It’s no secret that many humane societies these days are dropping their animal control contracts. So it may come as a surprise to hear that the National Animal Control Association (NACA) gave its 2013 Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award to the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS) in Omaha, recognizing the shelter for its work in 2012.
Customers come to the Blue Ridge Humane Society thrift stores to shop, but they may stay to dance.
“We’re known for our crazy sales,” says Terri Thompson, director of retail and community outreach for the shelter, located in Hendersonville, N.C. One of the most popular sales they’ve had was Dare Day. Customers who wanted a discount had to reach into a basket and draw a slip that might ask them to tap dance for a minute, sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” or recite a tongue twister.
Good timing and a flash of creativity combined last summer to create a hilarious adoption promotion at the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in the District of Columbia.
The shelter was experiencing an even greater influx of cats and kittens than normal. At their regular Monday morning meeting on July 15, Scott Giacoppo, vice president for external affairs and chief programs officer, discussed the crisis with staff members.
Australia's animal shelters face many of the same companion animal issues as their North American counterparts. The Animal Welfare League of Queensland found itself in a unique position to tackle the challenges of an entire city, creating a comprehensive model to build a broad coalition of stakeholders--and spread awareness of the problems throughout the community. With a successful track record in its own backyard, the shelter has set out to share its "Getting 2 Zero" model across the nation.