Video Length: 15:25
The Austin Animal Center was looking at their intake data to find ways to reduce ever-increasing incoming strays. What could they do to minimize countless returns-to-owners and growing intake numbers? The idea of a Neighborhood Level Pilot Program was born. With a mission to promote, protect and preserve the human-animal bond, the goal was to minimize the need for animal sheltering services by effectively addressing an individual's barriers to pet retention and connecting the individual with the resources that enable them to keep their pet in the home. Watch how they did it with help from a Maddie's Fund® grant!