Facebook Groups Where You Can Connect with Other Animal Welfare Professionals

July 31st, 2020

If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for community and comradery in the animal welfare world, look no further! These groups and pages promote discussion, information sharing and peer-to-peer support. In a time when the world feels upside down, the role of animal shelters is pivoting and you’re just trying to get through the day, these pages, full of brilliant, inspiring people just like you, can help you feel connected and supported.

Social Media

The Animal Shelter Social Media group is for animal welfare professionals who manage or contribute to social media for your organization. A must-join for any shelter who wants to up their social media game and save more lives!

Rescue group social media professionals now have their own group to get more customized support. If your organization is in the non-profit rescue world, check out this group.

Foster Care

Join the group for foster coordinators and anyone else who believes #fosteristhefuture. You'll get access to unique learning opportunities and will hear about the latest and greatest innovations in foster care first!

Human Animal Support Services

Join the movement that is reimagining animal services. Follow the page.

American Pets Alive! Shelter and Rescue Support

This group brings together thousands of animal shelter and rescue professionals to talk through challenges, share ideas, and discuss the most important issues of the day. It is staffed AmPA! Leadership who are monitoring the page to answer any questions you have!

Animal Shelter Leadership Coronavirus Information

You need to request to join this group because it’s for executive level leadership, veterinarians and national organizations, but this group has 800 members and they meet every Friday to talk about emerging animal welfare issues.

Animal Welfare Workers for Social Justice

Care about people, animals and the planet? Believe that diversity, equity and inclusion in animal services need a lot more attention? Want to fight for justice for marginalized people while we save animal lives? Join this newer group for folks who want to talk and share.

Looking for a new gig?

Animal Shelter Job Postings is a helpful page for anyone who may be ready for their next move. It’s not a substitute for other animal welfare job listings (AAWA, Animal Sheltering and others) but it’s a great place to see what’s out there. Volunteers needed to post to this page, so if you’re interested, e-mail us! Great job for anyone who likes to scroll ‘now hiring’ listings!


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