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Thursday May 30th, 2019

What is No Kill?

No Kill means every pet’s life is worth saving. No exceptions. The authors? A group of expert, lifesaving animal shelter directors from around the country. The goal? Create an expansive definition for No Kill to carry us into the future.

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Friday May 24th, 2019

“Why did it take so long for us to realize that killing animals is not the solution?" El Paso Animal Services Director reflects on lifesaving change

In just over a year, El Paso Animal Services Director, Paula Powell has turned the municipal shelter into a beacon of hope for the more than 27,000 cats and dogs who come through its doors each year. Powell, who had managed the parks department in El...

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Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Should we use the term No Kill?

To some people, No Kill means saving 90% of pets who enter a shelter. Others think it means only saving pets considered ‘treatable’ and ‘healthy,’ or that only closed-admission shelters can be No Kill. Some critics of the term argue that it’s so mis...

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Friday May 17th, 2019

How to convince your boss that you should attend the American Pets Alive! Conference in 2020.

Ready to take the next step? Let your team know how essential the American Pets Alive! Conference is, and why you should be there to learn how to take your community to the next level of lifesaving?

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Friday May 10th, 2019

We Asked the Experts: What Traits Do You Look for When Hiring Shelter Leadership?

We asked a group of top lifesaving shelter directors to tell us what they look for when selecting people for leadership roles in their organizations. Here is what they’re looking for when hiring new leaders to manage their organizations.

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Sunday April 28th, 2019

529,733 and counting! Join the AmPA! Shelter Animals Count Coalition

Every year, American Pets Alive! teaches thousands of animal shelter directors, staff, volunteers and advocates how to save more animal lives. In 2019, at the AmPA! Conference alone, we hosted hundreds of attendees who together represented 33 state...

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Monday April 22nd, 2019

How much is enough? What to expect from your foster and volunteer coordinators

How many volunteers do you need to achieve your mission? Can one foster coordinator really send 1,000 pets to foster in a year? Learn what high performing foster and volunteer coordinators achieve and what you should expect from these two, critical p...

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Wednesday April 17th, 2019

Could We Get Sued for That? An Introduction to Managing Liability Risks at Animal Shelters & Rescues

Could We Get Sued for That? An Introduction to Managing Liability Risks at Animal Shelters & Rescues provides insight into some of the biggest questions our industry faces. Repeatedly named a Texas “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly magazine, Ryan Clin...

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