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


New Resource: Volunteer Program Assessment

We’re excited to share a new resource from the folks who brought you the Shelter Employee Engagement and Development Survey, also known as SeeDs. What: Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA), a comprehensive diagnostic survey focused specifically on the volunteer experience For Whom: Animal shelters with at least 30 volunteers and a brick-and-mortar location Why: We know how much you rely on your volunteers.


New Feature: Jobs of the Month

Did you know The Association has a Career Center where you can look for and post new opportunities? We’ll be highlighting some of them here on the blog every month. Program Assistant, Red RoverSacramento, CA-based (and will consider remote arrangement) This position serves as case manager for grant programs, tracks data for program reporting, writes and identifies stories and fundraising ops, assists with telephone support, and works efficiently and compassionately with relief grant applications.


Action Needed: Breed Discrimination in the Homeowners Insurance Industry

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is proud to be part of a new initiative to end breed discrimination in the homeowners insurance industry. Along with major animal welfare groups including Best Friends, HSUS, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Humane Rescue Alliance, we have signed on to a new white paper calling for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to investigate the use of breed discrimination lists.

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