Rescue Central Helps Animal Rescue Groups Save More Lives
‘Animal rescue groups play a vital role in improving animal welfare in communities across the country, but many could use a little extra guidance and additional tools to reach their potential,’ says Abby Volin, rescue group coordinator for The Humane Society of the United States.
The HSUS has developed a unique resource to help rescue organizations. Abby joins us to discuss Rescue Central, a new HSUS program that is free and its purpose is to help animal rescue groups, and related organizations to function at their highest levels.
Abby explains why this initiative which is the first of its kind at the national level is unique. How Rescue Central also provides rescue group leaders with a forum to interact, get and give advice and to share tips and ideas. Hear why Rescue Central is becoming a vibrant community on the Internet… a place that provides help, ideas, and advice for everyone in the rescue community from those at start-up organizations to organizations those with experience at organizations that have been in operation for decades.
This episode of Max A Pooch’s Awesome Animal Advocates is a must hear for staff and volunteers of the more than 10,000 rescue organizations operating in the United States.
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Abby Volin is the rescue group coordinator for The Humane Society of the United States. Prior to working at The HSUS, she worked as an attorney and served as director of the cat facility at a rescue group in New York City. She is a longtime rescuer, volunteer and pet foster parent.
Rescue Central is a resource program to help animal rescue groups professionalize and function at their highest potential. The initiative is the first of its kind at the national level.
Rescue Central provides assistance and expertise to help animal rescue groups operate more efficiently and effectively, build coalitions, discover new tools and techniques for funding their operations and attain the highest levels of animal care. It also provides rescue group leaders with a forum to interact, get and give advice, and share tips and ideas.
“Animal rescue groups play a vital role in improving animal welfare in communities across the country, but many could use a little extra guidance and additional tools to reach their potential,” said Abby Volin, rescue group coordinator for The HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States is thrilled to launch Rescue Central to help rescue groups save more animals.
Rebecca Poling of DFW Animal Rescue in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, said “Animalsheltering.org website has long been a reliable source for animal shelter staff looking for information on best practices in a variety of areas, and now rescue groups will be able to benefit from HSUS’ expertise as well. From the latest money saving tips to expert advice on recruiting and retaining foster homes, the new Rescue Central section of animalsheltering.org has it all.There are an estimated 10,000 private rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada, including breed-specific groups, foster-based groups, sanctuaries, transport groups and spay/neuter groups. They play an essential role in helping to reduce the problems of animal homelessness and euthanasia in our communities. Through Rescue Central, The HSUS is committed to providing those groups with the tools and resources they need to achieve even greater success.