Environmental Enrichment for Cats

 

Webinar Speaker: Emily Levine, DVM MRCVS DACVB of Animal Emergency & Referral Associates

Taping Date: November 21, 2013

Length: 60 minutes

Are your shelter cats bored? Learn different ways we can stimulate our cats and how that can be used to deal with some common behavior problems, or at least be incorporated into a behavioral plan to help cats. This webinar focuses on methods of enriching a cat’s environment as well as increasing mental stimulation. There will be discussion on what environmental enrichment actually is, and simply providing a toy may not constitute actual enrichment. There will be pictures and videos to help demonstrate techniques and highlight different products.

 


Pet Retention: Keeping Pets in Their Homes – A Primer for Shelters and Rescues

 

Webinar Speaker: Sam Wike, CPDT-KA

Taping Date: September 18, 2013

Length: 60 minutes

We all want to ensure the best outcome possible for dogs in our shelters. We will examine what is done during the time an adoptable dog is in a shelter or foster environment, through the follow-up with adopters. In addition to sharing procedures for working toward a solution to prevent pet relinquishment, we will discuss pairing the right adoptable pet with a potential adopter to create an initial bond and a longstanding relationship, hopefully preventing these relinquishments in the future.

 


Building a Foster Network that Saves Lives

 

Webinar Speaker: Ann Lindholm, Austin Pets Alive

Taping Date: December 7, 2011

Length: 75 minutes

Starting out with no facility and no funds, Austin Pets Alive worked hard to build a huge foster network for homeless pets. Today, the organization has 500 cats and 200 dogs in foster care during its busiest months. Fostering is fun and rewarding, but attracting and keeping foster homes requires marketing and relationship building know how. In this session, Austin Pets Alive’s foster dog coordinator Ann Lindholm will teach you how to start building a lifesaving foster care network in your community. Plus, she’ll cover how to keep fostered animals healthy and happy – and get them adopted into forever homes.

 


 

Fostering 101

 

Webinar Speaker: Deb Edwards, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Behavior and Training Center

Taping Date: November 15, 2012

Length: 60 minutes

A well-run foster program requires a solid base to build on. In Fostering 101, we’ll focus on evaluating your organizations needs, creating a network of professional contacts for sharing of information, websites that provide excellent information on creating and maintaining a successful foster program and the importance of doing it yourself. We’ll discuss the importance of making sure you and your organization are covered should an unforeseen accident occurs and give you tips on where to find out what kind of coverage you and you organization need.

 


 

Fostering 102

 

Webinar Title: Fostering 102

Webinar Speaker: Deb Edwards, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Behavior and Training Center

Taping Date: November 15, 2012

A well-run foster program requires a solid base to build on. In our Fostering 102 session, as a follow up to Fostering 101, we went over creative ways to recruit foster into your organization, the importance of training and evaluating new fosters and once you have them, how to retain them year after year.