“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.
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How do agencies avoid that frustrating and perhaps even crippling post-holiday adoption reconsideration? Like almost anything else, good communication up front – where both parties are actively listening – and even better follow-up can help make for better matches and successful adoptions..
Anyone who has held a supervisory position is accustomed to completing annual employee evaluations. But is your team familiar with shelter assessments? While shelters make routine evaluations of their employees a priority, they often fail to perform structured evaluations of their building and operations.
Whether it’s a call about a litter of helpless kittens or a baby bird that has fallen from its nest, we frequently get calls from animal lovers who want to help but don’t know what to do. These good Samaritans have the instinct to scoop up these infants and find help right away.
In a victory against animal cruelty, the FBI has begun collecting data on such crimes through its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The initiative is the result of collaboration between the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Animal Welfare Institute.