For the last six years the Donkey Welfare Symposium (DWS) has been a major activity of Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service (RVETS), trying to fill a gap in knowledge and education about donkeys, one of the most exploited and misunderstood of all domestic animals. The veterinary practitioners, international aid workers, and even donkey owners in the USA are lacking in basic information on donkey welfare and biology. Our goal is to develop and transmit science based information on donkeys and mules, to improve their status and health. To do this the DWS brings speakers, the leaders in their respective fields, from around the world to give lectures and demonstrations, and to network on future research and programs. In past years we have had animal scientists, veterinarians, behaviorists, farriers, archaeologists, and rescuers from some fifteen countries participate. Many of our attendees tell us that the DWS is one of the best and most practical meetings they have ever attended, and it has spawned a community of donkey enthusiasts and guardians that communicate regularly throughout the year.
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.
Video presentation of Kelley Bollen will provide a foundation of dog behavior knowledge consistent with AniMatch’s model for evaluating shelter dogs. Attendees will learn to read and interpret dog body language and what’s involved in performing the AniMatch Behavior Observation procedure.
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 throught this rought patch of life and on to a solid road of recovery and growth. This webinar is especially great for first reponders like TNR, ACO and shelter/rescue personnel who handle these babies for the first time
Ants getting into the cats’ bowls or slugs making mealtime a slimy mess? Raccoons invading your colony? Got fleas? How do you keep the water from freezing in the middle of winter? Or calm the irate neighbor whose flower bed has been turned into a litter box? Find out how to deal with these and many more colony caretaking challenges from Neighborhood Cats with their 20 years of experience dealing with all things community cat. Come and share your battle-worn secrets too!
The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference unites professionals who promote the humane treatment of animals; sharing best practices, challenges, and successes in an environment of learning and teamwork.
Learn how Humane Society Silicon Valley tackled over five hundred guidelines and significantly increased our life-saving capacity… and how you can, too! RACE-approved
Pregnant cats with their tiny baby kittens are already arriving in many parts of our country – and in some places, the kitten season never stops! These moms and their babies need trained fosters to save their lives. Have you thought about fostering a mom with kittens? Have you fostered already, but would like to know more? Join us for this free training! We will discuss feline pregnancy and birth, as well as how to care for kittens who are nursing and go through the weaning process with Mom.
Don’t miss the best cat behavior and welfare science event of the year!
This webinar will discuss Fading Kitten Syndrome including signs, causes and treatments. With the information provided in the webinar, veterinary technicians will understand these aspects of FKS and be better able to educate clients on how to help kittens by recognizing early signs of fading, taking immediate and appropriate action, and by providing them with proper daily care to prevent the avoidable cases of fading kitten syndrome from ever occuring in the first place.