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


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It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: Thanks From Us To All of You

Since 1996, the first full week in November is celebrated as National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week—and we’re launching the 25th anniversary with a sincere THANK YOU to all of YOU from The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement team and board. We are honored to be your professional association and immensely grateful for every member and colleague who works at an animal shelter in a world where compassion and kindness is needed now more than ever.

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Tip of the Week: No-Hesitating Donating

It’s the start of a new week, and we’re kicking it off with some #MondayMotivation, courtesy of Bonney Brown and Diane Blankenburg of Humane Network. Is your website getting in the way of donations because it’s not as user-friendly and intuitive as it could be? Do people have to click through multiple pages in order to support your mission? In their recent webinar, End-of-Year Fundraising: Getting Your Paws on More Money this Year, Bonney Brown and Diane Blankenburg shared some easy and…

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Tip of the Week: Go Ahead, Make My Day

Your #MondayMotivation for raising $ for animals with medical needs, courtesy of Charleston Animal Society Looking for extra dollars to treat special medical cases requiring offsite veterinary care? “Fundraising and community awareness are the key,” shares Jodi Osborne, Rescue and Foster Manager at Charleston Animal Society (CAS). “Don’t be afraid to post on social media or send out constituent appeals.

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Tip of the Week: Fashion Statement

#MondayMotivation, anyone? Every week on the blog, we pass along tools, time-savers and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Today’s tip, courtesy of Alexsey Dobberstine at Houston SPCA, can turn your hiring manager into a walking, talking job listing Recruiting never looked so good, when you work this fun idea from Alexsey Dobberstine, Logistics and Transfers Manager at Houston SPCA.

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