Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week.
Save the date: Maddie’s® Candid Conversation with Ed Jamison on March 23 at 12p PT
Join us for a brand-new series of open, informal 30-minute conversations and Q+A with various DEI leaders, hosted by our own Mary Ippoliti-Smith. Learn and be inspired by each speaker’s journey promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work. Come away with ideas to keep more people and pets together through respect and appreciation as valuable members of your community. Learn More
Does your animal welfare organization’s mission statement need a re-write?
Does your organization’s mission statement reflect the current work you’re doing in your community? On a recent Shelter and Rescue Support call, Mandy Evans, Executive Director of Better Together Animal Alliance (formerly Panhandle Animal Shelter) shared that their mission statement no longer represented their organization. In fact, she stopped sharing it because she didn’t like it. It read: “To diminish… Learn More
Register your shelter for a free volunteer program assessment!
It’s that time again—the folks behind the Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA) are offering their amazing service to shelters at no cost! But hurry, applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. VPA is for shelters with a brick and mortar location and at least 30 volunteers; not rescue organizations at this time. Learn more and then apply in the “Apply Now!” tab on their website. Learn More
Human Animal Support Services Toolkits are here!
These toolkits provide professional resources for implementing the Human Animal Support Services model of animal sheltering. They’ve been created in collaboration with the HASS Project Working Groups, Pilot Shelters, and HASS/American Pets Alive! staff. Learn More