We’ve seen the stories – shelters all across the country are full, close to or beyond capacity. And we have the data to back that up.
It’s Monday—time again to share a tool, time-saver, or just-plain-genius idea that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Mondays are also special for the undersocialized dogs at Charleston Animal Society.
South Suburban Humane Society’s new resource campus will open its doors next month. Executive Director Emily Klehm recaps—and celebrates—the 15-year journey.
In Part 2 of his series on Rural Challenges in Animal Welfare, Cole Wakefield, Animal Services Director for Good Shepherd Humane Society, discussed the availability, and lack thereof, of human resources in rural communities. Today he brings up three additional challenges that just may surprise you.
In Part 1 of his series on Rural Challenges in Animal Welfare, Cole Wakefield, Animal Services Director for Good Shepherd Humane Society, got the field thinking about the availability of resources for agencies in urban areas versus those in rural areas. And that includes human resources, which Cole discusses in today’s blog.
We’re thrilled to kick off a new blog series from Association member Cole Wakefield, Animal Services Director for Good Shepherd Humane Society in Eureka Springs, AR. “As we develop new programs and models, we mustn’t assume resources available in most urban areas will also be available in rural areas,” Cole writes in today’s introduction to the 4-part series.
We hope you’re enjoying this new column as much as we are. Get a shot of fresh inspo every Monday when we share tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested.
Lately we’ve been hearing chatter and concern from shelters struggling to move their animal populations as quickly as possible, resulting in increased length of stay. This is a red flag: We know that the longer an animal stays in your shelter, the more likely stress will impact their health and behavior, and the larger your overall population becomes.
Arizona Humane Society takes in about 16K animals every year—and their most vulnerable dogs and cats tend to have a longer stay at the shelter. With a strong focus on enrichment, the Phoenix agency’s Animal Experience program supports a pet’s transition from shelter to home by overcoming such common shelter challenges as behavior decomposition and limited resources.