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Stephanie Bilbro

Director of Lifesaving Operations - Shelter for Austin Pets Alive!

Stephanie joined Austin Pets Alive! in late 2018 as the director of Shelter Lifesaving Operations. With a professional background in the hospitality industry, Stephanie discovered her passion for animal welfare over ten years ago when she began volunteering in her hometown’s animal shelter. Since then, her experience has ranged from shelter behavior and medical work, to managing a rural sanctuary for former laboratory animals, to serving as shelter manager at Wyoming’s largest open admission shelter and adoption center. In 2017, she completed the Humane Network’s Animal Shelter Management program at the University of the Pacific, which helped solidify her belief that her efforts belonged in the No Kill movement. Now overseeing the lifesaving animal programs at APA!, Stephanie is responsible for many of the people and processes that ensure the community’s most at-risk animals are properly cared for and given a chance at a bright future. Stephanie currently lives in South Austin with her former laboratory dog, Eli, and her rescue cat, Rebel.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

But We're Full: Smart Strategies to Increase Capacity for Dogs

Clock Icon4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

When space is tight how do you prevent killing the dogs in your facility? Come to this action-driven session to learn how to outsmart and overcome the impulse to kill in a space crisis. Leave this session with effective strategies to decrease the pressure you feel in these situations, end the practice of killing for temporary space shortages, and learn to instead save more dog lives.


Stephanie Bilbro

Sunday Mar 1st, 2020

The Leader's Guide to Communicating with Stakeholders: How, When and What

Clock Icon7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol F-H, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Learn how to own your narrative and communicate your vision with major stakeholders. Gain tips and tricks to know what to share, when and with whom.

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