Trying to catch the last cat in your colony who isn’t fixed? Got a wily feral who just won’t go into a box trap, no matter how much you spend on roasted chicken? How about catching a litter of kittens all at once—with their mom? All these tough trapping situations and more can be solved if you know how to use a drop trap! Join Neighborhood Cats, co-designers of the first commercially available drop trap, as they discuss how to use this invaluable tool. Plus tips and tricks for advanced drop trappers, too.
It’s no secret that our nation is deeply divided along political and social lines. This is especially true right now. These divisions make it increasingly difficult for animal welfare organizations to develop messages that appeal to people on both sides of the divide.
While most organizations have missions that should appeal to liberals, conservatives, and everyone in between, it’s easy for messages to be delivered in a way that appeals to one side and not the other.
Join us for a session that will equip your organization with the tools your staff, volunteers, and board need to listen thoughtfully and communicate effectively with supporters who span the political and social spectrum. Participants will learn how to:
Identify and speak to the shared values of internal and external audiences, including potential supporters, regardless of their political or social ideology
Assess your existing communications to find language and imagery that turns off those on either side of the ideological divide
Eliminate jargon and develop direct, accessible communications that connect with shared values
Reach key audiences who are either unaware of or turned off by your existing messaging
This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
In this session we will jump into a hands-on approach to using the Michelson Found Animals free registry to manage the animals you foster, or pull from local shelters. Shelter personnel that oversees rescue and foster networks will also benefit from this.
Guest Presenter: Chris Roy with Doobert.com
Description: Are you struggling to effectively manage and communicate with your fosters? Do you wish you had technology to manage hundreds of animals in foster without all of the hassles that come with managing foster programs at scale? What if you could send and receive text messages right from a dashboard, and see requests and needs from fosters all in one place? What if you could communicate via text or email to groups of fosters and manage invitations to events and meet and greets? Join us to learn about the revolutionary Fosterspace functionality launched by the team at Doobert. We’ll discuss how technology can help you scale your program and automate the time consuming tasks. We will share how technology can help you turn your into adoption advocates and how to set up a Foster Next program to always have ready and available volunteers
How to use the Assess-A- Pet four-step, on-leash procedures to look for low risk, moderate risk, and high risk responses in dogs.
- How to assess dog-dog engagements to look for compatible playmates
- Observing low risk behaviors, moderate risk, and high risk behaviors
- When to interrupt
- How to interrupt
- How much play is healthy or necessary?
Description: Kittens are little poop machines! In this webinar we will take you through different scenarios and explain what your kitten’s poop is telling you about its health. There will be plenty of pictures!
*This kitten life-saving project was made possible in part through a generous Grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®.
- Is there more reactivity today than ever?
- Reactivity is contagious
- Possible contributing factors for reactivity
- What if EVERY dog owner managed his or her dog AS IF he were reactive?
- How to manage a dog in public or in private spaces
- Sensitive events for triggering reactivity
- Training tips for reactivity
- Prevent Reactivity Before it Starts
- Are current puppy classes designed for today’s world? What kind of socialization is best for puppies, so they grow up into dogs that, while out in public, are able to ignore most other dogs, while remaining connected with their owners.
- What if instead of a puppy, someone gets an older dog? Is it still possible to provide socialization?