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How a shelter embed program helped save animals in Abilene, Texas

Justin Lelesch, the director of Abilene Animal Services in Texas discusses victories when partnering with Best Friends Embed Program in order to save lives at the shelter.


  • 00:00 Welcome to Saving America's Pets!
  • 00:22 Empty cages
  • 1:18 Abilene Animal Services director Justin Lelesch
  • 1:46 Abilene’s history prior to the embed program
  • 2:31 Ideas that worked to transform
  • 4:16 Help along the way
  • 5:16 A personal journey with friends
  • 7:05 Final thoughts

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