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COVID-19 Town Hall: Neighbor-to-Neighbor

This COVID-19 Shelter Town Hall focused on these topics:

  • Latest COVID veterinary guidelines from the CDC
  • Preparing on your community
  • Best Friends on the ground
  • Breaking through digital barriers
  • Updates from the field: Pima Animal Care
  • Activating your community
  • Preparing for the future

The following panelists joined us to lend insight and expertise: 

  • Dr. Erin Katribe, medical director at Best Friends Animal Society
  • Stacy Rogers, director, Midwest region at Best Friends Animal Society
  • Kenny Lamberti, director of grassroots advocacy at Best Friends Animal Society
  • April Muller, digital advocacy lead at Best Friends Animal Society
  • Sarah Aguilar, deputy director of Pima Animal Care

Click the timestamps below to skip to that portion of the town hall:

  • Introduction to the panel 1:28
  • Veterinary Updates from the CDC 2:36
  • Relying on your community 6:28
  • 2025 Action Team Grassroots Advocacy 9:03
  • Breaking through digital barriers 13:56
  • Pima Animal Care field update 19:21
  • Emergency Preparation 22:51
  • Engagement solutions using digital tools 25:19
  • Get your community involved and how our current situation changes that  29:15
  • Leveraging your community long term and what's next 33:54
  • How can we thing about engaging the community if we are in an area without a brick and mortar shelter? 37:06
  • If someone who finds an animal agrees to foster, can/should you have them sign an agreement? What sort of liability issues might arise? 41:45

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