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Your favorite adoption story:

Posted by elcewa on 2007.08.20 at 09:57
In an effort to get some activity in this community, here's a prompt:

Write about your favorite adoption! Was it a favorite animal? Were the adopters really just amazing people? Do they keep in touch? What made that adoption so special? How can we encourage more adoptions like that?

Posted by kiissthesky on 2007.07.27 at 16:28

Hi all you animal lovers, This is pretty simple.. Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the purple box "fund food for animals" for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com AGAIN, PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS!!! Thanks!

Posted by elcewa on 2007.05.10 at 19:29
I'm currently in my hotel room in Dallas, TX. I'm attending the 2007 Animal Sheltering Expo (presented by the HSUS). I've attended one workshop (Dealing With Difficult People in the Animal Shelter Industry) and it was spectacular!  In a bit, I'm headed down to a meeting for the National Federation of Humane Societies.

Tomorrow is filled with all sorts of different workshops and speakers. I'm so excited, and I highly recommend this event. Next year's will be held in Orlando, FL.

Is anyone else here?

(xposted to dog_lovers)

In loving memory of Bruce

Posted by elcewa on 2006.07.23 at 12:18
I'm feeling: introspective
Now that the dogs have stopped barking:: fishtanks gurgling
The true reason for this community's existance lies in the fact that shelter work is emotionally draining, demanding, and frustrating. At the same time, it is astonishingly rewardind and fulfilling, but to people on the outside, it's simply puzzling that we pour ourselves into this. After one particularly difficult day, I found myself in need of an understanding ear. My friends and family, while I love them, they simply cannot comprehend the emotions and the reality of this job. It is impossible to explain the dynamics of the staff and volunteer relationship to others. It's hard to explain why you agreed to clean up poop all day. Thus, the idea for this community was formed. With any luck, volunteers, supporters, and staff members of various animal shelter and animal control facilities around the world will be able to share their thoughts and support each other. I welcome you to
The day I decided I needed to create this community...Collapse )

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