Wanted by 3/27: Your Biggest, Most Transformative Ideas

You could be selected to present at The Fall Conference What: The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is looking for major innovative projects and programs that have transformed animal welfare within organizations and in the communities they serve.  Why: Your innovative projects/programs could be selected to be presented as part of the Shelter Innovations track at the 2023 Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement in Portland, OR.


Letter from the President: Better Chances for Busting Barriers

The Association’s President & CEO shares some of the cross-industry conversations he’s been having about access to care Among the many important key issues impacting the animal welfare profession, none is getting more attention than equitable access to veterinary care.  It is a massive, multi-faceted challenge impacting underserved populations, as well as middle-class pet owners.


All Aboard!

Tips from your colleagues for an efficient (& maybe even fun) onboarding process Recent studies indicate that nearly 70% of employees will stay for 3 years if there is a good onboarding program. Knowing there’s often a high turnover rate in the animal welfare profession, particularly for frontline staff, what are some things your organization can do? How can you retain new hires and set them (and yourself) up for success? The questions were posed to your colleagues at the…


Jobs of the Month—February 2023

Looking to spread your professional wings? Following is a sampling of the latest opportunities from The Association’s Career Center. Animal Services Analyst/Manager, City of Visalia Animal Services Visalia, CA This position is responsible for managing and directing all operations, personnel, facility maintenance, capital expenditures, procurement, policy development, and grant writing.

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