2015 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

SA02 - Jump on the Shelter Train: Maximizing Resources in a Shelter Environment

Oct 17, 2015 9:00am ‐ Oct 17, 2015 10:30am

Standard: $20.00


Every year, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter 13,600 public and private shelters nationwide. Many of those shelters are lacking in the resources they need to educate their communities and safe the lives of the animals in their care. During this presentation, we will look at best-of-breed programs that enable shelters to maximize the resources they do have and harness community support so as to reach as many people and save as many lives as possible. Want to help shelter dogs and cats? Great news. This is the presentation for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Have an increased awareness of the challenges faced by animal shelters in terms of limited resources (if they are not already aware).
  • Have a better understanding of solutions to those challenges and be aware of innovative programs that will allow shelters to do more with less, maximizing their reach in the community and their success with life saving programs.
  • Feel prepared and empowered to implement (or help with) new programs in their community that will benefit local shelters and the animals that they serve.


  • Sarah Babcock, CTC, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, Chief of Education & Training, Richmond SPCA

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