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CAI Supports PAL Humane Society's Pet Food Pantry

5/9/2017  -  Falls Church, VA

CAI volunteers bag 10,000 pounds of pet food for needy dogs and cats living in Las Vegas

May 9, 2017 — Falls Church, VA — Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, partnered with PAL Humane Society in Las Vegas, Nev., to launch CAI's first-ever community service project during the 2017 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition, May 3 ̶ 6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

PetBiggestConcern.jpgCAI conference attendees volunteered their time to bag pet food for animals in need during the three-day event and exceeded CAI's goal, bagging a total of 10,000 pounds of pet food.

CAI's conference drew more than 2,000 attendees and exhibitors including, community association managers, homeowners, and business professionals serving the millions of condominiums, community associations, and co-ops worldwide.

"We are continuously amazed by our passionate CAI members who spend countless hours working and volunteering in their community associations," said Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. "It was remarkable to see our members from all over the globe take part in CAI's first-ever community service project and, because of their determination, we've helped feed hundreds of impoverished dogs and cats living in the Las Vegas area." 

Each month, PAL Humane Society operates a Pet Food Pantry supporting the Greater Las Vegas Valley. The pantry feeds approximately 200 dogs, 120 cats, and numerous birds belonging to the homeless, senior citizens, veterans, and low-income families with pets.  

The community service project was the final activity in CAI's Pets Campaign, a six-month-long initiative to highlight pets in community associations. According to a new survey conducted by CAI, 98 percent of community associations worldwide allow pets. Nearly half of survey respondents rated their association as very pet friendly, followed by 34 percent who rated their community as moderately pet friendly. Additionally, 68 percent of those surveyed shared that pet waste in common areas is the biggest concern in their communities.

For more information about CAI Pets Campaign, visit www.caionline.org/caipets.

To learn more about PAL Humane Society, Las Vegas, visit www.palhumane.org.

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About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in more than 338,000 community associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 62 affiliated chapters within the U.S, Canada, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at www.caionline.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.


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