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Three Culture-Driven Tips to Improve Your Employee Retention Strategy

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We’ve all been there: you start the week already short-handed and suddenly one key player resigns. As you scramble to make sure you have enough coverage until you can hire a replacement, you can’t help but wonder what could have been done to retain the employee. While we can’t deny that salaries play a role in enticing employees towards a potential role, multiple factors can help build a long-lasting relationship with your team. If there’s anything we’ve learned recently, it’s that it’s not always about the money. By the time your employee evaluates other options, it’s highly likely that there are multiple factors swaying your employee’s decision to move away from the company.

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Animal Welfare Giant Steps Down

In July 2022 Rich Anderson, Co-chair of Marketing here at FAAWO, announced he is stepping down from his role as Executive Director and CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. For more than a decade, Rich dedicated his energy to the community of West Palm Beach. Under his stewardship Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provided assistance to 380,000 dogs and cats and launched Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z), a collaborative partnership with Palm Beach County with the goal of eliminating unnecessary euthanasia in the community. We join with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in wishing Rich well as he leaves to start a new chapter in his life and career. 

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Humane Society of North Central Florida receives grant to continue lifesaving work!

The Humane Society of North Central Florida (HSNCF) recently had their hard work and dedication to serving communities and animals across north central Florida recognized when they received a $25,000 grant investment from Petco Love. The investment will help to ensure that they are able to keep working toward their mission of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets by matching pets with families for a lifetime, furthering spay and neuter through education and outreach, and being advocates for their community members, human and animal alike. 

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5 Tips for Creating an Employee Wellness Program

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Why didn't I think of that?

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is back with another episode of The Intake. Jim Tedford, the President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, interviewed Steve Zeidman, Senior Vice President, Software Solutions from Pethealth Inc. and the 2020 recipients of the Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award, Adan Parra and Michele Anderson from El Paso Animal Services.

Though El Paso Animal Services have multiple worthy initiatives, their focus on using technology to reunite more pets with their loving families was inspiring. Fueled by the creation of Lost and Found pet reports, El Paso’s Pet Finder Map is an interactive and comprehensive tool. It’s become a central location for the community to post a photo of their lost pet or view pets found.

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ASPCA Launches Virtual Advisor

The ASPCA is thrilled to announce it's new virtual advisor, Ask the Expert! Wondering which disinfectants kill parvo? Want ideas to support your fosters with behavior? Need help starting an equine foster program? Submit a question to an ASPCA expert from our Shelter Medicine, Animal Behavior, or Equine Welfare team and get a quick response via email.

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Spay/Neuter Guidelines during COVID

This link includes some terrific resources regarding spay/neuter guidelines and COVID-19:

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FAF Grant Applications due May 1

spay & neuter license plateFlorida Animal Friend (FAF) awards annual grants to municipal and non-profit agencies in the state of Florida who perform spay and neutering services to cats and dogs.

Grant Applications are available each January 1st and the deadline for submission is May 1st. In August, we announce the grant winners and the grant funds are released on August 15th. Follow-up reports are due September 1st the following year.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus & Companion Animals

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From the Florida Department of Health Division of Disease Control and Health Protection Bureau of Epidemiology:

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