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As a result of COVID-19, your shelter or rescue may be expecting to receive an influx of undersocialized kittens in the coming months. Want to know how to help these undersocialized kittens get adopted? Join us as we cover how the ASPCA Adoption Center and Kitten Nursery have leveraged their foster volunteer pool and trained them to work with fearful kittens using scientifically proven techniques. This webinar will take a deep dive into the “Lion Tamers” program with a spotlight on behavior best practices. We will also provide tools and resources for how to provide training, support and guidance to foster volunteers.
• Foster network management strategies and protocols to mitigate disease risks
• How to effectively place fearful kittens in foster homes
• How to effectively train foster volunteers to care for fearful kittens while providing tools, resources and support
• Behavior best practices for working with undersocialized kittens and effectively placing them into loving homes
Animal shelter staff, behavior staff, foster volunteers
Foster On Deck is a tool that allows foster parents to indicate when they are able to foster and provide information about the age and populations of animals they are able to care for. Foster parents are in complete control of all of their information and are able to edit as necessary. Giving foster staff up-to-date information on who is able to be matched with what animal.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
• how we helped foster families switch to a new system of indicating availability to foster
• how to implement an on deck system
• the logistics of on deck implementation
• the benefits of using an on deck system
• troubleshooting user issues
• how on deck can help during emergencies
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.
The Community Cats Podcast and Feline Leukemia advocacy supporter Margaret Tompkins are thrilled to announce our first-ever online FeLV Educational Day, to be held July 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We will have a wonderful group of speakers sharing their expertise around Feline Leukemia. Planned speakers include Amy Kohlbecker (Best Friends Animal Society), Dr. Julie Levy (University of Florida), Britney Fox Hover (Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society), Danielle Case (Tree House Humane Society), Dr. Heather Kennedy (KC Pet Project), and Monica Frenden (American Pets Alive).
For just $25 for the day, hear from the best and learn about the great success we have had saving the lives of kitties with Feline Leukemia.
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?