AmPA No-Kill Conference 2012: Guest Speaker Michael Kitkoski from Rockwall Pets

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Awareness/ PR, Conferences

We’re thrilled to announce a new guest presenter at our second American Pets Alive No-Kill Conference, which is taking place in Austin Feb. 25-27, 2012. Michael Kitkoski from Rockwall Pets will be joining us and sharing a case study from his group’s success in North Texas.

Rockwall Pets has helped bring the city shelters save from from 46 percent in 2008 to an astounding 96 percent in November 2011.

The group also pushed for Rockwall City Council to make the open-admission municipal shelter a No Kill facility by mandating a “live outcome” rate of 90% or better in August 2011.

Additionally, Michael was recently awarded the Henry Bergh Leadership Award by the No Kill Advocacy Center for his “for unwavering commitment to ending the systematic killing of animals in shelters.” Michael was one of five recipients of this year’s award, including our very own Dr. Ellen Jefferson.

We cannot wait to hear Michael’s firsthand experience in helping Rockwall reach no-kill when he joins us in February. More details about our 2012 conference are included below for your reference. We hope to see you there!

American Pets Alive No-Kill Seminar 2012

Location: Radisson Hotel & Suites, 111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX
Dates of the seminar: Saturday (2/25) 9am-6pm, Sunday (2/26) 9am-6pm, and Monday (2/27) 9am-1pm
Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday

Hotel accommodations: Attendees can get a room at the Radisson for $119 per night by calling 512-478-9611 or 800-333-3333 and mention the American Pets Alive! Seminar.  Or go to and use the promotional code PALIVE

Details for registration can be found at For any questions regarding the conference, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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