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COVID Resources

As COVID cases continue to rise in Florida, many organizations are seeking to rethink their workplace safety guidelines and protocols. Leaders are grappling with decisions about mask mandates, vaccination requirements, and how they can best protect employees and the public they serve. Below are some resources that my help as you navigate changes in your organizations policies.

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Puppies rescued from shelters affected by Elsa now in Orlando

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Renovate or Build?

Animal shelters do not often have the opportunity to commit to a major renovation or new building project. So, the decision to start fresh with a new facility or to transform your current space needs to be thoughtfully considered based on a variety of factors, including fundraising capability, site availability, and animal capacity needs now, and at minimum, a decade into the future. 

Understanding your fundraising capacity is a bit of a chicken and egg problem. You cannot properly evaluate fundraising capacity without some analysis of your current and future needs.  However, you won’t be able to fully define the scope of the project until you know how much money you can raise. We recommend a needs assessment to understand how much it would cost to design and build the project if you were to undertake a major renovation or potentially build a whole new shelter. With this information, your fundraising feasibility consultant can do his or her work more effectively. 

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Shelter Pet Containment, Thinking Outside the Cage

The State of the State in 2020: Florida’s Animal Sheltering Trends and the Road Ahead

The State of the State in 2020: Florida’s Animal Sheltering Trends and the Road Ahead from FAAWO on Vimeo.

Disaster Preparedness

Advice in 3D: Dream It, Design It, Do It

Build Your Transfer Network like Never Before!

With increasing number of natural disasters, there is a need for effective and efficient ways to manage the number of animal transfer to and from your organization. As evidence with California fires or the hurricanes in Louisianna this past year, more and more transfer networks are being created to help get animals quickly out of harms way.

That’s whyPetPoint, in coordination with Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), have built the all-new Transfer Manifest Report — a report designed to make transferring animals, even in emergencies, easier than ever before.  Display the animals ready for transfer, along with their vital medical details and behavior status, in a report that opens in Excel for easy sharing or sorting.

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Animal Shelter Design for a New World

Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch nominated for three Hats Off Nonprofit Awards

Pat DeShong and dogFurry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch (Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta) has been nominated for three 2020 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards:

  • Nonprofit Executive Of The Year: Pat Deshong (pictured left)
  • Nonprofit Of The Year
  • Community Collaborator of the Year: for their relationship with the Renewal Coalition through their Shelter to Service Dog Program

The awards ceremony will take place virtually on December 7th. We wish Ms. Deshong and Furry Friends the very best of luck and congratulate them on the hard work and dedication that led to these nominations.

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FAF Grant Applications due May 1

spay & neuter license plateFlorida Animal Friend (FAF) awards annual grants to municipal and non-profit agencies in the state of Florida who perform spay and neutering services to cats and dogs.

Grant Applications are available each January 1st and the deadline for submission is May 1st. In August, we announce the grant winners and the grant funds are released on August 15th. Follow-up reports are due September 1st the following year.

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