Pamela Siedler

Founder

Pamela Siedler

Pam Siedler has been a volunteer at municipal shelters for close to 10 years. In 2015, she began working as a weekly volunteer with the Harris County Animal Shelter HCAS in Houston, Texas. When she learned of the shelters low live release rate, Pam began looking for ways to give the animals and the shelter greater exposure and to increase awareness of the capacity crisis facing HCAS. Pam started the Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need Facebook page with the goal to raise funds for urgent animal cases and bring muchneeded attention to HCAS. Now the page has over 90,000 followers. She established Day of the Dogs in September 2016 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Since the beginning, the mission of the organization has been to increase the live release rate of shelter animals through rescue and adoption support. The community support through Day of the Dogs and the Pets in Need Facebook page has resulted in an average of more than 250 animals saved from the Harris County Animal Shelter every single month since July 2016 or more than 8,700 dogs and cats to date June 2019. Inspired by the success in Houston, Pam is developing a crowdfunding donation collection tool called PetGiving. The tool will allow the public to help rescue groups help pets in municipal shelters across the country. She was selected as a finalist at this years Petco Foundation Innovation Showdown and won a grant to put toward the build of this firstofitskind tool, which can be utilized by municipal shelters and supporting groups nationwide.