Mar
27
Wed
Million Cat Challenge: Fighting Fungus with Facts @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At many shelters, ringworm can lead to devastating consequences. However, it does not have to be — with proper protocols, it can be safely treated and cured.  The San Francisco SPCA saves over 350 animals with ringworm every year. Wanting to do more, they created the SPORE (Shelters Preventing Outbreaks of Ringworm through Education) program in 2013 to teach others how to better detect, treat, and manage ringworm in their shelter.  For this session, Laura Mullen, Shelter Medicine Outreach Manager at the SFSPCA, will be outlining research-based protocols that are in use at there and examine how those same concepts apply to a variety of different shelters and rescues. We will explore the use of volunteers and the community to help this type of program flourish in fanatically constrained environments, such as animal shelters.  We will also take a look at a new pilot foster program for ringworm animals called the Finishing School Foster Program that fosters out ringworm animals at the end of their treatment, freeing up space in the shelter to help more animals in need.

Mar
28
Thu
2019 VFHS Annual Conference @ Founders Inn and Spa
Mar 28 – Mar 30 all-day
Mar
30
Sat
New England Humane Federation Conference 2019 @ Crowne Plaza
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
Apr
13
Sat
Aggression in Dogs – Defensive Handling and Training @ Nashville Dog Training Club
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

Attendees will learn what is needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases.

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, animal control officers, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe.

RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop: Sacramento, CA @ Cap’s Pizza and Tap House
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Apr
15
Mon
Animal Care EXPO 2019 @ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Apr 15 – Apr 18 all-day

Join us April 15-18, 2019 in New Orleans!

Register today to join the Humane Society of the United States and more than 2,500 engaged, inquisitive peers from around the globe at Animal Care Expo, the largest international educational conference and trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers!

Apr
20
Sat
RedRover Responders workshop – Irving, TX @ Irving Animal Care Campus
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

The training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

Cats in Your Community: Understanding Them and How to Help Them @ C. Burr Artz Public Library
Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Alley Cat Allies to learn how you can make a difference for cats in your community.

Alice Burton, associate director of animal shelter and animal control engagement, and Molly Armus, staff attorney, will share how you can help community cats through advocacy and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The seminar will cover why TNR is the only humane and effective approach to address community cat populations, and highlight the ways in which it benefits cats, animal shelters, animal control officers, and the community.

This FREE workshop is sponsored by Frederick AdvoCats.

Apr
23
Tue
Immediate Critical Care for the Kitten @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What do you do when you find a kitten that has been found outside exposed to the elements? What issues do you need to address immediately before you ever offer a kitten a bottle? In this webinar, we will discuss how to recognize hypo- and hyperthermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration and more, and get you the info you need to start intervening for your kitten right away. We want you to feel confident in getting baby through this rough patch of life and on to a solid road of recovery and growth.

This webinar is especially great for first responders like TNR, ACO and shelter/rescue personnel who handle these babies for the first time.

Apr
27
Sat
Texas Unites for Animals 2019 @ Renaissance Austin Hotel
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

Over 600 attendees come together to learn, network, and grow in their animal welfare careers.  The impact of Texas Unites is felt when our attendees bring ideas and programs back to their organizations to improve the lives of the people and animals in their communities.