Beyond Labels: Understanding the True Impact of Live Release Rates and Intake Policies (2015)

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Recorded On: 01/21/2015

During the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) 2014 Annual Meeting, SAWA leaders presented, Beyond Labels: Understanding the True Impact of Live Release Rates and Intake Policies, which received 98% positive accolades and a standing ovation! Using stochastic modeling, Roger Haston gave an in-depth view of metrics, sheltering and a systemic view of  animal welfare, and presented a holistic picture of the effects of intake and euthanasia policies on community outcomes.

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Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

Roger Haston

Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities

Dr. Roger Haston received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of California Santa Barbara and a MBA in finance from Rice University. After working for Amoco and Arco in Houston, Dr. Haston moved to Colorado in 1998 where he started and grew a successful business in geophysical data processing. He had a strong desire to give back to the community and became involved with Humane Society of Boulder Valley as a volunteer, board member and board chair. He also worked with both for profit and non-profit organizations on strategy and leadership development with a strong focus on creating mission-driven organizations. His passion for helping animals continued to grow and in 2012 he committed himself full time to animal welfare and took over as Executive Director at the Animal Assistance Foundation where he has merged his passion for science, business, and people to help the animals of Colorado and beyond. He has recently joined PetsMart Charities as the Chief of Analytics. He also serves on the boards of National Council on Pet Population and Shelter Animals Count.

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