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Sarah Aguilar

Deputy Director at Pima Animal Care Center

Sarah Aguilar is the deputy director at Pima Animal Care in Tucson, AZ where she has spent the last year developing and implementing processes that have helped to propel PACC into a model of lifesaving. Prior to moving to Tucson, Sarah was a program coordinator at the municipal shelter in Ventura, CA, where she managed their first formal foster program which placed nearly 3,000 animals into foster homes annually and tripled the number of cats adopted through partner pet stores and offsite events. Her experience as the training general manger for a national restaurant chain, combined with degrees in business management and accounting, have enabled Sarah to bring a unique customer service and systemic, data driven approach, to leading a municipal shelter.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

Is Managed Intake Humane?

Clock Icon5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Are you an open intake shelter trying to navigate intake? Have you tried managed intake? Looking for alternative solutions that save lives and don't compromise the shelter's role in your community? Two animal shelter leaders from sizeable cities present ideas to keep your intake practices moving, focused on serving pets and people. Learn about how to face and work through some of the toughest challenges and responsibilities open intake shelters face.

Saturday Feb 29th, 2020

Ensuring Accountability Around Life and Death Decisions

Clock Icon4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

What does it mean to be accountable to life and death as a leader? Learn how to implement policies that will keep your organization accountable and increase lifesaving across your organization.

Sunday Mar 1st, 2020

Big Dogs: Follow-Up to Help People Keep Their Pets Roundtable

Clock Icon6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Map Icon Capitol F-H, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Discuss how foster and adoption follow up can keep big dogs with the people who love them and out of the shelter. Bring ideas and questions and be ready to find solutions for your toughest follow-up challenges.

What Do We Do About Our Long Stays?

Clock Icon5:20 pm - 6:00 pm
Map Icon Capitol F-H, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

What is the average length of time animals stay in your shelter? Attend this session and learn how to analyze this information and know what to do with it. You will learn how to fast-track animals and save more dogs and cats.

Big Dog Roundtable

Clock Icon7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol A-C, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Get a chance to talk about your big dog challenges with experts from the field. Intended for shelter managers, behavior managers, foster innovators and ACOs.

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