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Protecting the protectors

Safety protocols for rescues are critical—for both people and animals

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    Helping hands across the island

    In a huge collaborative effort, an HSUS-led coalition brings veterinary services to the pets of Puerto Rico

    The pet owners of Puerto Rico have welcomed Spayathon™ with open arms, arriving early and waiting for hours to get their animals sterilized and vaccinated. The unprecedented initiative, spearheaded by the Humane Society of the United States, has serviced thousands of pets and produced nearly as many heartwarming stories.

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    Smart moves for winning grants

    Foundation funding can take your programs from good to great, but it takes more than a big idea to walk away with the cash

    The money is out there, but the competition is fierce. While there are plenty of foundations making grants available to animal welfare groups, you need more than good intentions (or dumb luck) to tap into this funding source.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Spring 2019

In this issue: Getting to know your community means getting outside your own four walls; a major push to help animals in Puerto Rico; taking effective evidentiary photos in cruelty cases; a rescuer argues for setting aside labels to make more of an impact for animals; why maintaining shelter animals’ emotional health is so important; and more.


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    How to win friends and influence people (to help animals)

    Caryn Ginsberg (with Thomas, an adoptable dog at the Animal Welfare League in Arlington, Va.) hopes to bring social marketing strategies that big business has used for decades into the hands of animal welfare advocates.

    Caryn Ginsberg’s new book teaches animal welfare advocates the tricks of social marketing

    In her new book, Caryn Ginsberg shows animal welfare advocates how to use social marketing to influence people to adopt a shelter pet, spay or neuter their animals, or switch to humane food products.

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    Poison control

    Quats may be safely used in cat housing areas, but care should be taken to dry surfaces thoroughly before returning cats to them. Cats who lick quats may develop ulcers of the tongue that can be severe.

    Keeping kitties safe from common substances

    Cats are highly susceptible to toxic substances, a surprising number of which can be found in shelters and foster homes. Fortunately, a little education can help you protect the felines in your care.

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    Deep in the heart of taxes

    Be prepared to justify your tax-exempt status, and you can meet requests with a smile

    The benefits of tax-exempt status are many, but the process of acquiring it can seem daunting—especially for small rescue or fostering groups. Learn what you need to do to approach the IRS and get that coveted 501(c)(3) status.

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