Together

Bonnie L. Martinolich, NEFED Board Member We at the Fed are fresh off of our 74th Annual Conference and initial feedback is that it was well received.  We had the greatest number of registered attendees ever at 497 (over 100 more than the next most attended conference), each of whom came from a large assortment...
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The “New Cruelty”

By: Hannah Orenstein, Advisor, NE Fed Animal Control Supervisor, TJO Imagine taking the accumulated hair from every brush you have ever owned, rolling it into a giant, tangled mass, gluing it around your body and walking around like that for years. Sounds pretty awful, right? Right! This form of neglect in dogs, a lack of...
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Why I’m excited…

By Kerry Garofano, New England Federation Board Member When I joined the New England Federation of Humane Societies (NEFHS) Advisory Council last year, sure, there was a volunteer job description, but I really had no idea what I was in store for. With an animal welfare background but a career trajectory that had steered me to the (very necessary)...
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The Value of Professional Development

By: Amy Duskiewicz, Board Member As a manager, I’ve often heard that our people are our best assets. And, it’s true. Think of an organization, a period of time, when goals were being checked off, communication flowed easily, everything worked like a well-oiled machine. Now, think of a time riddled with barriers, stress and frustration....
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Calling All Rescuers!

By Bonnie Martinolich, Board Member In case you were wondering, the NEFHS annual Conference has plenty to offer rescue volunteers.  Would you like to learn about optimizing your use of social media to support your organization?  How about development opportunities or making the most of your foster program?  Are you interested in the latest thinking...
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Educating Pet Owners

By Katie Kozikowski, Board Member It seems like every year, some foolish pet owner makes the idiotic (I think we’d all agree on this use of adjective here) decision to leave their pet in their car on a 95 degree day while they run in to the store for “just a minute”. Now, since more...
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Data Protection in Animal Welfare

By Gilberto Gandra, Board Member Whether it is a DSH with infrequent BM, or a LOS report biased by a few DOAs, acronyms have ingrained themselves in animal welfare speak.  As someone who has only served on the fringes of this field, I quickly had to learn to differentiate the meanings.  Leading me to wonder how much...
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It’s time for New England Federation of Humane Societies’ 73rd Annual Conference – New Frontiers: Listening, Learning and Evolving!

By Bonnie Martinolich The animal welfare field has changed dramatically and continues to change and improve every year.  Can you imagine what might have been discussed at the first few Annual Conferences over a decade ago?  What was the animal welfare field like back then?  It was, no doubt, very different than it is today....
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