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Times They Are A-Changin

The impacts of COVID-19 on every aspect of life are immeasurable and animal welfare is no exception. However, one of the greatest realizations to emerge from the pandemic is that real change is possible in our field.

In this three part Best Friends Town Hall mini-series, we dove into navigating the landscape of change, especially as it pertains to leveraging our communities and removing barriers to support lifesaving work.

In parts one and two, we heard from Best Friends staff members and network partners who worked through shifting organizational operations and underwent personal transformations in their lifesaving journey. In the final town hall of the series, all the panelists returned for a live discussion where no question was off limits.


Moderators:

  • Bethany Heins, director, operations & strategic projects, national programs
  • Makena Yarbrough, senior director of regional programs

PART 1


PART 2


PART 3
 

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Meet the Panel
Jacksonville Humane Society Executive Director Denise Deisler with a brindle and white mixed breed dog

Denise Deisler

executive director,
Jacksonville Humane Society

Destiny Haney holding a black and white cat that doesn't look thrilled to be having his photo taken

Destiny Haney

community cat program manager,
Best Friends Animal Society

Heather Owen with a fluffy dog

Heather Owen

executive director,
One Tail at a Time

Jackie Roach with a husky dog

Jackie Roach

founder,
Taysia Blue

Kristan McCormick in a Save Them All sweatshirt pictured with a brown and white mixed breed dog wearing a bandana and being a good boy

Kristan McCormick

transport coordinator,
embed programs
Best Friends Animal Society

Stacy Rogers holding her two dogs

Stacy Rogers

midwest regional director,
Best Friends Animal Society