Harris brings over 10 years experience working in the sheltering, animal behavior and program management space. She is a dedicated agent of change who has devoted her professional and personal life to the health, betterment, and safety of animals while instituting monumental change in shelters and county-run organizations. Her impressive track record includes achieving a 92% shelter live release rate at a municipal animal shelter and obtaining a nationally recognized “no kill” shelter status, as well as securing and maintaining non-profit partnerships resulting in more than $200,000 in grant funding, among other career highlights.
Harris most recently served as Best Friends Animal Society’s Senior Manager in Utah, overseeing Spay and Neuter Services and Community Cat Programs. Prior to joining Best Friends, Harris held the Division Director role at Salt Lake County Animal Services. Harris also served as the Mobile Adoption Bus Coordinator & Animal Care Officer for Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.
“April has instituted real change in the animal welfare community including spearheading impactful programs such as Trap/Neuter/
“I’m so thrilled to join Found Animals. Found Animals is a true leader when it comes to finding innovative solutions to animal welfare issues, from their recent launch of AdoptandShop.org to the ground-breaking Michelson Prize & Grants program. I’ve had my eye on them for many years and I’m excited to join this passionate, creative team,” said Harris.
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About Michelson Found Animals
Found Animals is a privately funded nonoprofit that works to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that help reduce the number of pets euthanized in shelters each year. Led by business and medical professionals, we develop innovative solutions that address the underlying causes of shelter euthanasia. Programs address pet adoption, low-cost spay neuter services (http://www.foundanimals.org/