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April 16th is Lynne Fridley Day!

The state of Alabama and national animal welfare leaders have proclaimed today, April 16th, to be Lynne Fridley Day! The day is named after our very own Co-Director of Education, Alabama resident and indisputable champion of shelter pets for over 40 years, who will retire this year. Her hometown of Montevallo, AL along with Alabama’s… Learn More

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What market research tells us about recruiting foster caregivers

Did you know that most people outside of the animal welfare industry don’t understand how fostering helps save lives? That’s just one key takeaway from our market research study on foster caregivers. If you are looking to grow your foster program, keep reading! Nearly 2,000 prospective foster caregivers, experienced foster caregivers and pet care professionals… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Eighth-grader creates video to help shelter animals

Ian, a creative eighth-grader and budding videographer specializing in stop-motion animation, wanted to help shelter animals. So naturally, he made a video. Utilizing his iPhone for photos, some Legos and video editing software, Ian created a short, PSA to promote fostering. He took over 4,000 photos and pieced them together to create this impressive video.… Learn More

Be prepared for kitten season with these resources

Kitten season has already arrived for some of you, so we wanted to put some of our best kitten resources all in one place. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back again and again. Fostering and Socializing Unsocial Kittens Flash Class This step-by-step Flash Class will tell you everything you need… Learn More

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Super charge your foster program with these 7 guiding principles

This is a guest post written by Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of the Pima County Animal Center in Tucson, AZ. Does your organization embrace fostering as a key, lifesaving strategy? We gathered information from the most successful foster programs in the country to learn about what makes them work so well. These seven guiding principles will… Learn More

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Breaking Bias in Animal Welfare and saving more lives

How would you like to be part of a new adventure in Animal Welfare destined to save more animals in a deeply compassionate way? James Evans, Executive Creative Director of ILLUME Communications, invites you to do just that with his session at Humane Society Animal Care Expo. The session is called Breaking Bias and will… Learn More

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Join us on March 27 for the Get ’em Home Challenge winners reveal!

The Get ’em Home Challenge officially wrapped on December 31, and now we are ready to reveal the winners! In all sincerity though, the real winners were the 4,974 long-stay dogs and 11,029 cats that found new homes from 109 participating organizations across the country! We were blown away by your creativity and commitment to… Learn More


#FeelGoodFriday: Shelter cat Lucky brings a sense of calm to her human

The Shelter Pet Project recently launched their new campaign #AdoptPureLove with the help of actresses Olivia Munn, Rachel Bloom, NFL football player Logan Ryan, and a special young lady named Ahyna. Ahyna has Asperger’s syndrome and thanks to her cat Lucky, feels calmer when she is around. She says they have a deep connection. Her… Learn More

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