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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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  • 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.

  • Success in Santa Clara County

    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.

  • Friends ... with Benefits

    “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.

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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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