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Additional AHA Services

Whether you choose to become a member or not, don’t hesitate to turn to us for help. AHA is an indispensable resource for advice, solutions, publications, training, and support. These services include:

Emergency Animal Relief
AHA can assist you in designing a disaster preparedness plan or evaluate your existing plan. If a disaster were to occur, AHA can respond with their 82-foot rescue vehicle and through their Nationwide Response Program, provide well-trained responders. And if you are directly affected by a disaster, AHA offers an Emergency Relief Fund that has been established to assist agencies following disasters. Funds are available for such things as food, generators, water, medicines, and other supplies and support that you need when you face a disaster, whether it’s an earthquake, flood, or hurricane. We can also guide you through the preparations for disaster, set up mock disasters to test your plan, and build coalitions of agencies in your area to share equipment, staff, and relief efforts during disasters.

Legislative Action
If you need citizens to take action on legislation in your area, we can help by mobilizing AHA members in your area, writing influential decision-makers and the press, and providing expert testimony before legislatures and councils.

Professional Input
You’re not alone. Whatever troubles you face, there’s bound to be someone else in this field who faced and solved the same problem. AHA staff can connect you with that solution. Through travels, publications, and interviews, AHA staff talk with hundreds of agencies each year. You can call AHA and find answers.

The Second Chance Fund Grants
Realizing that financial limitations often make it impossible for you to rehabilitate animal victims of criminal violence, AHA has established the Second Chance Fund. This fund supplements your local contributions to pay for the veterinary treatment of animal victims, so they can have a future in a new, loving home. To qualify for the Second Chance Fund, you must be an incorporated 501(c)3 animal welfare agency.

Training Coupons
Agency members receive a series of $25 coupons to use at any of our nationally-renowned workshops, seminars, and conferences (limited to one coupon per full tuition on most trainings). Our trainings reinvigorate and educate shelter professionals with the latest skills and techniques necessary to do their unique and demanding jobs.

Scholarship Eligibility
Members at any level are eligible to apply for scholarships to specified workshops offered by AHA. For information on how to apply and the application due dates, please visit the AHA Training Scholarships page.

Grant Eligibility (501(c)3 only)
Supporting and Network Members (501(c)3 agencies only) are eligible for funds from AHA’s $40,000 in annual facility improvement grants to shelters.

Self-evaluation Workbook
This book guides you through a complete, in-depth evaluation of your entire agency including euthanasia procedures, facility upkeep and design, program effectiveness, and even board protocols. Gain an unbiased, fresh perspective of how your organization is fulfilling its mission. Every AHA member receives a free copy.

Animal Advocate Magazine
Membership includes a subscription to AHA’s quarterly Animal Advocate magazine filled with information on emergency animal relief, behind-the-scenes looks at animals in the film industry, pet care, state and federal legislation, and animal-related issues affecting the entire nation.

Certificate
An eye-catching certificate outlines the common ideals that your agency and AHA share. Created for prominent display to add even more professionalism to your programs and mission.

Publications Discount
AHA produces over 100 publications that can augment your humane education programs, fill your adoption packets and lobby displays, or enhance your policies and procedures. With an AHA membership, you can automatically deduct 20 percent from any item you order, including our 22-section Operational Guide covering every aspect of setting up and managing an animal care and control agency.

Protecting Animals Magazine
Although every U.S. agency receives one free subscription to this quarterly magazine, not everyone sees it. It often ends up on someone’s desk, never to be read by the rest of the staff. Packed with articles on every aspect of running a shelter, your staff will want to read every issue. Join at a higher membership level and receive extra subscriptions free.

Agency Directory
Currently listing over 6,500 animal care and control agencies in the U.S., this directory is yours free as a Network Member. A vital resource for connecting with others who do what you do.

Legislative Newsletter
Almost every month, you’ll receive this newsletter if you’re a Network Member. Through this piece, you’ll hear how Congress and the federal government are affecting the animals in your community and nationwide. Also handy for quoting in your membership newsletter.

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