Animal Sheltering is for everyone who cares about the animals in their community—from shelter directors and animal care and control officers to kennel staff, volunteers, and private individuals working as activists, breed rescuers, wildlife rehabbers, veterinarians and more.
I was about 8 years old as I stood with my dad and his friend and toddler-age son. We were watching the Chicago Blackhawks warm up, the players flipping hockey pucks up into the stands. We must have gotten caught up in the excitement, because when my dad’s friend looked down, his son was nowhere to be found.
For the last decade, I’ve served as the CEO of Emancipet, working to keep people and their pets together and healthy by making veterinary care accessible and affordable. We do this by opening low-cost veterinary clinics in underserved neighborhoods. Emancipet now runs six clinics in Texas, and our first clinic outside of Texas will open soon in Philadelphia.