Dear Petfinder Member,
We continue to hope this finds you healthy and safe!
Below is your weekly digest of information and resources to help support you and your adoptable animals during these uncertain times.
These updates are here to share some of the best ideas, tools and resources from around the animal welfare community.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the immense need caused by COVID-19. In addition to making donations, encouraging communities to spread positivity in ways that comply with current public health guidelines is another way to show generosity. Is your shelter or rescue group participating? If so, let us know how you’re choosing to celebrate!
Check out the Giving Tuesday website on how to take part in this “global generosity movement” and how to get started as an organization!
We want to continue highlighting that if you are looking foster volunteers The GreaterGood.org “compiling a list of shelters and rescues looking for foster families, and matching those groups with fostering volunteers from our national community.” Just fill out this quick survey so they can better understand your needs and location.
The ASPCA has compiled a great list of resources on “How to Take Animal Sheltering Operations Online During a Crisis!” We especially like their section on providing “virtual tutorials for foster parents.”
You can also check out their entire library of trainings available for free, which includes a webinar on Foster Management.
To help “educate the public on how to approach newborn kittens,” AnimalSheltering.org has produced this PDF free for your use!
We want to continue to emphasize how important it is for your community members to have a plan in place for animals in the event of a sick pet parent. has provided the key points on what a plan should include.
Additionally, the COVID-19 Communication Task Force – a collaboration of animal welfare organizations across the U.S and Canada – have put together some shareable materials for messaging a variety of audiences—the pet parents in your community, shelter staff, law enforcement and your foster families.
We’d love to hear from you!
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