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  • May 1, 2012

    The ASV Guidelines In Real Life: Staff Training Saves Lives

    Proper staff training in the shelter is a necessity for both newcomers and seasoned workers in order to ensure humane animal care as well as public and staff safety—but how do you provide the needed resources for your staff?

  • May 1, 2012

    Deep in the Heart of Taxes

    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.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2012

    The People's Power

    Shelters are rightly centered on caring for their animals. But according to Steven Rogelberg, who heads the Shelter Diagnostic System, if you want your organization to be more effective, you have to bring the staff needs into focus as well.

  • December 4, 2011

    Tips for Animal Care Organizations Facing Economic Hardship

    These suggestions are designed to help you reduce operational costs without jeopardizing services.

  • November 1, 2011

    The "101" Department: Finding the Alpha Dog

    Experts in the field offer tips on how to land a great executive director for your animal shelter.

  • November 1, 2011

    Trends in Animal Welfare Salaries

    This overview examines how salaries and benefits for animal welfare positions have changed over the years.

  • November 1, 2011

    Value Added

    A veterinarian explains “social value,” and how to quantify the results of sheltering and animal welfare programs to public officials who make spending decisions, or to those outside the sheltering sphere.

  • November 1, 2011

    The ASV Guidelines in Real Life: The Foster On-Deck System

    This system developed by the Animal Rescue League of Boston allows for the immediate transfer of young kittens to their foster families—while still making sure they get the necessary screenings and care.

  • September 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: Not Like Starting Over

    In her final column for Animal Sheltering, Hilary Anne Hager offers takeaway lessons she's learned during 10 years of volunteer management in animal care environments--key among them that there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

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