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  • July 1, 2015

    Fostering Hope

    Designed for sharing with potential foster families, this inspiring story provides insights into the world of star foster volunteers and encourages people to join you in helping more animals find homes.

  • May 1, 2015

    You're in the Lifesaving Business

    A rescue volunteer with a business background shares some best practices that also apply to the world of animal rescue, and describes how to bring a more professional approach to your group’s operations.

  • May 1, 2015

    A Novel Approach

    Kids and cats bond over bookes in shelter reading program.

  • September 1, 2014

    The Power of Suggestion

    Learn how to harness the power of your workers' suggestions for improving shelter operations, without running off the track.

  • June 16, 2014

    Learning the ROPs

    At Burbank Animal Shelter, kids learn to care, clean and prepare for a possible animal career.

  • May 1, 2013

    Step by Step, Pet by Pet

    Volunteer Debbie Rappuhn’s tireless and tenacious efforts to improve the lives of animals at the Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter in Alabama are paying off—big time.

  • March 1, 2013

    The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • May 1, 2012

    Friends ... with Benefits

    “Friends of the shelter” groups can be a major boon for many agencies, but successful partnerships require a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities. See how several shelters have been able to maintain beautiful friendships.

  • March 1, 2012

    Humane Law Forum: Worth the Risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

  • January 1, 2012

    Kids Rock!

    Does your shelter need an energy boost? By recruiting young people, you can acquire a volunteer force that’s brimming with energy and enthusiastic about helping animals.

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