February 2020 by Gina Knepp, National Shelter Engagement Director, Michelson Found Animals Foundation

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

Video Length: 33:45

The national average shows us that when animals end up in animal shelters, very few dogs and even fewer cats are returned to their family. How is this possible when pets being reunited with their owners seems to be a cause for celebration for everyone? Gina Knepp offers solutions and insight into how to start innovative, progressive and proactive programs, anywhere.

This presentation was recorded by Maddie's Fund® at the 2020 American Pets Alive! Conference.

Bio photo of Gina Knepp, smiling in a blue, black and white patterned top, holding a big black dog

About Gina Knepp

Gina Knepp recently retired as the Animal Care Services Manager for the Front Street Animal Shelter - City of Sacramento. She currently has an exciting new role as the National Shelter Engagement Director for Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Just 7 years ago Gina was new to the animal industry, Gina transformed what was once the worst-performing shelter in town, to one of incredible lifesaving. Through the development of creative and zany programs, Front Street was rebranded and has flourished under her leadership. Community partnerships and relationships with Sacramento's residents and businesses have resulted in making Front Street a household name. Serving the city limits of Sacramento, with an animal intake of 12,000 critters per year, the State's Capitol shelter is now a vibrant hub of activity, energy, and success.