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Special Events Spotlight: Sacramento SPCA’s Virtual Doggy Dash

July 29, 2020, The Association
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We know this much is true about the animal welfare field—we’re resilient, we’re innovative, and we bring communities together. Case in point: When COVID-19 restrictions on large group events threatened...
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5 Tips & Tools for Interacting with Increasingly Diverse Communities

We’ve been reviewing your feedback about The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, and response to “Interacting with Increasingly Diverse Communities” was off the charts! Jace Huggins, Chief ACO at Front...
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Workplace Culture Agreements: 4 Quick Q&As

Your organization likely has a mission statement, vision statement and core values. And as a leader (or aspiring leader), you may have been involved in their creation, revision and/or implementation....
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COVID-19 Chronicles: Weathering the Storm with Humane Society Silicon Valley

July 16, 2020, Cristie Kamiya
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It’s July 2020—and looking back just four months ago is nothing like looking back at March 2019. Humane Society Silicon Valley’s Chief of Shelter Medicine, Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBA, assesses...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Mindy Tiner

July 15, 2020, The Association
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Tough times can make strong leaders even stronger. Case in point: Meet Mindy Tiner of Tulsa SPCA. Name: Mindy TinerMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2014Organization: Tulsa SPCATitle: Executive...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Liz Walker

For this month’s Member Spotlight, we’re traveling to Australia for a cross-continental chat with RSPCA Victoria’s CEO, Liz Walker. With devastating bushfires earlier in the year, followed by the pandemic,...
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COVID-19 Check-In: A View from the Rural South

July 13, 2020, The Association
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Intake’s down and volunteers have stepped up to foster…. Yes, this is a phenomenon that many shelters have experienced during the pandemic—but not all shelters. The Association’s Katherine Shenar and...
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If Your Adoption Policies Put Up Barriers, You’re Part Of The Problem

This three-part blog is the result of a conversation between The Association’s Katherine Shenar, Ed Jamison of Dallas Animal Services, and PetHealth’s Steve Zeidman. Each offers a unique view on...
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Helping Communities During COVID-19: 3 Tips for Starting a Pet Food Pantry

July 2, 2020, The Association
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The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E. (Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies) initiative, initially funded by a grant through PetSmart Charities, has been going strong since the beginning of the...
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4 Ways to Enhance Communications Between Medical & Behavior Teams

June 30, 2020, The Association
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Collaborating works—and it starts with communication. You can see this in action at the 7 centers run by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control. That’s where...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Shelly Moore

What does more than 20 years as a member of The Association look like? The kind of dynamic leader you’ll find at the helm of Humane Society of Charlotte, that’s...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Shafonda Davis

June 23, 2020, The Association
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We are honored to introduce you to the Animal Protection Society of Durham’s Shafonda Davis. As a member of The Association’s Leadership Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Shafonda is a...
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