#NewsToKnow: COVID-19 Toolkit, Nashville Strong, & Sticking Up for Underdogs

Stronger Together, More Important Than Ever: Earlier this week we sprung into action with our colleagues at The Humane Society of the United States and several other organizations to make sure you are aware of new developments and critical information surrounding COVID-19. If you haven’t yet seen the resources for supporting your community, employees and volunteers, head to AnimalSheltering.org and get your Shelter Toolkit.

Please share our video, COVID-19 and Your Pet, with your community, and make time Thursday, March 12, to attend COVID-19: What it Means for Animals and Animal Professionals, a webinar certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

We also reached out to our colleagues at Nashville Humane Association and Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control as they recovered from the tornado on March 2. We applaud them for expediently and efficiently responding to the needs of their community, and want to share our admiration and respect for their incredible relief efforts.

A must-read: The Association’s executive vice president, Katherine Shenar, shares the 5 top social trends for 2020, along with a fantabulous infographic you can pass on to your marketing, media and comms peeps.

Now that’s amore! Kudos and a coupla slices to Niagara SPCA on their innovative adoption campaign with a local pizza shop.

And leave it to an 8-year-old to put everything in perspective: We are moved and inspired by the story of this compassionate young man making a difference for animals at Flagler Humane Society Let’s hear it for the underdog! #allthefeels

Got something to share? Give us a shout at news@theaawa.org.

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