#NewsToKnow: Denver Pitties, HQHVSN, Blind Dates

Welcome to our new regular feature, where we’ll be rounding up the latest news from the field. A quick two-minute read to keep you up-to-date!

– Earlier this week, we shared the great news that the City of Denver voted to reform its ban on pit bulls, wishing a heart-felt congratulations to all who helped make it happen. Unfortunately, as of this writing, we are deeply disappointed to report that Mayor Michael Hancock vetoed the new ordinance. Visit our Facebook page for any further developments–and stay strong, Denver.

Hot off the presses: “High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter and Other Surgeries,” first edition! So many of our shelter medicine friends and colleagues contributed to this publication, available now on Amazon.

– Passing on for the good folks at Shelter Animals Count: The 2019 Data Drive is on! Don’t miss your chance at 20K in grants–submit your full-year 2019 data by 2/29. (New accounts are eligible, too, so sign up if you’re not already a member.) Complete deets here.

Upcoming Webinar: PR nightmare anyone? Learn how to respond to a media crisis at our March 4 session, Taking the CRISIS out of Crisis Communications, where you’ll hear some horror stories and find out the must-haves for your org’s comms plan. Register here.

– Luckily, there’s lots of love to go around in our world, too—as evidenced by your fun and innovative Valentine’s Day promos! SPCA of Fredericksburg hosted Blind Dates with a Shelter Dog matchmaking sessions, for example, while APA of Missouri reminded their community that “Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all sappy to be fulfilling” with their super-clever short-term fostering promo.

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

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