โ€œEach and every animal of earth has as much right to be here as you and meโ€

- Anthony Douglas Williams

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Animal Shelter News ๐Ÿถ

  • How to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe and Have Fun During the Dog Days of Summer-The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) created a list for pet owners of safety tips so pets and their owners can enjoy summer activities. They recommend pool parties, water activities and other ways to keep cool and stay safe.The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Top of mind ๐Ÿ’ก

  • When Eviction Loom Pets are also at Risk - President Biden just utilized executive power to extend the federal eviction moratorium. The housing of people is of course tied to the housing of pets which is why we are re-visiting this article from the NYT this month. The pandemic caused a mass housing crisis that has affected thousands of Americans and their pets. New York Times

Our favorite stories ๐Ÿฑ

  • Hawaiian Humane Society Celebrates New Animal Rights Legislation - Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 416 which bans unsafe dog tethering, through use of a choke collar, pinch collar or prong collar. Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • San Diego Humane Society Released Orphaned Mountain Lion Kitten Back into the Wild- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife brought two kittens to the Humane Society to be cared for until they could fend for themselves after their mother was hit by a car and killed ย in Orange County Times of San Diego

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August 17th was National Nonprofit Day which recognizes the goals and positive impacts nonprofits have on communities and the world

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Fresh Nonprofit and Volunteering News ๐Ÿ’ž

  • Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector Quarterly Review - In Q1 of 2021 the nonprofit sector saw a drop of 1% in its gross value added portion to the economy, giving to Human Services, the Environment, and Animals increased but other causes experienced decreases compared to previous years, and donations of $500 or less increased while giving above $500 decreased significantly. Read the full 2021 Q1 report from The Independent Sector
  • Volunteer Generation Funds May be Available in Your State - Volunteer Generation Fund Grants are a unique opportunity for US-based nonprofits to build the capacity of volunteer efforts through focused projects funded by the federal government- and they are being announced for the 2021 fiscal year Tobi Johnson & Associates
  • What to consider and what to avoid when opening your nonprofit office- Creating a staff return to work committee, considering a gradual hybrid return to office, prioritizing mental health, communicating and setting expectations and more tips to to adjust to new work realities The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • How Nonprofits Can Retain and Engage Gen Z - The next generation of leaders and civically engaged citizens are an invaluable demographic for nonprofits to engage and build relationships with given that they are more inclined toward activism and advocacy than older generations. Here are the best strategies to build your base of young folks Civic Champs Blog

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