Sep
25
Wed
Getting to Model Shelter: One Shelter’s Journey to Completion of the ASV Guidelines @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Oct
4
Fri
Pregnancy and Birth- Caring for Pregnant and Nursing Cats and their Kittens @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Oct
5
Sat
Feline Science Symposium 2019 @ SF SPCA's Education & Training Center
Oct 5 all-day

Don’t miss the best cat behavior and welfare science event of the year!

Oct
6
Sun
Fading Kitten Syndrome- In Black, White & Gray @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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. 

Oct
9
Wed
NACA Training Conference & Show @ The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day

Navigating a Changing Landscape
This year we have over 25 breakout sessions, 2 Super Sessions, one-on-one and round-table sessions with subject matter experts, an exhibit hall, awards luncheon, and other activities that will wow anyone!

NEW FOR 2019!
✔ 3 Pre-Conference Sessions on Wednesday ✔ National Speakers & Experts ✔ One on One Sessions with the Subject Matter Experts ✔ Small Group Sessions on Specific Topics ✔ Super Sessions & Hypo Session in all 4 tracks: Leadership & Supervision – ACO Operations & Safety – Shelter Operations & Community Engagement – Disaster Planning & Response ✔ Dog Behavior & Encounters Simulation ✔ Mobile Conference App

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.

Oct
17
Thu
Animal Sheltering Workshop: Maine @ York County Emergency Management Agency
Oct 17 all-day

The New England Federation of Humane Societies is excited to bring you our Animal Sheltering Workshop. This workshop is great for staff who are new to the field or seasoned staff who want to brush up on their skills.

Registration begins at 9:30am. The first presentation starts at 10:00 am.

Topics will Include:

Help them Help You – how to save more lives through hospitality, presented by
Elizabeth Jensen, Best Friends Animal Society

Starting from the Binky and the Squeak: Setting pocket pets up for success, presented by Bliss Kern, Connecticut Humane Society

Improving the lives of shelter dog, presented by Laney Nee, Animal Rescue League of Boston

Oct
19
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Mobile, AL @ Spring Hill Presbyterian Church
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.