Communicating Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions to Stakeholders (OnDemand)

Communicating Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions to Stakeholders (OnDemand)

Recorded On: 03/19/2024

This presentation was part of Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition (Day 1, Presentation 2)

Communicating Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions to Stakeholders

Leah Craig Chumbley, Executive Director at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, discusses shifting organizational culture around behavioral euthanasia and communicating an organization's stance and decisions to stakeholder groups, including staff, volunteers, partner shelters, fosters, donors, community supporters and adopters.

Presenter:  Leah Craig Chumbley Executive Director at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

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Quality of Life & Safety: Before and After at Lynchburg Humane Society

In this video Kristen Brown, VSA-CDT, Pet Help and Behavior & Training Manager at Lynchburg Humane Society, discusses how her organization has worked diligently over the past 2 years to refine their process for behavior euthanasia to ensure safe adoption placements, objective evaluation standards, ethical considerations for quality of life, and a peaceful end of life process for behaviorally challenged pets.

Presenter: Kristen Brown, VSA-CDT, Pet Help and Behavior & Training Manager, Lynchburg Humane Society

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Internal Notification Process for Behavioral Euthanasia at Austin Pets Alive!

Euthanasia decisions are hard enough without communication difficulties and people feeling left out of the loop. In this video, Stephanie Bilbro, Director of Operations at Austin Pets Alive!, discusses their process for ensuring that all interested staff and volunteers are informed appropriately when a euthanasia decision has been made for a dog in their care.

Presenter: Stephanie Bilbro, Director of Operations, Austin Pets Alive!


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Leah Craig Chumbley

Executive Director

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Leah Craig Chumbley has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2009, driven by a desire to decrease suffering and increase joy in the world. She is currently the Executive Director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is honored to work to better the lives of companion animals and the people who love them.

Kristen Brown, VSA-CDT

Pet Help and Behavior & Training Manager

Lynchburg Humane Society

Kristen Brown joined the Lynchburg Humane Society in 2021. She graduated with a Master of Nonprofit Management from Liberty University in 2023 and is a Victoria Stilwell Academy Certified Dog Trainer. As the Pet Help & Behavior Manager of the Lynchburg Humane Society, Kristen manages the intake of all pets, evaluates dogs, develops and implements behavior plans, designs playgroups and enrichment schedules, runs multiple public training classes, and more. Kristen is also involved in special projects such as Pathway Planning and creating a system for volunteer dog walking.

Stephanie Bilbro

Director of Operations

Austin Pets Alive!

Stephanie Bilbro joined Austin Pets Alive! as the Director of Operations in 2018. With a background in the hospitality industry, Stephanie discovered her passion for animal welfare over 15 years ago when she began volunteering in her hometown’s animal shelter. Since then, her experience has ranged from shelter behavior and medical work, to managing a rural sanctuary for former laboratory animals, to serving as Shelter Manager at Wyoming’s largest open admission shelter before moving to Austin. In her time at APA!, Stephanie has overseen a variety of ever-growing operations teams where staff and volunteers work side-by-side on a daily basis to care for over 11,000 animals every year. Stephanie currently lives in south Austin with her senior dog, Eli, and her long-term foster pup, Ursula.

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Post-Event Workshop Meeting Recordings
Communication Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions Workshop: Meeting 1
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Communication Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions Workshop: Meeting 2
Recorded 04/23/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 04/23/2024  |  60 minutes
Communication Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions Workshop: Meeting 3
Recorded 05/07/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 05/07/2024  |  60 minutes