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Tip of the Week: State of Shelter Adoption Report

This just-released study provides actionable insights to better address decreasing adoption rates Too many animals, not enough adoptions…. It’s happening at animal welfare organizations all across the country. To better...
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Tip of the Week: Take Care

Inspo, ideas and incentive for getting staff to engage in the practice of self-care Self-care, we-care, take care…. While it’s hard to deny the importance of self-care for those in...
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Guest Voices: Lily Yap on Things That Aren’t Roadkill

What do YOU see by the side of the road? The Division Manager at Grand Prairie Animal Services discusses how negativity bias can cause our minds to jump to the worst-case...
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How I Got Here: Sarah Javier

Welcome to another installment of one of our newest features, “How I Got Here,” that digs into the career trajectory of an animal welfare professional and member of The Association....
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Bright Idea: Spoke & Wheel Organizational Chart

Mark Neff shares the organizational chart that Forsyth Humane Society recently switched to. Could this nontraditional model work at your organization? Org Chart What do you envision when you hear...
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Tip of the Week: It’s Not Them..

What’s the cause of staff burnout? This week’s tip covers where to start looking for the answer to that question. We talk a lot about burnout in animal welfare. Yes,...
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Letter from the President: Don’t Be Scared

Achieving and Maintaining the CAWA Credential Means More Treats than Tricks Dear Colleagues, Halloween approaches and promises to bring all sort of things that go bump in the night. Our porches...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Pete Santana

What leadership lessons can we learn from… a stone!? Read our Q&A with Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ Field Operations Supervisor and find out. Name & Title: Pete Santana, Field Operations...
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Letter from the President: The Single Greatest Threat

The Association’s President & CEO asks for your help in solving animal welfare’s most timely, urgent issue Dear Colleagues, I believe the single greatest threat the animal welfare profession has...
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Tip of the Week: Lead By Example

Model the behavior you wish to see. As a senior leader or manager, it’s hard to argue with the above statement. Putting it into practice, however, is another thing. Rachel Levine,...
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How I Got Here: Sara Pizano, DVM, MA

Welcome to another installment of one of our newest features, “How I Got Here,” that digs into the career path and development of an animal welfare professional and member of...
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Meet a CAWA: Jeana Roth

Earning your Certified Animal Welfare Administrator credential can help you advance within the animal welfare profession. Being a CAWA is also game-changing for the animals in your care. Just ask...
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