Behavioral assessments performed in the shelter are used to evaluate an animals’ behavior in various circumstances for specific purposes. These purposes may be to evaluate the predictability of an animal’s reaction to a number of situations. Recent insight has indicated that the evaluations in the shelter do not reliably predict how the pet is going to behave in the home. Many of the assessments lead to false positive results, meaning a pet can be labeled as being aggressive when it is not. We will review some of the assessments currently used and discuss a different approach to performing behavioral assessments of shelter pets.
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 program (both live and recorded) has been APPROVED for:
- 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
- 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
- 1 CEU for behavior consultants by The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
- 1 CE by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers
We’ve been through a lot and we’re going to get through this together.
As your professional association, we are committed to supporting you and providing you with vital resources for LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT and continuous PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT.
Our work by its very nature can be emotionally taxing. This conference is designed to help attendees closely examine ways to build resilience, both for themselves and the organizations they represent. Learn how to take better care of yourself as well as the people and animals in your community. LET’S JOIN TOGETHER through workshops, networking, and sharing, to focus on building resilience.
Here are just a few of the sessions being offered:
- The Real-Time Way to Raise Major Gifts, and How It’s Different Than Five Years Ago
- Change Laws to Change Lives: Influencing Local Policies to Protect Animals
- Tiny Patients, Big Challenge: The Science & Practice of Underage Kitten Care
- Communicating Collectively for Greater Impact During COVID-19
- Reducing Recidivism: Creating a Responsible Pet Ownership Program
- Treating the Entire Animal Through Medical and Behavior Coordination
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As a result of COVID-19, your shelter or rescue may be expecting to receive an influx of undersocialized kittens in the coming months. Want to know how to help these undersocialized kittens get adopted? Join us as we cover how the ASPCA Adoption Center and Kitten Nursery have leveraged their foster volunteer pool and trained them to work with fearful kittens using scientifically proven techniques. This webinar will take a deep dive into the “Lion Tamers” program with a spotlight on behavior best practices. We will also provide tools and resources for how to provide training, support and guidance to foster volunteers.
• Foster network management strategies and protocols to mitigate disease risks
• How to effectively place fearful kittens in foster homes
• How to effectively train foster volunteers to care for fearful kittens while providing tools, resources and support
• Behavior best practices for working with undersocialized kittens and effectively placing them into loving homes
Animal shelter staff, behavior staff, foster volunteers
Trying to catch the last cat in your colony who isn’t fixed? Got a wily feral who just won’t go into a box trap, no matter how much you spend on roasted chicken? How about catching a litter of kittens all at once—with their mom? All these tough trapping situations and more can be solved if you know how to use a drop trap! Join Neighborhood Cats, co-designers of the first commercially available drop trap, as they discuss how to use this invaluable tool. Plus tips and tricks for advanced drop trappers, too.
The Community Cats Podcast and Feline Leukemia advocacy supporter Margaret Tompkins are thrilled to announce our first-ever online FeLV Educational Day, to be held July 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We will have a wonderful group of speakers sharing their expertise around Feline Leukemia. Planned speakers include Amy Kohlbecker (Best Friends Animal Society), Dr. Julie Levy (University of Florida), Britney Fox Hover (Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society), Danielle Case (Tree House Humane Society), Dr. Heather Kennedy (KC Pet Project), and Monica Frenden (American Pets Alive).
For just $25 for the day, hear from the best and learn about the great success we have had saving the lives of kitties with Feline Leukemia.