May 8, 2012
This basic matrix, in fillable .pdf form, was designed to serve as a tool for basic data collection. It is a simple matrix containing what many have agreed are the minimum data points an organization should gather.
May 7, 2012
Use this sample document to help you design your organization's lost and found procedures.
May 1, 2012
The benefits of tax-exempt status are many, but the process of acquiring it can seem daunting—especially for small rescue or fostering groups. Learn what you need to do to approach the IRS and get that coveted 501(c)(3) status.
January 1, 2011
Calgary's mandatory licensing program for dogs and cats not only produces nearly enough revenue to cover the cost of providing animal services to a city of 1.1 million people, but also enjoys widespread buy-in from the public.
January 1, 2010
Because the newly redesigned Form 990 requires nonprofits to provide significantly more information to the IRS, its completion requires more time and effort on the part of shelter administrators.
July 1, 2009
With budgets falling victim to the "perfect storm" of the bad economy, animal shelter directors are scrambling to survive the fallout.
September 1, 2008
Choosing an environmentally friendly route for your animal shelter can offer healthier, more natural, and more cost-effective means of operation, but with potential hurdles down the road, it's wise to look both ways before going green.
January 1, 2005
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control institutes grants for local nonprofits.
September 1, 2004
The thoroughness of this cat surrender form from the Animal Rescue League in Westbrook, Maine, will help any shelter get to the bottom of its new kitties' histories, needs, and personalities.
November 1, 1999
The Washington (D.C.) Humane Society uses this helpful questionnaire to keep the shelter in touch with adopters and increase the likelihood that animals will become permanent additions to their new households.