Feb
18
Tue
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.

Feb
21
Fri
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.

Feb
26
Wed
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.

Takeaways:
•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.

Feb
28
Fri
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.

Mar
4
Wed
Roll Out the Welcome Mat: How to Find and Support Equine Adopters @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you ever considered how welcoming your organization is to potential horse adopters? Are staff and volunteers easily accessible and willing to work with established and first-time adopters? Find out how two horse rescues, Nexus Equine and Hickory Hill Farm, appeal to and support a variety of equine adopters while ensuring good matches for their horses.

Takeaways:
•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

Taking the CRISIS out of Crisis Communications @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

There has been no shortage of PR nightmares to make national media and social media coverage.  How the organization responds will determine how fast they can recover, yet many shelter staff and board members are inadequately trained or prepared to handle a media crisis.  In this session we’ll explore case studies of how both large corporations and animal welfare organizations have done it well, and also when they have fallen flat, so that you can prepare now for the inevitable PR challenges of your own.  Topics covered:

  • •“Ripped from the headlines” PR nightmares in animal welfare and beyond where we’ll explore the accusation, the response, the outcome, and lessons learned
  • •How to respond when your organization is at fault; your organization is being attacked with false information; or your organization was a third party, but still needs to respond
  • •How to identify the appropriate spokesperson, depending on the accusation
  • •When silence helps and when it hurts
  • •Steps you can take today to prepare for a crisis of any size
Mar
11
Wed
Optimal Staffing for Shelter Medical Departments & Clinics @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do your medical staff procedures humanely meet the needs of every animal in your care? How about the humane needs of your staff? If your shelter or clinic has medical staff, then you need to attend this webinar! We will take a comprehensive look at important considerations and strategies when planning medical staffing protocols, procedures, and schedules.  This presentation will include lessons learned, from medical and HR perspectives, and will offer practical approaches including:

  • Competitive recruiting and staff retention
  • Data-driven staffing capacity
  • Alternative work schedules
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Process improvement
  • Cost-saving measures

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.

This program has been submitted for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Mar
14
Sat
Trapper Tips and Tricks! Presented by Neighborhood Cats @ Online Webinar - Community Cats Podcast
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Trappers Tips and Tricks in 2020!

Mar
22
Sun
Animal Care Conference 2020 @ Hilton Long Beach
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The 2020 Animal Care Conference will feature 2 pre-conference workshops, 5 learning tracks, 25+ education sessions, over 50 knowledgeable speakers, and 2 days of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry products.

This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals.