The Best Friends Podcast Episode 93
It’s Christmas Eve-Eve, and we hope you are having a safe and happy holiday season.
As we talked about last week, the national level lifesaving data is starting to show some concerning trends, such as increased length of stay. One key lifesaving strategy is transport - moving animals from one community to another with fewer adoptable pets and greater demand.
This episode is another fantastic session from the 2021 Best Friends National Conference. The presenter, Clare Callison from American Pets Alive!, shares her experience building transport programs and what you need to do to find, and cultivate, the right partnerships to create your own sustainable, effective transport program.
- Best Friends online course: Lifesaving through Transport Programs
- Best Friends network: Transport Connection Map
- Doobert.com: Supply and demand map
- Managing Transport with Trello
- Transport During a Pandemic, Best Friends Town Hall
- Doobert 101 for Network partners, webinar
- Best Friends network program spotlight: Reaching Across State Lines to Bring Shelter Animals in Out of the Cold
- Animal Transport Volunteer Playbook
- Best Friends network playbook: Reducing Infectious Disease in Transport Programs Playbook
- Transport and Transformation in a rural GA Shelter, Saving America's Pets vlog ep. 19
- Best Friends network program spotlight: Transports Drive Lifesaving for Rural Shelters
- Best Friends Network partners Facebook group (private group for current Network partners)
- Maddie's Fund: Community conversations
- Best Friends: Removing Rescue Roadblocks
- Best Friends network editorial: Help! We Just Can’t Keep Up!
Maddie’s® Director of National Pet Supply and Demand, American Pets Alive!
Clare Callison is the Maddie’s® Director of National Pet Supply and Demand for American Pets Alive! and serves on the Board of Directors for CARE (Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity). She provides guidance and support to help organizations build robust lifesaving programs and improve operations to better serve people and pets. Clare specializes in helping organizations grow their transport relationships and increase their lifesaving through rescue partnerships and open adoption practices.
Before joining American Pets Alive!, she was the Director of Operations for San Antonio Pets Alive for 5 years. Because of her heavy involvement, San Antonio has gone from a 28 percent live release rate to a 90 percent live release rate in over three years. Clare enjoys helping others seek lifesaving solutions to common challenges that exist in working in a high-volume, fast-paced animal welfare organization.