One Team.
One Vision.

Shelter Animals Count is a new, collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives.


Professional Bio

Ms. Webber has 31 years of experience as an advocate for animals. Prior to joining Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control, Diane worked for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) as a Regional Director and Director of Disaster Preparedness and Shelter Management. She also served as executive director of humane organizations in Colorado and Washington State. While in Washington, she assisted Kitsap County Washington rewrite their animal control ordinances,served as Kitsap County Hearing Examiner on Dangerous Dogs, wrote their first disaster plan for animals, and served as President for the Washington State Federation of Animal Care & Control.

Ms. Webber currently serves on the board of directors for the National Animal Control Association (NACA) and represents them on the Shelter Animals Count – the National Database Project (SAC-NDP) board. She has served on several other national boards and committees as well, including the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) and the National Alliance of State Animal & Agricultural Emergency Programs (NASAAEP) Sheltering Committee.

Ms. Webber is an international speaker on Animal Disaster Preparedness and Response, and has presented on numerous animal welfare topics including Shelter Management, Volunteer Programming, Fundraising, Vehicle Safety and Maintenance, Humane Education, Media Relations, and Board Development. Aside from her role as Program Manager for Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control, she is an adjunct instructor for Kirkwood Community College’s Humane Officer Training Program, and co-authored the operational guide for handling reptiles in the shelter environment for the American Humane Association (AHA).