The Latest from AmPA!

Recent Blog Posts

See All Blog Posts
Unnamed
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.

Read More
IMG 1561
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...

Read More
Feb 2013 004
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...

Read More
51200815 1198757776950114 5626163920877125632 n
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.

Read More
Bernie1
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...

Read More
1
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...

Read More
Ryan Liability Blog
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...

Read More
Email Headers
Monday April 15th, 2019

Meet the Next Top Model. And learn why dogs like her will one day be safe.

Jackie sure knows how to strike a pose, doesn’t she? Despite Jackie’s good looks and her bubbly personality, she's been overlooked by adopters at Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG) in St. Louis for far too long.

Read More
IMG 2316
Tuesday April 9th, 2019

5 ways to become a No Kill advocate

So, you want to be a No Kill advocate, but don’t know where to start? You have come to the right place! At American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) we know that everyone can be a No Kill hero.

Read More
Email Headers 1
Friday March 29th, 2019

What's New, Pussycat? How Shelters Across the Country Are Learning to Save Cats With Feline Leukemia

At American Pets Alive!, we know that there are countless unnecessary deaths occurring in animal shelters across the country.

Read More
Jacobinjured 1 1
Thursday March 28th, 2019

The Transparency Checklist: How to Know if Your Community’s Animal Shelter is Truly Transparent

Inspired by Kristen Auerbach's 2019 presentation at the American Pets Alive! Conference The word...

Read More
Valerie-Hayes-web_190321_172206
Thursday March 21st, 2019

What Was Your Match? A Single Spark Can Start a Movement

Fourth-century philosopher St. Augustine once said that hope has two ingredients—anger and courage. Anger at the way things are, and the courage to make a change.

Read More

Stay Up To Date

American Pets Alive! will never share or sell your personal information.