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.
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….
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,….
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Happy New Year! I wish all of our members and friends in the animal welfare world a happy, healthy, prosperous 2021. But this year in particular, I’m feeling the need to also do a reality check.
We don’t have to tell you how popular online training has been this past year! Here are 10 of our juiciest, most actionable and thought-provoking webinars to revisit. Let us know if they brought you any aha! moments.
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.
During the Fall Virtual Conference earlier this month, Arizona Humane Society’s Sara Cruz-Mora outlined why technology is a necessity for successful volunteer onboarding. She also shared some great remote roles for volunteers.
We know it’s a busy time, but this one’s easy. Getting a head start on next year’s pro dev is as fast and simple as registering for one (or more!) of our upcoming webinars.