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Jyothi V. Robertson, D.V.M.

Jyothi V. Robertson, D.V.M.

Content by Jyothi V. Robertson, D.V.M.

  • Magazine Article

    Value added: Quantifying the results of sheltering and animal welfare programs

    How do we explain the importance of our programs to public officials who must account for spending decisions, or to financial institutions and granting foundations that select where to give? How do we demonstrate to people outside the sheltering sphere that programs designed to help animals will produce a tangible benefit for their community?

    How do you show donors that your work is, well, working?

    I love animals. Don’t we all? That’s why I’m in the field of animal sheltering. That’s why you’re reading this magazine. It’s our passion for animals that brings us together.

    Most of us appreciate the vital role animal welfare organizations play in our communities. They help animals. They help people develop relationships with animals. They support communities. They make the world a better place.

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  • Magazine Article

    The costs of animal hoarding

    Taking on a major hoarding case can stretch a shelter's staff and its budget. Planning for the costs will help your agency go in prepared.

    If your organization had to step up tomorrow, would your work break the bank?

    In 1997, a nonprofit shelter with an annual intake of approximately 12,500 domestic animals and a contract to provide animal control for a county of approximately 700,000 people took on a large-scale hoarding case. Approximately 240 goats were confiscated and held long-term, at the shelter and in several leased rural locations in the county.

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