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Whether you choose to become a member
or not, donât hesitate to turn to us for help. AHA is an indispensable
resource for advice, solutions, publications, training, and support.
These services include:
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 itâs 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.
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.
Youâre not alone. Whatever troubles you face, thereâs 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
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.
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.
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)
Network Members (501(c)3 agencies only) are eligible for funds from AHAâs
$40,000 in annual facility improvement grants to shelters.
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.
includes a subscription to AHAâs 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
certificate outlines the common ideals that your agency and AHA share. Created
for prominent display to add even more professionalism to your programs and
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
U.S. agency receives one free subscription to this quarterly magazine, not
everyone sees it. It often ends up on someoneâs 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.
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
month, youâll receive this newsletter if youâre a Network Member. Through this
piece, youâll hear how Congress and the federal government are affecting the
animals in your community and nationwide. Also handy for quoting in your