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


New Resources for Fighting Breed Discrimination in the Homeowners Insurance Industry

Earlier this year, we announced a new initiative to end breed discrimination in the homeowners insurance industry. Along with major animal welfare groups including Best Friends, the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Humane Rescue Alliance, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement signed on to a new white paper calling for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to investigate the use of breed discrimination lists.


Jobs of the Month—March 2021

Did you know The Association has a Career Center where you can look for and post new opportunities? Here’s just a sample of the current listings. Development & Public Relations Manager, McKamey Animal CenterChattanooga, TN This position supports the ED in all aspects of fundraising, including donor development, cultivation, grant writing and event planning.


Member Spotlight: Get To Know T’ Fisher

AlignCare’s Director of Ops has done it all—and she gives a great movie recommendation to boot! Read on to meet this animal welfare superstar. Name: T’ FisherMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2018Organization:  AlignCareTitle: Director of Operations Q&A with T’ Fisher The Association: What are three words to describe you? T’ Fisher: Motivated, Positive, Team player The Association: What’s your elevator pitch for AlignCare? T’F: AlignCare is the One Health healthcare system that aligns current community resources, including social service agencies, animal welfare organizations…


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