What can we do for you?

Increase lifesaving

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There are changes you can make today to increase positive outcomes and decrease intake. We teach proven best practices for humane, effective animal welfare, including community cat management, missing pet prevention and recovery, and progressive adoptions.

Maintain the human-animal bond

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Many practices in animal welfare are outdated and unproductive, and work to break down the human-animal bond so critical to success. By identifying and addressing such practices, you can keep animals out of your shelters and in their loving homes where they belong.

Engage your community

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Your community wants you to be successful. Learn how to engage stakeholders and make them part of the solution. The innovations that result from such collaboration help to create a more humane community. 


What clients are saying about The Path Ahead

"It was all great. It was good to hear what other shelters in our area are doing."

- Melissa E, Manager of Admissions, Maryland SPCA

"We don't accept strays so can't implement some of these ideas, but we now have resources and tips to be able to better inform and help the general public."

- Bella M, Adoption Counselor, Baltimore Humane Society