I absolutely see where you're coming from, but I'm not sure that is the biggest...
You are absolutely correct, Emily. There is a difference between shelter adaptable and adoptable for many...
Great article, Emily, and yes, long overdue!
Absolutely shifts the way 'I' see adoptable....
So, I had a thought. It may be completely whacky, but if you have time to hear me out, I would love your thoughts. The word adoptable is stuck in our animal welfare vernacular, and what it means changes based on so many factors, from individual perspectives to available resources. Recently I have been thinking that maybe the word itself puts the wrong glasses in front of our eyes.
Valentine’s Day + shelters sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G... Yup, celebrating February 14 in a big way is a natural fit for you who make love matches every day. Check out the following ideas to promote your available animals and raise funds (and fun!)—including some no-cost ways to create buzz...
With so many feral cat traps and holding cages to choose from, picking the right one for your situation can feel overwhelming. Here are just a few types of enclosures to consider as you implement your TNR program.
Proper disinfection of shelter bedding and toys is critical to preventing disease transmission. The good news? Following a basic laundry protocol goes a long way to keeping conditions sanitary. We’ve compiled key guidelines and procedures for staff and volunteers on laundry duty.
Who doesn’t love a good story that involves several organizations working together to save lives? The ASPCA’s Nancy Silverman Rescue Ride, a new program aiming to relocate 9,000 cats and dogs from the Southeast to the Northeast in the next three years, took its maiden voyage when our transport team drove 11 dogs.
For the third year in a row, the ASPCA is asking you to join our national effort this April 26 on behalf of homeless horses and those who care for them. Participating agencies are urged to hold events that get their communities aware and involved, including:
Let sleeping cats lie… in cozy hammocks, that is. Not only do felines love chillaxing in them, but they’re a great way to catch the eye of potential adopters! Tracey Collins from PAWS of Hertford County set out to get one of these into every kitty kennel at the Murfreesboro, NC, shelter – mission accomplished! – and was kind enough to share instructions for making durable, machine-washable hammocks. This would be a great project for crafty volunteers!