what we do

Leaders Mentoring Leaders to Zero

COLLABORATION

Within a community, open admission shelters must be eager to collaborate with others, including key animal welfare organizations, to get their city to zero (90+% shelter save rate).

APPLY FOR A FELLOWSHIP

If so, they are welcome to inquire about becoming a Target Zero Fellow (click 'Apply Now' to inquire). Fellows receive hands-on mentorship of Target Zero's Best Practice Pyramid Program for up to 3 years.

ASSESSMENTS

If all of the criteria are met to become a Target Zero Fellow, the TZ team does either online or on-site assessments of the shelter(s) & key participating organizations.

MUTUAL AGREEMENT

If selected for a Fellowship, Target Zero and each community mutually agree to work together to get to zero.

TARGET ZERO PLAN

A Target Zero plan is provided with recommended strategies to decrease shelter intake and increase live release rates to achieve a 90+% shelter save rate. Progress is analyzed monthly. Organizational development and fundraising assistance is included.