Pima Animal Care Center has hired Kristen Auerbach to serve as its department director. Auerbach currently serves as deputy chief animal services officer at Austin Animal Center in Texas. Auerbach, who is a nationally recognized expert on creative lifesaving solutions for municipal shelters like PACC, begins her new role July 10. Last year, PACC saved 90 percent of the pets who entered its shelter and is actively working to increase its save rate for baby animals and big dogs. In her current role at Austin Animal Center, which takes in 18,000 pets annually and is a municipal shelter like PACC, Auerbach has helped lead the organization to a save rate above 96 percent. Prior to her work in Austin, Auerbach served as the assistant director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Fairfax, Va. (Photo courtesy of Pima Animal Care Center)