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Saving Lives Through Innovative Policies: A Conversation About Community Cats

Thursday, September 15, 2022
5:00 pm7:00 pm
The Bill Simpson Room at Martin Library, 159 E. Market Street, York, PA 17401

Join us for a conversation dedicated to one of our most controversial topics – saving community cats. In 2020, the York County SPCA implemented an innovative new life-saving policy for these animals. We’re excited to welcome Audrey Lodato, Senior Strategist with Best Friends Animal Society, a national leading animal advocacy group, to discuss the impact of this policy, the challenges we’ve faced in its implementation, and how you can help us move forward.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

This meeting will function similarly to a town hall. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to our panelists related to our focus topic. However, if you send us your questions prior to the meeting, we may be able to provide more thorough answers. So, please use the questions box in the registration link to submit any questions you may have, and we will answer as many as possible. You may also email questions to
About Audrey Lodato:
Audrey is the East regional senior strategist. Through her role at Best Friends, she helps shelters maximize their lifesaving potential by providing support and empowerment in operational efficiency, relationship building, strategic planning, and program development.

Audrey has served in a leadership capacity in several shelters in both New York and North Carolina since 2006, including Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. As the Director of Animal Care for Brother Wolf, she began a mobile spay and neuter program, supported logistics for disaster response, provided operational support and assessments to municipal shelters, and managed the organization’s flagship adoption center and five chapter locations.

A bonafide shelter nerd, she enjoys all aspects of animal welfare and believes that success in the field requires being both a student and a teacher at all times. She has a particular fondness for mentoring individuals new to animal welfare, programs that keep pets with their families, grumpy old dogs, and watching teams achieve their goals together.

Audrey lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her husband Greg, her dogs Rumble and Mac, and her cats Paper and Shoshi.