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COVID-19 Event Planning: Online Auction Resources

August 10, 2020, The Association
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With restrictions on large in-person gatherings still in place, you may have recently made the decision to take this year’s auction online. Many of your colleagues have been successfully hosting...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Matt Chan

Santa Barbara Humane Society’s Matt Chan is a reminder of why we do the work we do. Need some inspiration? Give this a read. Spoiler alert–guaranteed smile forthcoming: This article...
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COVID-19 Communications: Oregon Humane’s Virtual Shelter Tour

Your community misses you—and wants to know about the services you are currently offering and the good work you are doing. While they may not be able to volunteer or...
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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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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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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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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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Behavior Assessments in the Shelter: How and Why?

The behavior assessment is always a juicy topic for animal welfare professionals, so it was no surprise that San Francisco SPCA’s Dr. Wailani Sung, DACVB, drew a packed house for...
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