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Adoption and transfer

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  • Just the facts, ma’am … or maybe not!

    We are truly living in a remarkable age, when new studies and data on sheltering are shaping and confirming best practices seemingly every day. For the first time ever, we can truly set policies based on what we actually know, not what we think we know.

    But no matter how much science and evidence is produced to dispel a myth (like “black dogs are overlooked for adoption”) or support a new best practice (such as eliminating adoption barriers), our field is often slow to embrace new information and make change.

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  • Transporting to the future

    Ten years ago, in a small, tidy shelter in one of the poorest areas of Mississippi, that was one of the first questions I heard. I was in Mississippi working on a project to assess the severity of the overpopulation issue, helping develop effective spay/neuter messaging and provide hands-up help in training, networking and some funds working on a project launched in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Magazine Article

    Birdies, eagles, cats and dogs

    After adopting her dog Fitz, golfer Cindy LaCrosse decided to help other shelter and rescue animals.

    Golfer and animal lover Cindy LaCrosse gives shelters her best shot

    A pro golfer scores a hole in one for shelters.

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  • Magazine Article

    Senior promise

    Retirees help showcase the vitality of senior shelter pets

    Senior people help promote senior pets in North Carolina.

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  • Form

    Operation Hero-Animal Bond Shelter/Rescue Participation

    Veteran with cat

    If you are a shelter or rescue looking to adopt pets through Operation Hero-Animal Bond, please complete the form below.

    Thank you for your interest in Operation Hero-Animal Bond! We have launched with shelter partners in Virginia and Washington, D.C. If you are a shelter or rescue that is interested in partnering with us, please complete the form below.

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