Faith and Madonna

Faith Wright

Shelter Management Advisor, American Pets Alive!

Faith is the Maddie’s® Shelter Management Advisor for American Pets Alive! and conducts site visits and responds to crises from other shelters. She began her journey volunteering for APA! in 2009 and in 2011 became the Operations Manager for APA!. In 2016, her role shifted to Facilities, Information, and Legal Services Manager. Faith and her family have fostered over 900 animals since the beginning of her time with APA!. Faith has helped spread the No Kill mission by moving temporarily to Edinburg, Texas and working as the temporary shelter manager at Palm Valley Animal Center. She helped increase their live release rate to almost 50%, up from 37%. Since her return to Austin, she has been taking weekly trips to shelters across the United States to evaluate intake process, animal flow, lifesaving programs, and rescue efforts. Faith is supporting many of our Tier 1 and 2 HASS shelters. Faith prides herself in taking home an animal to foster from each shelter she visits.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

The First 72 Hours: A Model Intake & Animal Flow Process for Disease Prevention

Clock Icon6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Finally, an intake and animal flow process designed to help you prevent outbreaks and ensure live outcomes! Join American Pets Alive! staff, as they discuss what should (or conversely, could) happen within the first 72 hours after an animal enters any sheltering system.

Intake Protocol for Animal Control Officers Roundtables

Clock Icon7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Map Icon Capital A-C, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

What intake protocols are in place for animal control officers in your organization? Effective ACO intake can streamline shelter flow, mitigate error and lost notes, minimize the spread of disease and save more lives. Learn the best practices for intake protocols and how to effectively implement them in your shelter to keep up with this ever-changing field.

Saturday Feb 29th, 2020

Our Most Vulnerable Creatures: Disease in Puppies and Kittens

Clock Icon5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Leave this session with the knowledge necessary to fight disease outbreak, without unnecessary deaths or culling of puppies and kittens. This session is not exclusive to medical professionals and should be attended by anyone interested in changing the way disease management for puppies and kittens is handled in shelters.

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