Author Archive for Alva Logsdon

7 Tips to Protect Your Pets from Hidden Dangers

Pet Safety Tips (image)

Keeping Pets Safe! Check Your Fence – Often! Pets can easily escape the yard, to go off in search of an adventure, due to loose or damaged fencing. Each year, thousands of beloved pets are killed in animal shelters because they went missing and their family did not find them before their stray hold was
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The Homeless Pet Project

How to save homeless shelter animals a video series (photo)

Saving America’s Shelter Pets! by Alva Logsdon In 2012 and 2013, I hosted ‘pets alive’ workshops, the first of their kind in North Texas, featuring some of the nation’s leading no kill experts. I had no budget or staff, and hosting a workshop without either is a huge undertaking! The reason I took on this
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Animal Welfare & No Kill Advocacy

Animal Shelter Advocacy (photo)

Advocacy 101: Advocating for the Shelter Animals in Your Community Where do I start?” Who do I contact? What do I say? What if they say “no?” In this 52 minute video presentation, discover ways to advocate and work with your local animal shelter to improve live release rates. Meet Michael Kitkowski, Rockwall Pets. ——-
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Animal Shelter Reform: Open Records

Animal Shelter Reform (photo)

Animal Shelter Reform & Transformation: When a local, taxpayer-funded animal shelter wrongly killed Kenzie, a beloved family Golden Retriever, a rural schoolteacher, with the support of her husband, reformed their city’s high-kill animal shelter. From pet owner to animal advocate, discover how she used The Public Information Act, formerly known as the Open Records Act, to uncover
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No Kill Animal Shelter Experts Q&A Session

No Kill Animal Sheltering Expert Tips (photo)

No Kill Shelter Tips from No Kill Leaders Animal Shelters staff, Rescues, and Volunteers asked questions of the Mission: Pets Alive workshop speaker panel. No kill experts include, left-to-right: Kelli Alexander–Denton County Texas no Kill Advocate, Dr. Ellen Jefferson–Austin Pets Alive! Director, Cheryl Schneider–Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Director, Mike Kitkowski–Rockwall Pets, and Sgt. Karl
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How to Help Stray Cats (Videos)

How to save homeless cats and kittens (photo)

Feral Cats Wild, unsocialized cats are called Feral Cats. They colonize and can be a helpful addition to local communities as they control the rat population and provide other benefits. Please note that a feral cat is not the same as a stray cat that may be someone’s lost pet. Lost pets can be scared,
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How to Rescue and Rehome Stray Animals Video

How-To-Rescue and Rehome Stray Dogs (photo)

Rescuing Street Strays The Corridor of Cruelty in Houston, Texas is sadly, a popular dumping ground for abandoned pets. Deborah Hoffman illustrates that change begins with one person committing to being the change. In this 5 minute video, Deborah shares the horrors that are the Corridor and how the organization she founded works to not
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Animal Shelter Crisis Management

Animal Shelter Crisis Management (photo)

No Kill Animal Shelter Crisis Management: Discover how to effectively manage the animal shelter and maintain no kill during high intake seasons, budget cuts, and other unexpected challenges in this 53 minute video presentation with Cheryl Schneider, director of the no kill Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in Georgetown, Texas. After watching this video presentation,
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The Lifesaving Programs of a No Kill, Open-Admission Shelter

No Kill Animal Shelter Programs (photo)

A No Kill, Open Admission Shelter Utilizes Proven, Life-Saving Programs Cheryl Schneider, Williamson County Animal Shelter Director,  gives a tour of the Williamson County Animal Shelter and shares the life-saving programs they use to save more than 90% of the animals that enter their shelter. In this 7 minute video filmed on location at the Williamson
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How to Recruit and Maintain a Large Volunteer/Foster Program

Animal Rescue Foster Volunteer Recruitment Tips (photo)

Building an Effective & Large Volunteer/Foster Program: Volunteers are key to the pets alive/no kill mission of saving homeless animals. Learn how to recruit, build, and maintain a solid volunteer program for your animal shelter or rescue group in this 47 minute video presentation with Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Austin Pets Alive! You can help defray
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