Nov
13
Tue
Online Webinar – Assessing Canine Behavior in the Shelter @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our understanding of how best to assess the behavior of dogs coming into shelters and rescues continues to evolve. Recent research supports the view that gathering information from a variety of sources results in a more accurate picture of the individual dog. However, it’s important to strike the right balance between taking the time to collect data and getting the dog out of the shelter and into a home. In the first part of this webinar, we’ll present the ASPCA’s position and review the value and limitations of various sources of information. In the second part, you’ll be introduced to methods for collecting and compiling that information and how best to make decisions about placement.

Dec
6
Thu
Animal Welfare 101: In Maine @ York County Emergency Management Agency
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Animal Welfare 101: In Vermont & Maine!

The New England Federation of Humane Societies is excited to bring you Animal Welfare 101 in TWO locations this year. This workshop is great for staff who are new to the field or seasoned staff who want to brush up on their skills.

Registration begins at 9:30am. The first presentation starts at 10:00 am.

A vegetarian lunch is provided. We are unable to accommodate additional special dietary requests for this event.

Registration includes the cost of lunch and is only $25! Space is limited! Reserve your spot today.

Online Webinar – Accelerate your Lifesaving @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
16
Wed
RedRover Readers workshop: Phoenix @ Arizona Humane Society
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

RedRover Readers works to further strengthen the human-animal bond by helping children, ages 5-11, develop the steps necessary for empathy: recognize human and animal emotions, share emotions and regulate emotions in order to connect in positive ways with others.

RedRover Readers workshop includes:

The link between Social and Emotional Learning and RedRover Readers
How stories about animals illustrate the human-animal bond
Using questions to generate critical thinking
Tips for reading aloud and for effectively working with children
The relationship between reading and developing empathy
Implementing RedRover Readers curriculum

Jan
23
Wed
Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge Kickoff Webinar @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to get the most benefit from Help a Horse Home: The ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge? This informative webinar will get you started on the right hoof and answer your questions about our newly renamed and reimagined competition.

The Help a Horse Home Adoption Challenge is the perfect opportunity to supercharge your adoptions and improve equine welfare in your community.

Jan
31
Thu
Facebook for Veterinary Professionals @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Online Webinar – Facebook for Veterinary Professionals

Feb
20
Wed
Meow For Now 2019 Campaign Kickoff Webinar @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For the second year in a row, the ASPCA’s national Meow For Now campaign is focused on getting more kittens into foster homes and helping shelters take their foster programs to the next level.

About this Webinar
The kick-off webinar will be held February 20, noon EST, and the campaign will launch on March 20 in time for kitten season. The field-facing component of the campaign will give organizations what they need for a thriving foster program, while the public-facing component will drive more kitten foster volunteers to local shelters and rescues.

Mar
6
Wed
Million Cat Challenge: Outsourcing Neonatal Kitten Rearing for Life-Saving Success @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Neonatal kittens pose a unique challenge for animal shelters as one of the most vulnerable and fragile animals that come through our doors.  Through lifesaving efforts, shelters are increasingly able to care for and save these tiny shelter residents.  Learn how one shelter, Placer County Animal Services, has tackled this challenge through an innovative and creative solution.

Mar
12
Tue
Online Foster Orientation and On Deck Fosters @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the ASPCA’s Los Angeles Pee Wee Foster Program used online orientation to train more than 400 foster volunteers to care for nearly 3,000 kittens in two years. The program, which has no adoption center or clinic of its own, thrives through innovation that includes programs such as an on-deck foster system. The result: A more-than-doubled kitten live release rate from 2016 to 2018!

You’ll discover how to:

• Host online foster training sessions

• Create an on-deck foster program

• Use some tools not typically thought of to increase your lifesaving

Suited For: Anyone looking to create a more effective training program for potential foster caregivers and keep them engaged in the program once they are on board.

Mar
20
Wed
Million Cat Challenge: Foster Care On-Deck: Strategies to get kittens into foster homes quickly @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

As kitten season fast approaches, we’ll review why it is critical to get kittens and nursing queens out of the shelter and into foster homes as quickly as possible.  After reviewing the “why” we’ll delve into the “how” and discuss strategies to create an efficient, proactive and organized system for foster care placement that can be applied not just to kittens but to all foster placements.