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The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.


Member Spotlight: Get To Know Dr. Cristie Kamiya

What happens when your Chief of Shelter Medicine has a DVM and an MBA? You just might become the first-ever organization to meet all 543 of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ standard-of-care guidelines…. Name: Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBAMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2017Organization: Humane Society Silicon ValleyTitle: Chief of Shelter Medicine Q&A with Dr.


Supporting Staff During COVID-19: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s Bring Your Child to Work Program

As part of our new Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars, we’ll be rolling out a brilliant idea from one of your colleagues in the field every week. First up, a timely topic—supporting staff who are parents of school-aged children—with Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.


4 Tips for Emergency Sheltering During COVID-19

How do we safely undertake disaster sheltering in a pandemic? What changes must be made to existing protocols? Red Rover’s Beth Gammie and IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition’s COVID-19 Sheltering Committee sat down with us to record a 30-minute webinar. This on-demand presentation covers the gamut from PPE and adapting your shelter layout to animal housing and the best location for receiving donations of supplies.


Metro Nashville AC&C Uses Technology To Rock Their RTO (and you can, too)

Heard about how Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) utilized a simple but mighty feature of their shelter software to increase their RTO by 11 percentage points? This innovative use of technology also earned the Nashville, TN, agency major kudos–and $10K!–as the 2019 Diane and Bob Hoover Innovation Award winner. The program works like this: Volunteer admins run multiple Facebook groups for lost and found pets in the county.

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