Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Needed Now: Street Medicine Teams to Help Pets of the Indigent

It’s Thursday, so that means we’re rolling out another brilliant idea in our Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars. Today we’re highlighting the incredible work of Jon Geller, DVM, DABVP emeritus, and The Street Dog Coalition, a nonprofit that provides free veterinary medical care to pets of the indigent.


Special Invitation: Community Relations During a Time of Unrest

Barriers to community engagement aren’t new hurdles for animal services staff, but a global pandemic and social unrest bring added burden. This Thursday, we’re holding the space for an important roundtable discussion with four animal services and TNR leaders who are guiding their cities—Atlanta, Dallas, Greensboro, and Los Angeles—through difficult climates.


5 Tips & Tools for Interacting with Increasingly Diverse Communities

We’ve been reviewing your feedback about The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, and response to “Interacting with Increasingly Diverse Communities” was off the charts! Jace Huggins, Chief ACO at Front Street Animal Shelter, and Sergeant Michele Gigante of the Sacramento Police Department packed a wealth of info into their session, including tips and tools with an emphasis on the LGBTQI+ community. In full disclosure, we’re sharing just a few of the juiciest highlights here so you’ll be inspired to listen…


If Your Adoption Policies Put Up Barriers, You’re Part Of The Problem

This three-part blog is the result of a conversation between The Association’s Katherine Shenar, Ed Jamison of Dallas Animal Services, and PetHealth’s Steve Zeidman. Each offers a unique view on a complex topic that’s more relevant than ever—adoption policies, and how they can reflect biases against underserved and marginalized communities.

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