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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/22: Drive-Thru & Roadside Foster Programs

Amidst this unprecedented, ever-changing situation, the animal sheltering field is showing resilience, flexibility and innovation—and the response from our communities has been overwhelming. Read on to learn how two organizations on opposite sides of the country adapted their foster programs in order to meet the current needs of the animals and people we serve—proving no matter the coast, working together matters most.

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5 Things Animal Shelters And Rescues Can Do Together To Minimize Shelter Intake And Maximize Lifesaving Due to COVID-19

By Katherine Shenar and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach With severe travel restrictions in place and social distancing strongly advised, shelters can no longer rely on pet transport to drive lifesaving efforts. Now, shelters that typically receive pets from other areas are prioritizing emergency preparedness for their own communities and employing intake diversion methods to keep shelter populations at safe capacity, especially if adoption rates decline.

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