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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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  • LA Stories

    How a variety of animal welfare groups in LA have worked to address issues both in and out of shelters, helping ensure better services for pet owners our field has often missed and working toward a city where no healthy or treatable animals are euthanized.

  • 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.

  • Success that's One of a Kind

    An Ohio couple's rescue goes from a former doughnut shop to an adoption center anchored by a spiraling tower for cats.

  • The Wonder Down Under

    Animal Welfare League of Queensland in Australia uses Getting 2 Zero model to reduce euthanasia.

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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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