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Coffee Break: Your Favorite Service or Program Provided to the Public

What is your favorite service or program that your organization provides to the public? Why do you feel it’s so important? That was the question we asked you for this issue’s Coffee Break. A lot of you talked about your organization’s low-cost spay/neuter clinics. Some focused on educating the public, while others spoke of your programs to benefit staff and volunteers. To read more of your answers, visit

What is your favorite service or program that your organization provides to the public? Why do you feel it’s so important? That was the question we asked you for this issue’s Coffee Break. A lot of you talked about your organization’s low-cost spay/neuter clinics. Some focused on educating the public, while others spoke of your programs to benefit staff and volunteers. To read more of your answers, visit animalsheltering.org/coffeebreak.

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I am ecstatic about our P.A.W.S. Elementary Education program, which provides KIND News newspaper subscriptions to all students in the six Sherwood public elementary schools. Over 3,000 students in 123 classrooms are learning the value of treating people, animals, and the environment with kindness and respect.

Sara Beth Dawson, President, Partners Auxiliary Working for the Sherwood Shelter, Sherwood, Arkansas

When a cat or kitten is adopted, I trim nails and offer free nail trims anytime in the future. This little gesture has created such good will that we have our “regulars,” and it allows us to stay in touch with our adoptees as well as making “scratching management” easy for the adopter! It also discourages any thoughts of declawing. Knowing that they can come back to the shelter for something as small as a nail trim also encourages (and reminds) adopters that we offer yearly boosters and checkups by our staff vet, and reinforces feline health care and a relationship with our shelter.

Pat Brayer, Board Member, Volunteer & Feline Adoption Coordinator, San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, San Gabriel, California

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To see and respond to the latest Coffee Break question, check out animalsheltering.org/coffeebreak.

 

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