When the world effectively shut down around us last year, there was little notice for the NEFHS to make alternate plans for our Annual Conference we had worked so hard to prepare in the prior year. It was with great sadness we chose to cancel the event and we spent the coming months feeling more...
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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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