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At the heart of our mission to save 8 million lives every year is a very important group of people: foster caregivers. 
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    Remembering Lynda Foro, hero of the early No Kill movement

    January 17, 2017

    Lynda Foro, who in 1995 created the original No Kill Conference, passed away on December 27, 2016. Foro was an animal lover and not part of the humane movement when she first heard of the concept of “No Kill” in 1992. After visiting an animal sanctuary and educating herself on what was then only a… Learn More Learn More

    Procrastinators wanted: How animals benefit when everyone gives from their strengths

    January 12, 2017

    It turns out procrastinating pays off for animal welfare workers — and so does getting everything done on time! In a blog post published last year by ASPCAPro, Julie Morris discussed her own ... Learn More

    One simple mistake to avoid when applying for a grant

    January 11, 2017

    Applying for a grant  can be overwhelming — so overwhelming some animal shelters or rescue org... Learn More

    Through a cat’s nose: How understanding smell can keep cats in homes and reduce stress in shelters

    January 10, 2017

    Most of us know dogs put a lot of store in how things smell, their noses are legendary for their sni... Learn More