April Moore has served as Animal Protection Supervisor with the Field Services Unit based at the Austin Animal Center for over 10 years. She played an integral role in helping the Animal Services Office become the nation’s largest no-kill open-intake animal shelter by developing community policies and programs that promote lifesaving and connect community members with the resources needed to keep their pets safe and healthy. The Field Services Unit serves over 1 million residents in the Austin and Travis County area through response to over 30,000 calls for service, emergency response, neighborhood canvassing and outreach events. April is also an instructor for Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy.
Gone are the days of animal control officers rounding up people’s pets to achieve higher shelter intake numbers. Today, Austin’s Animal Protection Program works in tandem with shelter programming to help create and maintain the city’s No Kill status.
Learn how modern shelters develop targeted neighborhood programs that serve the larger community's desire to be No Kill while allowing them to serve the public safety needs of specific areas.
Work with experts in the field to do a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of addressing your community's public safety concerns as well as addressing the needs of the animals.
Animal welfare leaders will share how the modern "The Pet Resource Center" model is a successful alternative to a traditional Intake Center in serving the public as well as improving sheltering in general.