August 26, 2021
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Have you registered for the Open Arms Challenge yet? Registration is now open and will close on Monday, August 30.

With 15 national organizations collaborating, a chance at $200,000 in grant prizes and lots of guidance along the way, this may be the most impactful challenge yet! This Challenge is all about opening our hearts and minds to more accessible and inclusive practices.

The goal of this Challenge is to increase inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for all community members. What that looks like is different for every organization. It can be as simple as providing literature in multiple languages or returning voicemails in a timely manner to completely redoing the adoption application, undertaking bias training or focusing on neighborhoods where adoption events were not previously held.

This Challenge is funded by Maddie’s Fund and Michelson Found Animals Foundation, in collaboration with, AdoptimizeAmerican Pets Alive!ASPCAThe Association for Animal Welfare AdvancementBest Friends Animal Society, Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)HeARTs SpeakHumane Society of the United StatesNational Animal Care and Control Association Petco LovePetfinder Foundation, and PetSmart Charities.

We hope you will join us. Register today.