We know that many organizations are struggling with the urgent recommendation to suspend spay/neuter surgeries at this time. The Association’s Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum of HSUS recently checked in with shelter medicine leaders Dr.
Amidst this unprecedented, ever-changing situation, the animal sheltering field is showing resilience, flexibility and innovation—and the response from our communities has been overwhelming. Read on to learn how two organizations on opposite sides of the country adapted their foster programs in order to meet the current needs of the animals and people we serve—proving no matter the coast, working together matters most.
“One thing is clear,” reveal The Association’s Jim Tedford and Trish Dewald of Phoenix Innovate in their recent blog. “For organizations to remain true to their missions, active fundraising must continue.
5 Things Animal Shelters And Rescues Can Do Together To Minimize Shelter Intake And Maximize Lifesaving Due to COVID-19
By Katherine Shenar and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach With severe travel restrictions in place and social distancing strongly advised, shelters can no longer rely on pet transport to drive lifesaving efforts. Now, shelters that typically receive pets from other areas are prioritizing emergency preparedness for their own communities and employing intake diversion methods to keep shelter populations at safe capacity, especially if adoption rates decline.
Written for the COVID-19 Shelter Kit by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum A 32-year-old woman named Becky Wass living in the most southern tip of Britain in Cornwall, England has started a viral movement. A #ViralKindness movement to be exact.
With social media constantly changing, it’s hard to anticipate what’s next and what your shelter can do to succeed in this space. Katherine Shenar, our executive vice president, recently spoke at the Florida Animal Control Association Conference in Orlando, FL, about the important social media trends of 2020.
Welcome to our new regular feature, where we’ll be rounding up the latest news from the field. A quick two-minute read to keep you up-to-date! – Earlier this week, we shared the great news that the City of Denver voted to reform its ban on pit bulls, wishing a heart-felt congratulations to all who helped make it happen.
“In a disaster, you can expect that communications systems will be down, animal records will be destroyed, and there will be mingling of healthy and sick animals,” says Cameron Moore, UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program..
In animal welfare, transporting animals from one facility to another to improve their chances for adoption is vital — and it can also be a lot to tackle. Use SAWA’s expertise to get the support you need.