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Research: Are Sleepovers and Field Trips Good for Dogs?

This week’s Innovation Bank digs into research done by Lisa Gunter, PhD, MA, CBCC-KA. As the Maddie’s Fund Research Fellow at Arizona State University, Dr. Gunter studied the impact of doggie sleepovers...
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East Bay SPCA’s 4 Easy Ways to Start an Integrated Care Program

For this week’s Innovation Bank, we wanna shout out East Bay SPCA’s innovative model for collaborating with social services to help community members in crisis. Watch the 30-minute webinar here, and read...
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Research Report: Outdoor Cat Management Options

For this week’s Innovation Bank, we’re taking a look at recommendations for outdoor cat management. Which programs or practices are most effective at saving lives? Biologist John D. Boone, PhD, of the Alliance...
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Pharmaceutical Challenges in Sheltering During COVID-19

March 2, 2021, The Association
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Medical and non-medical staff are cordially invited to attend our upcoming March 10 webinar, “Pharmaceutical Challenges in the Shelter.” We checked in with Lauren Forsythe, PHARMD, DICVP, FSVHP, for a sneak...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Dr. Katie Broaddus

OK, everyone, buckle your seatbelt, this Q&A with the Chief Operations Officer at Austin Humane Society is going to be a fun ride. Oh, and the story of one of...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Dr. Chumkee Aziz

In her role at The ASPCA, Dr. Aziz focuses on proactive shelter population management and infectious disease prevention in shelters. In her volunteer role as President of the Association of...
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4 Behavior Tips for Scaredy Cats

January 9, 2021, The Association
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The Innovation Bank is back! This week we’re featuring the behavioral modification program for shy cats at Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester.  More than 320 cats have been treated...
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Kitten College: Higher Education That Saves Lives

For this week’s Innovation Bank series of short, recorded webinars, welcome Marnie Russ of the highly successful Kitten College at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA). “The smallest feline is...
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Four Things Adopters Should Know About Animals on Psychotropic Medications

December 7, 2020, The Association
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Did you catch The Role of Psychopharmacology in Shelter Animal Management, presented by Karen van Haaften, DVM, DACVB, earlier this fall? As a follow-up to the presentation, we’re sharing some additional...
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Stories from the Field: Anicira Veterinary Center

November 24, 2020, The Association
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To learn more about what’s going on with our colleagues in the field, we’ve been checking in with some agencies to see how they’re faring. Here’s the scoop from Anicira...
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Spotlight on: Tree House Humane’s FeLV+ Adoptions Program

It’s that time again! We’ve been rolling out a new short, pre-recorded webinar in The Association’s Innovation Bank every week since September, and today the spotlight’s on Tree House Humane Society...
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8 Facts About Pot-Bellied Pigs for Potential Adopters

October 29, 2020, The Association
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It’s Thursday—time to roll out another edition of our Innovation Bank. These short, pre-recorded webinars feature model programs and replicable ideas from your colleagues in the field. This week, the spotlight’s on...
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