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From 4 May 2003 Issue

No More Homeless Pets Forum

Spend a week with some of the leaders of the nationwide No More Homeless Pets movement, as they share an inside view of their thoughts and daily work and answer your questions on a different hot topic each week.

For more information or to join the forum, go to the Best Friends website at:

Upcoming topics:
5/12 – 5/16 -- How do you resolve differences? Cope with misunderstandings? How can you create a harmonious workplace? Diane Blankenburg, the director of the Best Friends Network at Best Friends will help you to prevent problems and successfully resolve your staff and volunteer dilemmas.

5/19 – 5/23 Cat Behavior: How can you keep kitties in their homes? Make the cats in your shelter more adoptable? Traci Shreyer, certified applied animal behaviorist of Animal Behavior Counseling Services, offers her advice on managing cat behavior problems to keep cats out of the shelter and to prepare shelter cats for adoption.

5/26 – 5/30 How can you make the dogs in your shelter more adoptable? Jean Donaldson of the San Francisco SPCA's Academy for Dog Trainers will offer her advice to help refine the manners of the dogs at your shelter so they can get adopted more quickly and to make their stay at the shelter a more pleasant one.

6/2 – 6/6 If we take care of the animals, the money will come. Or will it? How can you develop a mailing list on a shoestring and raise funds for your community programs? Bonney Brown of Best Friends will answer your questions about grassroots fundraising.

6/9 – 6/13 What do grant-makers want? Joyce Briggs of PETsMART Charities and Jim Mason of the Two Maud’s Foundation offer their perspectives on how you can make your organization more attractive to potential funders.

Future forum topics include: Grassroots fundraising, Grant writing, Legal issues for shelters, Customer service in the animal shelter, long-term animal sheltering, and managing calls for help from the public

Bonney Brown, communications director
No More Homeless Pets
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab, UT 84741-5001
phone: 435-644-2001 X108
fax: 435-644-2078
e-mail: [email protected] 

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