A collective voice dedicated to humane treatment of animals in Washington State through legislation, training, programs and support services.

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  • Frustrated by lack of information? Not sure how to define the problem? Need more data to strategize how to save more lives? You are not alone! “Shelter Animals Count” was created by a cross-section of animal welfare agencies to create and share a National Shelter Database that would enable the measurement of progress in animal welfare, to inspire life-saving collaboration and have a positive impact over pet homelessness over time. Check out the website and the “Basic Data Maxtrix” to see what kind of information you should be tracking, and consider becoming part of this effort. Shelter Animals Count is dedicated to furthering more transparency with anonymity through sharing of shelter data to increase lifesaving opportunities.

  • The Humane Society of the United States invites shelter workers and volunteers, rescuers, feral cat advocates, animal control officers, municipal officials, and anyone who works with homeless cats to join them for a Rethinking the Cat Symposium. On October 20, 2014, this free, day-long training will explore the challenging world of un-owned cats and the best practices for helping them and reducing their population. It features two full tracks focusing on adoptable cats and community cats. Learn about new marketing techniques, best care practices for cats, and which population control efforts work best in the community. For more information, visit: animalsheltering.org/rethinkingthecat.

  • Don't forget to check out our Upcoming Trainings page! A compilation of trainings relevant to the animal welfare industry, you'll be sure to find something that peeks your interest (and furthers your professional development goals). These training opportunities are updated on a regular basis, so bookmark this page and check back often!

Looking for feral cat resources? Check out this new tool from The Humane Society of The United States listing feral cat resources by state.