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Thinking outside the box is what coalition building is all about. Creative shelter leaders have worked with some surprising groups to help homeless animals, but their amazing results are anything but surprising! It just goes to show you that when you set aside differences and work together, wishes really do come true.

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  • The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

  • Success in San Antonio

    San Antonio Animal Care Services increased its live-release rate from a meager 10 percent in 2006 to 61 percent in 2012. Find out how the shelter orchestrated this remarkable turnaround!

  • Restaurants for Rescue

    The owners of the Stray Cat Café and the Lost Dog Café in Arlington, VA, funnel profits generated from their popular pet-themed restaurants to support the lifesaving work of a local dog and cat rescue.

  • Yes, In Our Backyard

    Not too long ago, many shelters regarded TNR programs with suspicion, worrying that the cats wouldn’t fare well. Now the practice is widely accepted, and some shelters even host feral colonies on their own property.

  • Establishing Your Bona Fidos

    Shelters and rescues sometimes view each other with a degree of suspicion. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We explore the source of the problems—and ways that rescue groups can get past them to prove that they’ll be great allies.

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  • Asilomar Accords

    A job worth doing is worth doing together. That's the basic idea of a groundbreaking new document designed to impact communities and animals around the country. The Asilomar Accords symbolizes the end of suspicion and distrust between animal care and control organizations and sets forth a new agenda -- one of collaboration.

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