Media and Presentations
Interview! Part 1 – Dr. Sara Pizano, Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Consultant
“Northern Kentucky will be no-kill for cats this year, absolutely, hands-down!”
Dr. Sara Pizano, who joined us previously on Episode 171, is a veterinarian who has been involved in animal welfare for over thirty years. She has extensive experience helping shelters move away from euthanasia as a means of population control and helping municipalities revise public policy to be more animal friendly. Dr. Pizano now has her own consulting company, Team Shelter USA, and she serves on steering committees for both Best Friends and the Million Cat Challenge.
Interview! Part 2 – Dr. Sara Pizano, Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Consultant
“You don’t need millions of dollars — you need to allocate your pie of resources intelligently … that’s really the key.”
In part 2 of our two-part episode with Dr. Sara Pizano, she talks about the big picture in animal welfare these days, and about where she feels the focus should be for the future.
Interview! Sarah Pizano, Program Director for Target Zero
“You are doing this on behalf of the cats. Put the nerves on the back burner; it’s about saving cats.”
Stacy revisits with Sarah Pizano, the program director for Target Zero and the podcast’s guest of episode 56. Sarah shares with us an innovative way that Target Zero was able to move funds from a foundation in Cincinnati all the way to the shelters and communities of the Northern Area Kentucky Development District, an organization that does a lot of non-profit work in the human sector but had yet to branch into animal welfare.
Best Practice presentation assessment week in Marion County, Florida
Party Recap: We returned to the same place MCC was born to celebrate hitting our goal of saving an additional million cats an entire year early!
News coverage about the assessment week in Marion County, Florida
The Marion County Commission will meet June 13 to discuss the county’s animal shelter operations.
Sara Pizano goes around the country trying to turn people’s animal shelter dogma on its head.
On Thursday, she was in Ocala, backed up by the University of Florida’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program and case studies from places including Jacksonville; Waco, Texas; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; which, she said, showed the tried and true methods in use across much of the nation’s public animal shelters don’t work.