Going through Hell? Keep Going! @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our work evokes an emotional response which drives donations, volunteer engagement, advocacy, and sometimes attack.  We’ll share what animal sheltering leaders can do to prepare their staff and organization for challenging, emotionally charged situations.  We’ll explore a dispassionate framework to understand the nature of attack and strategies for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from these circumstances.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

This session is part one of the five-part Going Through Hell? Keep Going! webinar series.

Takin’ It To The Heart Part 2: New Insights on Managing Heartworm Disease in Shelter Animals @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Just as each shelter animal is unique, each case of heartworm disease can throw you for a loop. Fortunately, many of the management situations we encounter in animal shelters have been handled by professionals before us. New research has also filled in some knowledge gaps on how to best tackle these common problems.

2020 Online Behavior Day @ Online Workshop - Community Cats Podcast
Feb 8 all-day

Join Community Cats Podcast on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) for an Online Behavior Day featuring Dr. Rachel Geller, certified cat behavior and retention specialist and Board Executive Director of The Cat Connection; and Tabitha Kucera, CCBC, KPA-CTP and Fear Free- and Low Stress Handling-Certified Registered Veterinary Technician. Rachel and Tabitha will offer a variety of workshops on common cat behavior issues and concerns, from vet visits and enrichment to litter box and multi-cat household issues. There will even be a Kitten Kindergarten workshop. Sign up today for just $25—and be sure to bring your questions on February 8. Can’t make it that day? Sign up anyway so you can view recordings of the presentations at a later date!

Reducing Infection: Updates in Feline URI Management @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program helps shelters reduce feline upper respiratory infection (URI) with integrative science-based solutions.  Whether it’s housing modifications and facility design work, or implementation of the Capacity for Care(C4C) management model, shelters are seeing results with less URI, happier cats, better outcomes, and more balanced workloads for staff. The program has recently published research on how cage size and feline movement in and out of housing impacts feline URI, as well as the effects of the C4C model on feline health and outcomes. The researchers will share highlights from their findings, with an emphasis on day-to-day tools that will help prevent shelter cat URI now and into the future. Webinar attendees will:

  • Become familiar with the basics of Capacity for Care and the role it plays in URI
  • Understand the connection between population management and feline health
  • Learn about the role of length of stay on URI and how everyone can help reduce URI risk in the feline population
  • Be shown that double compartment cage housing can meet the housing needs of most shelter cats – and discover how to achieve this with existing cage housing
  • Understand the essential elements of a “low stress” cage housing set-up
  • Learn humility to overcome those myths and mysterious practices we used to say must be done to prevent URI

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

Immediate Critical Care for the Kitten @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.

Carolinas Unite 2020 Conference @ Kingston Plantation
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

CarolinasUnite is a collaboration between the NC Animal Federation and the SC Animal Care & Control Association aiming to bring together animal welfare professionals from both states for education and networking.  CarolinasUnite is hosted for shelter personnel, field personnel, vet personnel and management of all levels.  All sessions are designed to provide learning opportunities for the multiple roles animal welfare professionals are responsible for.

Florida Animal Control Association Conference @ The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day

We continue to grow every year and this past event was our largest on record, with almost 300 people in attendance, representing over 60 different organizations, plus more sponsors and exhibitors than even before! Not to mention almost another 70 people who came in just for the Annual Awards Banquet!

For our 2020 event… we will once again be offering 3 full tracks, over 2 and a half days, to ensure that were truly had something for everyone. In addition to the standard CEU’s made available by FACA, we anticipate that all conference sessions will also be pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

Getting Better Together: How to Embrace, Establish and Empower Equine Adoptions @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to increase horse adoptions and make great matches at the same time? Join us as two equine adoption agencies, Humane Society of North Texas and Kentucky Humane Society, share their secret sauce for finding more good homes for horses by welcoming and engaging both established horse people and first-time horse owners.

•How to make your facility welcoming for adopters
•How to conduct meaningful conversation-based adoptions
•How to market your horses to make the best matches
•How to collaborate with other adoption agencies and engage your community in your work
•How to do effective follow-ups and create lasting relationships with adopters

Reduce Fear, Anxiety & Stress in Shelter Animals with Fear Free @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to clearly identify signs of fear, anxiety, stress (FAS) and frustration in shelter animals. Veterinarians and shelter staff will discover how to modify various components of shelter life to reduce FAS and frustration in their shelter population. These Fear Free concepts will improve the overall welfare, mental health, and emotional well-being of both shelter animals and staff. Attendees will:

• Learn to interpret canine and feline body language, behaviors, and motivations
• Understand and assess the impact of housing and environment (physical and emotional environment) on behavior and learning
• Learn how to minimize fear, anxiety, stress and frustration:
o At intake
o During daily care and husbandry procedures
o During medical procedures
o During the adoption process

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

The American Pets Alive! Conference 2020 @ Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

A three-day educational conference known for featuring proven solutions to increase lifesaving in shelter environments. The American Pets Alive! Conference showcases the proven, teachable solutions that Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center have used to create the largest No Kill city in the nation for eight years running.