Your community misses you—and wants to know about about the services you are currently offering and the good work you are doing. While they may not be able to volunteer or attend events or training in person, you can make your supporters and the community at large feel like they’re a part of your organization through a virtual video tour.
The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.
Medical, Behavior, & Operations working together—yassss! You can see it in action at the 7 centers run by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control, thanks to a cohesive program and inclusive decision-making process created by Senior Veterinarian, Dr. Maria Solacito, and Allie Waszmer, CTC, CDBC, Behavior Division Manager.
We know this much is true about the animal welfare field—we’re resilient, we’re innovative, and we bring communities together. Case in point: When COVID-19 restrictions on large group events threatened to cancel Sacramento SPCA’s largest community event and fundraiser, they went virtual.
We’ve been reviewing your feedback about The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, and response to “Interacting with Increasingly Diverse Communities” was off the charts! Jace Huggins, Chief ACO at Front Street Animal Shelter, and Sergeant Michele Gigante of the Sacramento Police Department packed a wealth of info into their session, including tips and tools with an emphasis on the LGBTQI+ community. In full disclosure, we’re sharing just a few of the juiciest highlights here so you’ll be inspired to listen….
For this month’s Member Spotlight, we’re traveling to Australia for a cross-continental chat with RSPCA Victoria’s CEO, Liz Walker. With devastating bushfires earlier in the year, followed by the pandemic, Walker has expertly navigated her team though these challenging times.
At the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, President & CEO Jim Tedford made a commitment to putting diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of The Association’s priorities. To that end, we are offering here our first set of resources designed to further the eradication of systemic racism and discrimination in animal welfare.