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COVID-19 Town Halls

The COVID-19 Town Hall series brings together thought leaders from Best Friends and across the industry to provide insight, analysis, and solutions to the unprecedented challenges to lifesaving that we’re all facing right now.

The topic of each Town Hall reflects the most earnest conversations happening that week in animal welfare. We treat the event as an interactive forum where live questions from attendees are answered with a crowd-sourced solution that benefits all.

Every live Town Hall is recorded and posted down below. Keep an eye on this page for updates each week. 

Upcoming: COVID-19: Transport During a Pandemic. Thursday, June 4 @ 6PM Eastern Time

Join our moderator Bethany Heins (Director of Operations and Strategic Projects) and select panelists to learn how their organizations have reworked their transport programs to safely move pets, navigate rapidly changing shelter in place orders, implement new procedures, and leverage the community for support. 

Moderator: Bethany Heins, director of operations & strategic projects, national programs, Best Friends Animal Society

Whitney Bliton, operations manager, Best Friends Animal Society
Azure Davis, executive director and founder, Ruff Start Rescue
Ginny Simms, executive director, Southern Pines Animal Shelter

  • Register: Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Click below to view past town halls and associated resources. 

Making the Case for a New Tomorrow from May 21, 2020

Emerging Lifesaving Technology Solutions from May 14, 2020

Re-Opening a Different & Better Tomorrow from May 7, 2020

Staff and Volunteer Morale from April 30, 2020

Impact Across the Country from April 23, 2020

Impact to Animal Care & Control from April 16, 2020

Neighbor-to-Neighbor from April 9, 2020

Lifesaving Safely from April 2, 2020

Shelter Operations Town Hall from March 26, 2020