Ants getting into the cats’ bowls or slugs making mealtime a slimy mess? Raccoons invading your colony? Got fleas? How do you keep the water from freezing in the middle of winter? Or calm the irate neighbor whose flower bed has been turned into a litter box? Find out how to deal with these and many more colony caretaking challenges from Neighborhood Cats with their 20 years of experience dealing with all things community cat. Come and share your battle-worn secrets too!
Learn how Humane Society Silicon Valley tackled over five hundred guidelines and significantly increased our life-saving capacity… and how you can, too! RACE-approved
Pregnant cats with their tiny baby kittens are already arriving in many parts of our country – and in some places, the kitten season never stops! These moms and their babies need trained fosters to save their lives. Have you thought about fostering a mom with kittens? Have you fostered already, but would like to know more? Join us for this free training! We will discuss feline pregnancy and birth, as well as how to care for kittens who are nursing and go through the weaning process with Mom.
This webinar will discuss Fading Kitten Syndrome including signs, causes and treatments. With the information provided in the webinar, veterinary technicians will understand these aspects of FKS and be better able to educate clients on how to help kittens by recognizing early signs of fading, taking immediate and appropriate action, and by providing them with proper daily care to prevent the avoidable cases of fading kitten syndrome from ever occuring in the first place.
We’ll discuss how to meet the five freedoms of animal welfare for all animals in our care in affordable, doable ways, such as housing, in-housing enrichment, out-of-housing time, and length of stay. RACE-approved
Animal relocation is an important tool in decreasing shelter crowding and saving more lives. In order to ensure safety, efficacy, and sustainability of relocation programs, consideration must be given to understanding state and local regulations. Animals selected for relocation should be carefully screened for physical and behavioral health, and programs should monitor and address stakeholder concerns proactively. This session will provide a broad overview of the role of animal relocation programs and discuss the indications for various program models, including key considerations to help decide if relocation is right for your agency and address general requirements for source and destination organizations. Recommendations will be presented in light of the updated Best Practices, a living document, designed to expand over time as community and animal needs adapt to societal changes and advancing knowledge of animal welfare.
This is the first 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.
The National Kitten Coalition is pleased to welcome Dr. Erin Doyle, DVM as a guest speaker presenting “Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP): Updates in our knowledge and approach.” This free webinar in cooperation with the ASPCA, will discuss Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) -a devastating and frustrating disease affecting shelter cats and kittens. Join us as we review our knowledge of this complex condition and discuss practical approaches when faced with FIP in our shelters or in our adopter’s homes. Learn about how new research can help in our understanding of why FIP develops and how this understanding can be applied to FIP diagnosis and hopefully treatment.
Practitioners will learn how to successfully lead multiple stakeholders and truly rise to the occasion to positively affect shelter leadership.
Bottle-baby kittens are already arriving in many parts of our country – and in some places, the kitten season never stops! Kittens under 4 weeks of age or ‘bottle-baby kittens’ need trained fosters to save their lives. Have you thought about fostering kittens? Have you fostered already, but would like to know more? Join us for this webinar! Learn what to expect and how to prepare for fostering kittens less than 4 weeks old. You can save a kitten’s life!