After three years of heavy traveling, after over 50-plus cities, and three nations, my speaking engagements are winding down and I will be taking a break to finish some projects.
If you are interested in hearing me speak, I have only four dates left in 2010:
- Raleigh, NC, September 25. They sold out pretty quickly but moved into a bigger venue that can seat about 340 so additional seats have become available. The event is free. Register by clicking here.
- Austin, TX, September 28. I will be speaking at the all-day No Kill workshop. There are only a few seats left. Register by clicking here.
- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 9. I will be speaking at the No Kill Nation’s all-day No Kill seminar. Register by clicking here.
- Farmington, NM, November 20. I will finish up with a two-hour Building a No Kill Community seminar. Registration details will be available within two weeks. (I’ll announce on twitter.)
If you can’t come to the seminars, I will be bringing them to your home/office. Starting October 22, I will be teaming up with Mike Fry of Animal Ark and Animal Wise Radio to offer a monthly series of low-cost webinars to help shelters, rescue organizations, private citizens, and municipalities learn more about and begin implementing the programs and services of the No Kill Equation. Topics will include reforming animal control, turbocharging adoption programs, building a volunteer and foster care program, non-lethal community cat initiatives, using legislation and litigation to save lives, and much more.
The interactive sessions will feature some of the most successful shelter directors, animal law attorneys, and advocates in the USA and beyond. One Friday afternoon each month, the webinars will be streaming live to computers worldwide.
Our first webinar is Reforming Animal Control with Ryan Clinton of FixAustin. Learn how to reform your local shelter through a campaign for change that includes public advocacy, lobbying and legislation, and harnessing the power of community compassion.
Ryan is a writer, appellate attorney, and civic advocate in Austin, Texas. In 2005, Ryan founded FixAustin.org, a non-profit animal-advocacy organization working to end the killing of animals in Austin shelters. He also serves on the board of directors of the Central Texas Animal Alliance and provides legal counsel to Austin Pets Alive. Thanks to FixAustin, in 2010, the Austin City Council unanimously passed a law that put Austin on the road to No Kill.
Ryan’s presentation is crucial for those who want to reform their medieval, regressive, killing shelters. I receive a lot of e-mails from people telling me their shelters are horrible and they want to change them. This is the webinar to attend. Learn more and register by clicking here.
As always, you can also join me every Sunday morning on Animal Wise Radio, where I discuss what is happening in the No Kill movement with hosts Mike Fry and Beth Nelson.
And periodically, I do interviews with others. If you were not able to listen live, I joined Alex and Brenda from the Dogs in Danger radio hour to talk about the ASPCA betraying the animals by defending poorly performing killing shelters. The latest salvo was their assault on accountability and transparency. According to the ASPCA, if shelters have to tell people how many animals they take in, adopt, and kill, people will realize shelters are killing and will be less sympathetic to them. In other words, keep the people in the dark so that killing can continue without public scrutiny. You can listen to the interview of September 5 by clicking here.
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