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Why We Must Suspend S/N During COVID-19: Voices from the Field

In my open letter to the animal welfare community, I have tried to summarize the evidence-based reasons underpinning our call to suspend routine spay/neuter surgery – to preserve supplies, staff...
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Open Letter from Dr. Julie Levy: Why We Must Suspend S/N Now

From: Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP, Fran Marino Endowed Professor of Shelter Medicine Education, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of FloridaTo: My colleagues in animal welfareSubject: Why must we suspend...
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COVID-19 Crisis Communications: 5 Tips & Takeaways

Because so much of fundraising relies upon effective communication, Scott and his team have collaborated to provide you with the following communications guidance for staying afloat and effective through the pandemic...
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Coping With Stress During COVID-19: Self-Care Tips #1

March 26, 2020, Jessica Dolce
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Written by Jessica Dolce for The Association Last week, hundreds of animal welfare professionals tuned in as Jessica Dolce, MS, CCFE, creator of the Compassion in Balance Program, held a...
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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/25: Update of Federal Actions Impacting Animals

March 25, 2020, The Association
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Thank you to Nancy Perry and Michele McMahon of The ASPCA’s Government Relations team for compiling this list of federal actions impacting animals, as well as links to other helpful...
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5 Fundraising Myths & Facts During the COVID-19 Crisis

This 5-minute read could change the course of your organization’s financial landscape in the weeks to come! Read on for key steps you can take today to raise funds and...
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Facebook Advertising: The Basics of Cost Effective Social Ads

Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/23: 10 Essential Online Learning Opportunities

Are you or your team working from home? This short list of online learning opportunities will give you ideas and inspiration on how to handle a variety of personal and...
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Our Team is Our Path Forward

March 19, 2020, The Association
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By Ashley M. Cassidy, PHR, SHRM – CP | Associate Vice President of Employee Success, Atlanta Humane Society and CJ Bentley | Vice President of Animal Welfare, Atlanta Humane Society...
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Animal Welfare Fundraising During Coronavirus and Economic Uncertainty

Written by Jim Tedford, President & CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, and Trish Dewald, Executive Vice President, Phoenix Innovate Please welcome first-time guest blogger, Trish Dewald. The Association...
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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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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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