Sunday, November 07, 2010

CRITICAL MEETING: Who Will Be Austin's Next Shelter Director?

Attention Austin animal advocates: Tomorrow, Monday, November 8th, the City of Austin will be releasing the names of the two or three finalists for the new animal-shelter director position, and will be making the finalists available to meet the public from 6pm to 8pm at Austin Energy, 721 Barton Springs Road.

This is perhaps the most important meeting in the history of Austin animal welfare because it will be the public's only opportunity to meet the candidates and give immediate feedback to the City regarding the hiring decision. And it goes without saying that the new shelter director will have an enormous impact on whether Austin reaches its dream of joining the nation's No Kill cities.

How much of an impact will the new hire have? Well, according to a study by the Oakland, California-based No Kill Advocacy Center, a shelter's leadership--- not its budget--- is the #1 factor in how that shelter will perform.

Please be there tomorrow: 6pm, Austin Energy, 721 Barton Springs Road.

The animals of Austin will thank you!

The Team