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Let’s Make a CAT Rescue Best Practices Manual

To follow up with the success of our dog rescue best practices manual, we are now ready to take the first steps forward to create a cat rescue best practices manual. The format for the manual will be similar in … Continue reading

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Importance of Good Photos to Increase Adoptions

In Road to Rescue, we discuss the importance of taking good photos of each animal to increase his or her chance of adoption. Sharon Sleighter of Legacy Boxer Rescue did a great job starting the discussion on this topic on … Continue reading

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How NOT to Communicate

Rescuers, you are running A BUSINESS. In the rawest essence, you are entrepreneurs providing goods and services to customers. As entrepreneurs, you tend to have many great characteristics that lend to your success: perseverance, vision, passion, etc. However, many rescuers … Continue reading

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New Educational Resources

To go with the humane education chapter of Road to Rescue, a best practices manual for dog rescue organizations, we’re developing educational flyers for anyone to print and distribute. Topics include breeding a dog, buying a dog, spaying and neutering, … Continue reading

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Best Practices Manual: It’s here!

After a five-month-long data collection effort, Road to Rescue is complete! I thought we were going to get a lot of hate mail because obviously, not all rescue organizations function exactly the same, but as it turns out, the manual … Continue reading

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Best Practices Manual: First Draft

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 … Continue reading

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Rescue Best Practices: Difficult Questions

Jennifer Misfeldt, President of MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, recently sent us these thoughtful ideas on some additional topics she felt should be included in the Rescue Best Practices Manual. Use the comments section to let us know your thoughts on … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Wrap Up

We are almost at the end of our blog series on rescue best practices. We may have one or two more posts about the manual, but at this point I’d like to ask, what have we missed? Please use the … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Humane Education

What is humane education, and is a rescue organization obligated to engage in it? Shereen Raucci of Mile High Weimaraner Rescue located some great resources for those of us who feel called to raise awareness: Shereen’s Take: A humane person … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Managing Time and Costs

We already covered this topic superficially, but as I was editing the first draft of the manual, I realized we needed more information. I turned to Sharon Sleighter of Legacy Boxer Rescue, as she runs a large, reputable rescue in … Continue reading

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