Animal Rescue Association of the Americas
When executive director Denise Sproul first conceived of AnRAA, she imagined it as part of the solution to a worrisome, intractable problem: the abuse of animals by those less scrupulous in the animal rescue field. Today, more than ever, she believes that a certification program, as used in so many other industries, is crucial to weeding out those who would give volunteer rescue groups a bad name.
AnRAA is now committed to the creation of a certification program that will honor the highest ethical standards in animal rescue. We want to see rescue groups recognized for their professionalism and constancy, their leadership and generosity, and their indispensable value as community partners.
YOU CAN HELP SHAPE OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
AnRAA has drafted a rigorous and comprehensive certification program. Note: this a draft. It now has to go to you. To that end, we will be forming a Certification Work Group for interested members. Once you’ve joined AnRAA, Contact Us expressing your interest, and we’ll put your name on the work group list.
Rescue groups are fiercely independent. Consensus will never be easy. But in pulling together to create a certification program, we can elevate the quality, enhance the standing and improve public perception of our industry.
AnRAA certification means more muscle.
And our friends need all the muscle they can get.top