Palo Alto Homeless Pets (Dogs) presentation to Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom and staff 4/23/14

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Palo Alto Homeless Pets (Dogs) presentation to Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom and staff 4/23/14

  1. 1. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 1 Palo Alto Homeless Pets a.k.a. Palo Alto Homeless Dogs Notes for Meeting with Assistant Police Chief Beacom, Business Analyst Ian Hagerman, Acting PAAS Director Connie Urbanski April 23, 2014
  2. 2. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 2 Palo Alto Homeless Pets Team Members TEAM* Cynthia Typaldos Nancy Cook Brian Smith Ruthellen Dickinson Helena Merk Justine Hirsch Cindy Chou Claudine Lundgren Kayla Block Bhanu Iyer ADVISORS* Rob Blackwelder Frank Spies *in chronological order of joining the team
  3. 3. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 3 Palo Alto Homeless Pets – Our Mission Make Palo Alto the most Humane City in America by leveraging digital technology Improve animal welfare in Palo Alto and beyond
  4. 4. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 4 Where are the leverage points? Palo Alto Apps Challenge More revenue for the shelter More visibility for the animals in the shelter
  5. 5. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 5 App Development Update Both apps well along in development Live demos at the Palo Alto Apps Challenge Showcase Sunday Apr 27
  6. 6. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 6 What we need to be successful - Data Data access and analysis initially static eventually semi-realtime we have specific list of data needs “What's measured improves” – Peter Drucker Data - Status Data Access - Going great! Almost done! Data Analysis - baseline Dog license compliance – done Pet adoption – have one dataset, need two more Shelter stay time - done Adoptable animal outcome/correlation with stay time Live release
  7. 7. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 7 What we need to be successful - Photos Great photos posted to Pet Harbor we have already signed up two professional pet photographers – they need regular weekly access photos need to be posted on Pet Harbor promptly Photos - Status Two of Jill’s photos were posted on Pet Harbor for a few days; none are currently posted (link to PAAS dogs on Pet Harbor) quick photo upload key to fast adoption/saving lives What are the barriers? How can we streamline? New photos were taken yesterday Apr 22 (link to photos) Confusion over policy re: photography all Jill needs is knowledge of volunteers’ schedule
  8. 8. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 8 What we need to be successful – Volunteers Access to volunteers need their input for Adopt Me - they are primary users recruit additional volunteers Volunteer Access – Status PAAS Volunteer Input meeting Tues Apr 29 4 dog volunteers signed up; no cat volunteers (were they invited?) Shelter/PD staff welcome Peninsula Humane Society Very excited about Adopt Me App! Sat May 2nd meeting there with Adoption Staff & some Volunteers (1400 total volunteers)
  9. 9. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 9 What we need to be successful – PAAS Policies/Procedures Policies and Procedures of PAAS animal control/welfare volunteer handbook, application, fostering working with other shelters, rescue organizations all other policies and procedures licensing, late fees, fines, etc. Policies/Procedures – Status Electronic format the best for sharing Thanks!
  10. 10. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 10 What we need to be successful – Communication Regular Communication - Status Weekly meetings scheduled! Thank you!
  11. 11. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 11 What we need to be successful – Events Support for us at @hackpaloalto events Apps Showcase: April 27 [Free Ticket] | Grand Finale: May 31 [Free Ticket] sign up now, in person/virtual Events - Apps Showcase – Status City has given permission for adoptable dogs to be present in the courtyard Maria, lead dog volunteer, has agreed to handle the dogs Need access to dogs for pickup/return Adoption forms/Dog License forms Projector/Screen loan?
  12. 12. Presentation for Palo Alto Asst. Police Chief Beacom 4/23/14 | Palo Alto Homeless Pets | paloaltohomelesspets.org | Cynthia 650 215-8406 cynthiatypaldos@gmail.com 12 Thank you to these organizations for support and partnership! Palo Alto Police Palo Alto Animal Services Palo Alto CIO City of Palo Alto, Mayor, City Mgr, Council HackPaloAlto Thank you!

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