LifeLine Animal Project Founder and CEO Rebecca Guinn will be speaking at the 2019 Best Friends National Conference, July 25-27, in Dallas, Texas. The conference brings together some of the nation’s leading and cutting-edge authorities on animal welfare to share strategies on making the U.S. no-kill for shelter pets by 2025. Guinn’s presentation is entitled “Advocacy to Action: Building a No-Kill Community.” She will also serve as an expert on two panels: “Be an Advocate for Animals,” and “The Role of Rescue and Rescue Groups in Achieving No-Kill by 2025.”
A licensed attorney, Guinn founded LifeLine Animal Project in 2002 to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in county shelters. Seeking to address the causes of animal homelessness, she opened a rehabilitative shelter and two LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics which have performed over 125,000 affordable or free spay/neuters.
Under Guinn’s leadership, LifeLine was awarded the management contracts for the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters in 2013, and successfully turned both around, increasing livesaving rates to nearly no-kill levels, despite taking in 40-to-60 animals daily.
To help keep people and pets together, Guinn has implemented targeted outreach programs, including a neighborhood event for pets that has provided over 10,000 free vaccines, microchips and spay/neuters, as well as a door-to-door programs targeting communities that have little to no access to pet care services. Last year, the program provided over 3,600 pets in these areas with free veterinary care, transportation and pet supplies. For more information, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org.