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3 Qs with a Lobbyist (and how you can become an animal advocate, too)

With citizen lobbying an emerging form of civic participation, and more and more Americans interested in advocating for positive change in their communities, there’s no better time for our 3-part Effective Legislative Advocacy webinar series. We checked in with lobbyist and political consultant Libby Post, Executive Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation (and center in above photo), on what you’ll learn in the series—and how to build relationships with elected officials.

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SAVE THE DATE: Registration for No Place Like Home Challenge Opens Monday, January 11

Helloooooo, 2021! How does keeping more pets in their homes AND $150,000 in grant prizes sound for the New Year? The Association has joined with 10 other national animal welfare organizations for the No Place Like Home Challenge, and we’re asking qualifying municipal shelters, 501(c)(3) shelters, and rescues to rise to the occasion and return as many pets to their homes as possible from March 1 – March 31.  Applications for the Challenge open this Monday, January 11, and will…

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You’re Invited: First Webinar of 2021, 1/13

Are you ready for some learning? Kick off your prodev with us next Wednesday as we present another session in our Shelter Medicine series. What: The Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) within Shelter Systems Presented by:  Aimee Dalrymple, DVM, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida Shelter Medicine Program When:   Wednesday, January 13, 3 pm ET For Whom: All types of animal welfare organizations, including shelters large and small, rescue, foster-based, transport, and temporary Any shelter professional who is involved in medical decision-making,…

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Conference Catch-Up: Are Good Intentions Contributing to Systemic Racism?

This past summer, The Association’s Katherine Shenar, Dallas Animal Services’ Ed Jamison, and Steve Zeidman of Pethealth, Inc, started an important conversation about systemic racism in animal care and control right here on this blog. “If Your Adoption Policies Put Up Barriers, You’re Part of the Problem” focused on biases against underserved and marginalized communities that had been baked into the industry’s culture.

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