Nov
24
Sun
Adoption Options: Tucson, AZ @ Radisson Suites Tucson
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Download the Tuscon AO brochure here

Dec
5
Thu
Rescue Central Webinar Series – Finding Funding in a Slow Economy: Tips for Identifying and Successfully Applying for Rescue Grants
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presenter:  Abby Volin, Rescue Group Coordinator, The Humane Society of the United States

Description:  Although winning the lottery would be nice, your odds on finding funding for your animal rescue are significantly better if you know how to successfully apply for grants.  Learn which corporate and private grant-making organizations are out there and how to find them.   Discover the elements of a successful grant application, the buzz words that give your application the best chance at receiving funding and what screeners look for in applications. Additionally, learn what you need to do within your organization before you even start the process.

This is the fourth in a four-part webinar series.

About the Presenter:   Abby Volin became the Rescue Group Coordinator at The Humane Society of the United States in 2012.  Prior to joining The HSUS, she worked as an attorney and served as director of the cat facility at a rescue group in New York City.  She is a longtime rescuer, volunteer, and pet foster parent.

Dec
8
Sun
Adoption Options: Greenville, SC @ Holiday Inn Express
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
Adoption Options: Miami, FL @ Ramada Hialeah Miami Airport
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Download the Miami AO brochure here

Jan
8
Wed
HSUS Trap-Neuter-Return: What is it & Why do it?
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn about the free-roaming cat problem and why TNR is the most effective solution. This session will cover how TNR helps shelters, public health, wildlife and the cats themselves. Why alternatives to TNR have failed and examples of successful programs will also be discussed. Speaker: Bryan Kortis, PetSmart Charities

Jan
15
Wed
HSUS Community TNR: An Overview
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ideal for practitioners who want to go beyond the colony level to create a community-wide TNR program to help even more cats. This session will cover the importance of defining the TNR program’s mission, provide an overview of basic strategies like Targeted TNR, Return to Field, and grassroots mobilization, and will also discuss basic necessary elements like collaboration, personnel, equipment and more. Speaker: Bryan Kortis, PetSmart Charities

Jan
16
Thu
Protecting your Shelter or Rescue: Understanding insurance for non-profits
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
22
Wed
HSUS The Community Cats Project: A New Model for Animal Sheltering
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This webinar will introduce participants to the theory and structure behind a new animal sheltering model for community cats being piloted in select communities by PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society. Current data showing the programs’ very positive impacts will be shared with participants. Speaker: Bryan Kortis, PetSmart Charities; Shelly Kotter, Best Friends Animal Society

Jan
24
Fri
Adoption Options: San Juan, PR @ Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, (Sacred Heart University)
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
25
Sat
Cat Trap Depot Workshop: Puerto Rico @ University of Sacred Heart
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Puerto Rico CTD Brochure

This day-long workshop includes breakfast and vegetarian lunch, gifts from the Petco Foundation and a Tru-Catch Cat Trap for you to keep! You will hear from nationally known speakers  on animal welfare focusing on feral cat care  and issues. Time for networking, bring business cards. Dress in comfortable clothes. Bring your organization’s information to share. Even the most experienced will learn.