Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer
Kristen previously served as the assistant director at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Fairfax, Virginia, where she helped to overturn pit bull adoption restrictions, double the number of adoptions and cut euthanasia in half, bringing Fairfax County to no-kill. During her tenure, she implemented dog play groups, a comprehensive in-shelter enrichment program for cats and dogs, and lifesaving foster programs.
Kristen presents and writes regularly on a variety of subjects, including breed labeling, reducing shelter intake, innovative foster care and social marketing for animal welfare professionals. Her efforts have been featured in numerous national publications and websites, such as Animal Sheltering magazine, the Huffington Post, BarkPost, the Dodo and Buzzfeed, and on TV networks, including CNN, Fox and ABC.
Friday, July 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fostering Behavior: Innovative Foster Programs for Animals with Behavior Challenges
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
A Dog by Any Other Name: Innovative Approaches to Marketing Pets