Jan
15
Wed
Urgent Transport: Moving Large Numbers of Animals by Air and Land @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Not everything goes according to plan! Let’s discuss emergency and air transports and the use of the hub system on an urgent timeline.

Rather than letting perfect get in the way of good, we will examine how to safely and effectively move large numbers of animals during an emergency. We’ll also talk about how to implement a hub system to save lives during disasters (both natural or man-made). Attendees will take away ideas that will help them develop a process to conduct large-scale and emergency transports that emphasize the comfort and safety of each individual animal.

This webinar is for any individual or group that cares for animals in a shelter setting or works/volunteers in animal welfare.

This is the final session in a new 4-part updated Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019), based on the recently revised Best Practices document.

Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

Jan
22
Wed
Population Medicine and Effective Animal Disaster Response & Recovery @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about activities that can be performed by shelters before, during, and after a disaster to build organizational resiliency and enhance recovery. We will specifically address how population medicine is used to ensure the welfare of animals while protecting public health during disasters. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Review shelter intake, triage, and common medical procedures necessary in animal disaster response and recovery
    Develop protocols to be used by staff when caring for animals affected by a disaster
  • Identify resources needed to effectively respond and recover from a disaster
  • Formulate a plan to integrate operations with local disaster management efforts
  • This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

CEUS:

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Feb
12
Wed
Reducing Infection: Updates in Feline URI Management @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program helps shelters reduce feline upper respiratory infection (URI) with integrative science-based solutions.  Whether it’s housing modifications and facility design work, or implementation of the Capacity for Care(C4C) management model, shelters are seeing results with less URI, happier cats, better outcomes, and more balanced workloads for staff. The program has recently published research on how cage size and feline movement in and out of housing impacts feline URI, as well as the effects of the C4C model on feline health and outcomes. The researchers will share highlights from their findings, with an emphasis on day-to-day tools that will help prevent shelter cat URI now and into the future. Webinar attendees will:

  • Become familiar with the basics of Capacity for Care and the role it plays in URI
  • Understand the connection between population management and feline health
  • Learn about the role of length of stay on URI and how everyone can help reduce URI risk in the feline population
  • Be shown that double compartment cage housing can meet the housing needs of most shelter cats – and discover how to achieve this with existing cage housing
  • Understand the essential elements of a “low stress” cage housing set-up
  • Learn humility to overcome those myths and mysterious practices we used to say must be done to prevent URI

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.

Feb
18
Tue
Carolinas Unite 2019 Conference @ Kingston Plantation
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

CarolinasUnite is a collaboration between the NC Animal Federation and the SC Animal Care & Control Association aiming to bring together animal welfare professionals from both states for education and networking.  CarolinasUnite is hosted for shelter personnel, field personnel, vet personnel and management of all levels.  All sessions are designed to provide learning opportunities for the multiple roles animal welfare professionals are responsible for.

Feb
26
Wed
Reduce Fear, Anxiety & Stress in Shelter Animals with Fear Free @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to clearly identify signs of fear, anxiety, stress (FAS) and frustration in shelter animals. Veterinarians and shelter staff will discover how to modify various components of shelter life to reduce FAS and frustration in their shelter population. These Fear Free concepts will improve the overall welfare, mental health, and emotional well-being of both shelter animals and staff. Attendees will:

• Learn to interpret canine and feline body language, behaviors, and motivations
• Understand and assess the impact of housing and environment (physical and emotional environment) on behavior and learning
• Learn how to minimize fear, anxiety, stress and frustration:
o At intake
o During daily care and husbandry procedures
o During medical procedures
o During the adoption process

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.

Apr
4
Sat
New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference @ Radisson Hotel Nashua
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day
Apr
23
Thu
IAABC 2020 Conference @ Boston Marriott Burlington
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day

Register now for our 2020 IAABC Animal Behavior Conference on APRIL 23-26, 2020.  Join us for four days of advanced behavior, science, training, networking and community-building!