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With shelter resources stretched thin, having a strong transfer program with rescue groups can literally be a life saver. The resources below can help you develop solid relationships that benefit both animals and people. And for your rescue partners, the resources available at Rescue Central will help ensure they are achieving the highest standards of animal care and welfare.

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  • Finding Common Ground

    “No-kill” seems like a definitive label, but is it really that clear-cut? Britney Wallesch, executive director of Black Dog Animal Rescue, reflects on how an experience with one dog changed her thinking on the term. In the large gray area of animal rescue, she writes, shelters and rescue groups need to put aside labels and judgments and unite for their common goals.

  • Loss Prevention

    A high-intake municipal shelter in South Los Angeles starts a pilot program that results in impressive numbers, spurring the creation of similar programs across the city and the interest o rescue groups across the country

  • You're in the Lifesaving Business

    A rescue volunteer with a business background shares some best practices that also apply to the world of animal rescue, and describes how to bring a more professional approach to your group’s operations.

  • Expecting the Unexpected

    Not everyone has a disaster plan in place. Learn how you can prepare to keep your animals one step ahead of trouble.

  • From Chained to Cherished

    Washington Animal Rescue Leage in Maryland provides rehab and loving homes for dogfighting victims.

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