Per Montgomery County: The Montgomery County Office of Animal Services will host a free animal welfare presentation from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the County Executive Office Building Auditorium in Rockville. Noted animal welfare advocate and author Sara Pizano, founder of Team Shelter USA, will talk about best practices for shelters.
Dr. Pizano is also affiliated with Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge, which fosters community-centered programs and outreach efforts to ensure optimal outcomes for every pet by offering consultations and mentoring services. The program will provide the County with a complimentary shelter consultation.
The Executive Office Building is located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville. The presentation will also be live streamed on Animal Services’ Facebook page.
Dr. Pizano is the author of The Best Practice Playbook for Animal Shelters. Dr. Pizano previously served as the director of veterinary services at the Humane Society of Broward County, Fl., and as the director of Miami-Dade Animal Services in Miami. She is considered a leading expert in shelter reform, nonprofit enhancement and municipal collaborative efforts. She also is skilled in implementing cost effective and life-saving programs and public policy with animal welfare best practices.
The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is operated by the Office of Animal Services. It provides high standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused and neglected animals. It is Montgomery County’s only open-admission, municipal shelter.
Through adoptions, education and outreach, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care. Animal Services officers are available seven days a week / 24 hours per day to investigate complaints and respond to animal emergencies. For more information, visit the Animal Services website.