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Tip of the Week: Everyone’s a Winner (When You Learn to Play the Game)

Housing more animals will lead to an increase in number of lives saved? Housing more animals will lead to an increase in number of lives saved? Not quite. Understanding the...
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Tip of the Week: Cat-Friendly Decision Making

This newly published document from iCatCare offers tips for identifying—and solutions for—inbetweener cats Cats who have previously been kept as pets despite being unsuited for it are among many communities’...
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Tip of the Week: Temperature Check

This first-of-its-kind tool is a step in reducing fear, anxiety and stress in pets—and it’s scientifically proven to significantly save time on the exam table. Taking a dog’s or cat’s...
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Tip of the Week: Tattoo Who?

In need of some #MondayMotivation? Get yours right here. Every week, we share tools, time-savers and savvy ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested....
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Open Letter from Dr. Julie Levy: Can Deferring S/N Until Post-Adoption Save Lives?

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: Concerns and benefits of post-adoption...
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This Is the Way We Always Did It…

For Lily Yap and her team at Grand Prairie Animal Services, an outbreak of feline panleukopenia in the community served as a catalyst for a new way of thinking. Every...
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Letter from the President: Better Chances for Busting Barriers

The Association’s President & CEO shares some of the cross-industry conversations he’s been having about access to care Among the many important key issues impacting the animal welfare profession, none...
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Tip of the Week: We’ll Have Seconds, Please

A second edition of this groundbreaking, lifesaving document was recently released. Originally published in 2010, the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters quickly became the most important benchmark...
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Tip of the Week: High-Volume TNR Programs, This One’s For You

The last tip of the year is targeted to groups that perform 1K+ TNR surgeries annually. If that’s not you, please pass it on to qualifying orgs.. Does your organization...
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Tip of the Week: They Got a Lot Growin’ On

This week we’re passing along a resource shared by Drs. Elizabeth Berliner and Erin Henry in their recent webinar, Saving the Smallest: Optimizing Neonatal/Pediatric Kitten & Puppy Care in Shelters....
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Tip of the Week: United States of Heartworm

Welcome to the week—we’re here with your Monday inspo, courtesy of The ASPCA’s Senior Director of Shelter Medicine, Brian DiGangi, DVM.  “Heartworm disease is something that everybody has to be...
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Tip of the Week: Your Go-To Guide for Engaging the Community

It’s Monday, and that means we’re here to pass along a tool, a time-saver, or a rockin’ resource. This week we’ve got a guide that can help you and your...
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