CAWA: Those four little letters mean a lot. When you see CAWA after someone’s name, it means they have distinguished their skills in an already demanding field and are committed to high standards and ethical practice in animal welfare—and that they’ve studied for and passed a very comprehensive exam.
The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.
Geeking out (and loving it) with predictive spreadsheets, what stats are worth a deeper dive, and the most inspirational quote from Shirley Chisholm…. Read on and get to know what success really means for this visionary Florida CEO.
Hey, hey, it’s Monday—we love kicking off the week by passing along a tool, a time-saver, or a just-plain-brilliant idea that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Thinking about adopting out FeLV+ kitties, or looking for a new twist on your current program? You’re in luck—today the shelter staff at Tree House Humane Society share a fun idea that doesn’t require a big commitment of time or resources.
The Association’s Blog is the place to go to learn about successful practices and programs, grants and professional development opportunities, and resources for building diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also keep you up-to-date on industry news and trends, introduce you to leaders making a difference in the field, and share quick tips and tried-and-true tools that you can implement at your organization.
It’s Monday—that means we’re passing along a tool, a time-saver, or a just-plain-genius idea that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. This week we’re going medieval with Kingdomality, an online personality assessment that can be used as a fun icebreaker and teambuilding exercise.
Applications for the Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award Close This Friday, 9/3 If your organization has demonstrated innovation in the face of disaster and crisis, there’s still time to apply for Pethealth Inc.’s Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award.
In the wake of Hurricane Ida, eight leading Louisiana animal shelters are actively working together on animal response. On behalf of that group, Louisiana SPCA requests your help in the following areas: Experienced animal care and shelter operations personnel for post-storm response Email Todd Cramer, Lead Incident Coordinator, and be sure to include: how many personnel can deploy when they can deploy if they have special skills/experience, such as animal handling/husbandry, behavior, management, volunteer management, etc.
Every Monday, we pass along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. This week we’re spotlighting a resource that many of your colleagues are using as a communications tool for board members.
As the data comes in and a picture begins to emerge of what’s going on at shelters across the nation, we see many of you are at capacity. And while overall intake has not increased, length of stay has.
We hope you’re enjoying this new column as much as we are. Get a shot of fresh inspo every Monday when we share tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested.