After more than five months of painstaking research, the first draft of the Road to Rescue Best Practices Manual is nearing completion. When I began this project, I had no idea what an undertaking it would be, and there were several times during the compilation process when I said, “I can’t do this!” However, thanks to encouragement from Kim Clune, Susan Tauber, and the other rescuers who stepped up to help (see the Acknowledgements section of the manual for a complete list), I believe we’ve crafted a best practices manual that truly will help new rescues get started and assist existing rescues to work more effectively.
The final version of this manual will be available within a month. If you work with a rescue and would like to offer some links to your pertinent documents for others to check out or would like to discuss areas where you different from what we have printed or feel we should augment the information, please write a post below. We need your feedback before July 28th.
Because Up For Pups’ main mission is to support the important work performed by animal rescue organizations, we will be offering the final version of this manual online for free. Please note, however, that like your organization, we also operate on donations. The value of this manual is $75, and there’s a “donate” link on the top, right-hand corner of this page. Anything helps… I’m just sayin’. 🙂
Next month we’ll have a printed copy available, too.
Update: The manual is DONE!