How Saving Sunny integrated animal services into their community

Saving Sunny Inc., a dog-based animal welfare organization in Louisville, Kentucky, has been transforming the model of the animal sheltering system since 2010. Their efforts aim to make animal services part of their community’s social service, much like the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) initiative strives to do. Co-Founders, Maureen Kennan and Kelsey Westbrook, shared their… Learn More

Reuniting lost pets with their owners using technology

How animal welfare organizations can use technology to reunite lost pets with their families

Animal welfare organizations have been transitioning to a more community-centric model of animal sheltering, including how animal shelters and rescue organizations can support their community reunite with their lost pets. Does your organization offer services to your community that increases return to owner rates AND decreases your intake?   Do you know the biggest obstacles someone… Learn More

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Why it’s important to encourage dissent when making changes

“If you stand still, the bus is going to run you over,” said Joceyln Kessler in Change Can Be Fun! A Simple, Proven Framework Can Help Take the Pain Out of Change, a 2019 ASPCA Maddie’s® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference session.   Change is necessary, but doesn’t have to be painful. Often times it is a welcome change, but there is still… Learn More

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Strategic planning resources for your animal welfare organization

Ready to take your strategic planning to the next level? In case you missed it, all 56 presentation recordings from the 2019 American Pets Alive! Conference are now available on-demand. Of these 56 presentations, 13 are focused on Strategizing (find them under Strategizing Track). This includes everything from building team resilience to fundraising fundamentals. See… Learn More

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A free technology resource guide for your animal organization

Whether you made it to our technology session at Animal Care Expo last month or not, we have great resources to help you save more lives with the power of tech! The session pulled together a panel of experts in animal welfare technology: Dr. Sheila D’Arpino, Director of Research for Maddie’s Fund®; Lars Rabbe, Maddie’s… Learn More

Can animal welfare leadership be taught?

“Leadership is so key to helping animals.” That’s how Gregory Castle opened his presentation, Learning to Lead, at the 2015 Best Friends Animal Society Conference. With that simple yet profound statement in mind, how do we create more leaders? Are people born to lead, or can leadership be taught? Castle, one of the founders and… Learn More

Use social media to get more foster homes for big dogs

Can you save 44 large dogs’ lives in 14 days through the power of social media? Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) did just that, and in this recording from the 2015 Best Friends National Conference, Faith Wright tells you how you can, too! In Foster Faster: Growing Your Dog Foster Program, Wright says the trick is… Learn More

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Engaging teens to help expand your current foster program

Whether you have a well-established foster program or are just getting started, one question always remains: How can you get more fosters? Faith Wright tackles this question and provides innovative actionable ideas in her presentation of Foster Faster: Growing Your Dog Foster Program at the American Pets Alive! 2015 conference. One of her ideas? A… Learn More

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