The Best Friends Podcast Episode 33
Pets need food, water, veterinary care, adequate shelter, and love. But what happens when an owner can provide endless amounts of love but struggles to deliver the rest?
The lack of access to care is a major contributor to pet owners surrendering their animals to shelters. There is so much more that animal welfare professionals can do for our communities. We don’t just have to be their last resort. We must be a real resource for pet owners, and we should work with them to keep families together.
This week we talk to Shannon Glenn from My Pit Bull is Family. They recently launched the North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center to provide the resources, supplies, and referrals to the health and human services people need in order to keep pets where they belong: with their families.
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
- Best Friends, How to Start a Pet Food Pantry
- Best Friends, How to Host a Vaccine Clinic
- Town Hall, Moving Beyond Bias with CARE
- Town Hall, Moving Beyond Bias with CARE 2.0
- Vlog, A New Focus on Animal Control Officers
- Vlog, Embracing Diversity in the Animal Welfare Movement
- Vlog, Keeping America's Military Members and Their Pets Together
- Webinar, Maddie's Fund, Supporting Both Ends of the Leash
- Editorial, Animal Control Officers Lead Change for Shelters
- Editorial, Animal Welfare Should Tear Down Walls to Pet
- Editorial, Best Friends Moves to DEI
- Editorial, Best Friends Staff Experiences with Racism in Animal
- Policies Prevent Shelters from Partnering with Public
- Editorial, Reducing Racism in Animal Welfare
- Best Friends, Humane Education
- Best Friends Research, Adoption Barrier Study
- Maddie's Fund, Access to Veterinary Care: A National Family Crisis
Executive Director, My Pit Bull is Family
Shannon started with My Pit Bull is Family in 2014 and quickly became an expert in housing policy and surrender prevention for the animal welfare community. She has an extensive professional background in grassroots campaigns, voter outreach, community outreach, fundraising, homeless advocacy and policy creation. Shannon holds a Master’s in Advocacy and Political Leadership where she centered her degree program around drafting policies to end housing and insurance discrimination for families with large dogs.
She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her partner, Anthony, their two dogs Charlotte and Wilbur and cat Max. Shannon currently is the Shelter Supervisor for the only pet friendly emergency homeless shelter in the state of Minnesota. You can usually find Shannon spending her free time updating our database, volunteering at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, or enjoying the outdoors with her family.