Learn how to clearly identify signs of fear, anxiety, stress (FAS) and frustration in shelter animals. Veterinarians and shelter staff will discover how to modify various components of shelter life to reduce FAS and frustration in their shelter population. These Fear Free concepts will improve the overall welfare, mental health, and emotional well-being of both shelter animals and staff. Attendees will:
• Learn to interpret canine and feline body language, behaviors, and motivations
• Understand and assess the impact of housing and environment (physical and emotional environment) on behavior and learning
• Learn how to minimize fear, anxiety, stress and frustration:
o At intake
o During daily care and husbandry procedures
o During medical procedures
o During the adoption process
This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.