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  • Magazine Article

    Rethinking Returns

    Repurposing a shelter management tool to control the flow of animals who come back

    It’s a scenario longtime rescuers have nightmares about, and yet we rarely see it coming: One day, seemingly out of the blue, you get the email message: “URGENT! I need to return Fido to you this weekend!”

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  • Training/Event

    Disaster Preparedness Tips for Shelters and Rescue Groups

    Humane Society Academy

    For the animal care professional, it is essential to consider all types of disasters when developing a plan for your animal population. We will go talk through strategies while taking into consideration not only those animals in your shelter but also those in foster care.

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  • Guide

    Rescue Group Best Practices: Community Building

    staff member doing community outreach

    Your rescue will not be able to find a home for every homeless animal in your community on its own. To solve the problem of pet homelessness, it will take a concerted effort from many members of the community. Building strong relationships with others will help keep the focus on the animals.

    A significant reduction of the euthanasia rate in a community is not possible without strong collaboration With Other Animal Welfare Advocates.

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  • Training/Event

    Fosters: Animal Rescue Rock Stars!

    The HSUS

    Building a foster network is critical to maintaining the health and socialization of animals in rescue situations. This webinar will share the experiences and strategy of two very different organizations and how they manage their foster programs.

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  • Training/Event

    Finding Funding in a Slow Economy: Tips for Identifying and Successfully Applying for Grants

    The HSUS

    Learn which corporate and private grant-making organizations are out there and how to find them.

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  • Training/Event

    Customer Service in Animal Facilities: Tips for Dealing with Clients

    The HSUS

    Recognizing that dealing with people in animal facilities can be emotionally difficult, this webinar will help participants understand the basic needs of customers, and what interactions are likely to create tension or anger in an encounter.

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