February 2015 by Steve Okino
Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
Too often, routine euthanasia is the prescription for cats with the Feline Leukemia Virus. That’s changing and so are the stereotypes that FeLV-positive cats are undesirable, expensive to care for and un-adoptable. We’ll explode the myths and misconceptions and explain how to give these often overlooked cats the quality of life and loving homes they deserve. Presented by veteran broadcast news journalist Steve Okino, this program was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.
About Steve OkinoSteve Okino has worked daily with the feline leukemia cats at Austin Pets Alive! since 2012. He served as an APA! Cat Adoption Counselor and currently volunteers six days a week at APA’s FeLV Sanctuary. Steve is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who moved to Austin after 25 years in Hawaii, where he wrote and directed independent films featured on PBS, Hawaii Public Television and the Hawaii International Film Festival. His communications background includes marketing, political consulting and journalism, including ten years with CBS News and CBS Television Stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas.