Video Length: 56 Minutes
How many more lives could you save if instead of keeping animals in the shelter until they are 100% ready, they went home with adopters now - to grow up, heal from injury, or recover from illness? We'll discuss the mentality and mechanisms of open adoption practices that empower adopters to save the pets we traditionally keep hidden away in isolation.
Crank up your adoption game with these practical, lifesaving adoption policies.
This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.
Monica noticed the stark lack of resources for community cats in rural Illinois and decided to do something about it. In 2008, Monica founded a trap-neuter-return organization that sterilized thousands of cats called Safe House Animal Rescue League. To further reduce euthanasia, she then pioneered one of the nation's first, and largest, barn cat programs.
In 2012, Monica moved to Texas and joined Austin Pets Alive! Where she serves as Cat Program Manager. Since 2012, Monica has led her team to a 40% growth in cat adoptions, helped Austin achieve a citywide 98% live release rate for cats, and oversees the adoption and care of nearly 4,000 cats each year. Her passion for improving the country's sheltering systems for cats and love of sassy cats helps save even the most challenging of felines.