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’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.
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.
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.
Get ready! How does opening doors to new adopters and volunteers AND a chance at $200K in grant prizes sound? The Association, along with 14 other organizations, is thrilled to announced that registration for the Open Arms Challenge begins Monday, August 23. The Challenge, funded by Maddie’s Fund and Michelson Found Animals Foundation, encourages shelters and rescues to pilot new approaches that increase inclusivity through customer service, marketing and communications, organizational culture and partnership with other organizations.
I hope this message finds each of you healthy and happy and enjoying what’s left of a wonderful summer. There’s still plenty of time for getting out on the water or into the woods…or just in your backyard…to capture a few rays of sun and to stop and smell the roses.
Have you checked out The Association’s vibrant Career Center, where you can look for and post new opportunities? Here’s a sample of the latest listings this month. Dog Adoption Matchmaker, Austin Pets Alive!Austin, TX This position will help clients find the dog best suited to their home.
Happy Monday! Here’s the third installment of our new Tip of the Week column, where we pass along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Teambuilding….