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The Face of Change
People are the heart and soul of any organization, so staff members who are committed to the organization’s mission and goals, share lifesaving values, and have a strong work ethic are crucial.
Just because someone works at a shelter, humane society, or SPCA does not mean they care about animals and it does not mean they will leave no stone unturned to save a life. For many staff members, working at a shelter is a job, not a mission. And given the built in excuse of pet overpopulation and public irresponsibility, they’ve never been held accountable to their performance or results. Consequently, there is an epidemic of uncaring and underperformance in our nation’s pounds and shelters.
To save lives, a shelter must be staffed by people who not only like animals, but like people as well. That may mean termination of employment for some.
Admittedly, this is no fun for anyone involved, but it may prove a necessary step to move forward effectively in many communities. It is always better to fire a bad staff member than kill a good animal. On the plus side, it means the shelter gets to reward the hard workers. It means new people with a passion for saving lives get hired. It means the job just got a whole lot easier because when a shelter has the right people on the team with a good attitude and a strong worth ethic, a lot of things fall into place right away.
If you are able to,
Add Your Voice. Or your skills. Or anything else you can do to help them.
Do What You Love for Those You Love*
*courtesy of the No Kill Advocacy Center
Feral Cats Need Help
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) saves lives
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the humane approach to addressing community cat populations, works. It saves cats’ lives and is effective. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. TNR improves the co-existence between outdoor cats and humans in our shared environment. This is why so many cities are adopting it and why you need to learn more about it.