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Monday August 19th, 2019

How We Keep Dogs From Losing Their Marbles While They Wait for Their Home

At Pima Animal Care Center, the average length of stay in the shelter for a dog is about 12 days. However, some of our big dogs could wait for several months before being adopted – so we’ve tailored our shelter program to keep the 350 to 450 dogs hou...

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Friday August 16th, 2019

How You Can Keep Pets Cool During High Temps

With temperatures from coast to coast hitting over 100 degrees this week, finding ways to keep pets safe in the heat is a top priority! Heat can be dangerous for dogs and cats and even result in heat stroke. Whether you work or volunteer in a shelter...

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Saturday August 10th, 2019

7 Ways Animal Care Can Help With Housing Crises

Housing crises exist all over the United States: from the Bay Area of California to the gulf coast of Florida. The lack of housing for people, coupled with the ability for property owners and managers to limit pets, increases the likelihood of pets e...

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Friday July 26th, 2019

AmPA! Helps Rusk County Transform Parvo Program

On May 22, Rusk County Pets Alive (RCPA) contacted American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) with an urgent request to assist with a suspected parvovirus outbreak in their city’s shelter. With lives on the line, AmPA! extraordinaires Jordana Moerbe and Jessica Po...

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Wednesday July 24th, 2019

Public Information Request 101: Get the Information You Need

Do you want or need to access data or information from an animal shelter? Writing a public information request is easier than you think. Learn how in just 10 minutes!

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Thursday July 11th, 2019

AmPA! and APA! Staff Members Named Shelter Medicine Heroes for FeLV Stewardship

In June, 2019, Monica Frenden, Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving at American Pets Alive!, and Natascha Hamman, FeLV Program Manager at Austin Pets Alive!, were named Shelter Medicine Heroes by the Association of Animal Welfare Advancement and Id...

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Tuesday July 9th, 2019

Five Undeniable Signs that Foster Really is the Future of Animal Welfare

One of the many positive changes includes the way we house animals in our care, as shelters are becoming gradually more foster-centric. Eventually, foster care will be recognized as more than a luxury program and will become a foundation of our work.

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Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

Driving Up the Convenience: Pima Animal Care Center Offers Drive-Thru Style Microchipping

In just two weeks, over 800 dogs and cats were microchipped through the drive-thru clinic at Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona. The shelter anticipates that over 1,000 animals will be chipped in total during the two week pop-up event ending ...

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Monday June 24th, 2019

#Savetheroosters: Lifesaving Protocol for Placing Former Fighting Roosters

In 2016, Austin Animal Center decided to try to rehome 26 fighting roosters. They set out to save even just one rooster and asked the community for help. Within six hours of making these former fighting birds available, every single rooster was adopt...

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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