Creating a no kill Austin

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Awareness/ PR

Tonight will be the first weekly planning meeting with the AAC and TLAC staff to develop policies and programs to make Austin a no kill city.

The AAC encourages all interested people/organizations to comment, make suggestions, or submit proposals on any of the AAC recommendations to make Austin a no kill city.  That can be done one of these three ways:

  1. The first 10 persons to sign up to provide suggestions or comments will have 3 minutes.
  2. The first 10 individuals/organizations to sign up to present a proposal will have 6 minutes.
  3. Written responses may also be submitted to email hidden; JavaScript is required 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Should you choose to present a proposal, it should address the following…

  1. Which AAC recommendation are you going to discuss?
  2. Brief description of your proposal or solution.
  3. What resources and/or expertise can you contribute to the solution that you are proposing?
  4. What is your expected measurable impact and timeline?

Here is the timeline:

Nov 30th: AAC Recommendation III: Structural Changes to Enhance Lifesaving

  • Revise Mission of Animal Services

Dec 7th: AAC Recommendation I: Increase Live Outcomes

  • Offsite Adoptions

Dec 14th:  AAC Recommendation I: Increase Live Outcomes

  • Increased Capacity for Adoption make-ready, behavioral, empty kennel usage, Davenport building use after shelter move, and increased public awareness.

Dec 21st:  AAC Recommendation I: Increase Live Outcomes

  • Large Scale Foster Program

Dec 28th:  AAC Recommendation II: Decrease Shelter Intake

  • Reduce Euthanasia of Owned Animals
  • Increased Return to Owners, Increased owner awareness of possible euthanasia, increased owner safety net services

Jan 4th:  AAC Recommendation II: Decrease Shelter Intake

  • Reduce Feral Cat Euthanasia
  • Increased feral cat spay/neuter, increased community care, and increased re-release rates

Jan 11th:  AAC Recommendation II: Decrease Shelter Intake

  • High Volume, Free and Low Cost Spay/Neuter
  • Increased services available to the community

Jan 18th:  AAC Recommendation III: Structural Changes to Enhance Lifesaving

  • Public Involvement and Candor
  • Increased Public Relations on all aspects of sheltering

Jan 25th:  AAC Recommendation III: Structural Changes to Enhance Lifesaving

  • Explore Outsourcing Possibilities
  • Increased community involvement to reduce costs and increase lifesaving

Feb 1st:  Finalize draft of implementation plan.

In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, all agendas will be posted through the City Clerk’s office.


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