Thank you to Nancy Perry and Michele McMahon of The ASPCA’s Government Relations team for compiling this list of federal actions impacting animals, as well as links to other helpful resources. FEDERAL ACTIONS White House Orders & Memos March 13: White House proclamation declaring a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak March 16: White House guidelines on Coronavirus guidelines (.
Are you or your team working from home? This short list of online learning opportunities will give you ideas and inspiration on how to handle a variety of personal and COVID-19 sheltering needs in these unprecedented times. They are all self-paced elearning—most of them are free, and many come with supporting materials.
Amidst this unprecedented, ever-changing situation, the animal sheltering field is showing resilience, flexibility and innovation—and the response from our communities has been overwhelming. Read on to learn how two organizations on opposite sides of the country adapted their foster programs in order to meet the current needs of the animals and people we serve—proving no matter the coast, working together matters most.
5 Things Animal Shelters And Rescues Can Do Together To Minimize Shelter Intake And Maximize Lifesaving Due to COVID-19
By Katherine Shenar and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach With severe travel restrictions in place and social distancing strongly advised, shelters can no longer rely on pet transport to drive lifesaving efforts. Now, shelters that typically receive pets from other areas are prioritizing emergency preparedness for their own communities and employing intake diversion methods to keep shelter populations at safe capacity, especially if adoption rates decline.
Written for the COVID-19 Shelter Kit by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum A 32-year-old woman named Becky Wass living in the most southern tip of Britain in Cornwall, England has started a viral movement. A #ViralKindness movement to be exact.
In 2014, Clay County Animal Services won their division in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and got an extreme makeover with this veterinary visionary at the helm. Since then, she continues to bring lifesaving intiatives to the pets and people of her community.
Late last year the Senate passed a resolution naming January 2020 as ‘One Health’ Awareness Month, but Wilmington, DE, is way ahead of the curve. Since October 2017, the Delaware Humane Association One Health Clinic has offered free vaccinations, wellness exams and health screenings during 792 patient visits to date, serving to inform clients about the interconnectedness between their pet’s health and their family’s, their environment’s, and their own health.
“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.