Video Length: 48 Minutes
Hear an overview of the key elements of a good transport program, transport best practices and how to get started on a lifesaving transport program that benefits not only the animals but the sending and receiving partners as well.
This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.
Colleen began her career in animal welfare in 1998 as an Animal Caretaker/Adoption Counselor. During her first decade in the field she garnered expertise in every aspect of shelter operations, as an animal control officer, animal cruelty investigator, shelter manager and office manager. Colleen joined St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in 2007 and after three years as manager, she was named Director of Shelter Operations. In this position, she managed St. Hubert's lifesaving shelter outreach program, which includes intake from local New Jersey shelters as well as the center's emergency intake and disaster response assistance throughout the country.
After a 3-year hiatus to start a family, she returned to St. Hubert's to oversee and expand the newly created Sister Shelter WayStation Transport Program. Since inception the program has grown to include over 70 partners and is responsible for the transport of over 8,000 dogs/puppies in just 2 years.
Colleen's understanding and practical knowledge in animal sheltering and relocation are put to use in both ensuring best practices in transport as well as maintaining relationships within the program. She shares her home with her understanding partner Jon, her beautiful and sassy four-year-old daughter, Lucy, two St. Hubert's alum dogs, two adopted cats and 2 TNR cats.