Search Search Search Topic Programs & Operations Board & Leadership (-) Managing People Resources Volunteers Animal Health Animal Care Cleaning & Sanitation Disease Prevention & Treatment Intake Protocols Cruelty & Disasters Disaster Preparedness & Response Adoption & Placement Active FiltersManaging People Resources Group 9 Clear All CDC, AVMA and University Shelter Medicine Program Recommendations for Intake, Housing, and Care of Animals from COVID-19 Households Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs. Proactive Community Animal Control Learn about a successful, community-focused, non-law enforcement program conducted by plain clothes animal control officers. How to Use Whiteboards to Share Information about Shelter Animals Sharing information about animals in your care is critical. Use these tips for creating effective whiteboards—and get a few ideas for other ways to convey important information visually. 5 Ways to Show Volunteers How Important They Are You know your volunteers are vital. Here are volunteer appreciation tips to help make sure they know it, too! Saving Lives with Extended Adoption Hours Learn how to better serve your community and save more lives by extending your adoption hours. Behavior Helpline - Toss your Community a Lifeline in the COVID-19 Era Learn how a Behavior Helpline can benefit your shelter, and how you can use the knowledge your shelter already possesses to run this program. Participatory Communications Survey for Staff This sample survey can help your staff and leadership communicate more effectively. Updating SOPs Your SOP should be reviewed at least once a year by all staff, department supervisors and the director. Implementing SOPs Find out how to effectively use your SOP as a training tool.