Clare Callison is the Canine Lifesaving Advisor for American Pets Alive!’s Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy. Before teaching the Austin No Kill Model to students, she was the Director of Operations for San Antonio Pets Alive! for five years where she managed the lifesaving teams including intake, medical, adoptions, transport, data, and the mass marketing of urgent dogs on the euthanasia list. She helped develop the largest northern transport program in San Antonio which targets the most at risk population in the municipal shelter- the large dogs. Clare helped build a placement team that markets over 8,400 dogs per year at the city shelter that are at immediate risk of euthanasia. She has been heavily involved in the progress from a 28% save rate to 90% over three years in San Antonio. Clare enjoys helping others seek lifesaving solutions to common challenges that exist in working in a high-volume, fast-paced rescue environment.
Do you live and work in an area that sees more dogs than can currently be adopted back into your community? Clare Callison of Austin Pets Alive! will take you on her journey, from walking the euthanasia list to finding ways to transport dozens of dogs per month.
This session explores why it is important to understand exactly which animals are dying in your municipal shelter and let people help you to get them out alive. Clare Callison will discuss strategies that have helped save thousands of lives in San Antonio. Yes it is scary but yes, it needs to be done.