In our latest podcast, guest host Jorge Ortega, Director, Guilford County Animal Services, hosts CARE President James Evans and Best Friends’ José Ocaño, Senior Director of People and Culture, in a conversation exploring ways in which the animal welfare profession can make space for marginalized voices. Here are some top takeaways from that convo—we hope they inspire you to listen to the complete podcast.
Registration for the Virtual Fall Conference is open, and we’re looking forward to the chance to plan and reflect and learn together as a group. One of the most timely issues on the docket is the eviction crisis, which could potentially impact tens of millions of renters.
Last Thursday, animal services and TNR leaders who are guiding their cities through difficult climates sat down to share challenges and insights. The Roundtable on Community Relations During a Time of Unrest specially focused on the needs and experiences of BIPOC officers and staff.
As national uprising against racial inequity continues, employers across the United States are urgently looking to find ways to create cultures of inclusion. This often begins with the implementation of a task force or working committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
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.
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.
An open letter to white leadership in animal welfare As national uprising against racial inequity continues, employers across the United States are urgently looking to find ways to create cultures of inclusion. Oftentimes this begins with the implementation of a task force or working committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
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….
At the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, President & CEO Jim Tedford made a commitment to putting diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of The Association’s priorities. To that end, we are offering here our first set of resources designed to further the eradication of systemic racism and discrimination in animal welfare.