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We accelerate your development into a lifesaving community by providing flexible opportunities for in-depth education and hands-on training in the proven most-effective strategies — with expert support all along the way.

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AmPA! experts deploy to select communities to provide hands-on support.

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Apr 01, 2020

Steal This! What the Nation’s Largest Shelter Pet Foster Program Wants You to Know About Finding Fosters during COVID-19

PACC wants you to ‘steal’ these ideas and make them your own. Because they work!

Mar 31, 2020

Shelters have emptied their kennels, so now what?

Every day, we receive dozens of photos like these - empty kennels that prove, without a doubt, the community IS the solution. In reality, the answer was always there.

Mar 30, 2020

Balancing the Two Ninety Percentiles in Human and Animal Welfare: 90% Social Distance with 90%+ Shelter Lifesaving

We can accomplish a 90% reduction in social activities, while maintaining the goal of a live outcome for every animal in shelters, but how? Read this explanation by Dr. Ellen Jefferson.

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