthanasia. She joined APA! in 2008 as a volunteer and Board Member. She helped create some of the early structure for the dog foster program and the rescue program. She has also served for the past few years on Austin’s Animal Advisory Commission.

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