March 1, 2011
Veterinarian Sara Pizano faced daunting challenges when she took over as head of Miami-Dade Animal Services in 2005, such as no pain medications and a very high infectious disease and mortality rate. Within five years, she and her staff turned it around, winning major awards from the Florida Animal Control Association. How did she do it?
January 1, 2011
Whether they work in a truly volunteer-positive environment or one that's still struggling to make the employee/volunteer gears mesh effectively, it's vital that volunteer coordinators be honest with prospective volunteers about what to expect.
December 15, 2010
A discussion about the Humane Discourse and Conduct within Animal Welfare Pledge, a statement rejecting and condemn verbal abuse, threats, and acts of violence directed against animal welfare personnel.
November 1, 2010
A recent study explores which volunteer management practices make for happy shelter employees.
July 1, 2010
Stephen Aronson's comprehensive new book, Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility, should serve as a valuable resource for many in the field, including animal control directors, ACOs, and city managers.
May 1, 2010
Both inexperienced and expert volunteers can be helpful to your program, but the last thing you want to do is bring in "green" volunteers and fail to provide them the training they need. Learn how to match volunteers' skill sets to the tasks that need to be done.
November 1, 2007
A recent study examines the effects of euthanasia and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters.
September 1, 2007
Giving your shelter a "checkup" using the Shelter Diagnostic System can lead to improved organizational health and, ultimately, better care for the animals in your charge.
January 1, 2007
Dr. Lila Miller outlines what you should know about veterinary care in the shelter setting'and what you can and can't do to make it better.
July 1, 2006
News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.