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
17
Mon
Immediate Critical Care for the Kitten @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What do you do when you find a kitten that has been found outside exposed to the elements? What issues do you need to address immediately before you ever offer a kitten a bottle? In this webinar, we will discuss how to recognize hypo- and hyperthermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration and more, and get you the info you need to start intervening for your kitten right away. We want you to feel confident in getting baby through this rough patch of life and on to a solid road of recovery and growth.

This webinar is especially great for first responders like TNR, ACO and shelter/rescue personnel who handle these babies for the first time.

Feb
26
Wed
Getting Better Together: How to Embrace, Establish and Empower Equine Adoptions @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to increase horse adoptions and make great matches at the same time? Join us as two equine adoption agencies, Humane Society of North Texas and Kentucky Humane Society, share their secret sauce for finding more good homes for horses by welcoming and engaging both established horse people and first-time horse owners.

Takeaways:
•How to make your facility welcoming for adopters
•How to conduct meaningful conversation-based adoptions
•How to market your horses to make the best matches
•How to collaborate with other adoption agencies and engage your community in your work
•How to do effective follow-ups and create lasting relationships with adopters

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.

Mar
4
Wed
Roll Out the Welcome Mat: How to Find and Support Equine Adopters @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you ever considered how welcoming your organization is to potential horse adopters? Are staff and volunteers easily accessible and willing to work with established and first-time adopters? Find out how two horse rescues, Nexus Equine and Hickory Hill Farm, appeal to and support a variety of equine adopters while ensuring good matches for their horses.

Takeaways:
•How to make your facility welcoming for adopters
•How to conduct meaningful conversation-based adoptions
•How to market your horses to make the best matches
•How to collaborate with other adoption agencies and engage your community in your work
•How to do effective follow-ups and create lasting relationships with adopters

Taking the CRISIS out of Crisis Communications @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

There has been no shortage of PR nightmares to make national media and social media coverage.  How the organization responds will determine how fast they can recover, yet many shelter staff and board members are inadequately trained or prepared to handle a media crisis.  In this session we’ll explore case studies of how both large corporations and animal welfare organizations have done it well, and also when they have fallen flat, so that you can prepare now for the inevitable PR challenges of your own.  Topics covered:

  • •“Ripped from the headlines” PR nightmares in animal welfare and beyond where we’ll explore the accusation, the response, the outcome, and lessons learned
  • •How to respond when your organization is at fault; your organization is being attacked with false information; or your organization was a third party, but still needs to respond
  • •How to identify the appropriate spokesperson, depending on the accusation
  • •When silence helps and when it hurts
  • •Steps you can take today to prepare for a crisis of any size
Mar
11
Wed
Optimal Staffing for Shelter Medical Departments & Clinics @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do your medical staff procedures humanely meet the needs of every animal in your care? How about the humane needs of your staff? If your shelter or clinic has medical staff, then you need to attend this webinar! We will take a comprehensive look at important considerations and strategies when planning medical staffing protocols, procedures, and schedules.  This presentation will include lessons learned, from medical and HR perspectives, and will offer practical approaches including:

  • Competitive recruiting and staff retention
  • Data-driven staffing capacity
  • Alternative work schedules
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Process improvement
  • Cost-saving measures

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 submitted for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Mar
14
Sat
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!

Mar
25
Wed
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.

Takeaways:

• 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.