Apr
20
Sat
RedRover Responders workshop – Irving, TX @ Irving Animal Care Campus
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of 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.

The 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.

Cats in Your Community: Understanding Them and How to Help Them @ C. Burr Artz Public Library
Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Alley Cat Allies to learn how you can make a difference for cats in your community.

Alice Burton, associate director of animal shelter and animal control engagement, and Molly Armus, staff attorney, will share how you can help community cats through advocacy and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The seminar will cover why TNR is the only humane and effective approach to address community cat populations, and highlight the ways in which it benefits cats, animal shelters, animal control officers, and the community.

This FREE workshop is sponsored by Frederick AdvoCats.

Apr
27
Sat
Texas Unites for Animals 2019 @ Renaissance Austin Hotel
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

Over 600 attendees come together to learn, network, and grow in their animal welfare careers.  The impact of Texas Unites is felt when our attendees bring ideas and programs back to their organizations to improve the lives of the people and animals in their communities.

May
11
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Ripley, WV @ Jackson General Hospital - The Learning Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Jun
2
Sun
Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference 2019 @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

Join us for our 19th annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference and see why we are the premiere conference designed just for animal welfare professionals from the Midwest! Prairie States expects more than 200 attendees from all walks of animal welfare, including executive staff, line staff, and animal control officers along with rescue groups, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers.

Jun
12
Wed
AAWA – 2019 Spring Conference @ Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Join us and experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Operations, Development, Administration/Finance, and Marketing. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, this the conference for you!

Jun
19
Wed
Large Animal Rescue Operation (LARO) training @ Alfred State College Farm
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is essential for firefighters, law enforcement, animal control, humane societies and emergency animal response teams. Incidents that involve large animals require special considerations and training. LARO simulates those incidents by using scenario training with both live horses and life-size, weighted, articulated horse mannequins that allow training for virtually any LARO situation. There will be a different team rescue scenario for each day.

This training is designed to equip responders with a variety of options to handle most large animal situations; including situational awareness to recognize when knowledge and skills may be out of scope. No previous experience needed with large animals to attend this training.

Please note: Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. on June 19 and the event will happen rain or shine.

Jun
21
Fri
Online Kitten Conference 2019 @ Online Conference - The Community Cats Podcast
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Join us June 21st-23rd for a virtual convention for anyone who’d like to create a better environment for the tiniest community cats!

This kitten-focused event, presented by The National Kitten Coalition and The Community Cats Podcast, features presentations by experts on raising and saving kittens, setting up and managing kitten-centered shelter programs, and more. (Speakers and the event’s schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.)

Since this is a virtual event, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable information and have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgable leaders in animal welfare without the expense and hassle of traveling.

$50 early bird tickets are available thru April 30, 2019. After that, $75 tickets will be available thru June 22nd.

Jul
12
Fri
2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference @ Cornell University Robert Purcell Community Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Jul
13
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Philadelphia, PA @ Pennsylvania SPCA
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.