To meet the diversity in our society we must embrace it within our field! Our materials on this subject can help you gain a greater understanding of how cultural issues factor into animal welfare.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Lorraine Chittock, who has traveled internationally with her two dogs, offers perspective on how understanding local context and realities may help animal welfare advocates overseas.
Veterinarian Sara Pizano faced daunting challenges when she took over as head of Miami-Dade Animal Services in 2005, such as no pain medications and a very high infectious disease and mortality rate. Within five years, she and her staff turned it around, winning major awards from the Florida Animal Control Association. How did she do it?
While those determined to help Peru's animal population face a unique set of challenges, a few committed organizations are working to carve out their niche, control the pet population, and change public perception about strays, one family at a time.
In Washington state, a mobile spay/neuter clinic helps disadvantaged people and their pets.
Although most people in her part of the world consider donkeys to be "the lowest form of life," Lucy Fensom's Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land offers these often abused and neglected creatures a second chance.
Policies & Programs
This program of Energize, Inc. is offered to animal protection groups free of charge. This training resource offers monthly webinars or self-paced instruction guides in a variety of topics throughout the year, including access to trainers and an immense archive of materials on each subject.