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4 Mantras for Messaging Your Community About COVID-19

Written for the COVID-19 Shelter Kit by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum Keeping your supporters in the know is one of the most important roles you can play in this...
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5 Things Animal Shelters And Rescues Can Do Together To Minimize Shelter Intake And Maximize Lifesaving Due to COVID-19

By Katherine Shenar and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach With severe travel restrictions in place and social distancing strongly advised, shelters can no longer rely on pet transport to drive lifesaving efforts. Now,...
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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/18: Inexpensive, Simple Tool To Keep Us All Healthy

Got 5 minutes? We’re passing along this easy-to-implement and genius how-to from Dr. Kate Hurley and the team at UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program:  How-To: Dr. Hurley’s Magic Virus-Busting...
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Keeping Up With COVID-19, 3/17: Take Foster & Volunteer Training Online

March 17, 2020, The Association
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Written for the COVID-19 Shelter Kit by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum With shelters around the country strategizing ways to keep the critical services we provide up and running, we’re...
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Expand Your Foster Network To Combat COVID-19

Help your most vulnerable populations and the pets they love Originally published on AnimalSheltering.org, March 12, 2020, and written by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum With the World Health Organization...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Belinda Lewis

March 15, 2020, The Association
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When we first asked Belinda Lewis, MS, CAWA, to blog about the changes she’s seen in animal sheltering over her 33 years at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, and...
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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/13: Borrow This Foster Campaign Idea!

What’s one of the best ways shelters and rescues can prepare for supporting the community during this time of uncertainty? As The Association’s executive vice president, Katherine Shenar, explains in...
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Letter From the President: Your Tool Kit for COVID-19

March 3, 2020, Jim Tedford
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Dear Friends and Colleagues: As your professional association, we are committed to supporting you with vital resources you can trust to be accurate, timely, and relevant. Today we’re sharing information...
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5 Social Media Trends You Need to Know for 2020

With social media constantly changing, it’s hard to anticipate what’s next and what your shelter can do to succeed in this space. Katherine Shenar, our executive vice president, recently spoke...
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Letter From the President: 150 CAWAs Can’t Be Wrong

February 20, 2020, Jim Tedford
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Dear Colleagues, Good news! After an extensive retooling of the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is relaunching the CAWA exam this March! The...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Jill Tucker

February 17, 2020, The Association
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As Jill approaches her one-year anniversary with the recently formed California Association for Animal Welfare, we caught up with her to ask some questions about her experiences as an animal...
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Totally Rocking Our World: Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst

In 2014, Clay County Animal Services won their division in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and got an extreme makeover with this veterinary visionary at the helm. Since then,...
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