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May 29, 2020

6 Tips for Successful Rescue Transports During COVID-19

Now more than ever, rescue transport is a critical part of saving pets in under-resourced shelters. Here’s how to safely run a strong transport operation in the age of sanitizing and social distance.

May 21, 2020

The Future of Animal Sheltering: Elements of the Animal Social Services Coalition Model

We are long overdue for a new approach that is in line with human social services and social justice movements and considers animals as part of family systems. Watch this webinar to find out what AmPA! is doing about it.

May 20, 2020

You Really Should Keep Fostering. Here's Why.

Caring for foster pets while you were home all day was a breeze, but can you give a foster pet what they need if you’re working 8+ hours a day? You can.

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