Working with Local Officials to Reach Your Shelter Goals

Recorded On: 06/09/2021

As a municipal shelter, it may be challenging to convince local leaders you cannot be progressive without proper funding. Amy-Jo will share three different projects that were approved and financially supported by both the Fort Wayne City administration and their City Council. She will share strategies municipal shelter leaders can use to help gain the confidence they need to pursue and get more funding.  No one knows your shelter like you do, it’s time to show those who hold the financial power that animal welfare is an important community service and should be supported properly.  

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 CFRE CE
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Amy-Jo Sites, MPA, CAWA

Director, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control

Amy-Jo Sites began her shelter career in 2004 as the office supervisor, was promoted to deputy director in 2011, and was named director in 2016. In addition to her CAWA credential, Amy-Jo has a Master’s in Public Affairs. Amy-Jo has testified before lawmakers on behalf of several proposed bills to strengthen cruelty and neglect laws and exotic animal laws for Indiana. 

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