March 2019 by Clare Callison, Canine Lifesaving Advisor, Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

Video Length: 76 minutes

Transport Programs: Get Pets to Safety

Do you live and work in an area that has more homeless dogs than can be adopted back into your community? Clare Callison of Austin Pets Alive! will take you on her journey, from walking the euthanasia list to finding ways to transport dozens of dogs per month. Hear how your average "Texas brown dogs" are making a big splash in places as far as Oregon, Connecticut, and even Italy! This presentation was recorded by Maddie's Fund® at the 2019 American Pets Alive! Conference.

About Clare Callison

Before teaching the Austin No Kill Model to students, she was the Director of Operations for San Antonio Pets Alive! for five years where she managed the lifesaving teams including intake, medical, adoptions, transport, data, and the mass marketing of urgent dogs on the euthanasia list. She helped develop the largest northern transport program in San Antonio which targets the most at-risk population in the municipal shelter - large dogs. Clare helped build a placement team that markets over 8,400 dogs per year at the city shelter that are at immediate risk of euthanasia. Because of her heavy involvement, San Antonio has gone from a 28 percent save rate to 90 percent over three years. Clare enjoys helping others seek lifesaving solutions to common challenges that exist in working in a high-volume, fast-paced rescue environment.