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10 Most Talked-About Resources of 2023

December 27, 2023, The Association
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This blog’s all you—all your suggestions, that is. Over the past year we listened and took notes as you passed along your favorite books, vids, tools and samples. What: Burnout: The...
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Celebrating Thomas Koenig: Irreplaceable Guidance and Leadership

December 19, 2023, The Association
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Honoring the Executive Director of the Office of Animal Services in Montgomery County, MD, on his upcoming retirement Throughout his tenure as the Executive Director of Montgomery County, Office of Animal...
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Letter from the President: Getting My Hands (and Boots) Dirty

Honoring the loss of a dear friend, and recognizing the heroic work of animal welfare professionals Dear Colleagues, Just a little over a year ago I experienced the heart-wrenching loss...
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Jobs of the Month—December 2023

December 2, 2023, The Association
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Looking for a fresh start in 2024? View the latest opportunities in The Association’s Career Center. And hiring managers and HR peeps, take note: Members of The Association enjoy the...
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Letter From the President: Be Thankful For Each Other

November 21, 2023, Jim Tedford
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are fresh on the heels of The 2023 Annual Conference, and what a conference it was!  We had the largest attendance in our 53-year history...
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5 Must-See Animal Welfare Videos

All the feels, people, all the feels! Announcing the winners of the 2023 Wagsies Awards and the One & Fun Contest This week at The Annual Conference in Portland, OR,...
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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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In Memoriam: Jeanne Werner-Spaulding

November 12, 2023, The Association
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Former Association Board Member and Animal Welfare Veteran Has Passed Away We wish to honor the legacy of Jeanne Werner-Spaulding, a veteran leader and trailblazing woman in the animal welfare profession, who...
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Jobs of the Month—November 2023

November 1, 2023, The Association
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Ready to open the door to new opportunities before year’s end? Peruse a sampling of the latest offerings from The Association’s Career Center. Events & Corporate Relations Manager, IndyHumaneIndianapolis, IN...
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The Association's One & Fun contest sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Announcing The One & Fun Finalists

Support your colleagues and cast your vote for the grand-prize winners now through October 21 The Association is thrilled to announce the ten finalists in The One & Fun Contest,...
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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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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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