Oct
11
Thu
Online Webinar – Intake Mitigation and Managed Intake @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For open admission or limited intake animal shelters, managing admissions and utilizing an Intake Mitigation Program will benefit the animals in your community, the animals in your care, decrease their length of stay, allow your shelter to operate within your life saving capacity, and also allow your shelter to help more animals every year.

Learn about:

  • Managed intake processes and example policies
  • Case examples
  • Working within Capacity for Care
  • Intake mitigation – How to be a resource for your community
Oct
18
Thu
Online Webinar – Let Them Go Home – Increasing Adoptions @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

How many more lives could you save if instead of keeping animals in the shelter until they are 100% ready, they went home with adopters now – to grow up, heal from injury, or recover from illness? We’ll discuss the mentality and mechanisms of open adoption practices that empower adopters to save the pets we traditionally keep hidden away in isolation.

Hear about:

  • Setting the stage for success
  • How to allow all animals to go home now
Oct
21
Sun
Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference @ FireKeepers Casino Hotel
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

Don’t miss the 15th Annual Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference presented by the Michigan Humane Society!

The region’s largest annual animal welfare training and networking event takes place in one central location – the enchanting FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.

This year, our theme is One Team, One Goal. We’re proud to welcome keynote speaker, Britney Wallesch, Founder and Executive Director of Black Dog Animal Rescue, a foster-based dog and cat rescue headquartered in Cheyenne, WY. Started ten years ago in her apartment, BDAR has grown to the largest companion pet rescue in the state of Wyoming.

Oct
27
Sat
Red Rover Readers workshop: Los Angeles @ South Los Angeles Animal Services Center
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn to implement the RedRover Readers curriculum and help children explore the human-animal bond through stories and discussion.

RedRover Readers workshop includes:

The link between Social and Emotional Learning and RedRover Readers
How stories about animals illustrate the human-animal bond
Using questions to generate critical thinking
Tips for reading aloud and for effectively working with children
The relationship between reading and developing empathy
Implementing RedRover Readers curriculum

Nov
1
Thu
Online Webinar – Saving Lives Through Transport Programs @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hear an overview of the key elements of a good transport program, transport best practices and how to get started on a lifesaving transport program that benefits not only the animals but the sending and receiving partners as well.

Learn about:

  • Transport program overview
  • Key elements of a good transport program
  • How to get started
Nov
3
Sat
Feline Science Symposium @ SF SPCA's Education & Training Center
Nov 3 all-day

Calling all cat people!

It’s been too long that dogs have gotten all the glory.

We know that cats have complex social and behavioral lives, and the ability to be trained and socialized. If you’re excited about understanding and enhancing the welfare of America’s most popular pet, join us for a day of cat behavior science!

Nov
6
Tue
Online Webinar – Assessing Canine Behavior in the Shelter: Input from Multiple Sources @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our understanding of how best to assess the behavior of dogs coming into shelters and rescues continues to evolve. Recent research supports the view that gathering information from a variety of sources results in a more accurate picture of the individual dog. However, it’s important to strike the right balance between taking the time to collect data and getting the dog out of the shelter and into a home. In the first part of this webinar, we’ll present the ASPCA’s position and review the value and limitations of various sources of information. In the second part, you’ll be introduced to methods for collecting and compiling that information and how best to make decisions about placement.

Nov
7
Wed
2018 SAWA Annual Confernce @ Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center
Nov 7 – Nov 10 all-day
Nov
8
Thu
Animal Welfare 101: Vermont @ Second Chance Animal Center
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Animal Welfare 101: In Vermont & Maine!

The New England Federation of Humane Societies is excited to bring you Animal Welfare 101 in TWO locations this year. This workshop is great for staff who are new to the field or seasoned staff who want to brush up on their skills.

Registration begins at 9:30am. The first presentation starts at 10:00 am.

A vegetarian lunch is provided. We are unable to accommodate additional special dietary requests for this event.

Registration includes the cost of lunch and is only $25! Space is limited! Reserve your spot today.

Nov
13
Tue
Online Webinar – Assessing Canine Behavior in the Shelter @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our understanding of how best to assess the behavior of dogs coming into shelters and rescues continues to evolve. Recent research supports the view that gathering information from a variety of sources results in a more accurate picture of the individual dog. However, it’s important to strike the right balance between taking the time to collect data and getting the dog out of the shelter and into a home. In the first part of this webinar, we’ll present the ASPCA’s position and review the value and limitations of various sources of information. In the second part, you’ll be introduced to methods for collecting and compiling that information and how best to make decisions about placement.