A community survey is a great tool to help pinpoint where your agency excels and where it could use some improvement. This sample survey can help you get started on your own.
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Best Friends Animal Society conducted opinion surveys in 2013 to find out where American public stands on shelter pets. The results were a mixed bag, showing that while people generally believe shelter pets are lovable, there are still some barriers to adoption. What's more, most Americans vastl;y underestimate the number of animals still euthanized in shelters.
The HSUS’s Pets for Life program is bringing the human touch to neighborhoods where pet care services are scarce, but love for animals abounds. Learn how to implement this amazing and unique program in your community.
If you've ever wondered how the public sees your organization, or if you've gotten the sense that your staff may need additional training in client service, a survey is a great tool to help pinpoint where your agency excels and where it could use some improvement. This sample survey from the field services division of the Fort Worth Public Health Department in Texas, which oversees the city's animal care and control, is a great template for developing a questionnaire specific to your agency's needs.
You'll need to invest a little time and effort to determine the views of the people in your community. It???s a step that's necessary not only to make sure you're on target, but also to make sure you can gather public support.