Brenda F. Barnette

General manager of Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS)

Brenda BarnetteBrenda F. Barnette has been general manager of Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) since August 2010. LAAS is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the U.S., with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls each year involving animals or people in danger.

With over 20 years of success developing resources and programs to save animals’ lives, Brenda has earned a reputation as a positive change manager. In Los Angeles, she collaborated with Best Friends to develop a unique public/private partnership (NKLA) to save the lives of thousands of companion animals. Los Angeles is currently on track to become a no-kill city by 2017.

Brenda previously served as CEO of the Seattle Humane Society, increasing the save rate from 77 percent to 92 percent in four years. She has also been the CEO of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, the executive director of Pets In Need and the development director at the San Francisco SPCA.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nationwide Strategies to Save Them All: NKLA: Los Angeles, California
Saturday, July 16, 2016
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Partner Up: An Innovative Approach to Working Hand-in-Hand with Your Shelter