Proven Strategies

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How two unlikely shelters came together on a life-saving project

Tangipahoa Parrish Animal Control is small Louisiana shelter, brave enough to try new things to save more lives. Charles "Chip" Fitz, the director of Tangipahoa, discusses partnering in the pilot program called Prince and Paws Shelter Collaborative project, with mentor shelter, Brandywine Valley SPCA, along with support from the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue.

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Time Stamps:

  • Welcome from Holly and Rose- 0:19
  • Prince and Paws Shelter Collaborative- 0:30
  • Charles "Chip" Fitz of Tangipahoa introduction- 1:08
  • What's the latest and greatest with this project?- 1:25
  • What words of advice would you give others considering this type of partnership?- 1:57
  • How was it having a third-party, private partner helpful in breaking some of the bureaucratic challenges?- 4:21
  • Have there been some bumps in the road?- 5:14
  • Since you had built trust, as challenges arose, did you just have conversations?- 7:12 
  • Program expansion funding- 9:31
  • Impact in Louisiana- 11:08 
  • It's all about together- 13:10

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