I wanted to share some resources to help support the desire to keep pets in homes and out of shelters.
For messaging the help needed, please look at Valley Humane Society's new strategy: Share the Care https://valleyhumane.org/share-the-care/
I like this strategy because it provides positive, proactive steps to allow the community to help. I'm scared we might revert to messaging that builds fear or shame in our community. An example of that messaging would feature a call to action that would equal a negative result if the community does not follow. Such as Adopt, or we'll need to euthanize. I believe it's okay to share the message of the reality in our communities but provide tangible ways people can help that allow for proactive involvement. Share The Care does this.
As a care center or shelter, we have strategies that we know work: Such as
Home To Home can help you manage your rehoming program, empower your community to foster other community members' pets, and allow your internal fosters to promote and adopt their foster pets.
Here is a video on how Home To Home was used to help a foster parent be an adoption ambassador. https://youtu.be/d1qV9W-d9Kg
For more information on joining Home To Home, click here https://home-home.org/join-as-shelter/ Or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have also attached two flyers on Fostering.