Get Your Boss to Say Yes!: Piloting New Programs in Shelters

April 2020 by Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director, Pima Animal Care Center

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

Video Length: 37:10

New ideas can be scary for leaders. Follow these steps and be ready to take an idea to your boss and hear 'yes!'

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

About Kristen Hassen-Auerbach

Under Kristen's leadership at Pima Animal Care Center, the county shelter is saving more than 90 percent of the cats and dogs who come to the shelter including orphaned puppies and kittens, pets recovering from illness and injuries, and animals who have been victims of cruelty or neglect. In 2017, she oversaw the opening of the newly constructed, state-of-the-art, animal services facility.

Kristen has received national recognition for her innovative, lifesaving programs. Her efforts have been featured in numerous national publications and websites, such as Animal Sheltering magazine, the Huffington Post, BarkPost, the Dodo and Buzzfeed and on TV networks, including CNN, Fox and ABC. Kristen formerly served as the Deputy Director at Austin Animal Center in Austin, Texas as well as the Assistant Director at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Fairfax, Virginia.


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