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CASA - Camano Animal Shelter Association Reviews


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A Compassionate Director 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:17:01
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 16:07:15
CASA's director/manager will do anything for the animals. Every single animals that comes through CASA's doors matters individually!
Proactive Redemptions 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:58
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 16:05:45
CASA lists stray pets at the shelter online and maintains lost and found reports in the shelter too. Staff and volunteers are also members of many social media outlets helping and publicizing lost and found animals across the state.
Volunteers 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:54
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 16:04:32
CASA needs more people willing to help them. They are little, but they can help so many more with an increase in people wanting to volunteer.
Public Relations/Community Involvement 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:50
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 16:03:45
CASA needs more people to help keep this up. Go help CASA.
Medical and Behavior Programs 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:46
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 16:03:07
The animals always come first at CASA and they do whatever is needed to help them.
Pet Retention 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:42
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 16:02:01
CASA works very hard to keep animals OUT of the shelter. They offer courtesy listings online for altered animals who need placement, but can stay in their home until then. They also offer pet food-bank services and consult on common pet issues that might lead to surrendering.
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:33
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 15:58:59
Find CASA on facebook and local events.
Foster Care 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:28
(no comment)
5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 15:58:22
CASA has a small foster care program and is in need of more help from people willing to foster.
Rescue Groups 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:24
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 15:57:34
CASA works with rescue organizations regularly and is managed by a rescue person.
Feral Cat TNR Program 5 average
5 posted by love.teeniy, on 2014-07-29 12:16:20
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5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 15:56:32
CASA works with the pubic to help feral and free-roaming cats by offering traps, trapping assistance and matching them up with free spay and neuter services and occasional alternate placement when their capture site was unsafe. CASA wishes they were large enough to do in-house s/n and offer this service to the community.
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 5 average
5 posted by TeganLocker, on 2014-02-14 15:56:48
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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