Open House date change and Shelter documentary

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Awareness/ PR

We’ve changed the date of our building Open House to Wednesday, September 1st. The event is from 11am – 2pm. We hope you can stop by on your lunch hour. The location is 2805 Manchaca Road.

If you cannot make the Open House and would like to see the building, we have volunteers available to give private tours. Please send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required to schedule a tour.

We changed the date because we realized we scheduled the Open House at the same time as another event:

On Tuesday, August 31, the Animal Issues Forum will be held at City Hall during the lunch break, from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm.

The forum will start with the showing of the film “Shelter”, a short (17 minutes), locally-produced documentary about the City of Austin’s efforts to become “No Kill” city that heavily features APA. “Shelter” was filmed for a class at the University of Texas by Kelly Sloan (radio-television-film student) and Lauren Dooley (public policy student). The producers will be present at the screening and will participate in a discussion with Q&A after the film. Rob Graham, a member of Austin’s Animal Advisory Commission, will talk about what the AAC has done and plans to do to reach No Kill.

Della Lindquist, an Emancipet volunteer, will talk about outreach efforts in Montopolis and other neighborhoods that have high numbers of homeless animals and her work with the City of Austin’s Spay Street Program. She will talk about the program’s “neighborhood captains,” including plans to recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers.

Monica Hardy, the new Executive Director of the Texas Humane Legislative Network, will present information about THLN’s upcoming conference, September 24-26 in Austin, and her new role as ED of THLN during the legislative session that starts in January 2011.

The forum is free and open to the public. Parking in Austin City Hall’s underground garage is free as well. (Bring parking ticket inside to be validated.)

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