Trapper Tips and Tricks! Presented by Neighborhood Cats @ Online Webinar - Community Cats Podcast
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Trappers Tips and Tricks in 2020!

Animal Care Conference 2020 @ Hilton Long Beach
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The 2020 Animal Care Conference will feature 2 pre-conference workshops, 5 learning tracks, 25+ education sessions, over 50 knowledgeable speakers, and 2 days of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry products.

This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals.

Foster Management and Recruitment @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Successful foster management increases foster volunteer retention, decreases staff time, and ultimately makes kitten foster programs more effective and impactful. In this webinar, we will provide various tools, resources, and best practices for how to effectively manage your foster program. This webinar will include information on how to funnel in new foster volunteers, how to convert orientation attendees to long-term foster volunteers, and how to keep existing foster volunteers coming back litter after litter. We will be providing proven tactics for how to communicate with fosters in a personalized but also efficient manner, and how to offer them excellent support to prevent burnout for you and them.


• Understanding your foster program’s capacity for care.
• How to effectively funnel new foster volunteers into your program.
• How to retain foster volunteers by providing them the support they need with the limited resources and time you have.

Suited for:

Animal shelter staff

Partnerships with Private Practitioners in the Shelter Setting @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Animal shelters focus on both herd health and individual care. Private veterinary practices treat individuals. We all care about the animals in our community. How can we work together to save more lives?  We will explore different relationship models between shelters and veterinary private practices. We will examine examples of successful relationships and collaborative partners, and look at less productive interactions. Learn how to build and maintain relationships.

This free webinar is especially for shelter vets, private practitioners that work with or are interested in working with shelters, and shelter/rescue leadership. Invite your local practitioners and participate this webinar together!

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Virginia Fed 2020 Annual Conference @ Founder's Inn & Spa
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day

Each year, VFHS presents a multi-day conference featuring renowned speakers who offer training on latest progressive practices in animal care, professional and organizational development, fundraising, spay/neuter programming and increasing lifesaving for sheltered animals.  The Annual Conference is incredibly important to the Federation’s lifesaving goal, not only for the training it offers but also because members are able to develop strong and strategic partnerships which support their individual efforts and forward the overall goal of at least a 90% save rate for the state by 2020.

Reporting Animal Cruelty: The Role of the Animal Welfare Professional @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Veterinarians and sheltering professionals are often the first contact for an animal who may have been abused or neglected. However, many of these animal welfare professionals do not have the resources to identify the signs of abuse and/or neglect, the knowledge of where to report it, nor an understanding of the cruelty laws in their state. After this webinar, you will be able to:

Identify the states where veterinarians are mandated to report animal cruelty/abuse
Understand the link between violence against animals and humans
Classify abuse
Recognize the roles and responsibilities animal welfare professionals have regarding cruelty
Know where to report cruelty
Discover a resource for veterinarians which was a collaboration between Animal Folks (MN), ARL (MA), and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Find out how they collaborated and get ideas for how you can create a similar resource for your state.

This webinar will benefit veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal advocates, and shelter/ rescue staff – especially leadership.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference @ Radisson Hotel Nashua
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day
Updates from the COVID Council: Decision Making for Veterinary Teams @ Online Webinar - COVID Council/MightyVet
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Dr. Scott Weese via his Worm’s and Germs blog has become a key resource for veterinarians and our teams in the COVID-19 crisis. His content is a unique blend of practical advice and sound scientific research that provides stable footing in an uncertain time.

Dr. Weese will be covering several different topics, including:

  • Decision making around personal protective equipment
  • What essential services we should be providing right now
  • A review of the current knowledge on animal cases of COVID-19
Million Cat Challenge: Home-to-Home Programs @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the Million Cat Challenge team with guest panelists from Marin Humane and Home To Home™ to discuss the benefits of offering a rehoming program to your community. Learn how their programs have impacted their communities and shelter by offering a proactive approach.

This session will include data sharing, stories, and information on how you can have a robust lifesaving program in your community – even if your staff is working from home!

The P’s of Panleukopenia @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This webinar will cover information about various aspects of Panleukopenia including presentation, disease progression, treatment protocols and prevention. Veterinary technicians will leave the webinar having learned how to recognize signs of the illness and respond with supportive care and treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian. Attendees will also be able to educate others on preventing or minimizing the chances of panleukopenia infection with proper basic care, sanitation, isolation and vaccination protocols. This webinar is intended for credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses, but others may attend as space is available.