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.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
The idea of animal welfare organizations working together harmoniously might seem like a pipe dream, but groups around the country are forming coalitions to work toward the common goal of saving animals' lives. Learn what these alliances have achieved, and how the groups in your community can lay down their arms and join hands.
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.
Go where you're needed; Educate yourself; Assume nothing; If at first you don't succeed, change your approach.
Policies & Programs
Located in Dutchess County NY, AFF has been working nationally to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs since 1985.
Adoption ideas for dogs, cats, discounts, and holidays, plus marketing strategies!
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a public-private partnership between the City of New York and over 140 shelter and rescue groups, created a transfer program to help Animal Care & Control (AC&C) get their animals face-to-face with as many potential adopters as possible.
The National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) has identified animal transfer programs as one of the key strategies to achieving its 2020 Vision to find a home for every healthy and treatable animal on a nationwide basis by the year 2020.