Economic Impacts of a No-Kill Philosophy for Municipal Animal Services

Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm ET


Registration closed.


This ICMA University Online Classroom webinar provides insight into implementing a no-kill philosophy for municipal animal services.

shelter worker petting dog in cage at animal shelter

Pets have played an increasingly large role in our lives over the years, with pet ownership doubling since the 1970’s and more and more people adding pets to their households and families. The community expects animal shelters to save pet’s lives, but this expectancy raises a number of questions: What exactly is no-kill animal sheltering? What are its benefits and disadvantages? What are the costs?

Tawny Hammond and Ledy VanKavage of the Best Friends Animal Society, will provide insightful answers to these questions and more in this webinar on the economic impacts of no-kill animal control policies for local governments.

During this session, you will discuss:

  • The background behind the no-kill philosophy
  • How municipalities of any size can commit to and sustain a no-kill philosophy
  • Examples of free and low-cost policies and programs your community can use to get started
  • A review of the case study detailing how the establishment of no-kill policies in Austin resulted in millions of dollars coming back into the community


  • Tawny Hammond, national director for leadership advancement, Best Friends Animal Society
  • Ledy VanKavage, senior legislative attorney, Best Friends Animal Society



Event Details


  • Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
  • 01:00 pm 02:30 pm ET
  • Registration Deadline: 06/21/2019


  • Member Price:$149.00
  • Non-Member:$249.00


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