May
11
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Ripley, WV @ Jackson General Hospital - The Learning Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 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.

Jun
2
Sun
Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference 2019 @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

Join us for our 19th annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference and see why we are the premiere conference designed just for animal welfare professionals from the Midwest! Prairie States expects more than 200 attendees from all walks of animal welfare, including executive staff, line staff, and animal control officers along with rescue groups, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers.

Jun
12
Wed
AAWA – 2019 Spring Conference @ Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Join us and experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Operations, Development, Administration/Finance, and Marketing. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, this the conference for you!

Jun
19
Wed
Adoption Options – Asheville @ Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore West
Jun 19 all-day

You are invited to join us at the Asheville Adoption Options workshop!

Adoption Options is a FREE educational workshop tour with multiple stops across North America. It connects animal welfare professionals to experts, tools, resources and each other in order to address industry challenges. Simply put: we know you’re busy, and we understand the challenges you’re facing each day. We want to bring nationally-recognized speakers to your area to help you address those challenges. And it’s all free!

Bring your staff, volunteers, and partners – the more, the merrier! You will also have the opportunity to win exclusive grants from the Petfinder Foundation or food donations from Purina, just for attending!

Sign-up for your FREE event tickets today! Or reach out to adoptionoptions@petfinder.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

For the full agenda, visit puri.na/AshevilleAgenda

Large Animal Rescue Operation (LARO) training @ Alfred State College Farm
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is essential for firefighters, law enforcement, animal control, humane societies and emergency animal response teams. Incidents that involve large animals require special considerations and training. LARO simulates those incidents by using scenario training with both live horses and life-size, weighted, articulated horse mannequins that allow training for virtually any LARO situation. There will be a different team rescue scenario for each day.

This training is designed to equip responders with a variety of options to handle most large animal situations; including situational awareness to recognize when knowledge and skills may be out of scope. No previous experience needed with large animals to attend this training.

Please note: Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. on June 19 and the event will happen rain or shine.

Internal Communications: Informing and Engaging Your Staff & Board @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

External communications work is much easier with consistent, frequent, and transparent internal communications.  During this webinar, you’ll learn how to turn your external communications skills inward and communicate more effectively with your board and staff.

Jun
21
Fri
Online Kitten Conference 2019 @ Online Conference - The Community Cats Podcast
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Join us June 21st-23rd for a virtual convention for anyone who’d like to create a better environment for the tiniest community cats!

This kitten-focused event, presented by The National Kitten Coalition and The Community Cats Podcast, features presentations by experts on raising and saving kittens, setting up and managing kitten-centered shelter programs, and more. (Speakers and the event’s schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.)

Since this is a virtual event, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable information and have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgable leaders in animal welfare without the expense and hassle of traveling.

$50 early bird tickets are available thru April 30, 2019. After that, $75 tickets will be available thru June 22nd.

Jun
29
Sat
Trapping Tips and Tricks @ Online Webinar - Neighborhood Cats
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drawing from almost 20 years of experience working with feral cats, the folks at Neighborhood Cats have gathered together their favorite ways of catching the wiliest of felines. Whether it’s putting in a clear rear door, using Spam as bait, wrapping your trap with green garden netting or training a cat to enter a trap, you’re bound to learn something new that will improve your trapping success. Come prepared to share your secret tips and tricks, too!

Jul
11
Thu
Adoption Options – Detroit @ Holiday Inn Detroit Northwest - Livonia
Jul 11 all-day

You are invited to join us at the Detroit Adoption Options workshop!

Adoption Options is a FREE educational workshop tour with multiple stops across North America. It connects animal welfare professionals to experts, tools, resources and each other in order to address industry challenges. Simply put: we know you’re busy, and we understand the challenges you’re facing each day. We want to bring nationally-recognized speakers to your area to help you address those challenges. And it’s all free!

Bring your staff, volunteers, and partners – the more, the merrier! You will also have the opportunity to win exclusive grants from the Petfinder Foundation or food donations from Purina, just for attending!

Sign-up for your FREE event tickets today! Or reach out to adoptionoptions@petfinder.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about Adoption Options and Petfinder at https://pro.petfinder.com/adoptionoptions/

Jul
12
Fri
2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference @ Cornell University Robert Purcell Community Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day