Austin To Host American Pets Alive! Conference
Austin Pets Alive! Fast Becoming No Kill Model for Rest of Country
AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 28, 2013) – Austin Pets Alive!, a nonprofit dedicated to making Austin a No Kill city, today said it is hosting American Pets Alive!, a conference that has grown from the demand to replicate the work of Austin Pets Alive! in other American cities.
The American Pets Alive! conference will take place Saturday, February 23 through Monday, February 25, 2013. It is expected to draw homeless pet activists and leaders from across the country and will include guest speakers such as Elizabeth Doyle of Best Friends Animal Society and Meghan Turner of Austin’s own Love-A-Bull.
“Over the last few years, we have had countless visitors from other cities come to Austin,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, executive director of Austin Pets Alive! “They want to talk to us about what we are doing to make and keep Austin a No Kill city. They want to tour our facilities, speak to our staff and volunteers, and model our practices in their cities. This conference fulfills all of these requests in one amazing, productive weekend.”
American Pets Alive! will take place:
When: Saturday, February 23 from 9am,-6pm
Sunday, February 24 from 9am-6pm
Monday, February 26 from 9am-1pm.
Where: Radisson Hotel & Suites (111 East Cesar Chavez, Austin TX 78701)
For more information, please visit http://www.americanpetsalive.org
Austin Pets Alive! is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting and providing the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. The organization's purpose is two-fold: to provide the services needed to save the lives of the thousands of pets killed every year at city shelters and to prevent them from getting there in the first place. Austin Pets Alive! was voted reader's choice as 'Best Nonprofit' in the Austin Chronicle's 2011 'Best of Austin' list.