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.
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.
Drawing from almost 20 years of experience working with feral cats, the folks at Neighborhood Cats have gathered together their favorite ways of catching the wiliest of felines. Whether it’s putting in a clear rear door, using Spam as bait, wrapping your trap with green garden netting or training a cat to enter a trap, you’re bound to learn something new that will improve your trapping success. Come prepared to share your secret tips and tricks, too!
At many shelters, ringworm can lead to devastating consequences. However, it does not have to be — with proper protocols, it can be safely treated and cured. The San Francisco SPCA saves over 350 animals with ringworm every year. Wanting to do more, they created the SPORE (Shelters Preventing Outbreaks of Ringworm through Education) program in 2013 to teach others how to better detect, treat, and manage ringworm in their shelter. For this session, Laura Mullen, Shelter Medicine Outreach Manager at the SFSPCA, will be outlining research-based protocols that are in use at there and examine how those same concepts apply to a variety of different shelters and rescues. We will explore the use of volunteers and the community to help this type of program flourish in fanatically constrained environments, such as animal shelters. We will also take a look at a new pilot foster program for ringworm animals called the Finishing School Foster Program that fosters out ringworm animals at the end of their treatment, freeing up space in the shelter to help more animals in need.
Join us April 15-18, 2019 in New Orleans!
Register today to join the Humane Society of the United States and more than 2,500 engaged, inquisitive peers from around the globe at Animal Care Expo, the largest international educational conference and trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers!
What do you do when you find a kitten that has been found outside exposed to the elements? What issues do you need to address immediately before you ever offer a kitten a bottle? In this webinar, we will discuss how to recognize hypo- and hyperthermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration and more, and get you the info you need to start intervening for your kitten right away. We want you to feel confident in getting baby through this rough patch of life and on to a solid road of recovery and growth.
This webinar is especially great for first responders like TNR, ACO and shelter/rescue personnel who handle these babies for the first time.
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.