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.
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.
Full disclosure: I hate networking. I’m not on LinkedIn, I loathe going into a room where I don’t really know someone and having to strike up a conversation (it’s so much like college: “What’s your major?”) and if “networking” is in the title of an event, I usually skip it. I know there are a million articles explaining both why networking is important and how to do it, but this is just how I am. I can’t help it.
So, imagine my surprise when my colleague asked me to write a blog about it!