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Celebrating Thomas Koenig: Irreplaceable Guidance and Leadership

December 19, 2023, The Association
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Honoring the Executive Director of the Office of Animal Services in Montgomery County, MD, on his upcoming retirement Throughout his tenure as the Executive Director of Montgomery County, Office of Animal...
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Letter from the President: Getting My Hands (and Boots) Dirty

Honoring the loss of a dear friend, and recognizing the heroic work of animal welfare professionals Dear Colleagues, Just a little over a year ago I experienced the heart-wrenching loss...
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Profiles in Pro Dev: Duane Adams on HSPPR

When we did the math and realized that Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is currently the organization with the most staff who are members of The Association for...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Morgan Davis

The Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus Manager sings the praises of communication and reveals her dream mentor. Name & Title: Morgan Davis, East Campus Manager, The Kentucky Humane Society Member of The...
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Tip of the Week: Last Call for T-Swift

There’s still time to get in on the #TaylorSwiftChallenge In a move to help shelters everywhere, last week The Pennsylvania SPCA proposed the #TaylorSwiftChallenge. A joint celebration of T-Swift’s birthday,...
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Tip of the Week: Ho Ho…Whoa!

Looking for a fear-free way for Santa to join in some photos with your shelter dogs? Photos with Santa in the shelter may be a great way to spread holiday...
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10 Reasons Why Certification in CAWA Matters

Thinking about becoming a CAWA? Joe Elmore, CAWA, CFRE, just might inspire you to take the next step. Credentialing matters. I cannot imagine the number of times we have all...
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Jobs of the Month—December 2023

December 2, 2023, The Association
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Looking for a fresh start in 2024? View the latest opportunities in The Association’s Career Center. And hiring managers and HR peeps, take note: Members of The Association enjoy the...
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Tip of the Week: DIY Sabbatical Guide

Need a break? Explore this guide for implementing a sabbatical policy at your organization At The Annual Conference earlier this month, keynote speaker Vu Le stressed the importance of sabbaticals...
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Do Insurers Perceive the Animal Welfare Industry as Risky?

Join Jill Tucker, CAWA, for a Roundtable Discussion on December 12 and find out If your shelter is facing challenges maintaining liability coverage, you are not alone. As CEO of...
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Letter From the President: Be Thankful For Each Other

November 21, 2023, Jim Tedford
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are fresh on the heels of The 2023 Annual Conference, and what a conference it was!  We had the largest attendance in our 53-year history...
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5 Must-See Animal Welfare Videos

All the feels, people, all the feels! Announcing the winners of the 2023 Wagsies Awards and the One & Fun Contest This week at The Annual Conference in Portland, OR,...
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