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The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.


The Shelter Showdown Is On

Sports-themed contest is open today through 9/25 Get creative, up your game and score a sports-themed pet playpen and a trip to New Orleans for the Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement. The Association’s Shelter Showdown, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Round 1, 9/12-9/25 In 300 words or less, tell us how you would use a sports-themed pet playpen to help the dogs and cats in your care find their new homes.


Member Spotlight: Get To Know Ariel Zhang

In her role as Chief Strategy Officer at The Animal Foundation, Ariel Zhang is responsible for growing the Las Vegas organization from a municipal shelter into a community support resource. She’s a powerful voice in the conversation on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and you can catch her at The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement, where she’ll be discussing inclusive strategic planning.


Tip of the Week: No-Brainer Fundraiser

Hey there, Monday! Time once again for Tip of the Week, where we pass along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that experts, colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Looking for a way to engage the community and raise funds without collecting donations? Tammy Bristol, Director of Development & Communications at Spay Illinois, has an idea that scored her organization $10K in one month.

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