by Rachel Sherinian
Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers
Austin Pets Alive! has saved over 7,500 neonatal kittens since 2009. In this is a two-part presentation, you’ll learn how to start and build a bottle baby nursery, plus how to create a foster network for neonates. In Part 2, Rachel Sherinian will focus In finding, training, and retaining specialized foster families for kittens, whether you have a nursery or not. This presentation will give you the tools to start saving kittens in your community today. Don’t miss finding out how Austin Pets Alive! proved the experts wrong and surpassed a 90% survival rate! This program was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.
About Rachel Sherinian
Rachel Sherinian is a veteran of restaurant management and native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Three years ago, she started fostering with Austin Pets Alive! and was hooked. After completing an internship with APA!'s Bottle Baby Program, she could no longer imagine a life where rescuing homeless pets wasn't her main focus. Rachel began managing the Neonatal Foster Program in July of 2013. Though it's a far cry from running a restaurant, the customer-focused attitude that she brings to the table has helped her maintain a network of over 300 active foster families. Rachel is currently pursuing a BS in Animal Behavior through Southwestern University. She lives in East Austin with her boyfriend, four cats and a "foster fail" dog.