Strategies For Lost Pet Recovery

by Sharon Kutsop

March 4, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
$10.00 includes lunch
Nora Parker
973-377-7094 Ext 226

The moment that a dog or cat escapes from the care of its owner/guardian is the moment he becomes a “stray” and contributes to the overcrowding of our animal shelters. Families who come to shelters searching for their lost pet quickly become discouraged. Kat Albrecht, founder of Missing Pet Partnership and the pet detective academy K-9 Pet Trackers, provides proven strategies for shelter and rescue team lost pet recovery programs that save animals lives. Topics covered in this 8-hourworkshop include:

  • How pets behave when lost, how far they travel, and the most effective techniques to use based on the species and temperament
  • Why many cat owners fail to show up at shelters to reclaim their lost cats
  • The difference between an outdoor-access cat that suddenly vanishes and the indoor-only cat that escapes outside
  • How innovative services can reduce shelter euthanasia rates of unclaimed strays
  • How the fear of coyotes kills more pets than coyotes actually do
  • How to coach owners to use out-of-the-box recovery techniques for lost cats
  • How to coach owners to use out-of-the-box recovery techniques for lost dogs
  • How behavior (human and animal) influences the chances that a lost pet will be recovered
  • Search dogs and how effective they are in finding lost pets
  • Missing Pet Partnership’s revolutionary pilot program (in Kent, WA) that used shelter volunteers to offer hands-on assistance to help families recover lost pets

This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits (6.00 CPD credits).