shelters too can set resolutions, reach their goals
Some folks, corporations and nonprofits can go "cold tofurky" in giving up negative habits or start new business patterns, without looking back; others need to take a more incremental approach. And that's okay too.
We've seen shelters switch from serving tri-tip BBQ at events to adopting a fully vegan policy. Others need time to adjust to what plant-based foods might look and taste like and get donors used to the idea of vegetarian fare.
The latter is the case with one organization we worked with in 2014, the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, which is comprised of dozens of companion animal organizations in the state of Virginia. Their new policy reads,
The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies strives to inspire respect and compassion for all animals, advocate for their interests and welfare, and instill in our community that all living beings have a right to be treated humanely. Any organizational event shall offer vegetarian and vegan options with the goal of moving to a plant-based menu.