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Lifesaving Protocol for At Risk Dogs - Part 2 of 2

01:35:00

Oct 24, 2019 11:26 AM

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Kristen Hassen-Auerbach
Director @Pima Animal Care Center
Kristen Hassen-Auerbach is the Director of Pima Animal Care Center, Pima County’s only open-admissions animal shelter which takes in 17,000 homeless, lost and abandoned pets annually and serves 15,000 animals through animal protection and outreach services. Under her direction, PACC is saving more than 90% of the cats and dogs who come to the shelter. Under her leadership, PACC partners with hundreds of rescue and community groups and engages thousands of volunteers and foster families to help achieve its mission. Kristen has received national recognition for her innovative, lifesaving programs. At PACC, she’s created the largest pet foster care program in the United States, with nearly 5,000 animals sent to foster just this year. Because of the success of this program, PACC received a grant from Maddie’s Fund® to lead a training initiative which funds dozens of shelters around the U.S. to attend four-day ‘apprenticeships’ to learn about PACC programs and operations.
Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB
Director of Research @Maddie's Fund
Dr. Segurson's goal is to develop and support research that increases pet adoptions from rescue groups and shelters and improves pet well-being. She relies upon her background working in and with animal shelters, pet foster care programs, and veterinary medicine to lead Maddie's Fund research efforts. After graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Segurson worked as a general practice/emergency/shelter veterinarian at pet hospitals in California. Then, in 2005, Sheila graduated from Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis, becoming the first in the nation to complete a three-year, post-graduate behavior specialty training program with an emphasis on shelter animals and shelter behavior programs. She worked for several pet welfare organizations, including UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, The Sacramento SPCA, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston, where she developed and implemented /behavior modification programs.