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.
At the Fall Conference in November, the focus is on high-level executive training (not necessarily industry-specific) and on industry issues from a 20,000 ft view. If you have your sights set on rising in the industry and want to network with all sorts of industry professionals, it doesn’t get any better than the Fall Conference.
Learn about best practices in medical oversight of companion animal transport programs. This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Kitten Season is almost here! We want you to feel confident in caring for these little ones, including how to bottle-feed. We will discuss how to determine if a kitten is truely orphaned, living enviornment set-up, basic husbandry, isolation protocols and more!
In this complimentary ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center online webinar, the use of antidotes in veterinary medicine will be reviewed. Dr. Lee will go over the indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, and general use of antidotes in veterinary medicine.
This webinar will cover information about various aspects of Panleukopenia including presentation, disease progression, treatment protocols and prevention. Veterinary technicians will leave the webinar having learned how to recognize signs of the illness and respond with supportive care and treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian. Attendees will also be able to educate others on preventing or minimizing the chances of panleukopenia infection with proper basic care, sanitation, isolation and vaccination protocols. This webinar is intended for credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses, but others may attend as space is available. This program has been approved by the AAVSB for 1 hour of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize RACE® approval. Program Number: 995-38634. *Note* CE credit can only be obtained during the live webinar, and it won’t be available as a recording. If you attended a previous offering of this webinar and received CE credit, you will not be eligible for the same credit.
Learn the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return with our Helping Cats in Your Community webinar. We’ve put together this resource for you to learn directly from our expert staff how you can improve cats’ lives. In this 60-minute online demonstration, you’ll learn about community cats and how to do Trap-Neuter-Return yourself.
Not everything goes according to plan! Let’s discuss emergency and air transports and the use of the hub system on an urgent timeline.
Rather than letting perfect get in the way of good, we will examine how to safely and effectively move large numbers of animals during an emergency. We’ll also talk about how to implement a hub system to save lives during disasters (both natural or man-made). Attendees will take away ideas that will help them develop a process to conduct large-scale and emergency transports that emphasize the comfort and safety of each individual animal.
This webinar is for any individual or group that cares for animals in a shelter setting or works/volunteers in animal welfare.
This is the final session in a new 4-part updated Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019), based on the recently revised Best Practices document.
Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
Feline retroviruses, namely Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), are challenging concerns for shelter cats in large part because of the complexity of diagnosis and management. Recent advances in our knowledge about retroviruses have added to this complexity and highlighted room for advancement in our management approach. In this webinar we will review the different retrovirus infections, and how to best manage these in the shelter environment.
The Acatemy 2020 is our second annual two-day celebration of cat rescue and the unsung heroes behind it. We’re taking over an entire hotel to welcome the country’s most proactive and influential figures in boots-on-the-ground cat rescue (that’s you!), empowering them to step up their life-saving game like never before.
Visit theacatemy.org for the most details, features, and the full schedule.
We’re riding the New Year vibes with programming that walks you through setting clear, ambitious goals for you and your rescue, then providing the skills to achieve them through:
- 4 rooms of cat-specific advanced and master class content from dozens of your rescue peers and industry leaders
- Building your life-saving network through designated social space with structured breakout sessions and informal activities
- Personal connections with event sponsors and commercial industry professionals.