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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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  • Seeking Solutions in the Golden State

    A California state-wide stakeholders group, formed in the wake of the budget crunch, takes a hard look at how well sheltering policies and practices are working, and comes up with useful recommendations for organizations in California and across the country.

  • Partnering for Pets and People

    A collaborative effort between animal control and law enforcement reaps rewards in New Mexico.

  • Helping Animals on a Mass. Scale

    A Massachusetts shelter models holistic approach to ending pet homelessness.

  • Strength in Numbers

    How collaboration and shared data reduced euthanasia rates for the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland and Oregon Humane Society.

  • Better Together

    Mission focus has driven some shelters to combine efforts and resources. From groups that have a productive history to those who were once at odds, animal welfare organizations are learning that they're often stronger when they unite. Though mergers are a complex undertaking, there are several key strategies that can help ease the transition and increase the likelihood of long-term success.

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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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