August 30, 2012
There's a lot of important information on OSHA's website. Which of it is relevant to animal shelters?
August 6, 2012
Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has completed an on-line biologic management resource, Maddie's® Animal Shelter Infection Control Tool.
July 1, 2012
Read about the unique and myriad challenges the Santa Clara County animal shelter in California faces every day. Then take heart and find inspiration in how the shelter has found a way to thrive with the help of innovative programs and local volunteers and rescue groups.
May 8, 2012
View ASPCA Pro's guidelines to creating SOPs and download a template.
May 1, 2012
“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
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
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.
November 1, 2011
A U.S. Tax Court decision emphasizes the right of animal welfare volunteers, especially fosterers, to deduct expenses.
September 1, 2011
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.
May 1, 2011
Recruiting new volunteers should wait until you've built a strong foundation, and your program can handle the increase in numbers. Here's how to find the right people.