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Register today for a free presentation on “Bedrock Adoptions”

On Wednesday, May 26th, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation will be hosting a free presentation with the Chief Program Officer of Best Friends Animal Society, Marc Peralta titled Bedrock Adoptions: Forming the foundation for effective and embracive adoption practices.

About the Presentation

We all want to make sure that the animals in our care are going to a safe, loving place when we do adoptions or put our animals with foster parents. With that in mind, many in the shelter and rescue world create unintentional barriers or strict requirements around adopting pets into loving homes which causes upset clients and potentially pets we have never met from being saved. 

We need to do our due diligence, but we also want to be kind and fair to the folks who are reaching out to our organizations for help. In this presentation, Marc Peralta will talk about how we can bridge these two needs to provide efficient and effective adoption practices.

When & Where

  • Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
  • 12:00–1:00 PM (PST)
  • Online: Zoom
  • Participation information will be emailed to everyone who registers prior to the event

About Marc Peralta

As the Chief Program Officer, Marc Peralta brings together Best Friends’ newest initiatives and aligns all things related to developing the knowledge and capabilities of individuals and organizations involved in lifesaving in order to empower them to achieve no-kill in their own backyard. These initiatives include shelter outreach, mentorship, staff-embedding programs, community cat programs, no-kill leadership training, and emergency response training and operations.

Prior to this position, Marc served as the Senior Director of National No-Kill Advancement and before that Senior Director of Regional Programs for a year, overseeing the foundation of building out and expanding Best Friends’ strategy, partnerships and programming in the key Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Before that, Marc served as the Executive Director for Best Friends in Los Angeles for five years. In 2011, Los Angeles was struggling to save just over half of the cats and dogs entering city shelters.

Because of Marc’s and Best Friends’ leadership, L.A. is on track to reach a 90 percent save rate, the threshold for designation as a no-kill city. Marc’s duties as executive director included operations for the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills, California, and the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles, as well as leadership of the NKLA Coalition, which comprises more than 140 animal welfare organizations. Learn more about Marc here.


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