The Power of Yes: Three things to do today to open the kennel doors and send animals home

Recorded On: 11/10/2022

Have you tried everything you can think of to connect with your community? Have you reduced barriers to fostering and adoption and still animals are sitting? In this 60-minute webinar, we'll explore what might be keeping people who want to foster or adopt from coming to your shelter, and we'll share three of the most impactful and untapped practices you can use to encourage engagement across your community.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

Presenters: Allison Cardon, California for All Animals State Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

keywords  Maddie's Million Pet Challenge, barriers to pet adoption, foster pets, pet adoption, community engagement

Allison Cardona

California State Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Allison Cardona joined the Koret Shelter Medicine Program in January 2022 as California State Director. She is thrilled to serve on this esteemed team and make an impact for animals and the people who care for them. Prior to this, Allison worked for nearly five years as deputy director for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. In that role, she oversaw two full-service animal care centers, a communications center, public relations, adoption partners, behavior and enrichment, and volunteer programs.

Allison also served as liaison to the County’s Homeless Initiative ensuring that people experiencing homelessness have options and resources for their pets as well as participating in the County’s Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, assisting with the implementation of an anti-racist policy agenda. Before that, Allison spent fourteen years as a senior program director at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in a variety of departments including adoptions, spay/neuter, disaster response, large-scale cruelty operations, animal hoarding cases, cruelty intervention programs and community engagement. 

She serves on the Leadership Council and volunteers on-site at the Downtown Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed care to unhoused women in Los Angeles. She received a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Empire State College and is a graduate of the USC Price School of Public Policy Executive Leadership Development Program and Southern Utah University Certificate in Executive Animal Services. The proud daughter of Colombian immigrants, Allison is deeply committed to racial justice and equity work. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Yvonne and beloved dog, Emma.


The Power of Yes: Three things to do today to open the kennel doors and send animals home
Recorded 11/10/2022  |  30 minutes
Recorded 11/10/2022  |  30 minutes
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