With citizen lobbying an emerging form of civic participation, and more and more Americans interested in advocating for positive change in their communities, there’s no better time for our 3-part Effective Legislative Advocacy webinar series. We checked in with lobbyist and political consultant Libby Post, Executive Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation (and center in above photo), on what you’ll learn in the series—and how to build relationships with elected officials.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Happy New Year! I wish all of our members and friends in the animal welfare world a happy, healthy, prosperous 2021. But this year in particular, I’m feeling the need to also do a reality check.
We don’t have to tell you how popular online training has been this past year! Here are 10 of our juiciest, most actionable and thought-provoking webinars to revisit. Let us know if they brought you any aha! moments.
This past summer, The Association’s Katherine Shenar, Dallas Animal Services’ Ed Jamison, and Steve Zeidman of Pethealth, Inc, started an important conversation about systemic racism in animal care and control right here on this blog. “If Your Adoption Policies Put Up Barriers, You’re Part of the Problem” focused on biases against underserved and marginalized communities that had been baked into the industry’s culture.
We know it’s a busy time, but this one’s easy. Getting a head start on next year’s pro dev is as fast and simple as registering for one (or more!) of our upcoming webinars.
Can you believe it’s been 3 weeks since we were together for The Fall Virtual Conference for Animal Welfare? Here are 4 reminders of how much fun we had—and 4 ways to keep that momentum going into the New Year. Cheers! Cue up the Conference Playlist From “Who Let the Dogs Out?” and “Respect” to “Can’t Hold Us Down”….
For the first time in 17 years, Animal Care and Control of Fort Wayne has gone 10 months without euthanizing a cat or kitten for space. And when Amy-Jo Sites was recently called upon to present to the City Council on proposed cuts to the agency’s budget, her thoughtful presentation fully flipped the vote.