You Really Should Keep Fostering
Wednesday May 20th, 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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Keeping families together pet support at the shelter min
Tuesday May 19th, 2020

Keeping Families Together: Pet Support at the Shelter During COVID-19 and Beyond

How can animal shelters support keeping pets with their people through COVID-19? How have programs at one of the largest No Kill shelters in the country pivoted to keep the community and pets safe through this trying time?

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SN clinic volunteers
Tuesday May 19th, 2020

How Austin Pets Alive! Safely and Methodically Reopened Spay Neuter Services: 10 Things to Consider

Are you itching to reopen or increase spay/neuter operations? If you are like those of us in Austin, I am guessing the answer is YES! How will you reopen and maintain safety for our staff, volunteers, community members, and pets?

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Animal Social Services Model
Thursday May 14th, 2020

The Elements of the Animal Social Services Coalition Model: We Need Your Feedback!

Over the past several months, animal welfare leaders across the nation have been envisioning a new world of animal services, where most pets are housed in homes and communities, not in the shelter. We want your feedback!

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Now that animal shelters are empty
Thursday May 7th, 2020

Now that animal shelters are empty, can we ever go back to the way things were?

The answer is no, we can't go back.

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Guiding Principles of the Animal Social Services Model
Wednesday May 6th, 2020

Guiding Principles of the Animal Social Services Model: Tell Us What You Think

Out of this pandemic is emerging the foundation for a better world for pets and the people who love them. Animal social services, a model that takes the best lessons learned from human social services, public health, education, animal welfare, and ot...

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MLA Pivots with COVID 19
Monday May 4th, 2020

Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy Pivots with COVID-19: Plans to Support and Teach the Future of Lifesaving Together

During COVID-19, Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy has seen shelters and rescues make brave choices to save animal lives, and find ways to engage communities, all while keeping people safe. But, what happens next?

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Kick Ass Shelters Embracing Change During COVID 19
Thursday April 30th, 2020

Kick Ass Shelters that are Embracing Change During COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced animal shelters to make a big change and a few shelters have impressed the hell out of us.

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