July 11, 2022
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Happy Monday! Yesterday (July 10) was Dr. Lila Miller Shelter Medicine Day! Learn more about this incredible human, and join us in celebrating by sharing a photo of your shelter pet or foster pet on social media using #ThanksToDrMiller.

As always, below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.

Join us for weekly Community Conversations, now on Monday!
Last month, we asked for your input regarding the combining of two weekly Zoom calls: Shelter and Rescue Support and Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup. Our new day and time are here! Join us on Mondays starting on July 18 at 11AM PT/2PM ET for Community Conversations, an hour long call for animal well-being professionals. The… Learn More

Two former animal shelter youth volunteers share the impact it had on them
At Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT), we had no idea when we began this journey of involving youth as volunteers what exactly the future would hold. Our hope was that these kids would learn that a shelter is not a sad place, that it’s not a place where only animals with “issu… Learn More

Why one animal shelter lowered the volunteer age to 8 years old
At the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT), we have always strived to have a very inclusive volunteer program. We know that we can find the perfect role for anyone interested in lending a hand to our organization.  In 2008 we decided to lower the minimum age for volunteers to eight years old to include even mo.… Learn More

Join the Return to Home Challenge! Apply starting July 25
Seventeen national organizations are inviting animal shelters and rescue organizations who handle lost/stray/at-large dogs and cats to elevate Return to Home (RTH) by creating a culture of return to home within their organization and community. What’s more, is $300,000 in grant prizes will be available! Registration begins on July 25. Learn More

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