Oct
9
Wed
Foundations for Behavioral Well-Being @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Legislative Advocacy for Animals @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join the ASPCA’s Government Relations team to learn about pressing animal welfare legislation and ways that you can help pass stronger animal protection laws from your own home!

This training will be engaging and informative. We know you’ll walk away with a firmer understanding of how policy changes can make monumental changes in the lives of animals, and why it’s so pivotal that constituents, especially those who already care deeply for animals, take an active part in this process.

This webinar is for anyone who wants to learn how to pass stronger animal protection laws and be more active in helping to shape legislation.

Oct
16
Wed
Updated Animal Transportation Best Practices @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Nov
4
Mon
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP): Updates in our knowledge and approach @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Nov
6
Wed
The Leadership Challenge: Nobody in Vet School Told Me I Had to Lead to Succeed @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Practitioners will learn how to successfully lead multiple stakeholders and truly rise to the occasion to positively affect shelter leadership.

Nov
7
Thu
Preparing to Care for Bottle-Baby Kittens @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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!

Nov
12
Tue
Determining National Emergency Veterinary Response Capabilities @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This free webinar, led by Dick Green of the ASPCA’s disaster response team, covers results from the National Emergency Veterinary Response Capabilities survey. You’ll get insights into the emergency veterinary capabilities in your area and across the country.

Attendees will learn:
· The status of state and national emergency veterinary capabilities
· How veterinary resources are made available to states following a federally-declared disaster
· How to learn more about available emergency veterinary resources

Suited For:
· County and state emergency managers
· State Departments of Agriculture
· Veterinary Medical Associations
· Schools of veterinary medicine

About the Presenter:
Dick Green is Senior Director of Disaster Response for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). He has responded to scores of disasters including typhoons in Taiwan, Philippines and Australia; volcanic eruptions in the U.S., Philippines and Iceland; tsunamis in Sri Lanka and Japan; and earthquakes in China, Haiti and Japan. Recent responses in the United States include fires and mudslides in California, volcanic eruption in Hawaii, Hurricane Florence in 2018 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.

He has trained hundreds of responders in disaster prevention and response and has developed training curricula and texts for Slackwater Rescue, Water Rescue for Companion Animals and Rope Rescue for Companion Animals. His book Animals in Disasters was released in February 2019.

Nov
13
Wed
How to Implement Transport Best Practices @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

So you have decided a transport is right for your organization and community – now what? Where do you start? How do you get there and which animals will you choose?

This webinar will explain how to implement the newly revised Companion Animal Transport Best Practices Document at your organization. Transport provides a means of addressing animal population imbalance across the country and this webinar will share some of the key areas to consider when establishing a program.

This is the second 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.

Dec
4
Wed
Medical Aspects of Companion Animal Transport Programs @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about best practices in medical oversight of companion animal transport programs. This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

Dec
8
Sun
Bottle-Baby Feeding and Care Basics @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kitten Season is almost here! We want you to feel confident in caring for these little ones, including how to bottle-feed. We will discuss how to determine if a kitten is truely orphaned, living enviornment set-up, basic husbandry, isolation protocols and more!