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Gina Knepp
Gina Knepp



National Shelter Engagement Director,

Michelson Found Animals Foundation 

Gina Knepp recently retired as the Animal Care Services Manager for the Front Street Animal Shelter - City of Sacramento. She currently has an exciting new role as the National Shelter Engagement Director for Michelson Found Animals Foundation.


Just 8 years ago Gina was new to the animal industry, Gina transformed what was once the worst-performing shelter in town, to one of incredible lifesaving. Through the development of creative and zany programs, Front Street was rebranded and has flourished under her leadership. Community partnerships and relationships with Sacramento’s residents and businesses have resulted in making Front Street a household name. Serving the city limits of Sacramento, with an animal intake of 12,000 critters per year, the State’s Capitol shelter is now a vibrant hub of activity, energy, and success.


Gina’s motto in life is: try anything once, twice if it feels good, the third time - it’s policy! Gina is married, has a lovely daughter and son-in-law, two dogs, and one cat. Her background includes 311 and 911 management. 

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