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  • Also, I'm not sure if this site could be helpful: https://www.animallaw.info/ ------------------------------ Irene Chansawang Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: New Trailer Park

    Absolutely! But first of all I would like to suggest to the park owner a spay/neuter policy. I wonder if anyone has done that, and would share their experience and a sample contract. Also, some of our local parks have horrendous pet fees (like $50/month per pet!). The result is that there are lots of cats, but nobody openly claims them out of fear being charged. On the other hand, these tenants don't want anyone to take the cats away, because they ARE their pets. So this is a catch 22. ------------------------------ MW Cats ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Ann Dunn touched on this in a recent Wednesday Summit - here is a link to the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykKyKfm96FM&t=37s ------------------------------ Kelly Duer Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Thanks to the other 200 attendees on this morning's call! There was so much great information shared today. The recording is now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. I've also attached a copy of the chat log as well as the document that Dr. @cynda crawford shared about the Delta Variant. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you at the CalAnimals Leadership Symposium on Monday! ​ ------------------------------ Charlotte Otero Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund she/her ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Hi Irene, Chris and I have been exchanging info. Excited to be engaging in this conversation. ------------------------------ Steph Kendrick Hawaiian Humane Society ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • @chris fitzgerald Here are some examples of current programs that elevate people-friendly animal services re: return to home/owner, at least, and may be able to provide language and/or arguments for gov't officials: Cabot Animal Support Services has "a free ride home" program where if animals are chipped, the ACOs can take them back to their homes w/o a fee. Contra Costa County Animal Services saw the biggest bang for buck in RTH rates was making the decision to waive all RTH fees for "first time offenders". Oakland Animal Services reported that their ACOs drive stray dogs with microchips and/or ID tags home and just started clinics for their unhoused neighbors. Hope this may help your investigation a bit...​ --- Any intel for Chris' question, esp progressive examples re: barking and dangerous dog ordinances? @sara pizano @sarah aguilar @mike wheeler @Justin Marceau Thank you always - ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • ​ @stephanie kendrick you recently mentioned educational resources versus enforcement...is there anything you can share from Hawaiian Humane Society's policies that would relate to this question on ordinances? Thanks!​​​ ------------------------------ Irene Chansawang Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Have questions for @Heather Lewis ? Please reply to this thread. Thank you!​​​ ------------------------------ Bobby Mann ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Updated 7/23 at 2:32pm - Recording now available, full agenda and resources added below. Agenda - Changing Animal Shelters for a Changing World - Welcome – Kristen Hassen, Director, American Pets Alive! QOTD – how will shelters be different in the future? - Mary's Motivation – we ache with you knowing how hard you are working. Today is an opportunity to put your head in the clouds, take a deep breath, listen to Animal Arts about what the future could look like: Design and aesthetics can shape behavior! Expect to be amazed and delighted! - Dr. @cynda crawford – Coronavirus update: the Delta variant - Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, AAA, Principal, Animal Arts Design Studios, HASS Building and Facility group leader List of resources referenced during today’s call - Human Animal Support Services: https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org - HASS Building and Facility working group: https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/hass-working-group/building-and-facility/. If you are interested in learning more about working groups, please email Bobby Mann - HSUS: Submit a session proposal for Animal Care Expo 2022: https://humanepro.org/expo/session-submission-faq - Who wants to come work at the best little shelter in VT? Check out the ED position here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a04ae8eb078690fb6809676/t/60f87b73b3340079c68780e8/1626897267321/ED.pdf - Coronavirus update, Dr. Crawford’s COVID Delta Variant Update: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tksUpqtAH8RO078C8_nliVePMPR96-bd/view?usp=sharing ... View Discussion

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    RE: Dogs from the Bahamas

    Hi Shirene, Most of the dogs transported from the Bahamas to Florida shelters following Hurricane Dorian had Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and heartworm infections. To my knowledge, none had distemper or parvo. However, I just received information this week from shelter colleagues in the Bahamas that they are experiencing a big increase in parvo cases and the disease is very severe. Based on this new information about parvo incidence, I recommend quarantining the Bahamian dogs for at least 7 days. Good luck! Cynda Crawford UF Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program crawfordc@ufl.edu ------------------------------ cynda crawford ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Reminder: Tonight! ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Dogs from the Bahamas

    Yes, that was the protocol I found. thanks so much Shirene ------------------------------ Shirene Cece ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Dogs from the Bahamas

    Shirene, Is this the University of Florida Maddie's Shelter Medicine protocol for receiving animals from the Bahamas you're referring to? https://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/wordpress/files/2019/09/UF-Recommendations-for-Receiving-Animals-from-the-Bahamas.pdf @cynda crawford @Julie Levy Can you connect Shirene with any shelters who received animals from the Bahamas in 2019 or provide any insight you received from those shelters? Thanks!​​ ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Community Manager Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Mark your calendars! Join us on Tuesday, August 24 at 12 noon PDT for an open, informal 60-minute conversation and Q+A with Dr. Lila Miller, DVM , a groundbreaking and trailblazing visionary! In 1977, Dr. Lila Miller was one of the first two African American women to ever graduate from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. In a career spanning 42 years, Dr. Miller transformed the lives of countless pets, developing the first veterinarian-written guidelines for shelter animal care, which are now used in shelters across the country to ensure the humane treatment of shelter pets. Throughout, she's educated a generation of students about issues shelters face and has paved the way for women of color in veterinary medicine. As the recipient of the 2021 Avanzino Leadership Award for her bold ideas and innovative work in the field of veterinary shelter medicine, it is no wonder she is the mother of shelter medicine. A proclamation of Dr. Lila Miller Shelter Medicine Day was declared for July 10, 2021. Recognition of Dr. Miller, this day and the Avanzino Leadership Award was received from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Representative Tom Reed, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, New York City Mayor's office, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. I've attached the proclamations to this post in case you'd like to check them out. Register here: ... View Discussion

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    RE: More Than a Meal

    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous The organization in our area who does MOW program also has not heard of the grant nor do they expect to. We have supplied meals for the MOW program for the last 7 or so years. What I was told was the national MOW program money does not "trickle down" to the local offices. View Discussion

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    RE: New Trailer Park

    Glad to hear you want to be proactive! I second what Stacy suggests about connecting with management and residents early on. That's good advice for any new residential complex, like apartment buildings. You need to be seen as a trusted resource, so that people will come to you when they need help or a problem arises -- before it gets out of hand. A key, for both new and existing neighborhoods, is developing a presence, an ongoing relationship. It's not just a one and done kind of thing. Recruit volunteers from the new neighborhood to be advocates, to talk to their neighbors about what resources are available, and to alert you if something comes up -- or a cat shows up. Your local advocates can also help you understand if that community has particular needs or challenges (like lack of transportation). Remember community engagement is two way communication. In addition to flyering and posting information on message boards for residents, have face-to-face conversations, knock on doors, chat up people on the corner, wherever people are in that community. I also suggest looking at what is around the new development. Are there cats in an adjacent neighborhood that may migrate to a nice, new home? Do community engagement there as well. good luck! ------------------------------ daniellebays ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: More Than a Meal

    I absolutely agree. Having similar issues here. Tallahassee Florida ------------------------------ Frances Alford Director Its Meow or Never for Ferals 8507569776 ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Dogs from the Bahamas

    Also, it was University of Florida that had the protocol for quarantining the dogs from 2019, not UC Davis ------------------------------ Shirene Cece ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Dogs from the Bahamas

    Sorry I wasn't clear. What we are looking for are medical issues that shelters may have faced with these dogs. We have a robust behavior department and use medication but we are wondering if other shelters tested these dogs for tick borne diseases, if they saw parvovirus and/or distemper etc. thanks for the reply! Shirene ------------------------------ Shirene Cece ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Dogs from the Bahamas

    If you mean the "chill" protocol, that is essentially medication. The Fearful Dogs Project is the place to go for experts in fearful dog rehab. -- Rain Jordan, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP Fearful Dogs Specialist Protect Them All www.ProtectThemAll.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication contains confidential information that is legally privileged. Any disclosure, copying, dissemination, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this email except its direct delivery to the intended recipient is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that your receipt of this email and/or any included attachments was not intended by the sender and that your possession, use, and/or sharing of this information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify us immediately by telephone at ( 831)239-9417 and destroy all copies of the email and any attachments. View Discussion

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    RE: New Trailer Park

    Hello, I agree with what Monica posted except my first approach would be the management company and the developers to introduce yourself as a resource for the new community. They can and will be your best advocates. Most trailer parks have resident councils. Find out when they will be set up and get friendly with those folks- again they will also be your best advocates and you can use their channels to funnel information about the resources you offer. Reach out early and often- that is my motto. Good luck, Stacy PS some trailer parks can be really nice and well managed communities. So as Monica said you may find more donors, volunteers etc vs needs for helps. I have received donations from management companies in the past. ------------------------------ stacy lebaron ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: New Trailer Park

    I'm interested to learn about ideas folks suggest here, and what kind of success you have with a intake-prevention program. A big issue we find with parks in our county is folks who don't have cars can't access the resources that are available. We tend to end up with designated drivers coming to the shelter to get assistance for their neighbors, but it means we don't directly connect with some of the people who are on the ground dealing with cats. I wonder if there are ways you could bring more resources to the community. For example, a quarterly visit offering free ID tags, helping folks complete spay/neuter applications, giving tips on entertaining indoor cats, etc. If the park office or some other central location would be willing to host something like that, maybe it would allow more direct contact with folks who tend to be the cat caretakers as opposed to the owners sending notices that may or may not be followed. As far as setting up a relationship with the owners, do you know if they own/manage any other parks? Do any of them have issues with too many cats? Maybe discussing it as a way to prevent a problem they have probably fielded complaints about would work well. ------------------------------ Emme Hones ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Dogs from the Bahamas

    We are going to be getting a flight of dogs from the Bahamas in the near future. I saw that UC Davis has a protocol for these dogs from 2019. Just wondering if any shelters that received dogs from the Island can help us with what they found were the challenges and how they handled it. If anyone has a protocol they would be willing to share that would be great Shirene scece@michiganhumane.org #TransfersandTransport ------------------------------ Shirene Cece ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Thank you Amber! Please send me an invite to: nancyklein99@yahoo.com ~ Nancy Klein ------------------------------ Nancy Klein Multi-shelter rescue evaluator ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: New Trailer Park

    Hi there, I think it would be a great idea to flyer any new community, regardless of the housing type, with proactive information on pet resources available so everyone can make use of them, which might help keep families together, prevent avoidable surrender, unwanted litters, etc. Perhaps you will also get some new fosters and volunteers out of it! However, I would not use language specific to any particular housing type here so as not to accidentally generalize or stereotype any populations. Good luck! ------------------------------ Monica Frenden American Pets Alive ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    More Than a Meal

    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous @Charlotte Otero pet-programming-and-client-needs-assessment_final-report.pdf is great. Unfortunately, PetSmart Charities granted funds ( I believe $100K) to Meals on Wheels America for a three-year partnership to provide home-delivered pet meals and veterinary care to pets of people in need doesn't seem to trickle down. I am speaking about Alameda County, CA experience. People at our local Alameda Food Bank (operating under Meals on Wheels America) hasn't heard anything about this resource. When asked PetSmart Charities, they were very responsive but said they do not have any insight of how MOWA actually have been using the money. Contacted MOWA several weeks ago, but unfortunately no reply at all. From our direct-to-client Pets-Meals-on-Wheels program perspective, such strategy just doesn't work. It's the same with the GreaterGood Charities: where pet food/supplies distribution is centralized, in some areas, a chosen recipient is great alerting local animal welfare groups and making sure every group can benefit, but in some (including ours) it doesn't ever happen, alas. My bigger point is when foundations give so much money to what they see "established" big organizations, in hope that resources will reach communities in need, the results are very uneven, to say the least. ​ #AccesstoCare View Discussion

  • Yes I'm interested in attending the zoom meeting on the 22nd. Diane Smith ------------------------------ Diane Smith Saving Grace ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: New Trailer Park

    Hi! @stacy lebaron @danielle bays @Monica Frenden any advice? Thanks!!!​​​ ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Petco Love Grant Opportunities Unsung Heroes https://petcolove.org/unsung-heroes/ Petco Love and Victoria Stilwell honor Unsung Heroes across the nation for their extraordinary lifesaving efforts for pets in need. There are Unsung Heroes all around us, in every community, helping us get one step closer to creating a lifesaving nation. These inspiring stories prove the difference that one person can make in creating a better world for pets.Share their story with Petco Love and your organization could earn a $25,000 grant award. All nominations must be completed by a current Petco Love partner organization by12 PM CT on July 31, 2021. Love Stories https://petcolove.org/lovestories/ Since 2013, more than 20,000 adopters have shared Love Stories detailing all the ways their pet changes their life to help give more than $5.8M in grant awards to the animal welfare organizations that make these adoption matches possible. You can share your Love Story by Sept. 20 for a chance to earn up to $100,000 for the organization you adopted from! ----- See more in this previous post: Shelter & Rescue Support Call - Monday, 7/19/21 - Memphis Animal Services Triage System & Petco Love Grants Overview #win #grant #award #money #FundraisingandDevelopment ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------​​ View Discussion

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  • Thanks to the 115 people who joined us on this morning's call! We have updated the post with the recording and have attached a list of the resources and chat file from the call. If you have any questions or comments for any of our presenters (or attendees), please post them in this thread. Thanks again! ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Community Manager Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Hi all, You're invited. Please share, all welcome!! **DM me with your email address and i can send you the google calendar invite. Behavior working group is hosting our Monthly Behavior Collaborative Meeting. July 22 at 11 am CT RE: behavior transfers and focusing on managing challenges related to different policies and practices of sending & receiving organizations Zoom: https://us02web.zoom. us/j/3729937025?pwd= Y0FGUjhsRmoxNTVnR3pWYWRqUzFjUT 09 Related to transfers, if you have a story that you're particularly proud of, a case that was particularly challenging, or a SOP or form that you use to manage behavior transfers - please plan to bring and share during the meeting. Speakers: - Elizabeth Stringham, Adoption and Intake Counselor at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City; - Lindsay Hamrick , Director of Shelter Engagement and Outreach at HSUS; and - Mike Kaviani, Chief Program Officer at Dogs Playing for Life. Best, Amber Freiwald and Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB Director of Research, Maddie's Fund #Behavior,TrainingandEnrichment #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining #TransfersandTransport #HASS ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ ​​ View Discussion

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    New Trailer Park

    There are plans for a new trailer park in town. As the TNR coordinator my main concern is the proliferation of cats associated with these facilities. I wonder if anyone here would share experiences reaching out to trailer park owners, maybe assisting in implementing spay/neuter policies etc. We have low cost spay/neuter resources in our community. My wish is to prevent a hot spot, rather than mitigating the situation later. Any input appreciated! #CommunityCatManagement ------------------------------ MW Cats ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Adding Equity and Removing Barriers I am working on amendments for our local dog control ordinances and animal regulations and am hoping to gather some progressive examples from other locations. If you have ordinances that do not disproportionately penalize low income, BIPOC, and other marginalized community members, please send me the links or files to chris.fitzgerald@cityofrochester.gov. I am particularly interested in barking and dangerous dog ordinances that are not unnecessarily punitive or that create barriers to pet retention. Thanks. Chris #LawsandPublicPolicy ------------------------------ chris fitzgerald ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum

    Yeah the first post approval should work. We haven't had that issue since we started doing that. They still manage to register but it's as far as they get. Great job! ------------------------------ Rene Agredano Tripawds ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • UPDATE 7/19/21 at 4:00pm Pacific -- This post has been updated with the recording, full agenda and resources below: You won't want to miss the Shelter and Rescue Support Community Conversation call next Monday, 7/19 at 8am Pacific! Alexis Pugh, Memphis Animal Services Director, will join us to share how she worked closely with the City of Memphis Fire Department and used methodology based on one of their recently piloted programs to implement a similar triage system at MAS. She'll also share the lessons she learned (good and bad) along the way. Chelsea Staley, Director of Lifesaving at Petco Love, will give us an update on Petco Love Grants and a Program Overview. As an added bonus, we'll get a sneak peek from a few of the emerging leaders who will be presenting at the CalAnimals Leadership Presentation Symposium on July 26th, 2021 ! Register for the Monday calls and come back to this post to access the call recording and resources, ask any follow up questions, and share your comments. You​ can catch up on previous calls by visiting the Community Conversations page here in the forum (in the Events dropdown at the top of the page). Agenda Bobby Mann , Human Animal Support Services: Monday July 26’s meeting will start at 1:00pm Pacific in conjunction with the CalAnimals Emerging Leaders Program #ThanksToMaddie. Mary’s Motivation – Rejected adopter: this has to change! Leslie from MD video https://vimeo.com/5747178 Monday, July 26 – ... View Discussion

  • Thanks to everyone who joined this morning's call! We have updated this post with the recording and attached you'll find a log of the resources shared and chat file. If you have any questions for any of our presenters from today, leave them below. Have a great weekend! ------------------------------ Charlotte Otero Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund she/her ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • It was bad, I just marked them as spam, it was kind of obvious when everything had some sort of Asian characters. I hope everything is safe now. Erica On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 11:16 AM Kim Domerofski via Maddie's Pet Forum < Mail@maddiesfund.org > wrote: Thanks for understanding, Rene. Couldn't agree more! We've been very fortunate over the last 4 years with only minor spamming but yesterday's spam... Animal Welfare Professionals Post New Discussion Post New Discussion via Email Manage Account Information Re: Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum Reply to Discussion Reply to Discussion via Email Reply Privately to Author Reply Privately to Author via Email Jul 16, 2021 8:16 AM Kim Domerofski Thanks for understanding, Rene. Couldn't agree more! We've been very fortunate over the last 4 years with only minor spamming but yesterday's spam was the worst. We didn't want to have to moderate posts but one of the safeguards we added yesterday is exactly what you've done in your forums: every new member's first post will have to be approved by a moderator. Hopefully with all the additional safeguards we've added, we won't have another instance like yesterday. Just have to stay one step ahead of those evil spammers! ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Community ... View Discussion

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    RE: Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum

    Thanks for understanding, Rene. Couldn't agree more! We've been very fortunate over the last 4 years with only minor spamming but yesterday's spam was the worst. We didn't want to have to moderate posts but one of the safeguards we added yesterday is exactly what you've done in your forums: every new member's first post will have to be approved by a moderator. Hopefully with all the additional safeguards we've added, we won't have another instance like yesterday. Just have to stay one step ahead of those evil spammers! ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Community Manager Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum

    Saw that, it's the worst! In our forums, we have a moderator approve every new member's first post. Spammers are evil! ------------------------------ Rene Agredano Tripawds ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Catch up with other animal welfare leaders in our weekly roundup call! Tomorrow, July 16th we'll be hearing from - @Kristina Pulsipher about Ruff Haven's Crisis Sheltering program - @Heather Cammisa about Meals on Wheels Pet Programming and Client Needs Assessment - @sheila segurson will be back finishing part two of last week's presentation and answering any questions you have on Trauma, Stress and Dog Behavior As always, check back here after the call for presentation slides, notes from the chat and helpful resources. We encourage you ask any questions or share any comments related to the topics shared on this thread. If you haven't yet, click here to register for the call and we'll see you in the morning! UPDATE 7/16 at 1:02pm PT - This post has been updated with the full agenda, resources and recording below. Agenda • Welcome – Kristen Hassen, Director, American Pets Alive! - Kristen.hassen@americanpetsalive.org • Mary's Motivation – Rejected adopter: this has to change! Maddie’s Pet Forum: please take the survey! - If you’re already a Maddie’s Pet Forum member, please take this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPFMembersJuly2021 - If you’re NOT a Maddie’s Pet Forum member, please take this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPFNewJuly2021 • Jill Tucker, CAWA and CEO of the California Animal Welfare Association o Monday, July 26 – 1PM Pacific / 3pm Central / 4pm Eastern: CalCalAnimals Emerging Leaders' ... View Discussion

  • Are you interested in presenting at Animal Care Expo? We will be back in person April 19-22, 2022 in Orlando, Florida and are collecting session proposals through August 13 th . If you are interested in presenting and have an idea for a session, please read the Session Submission Process FAQ and submit your proposal for consideration. Thank you! https://humanepro.org/expo/session-submission-faq HumanePro Session Proposal Process FAQ Frequently Asked Questions This page explains the session proposal process for Animal Care Expo, the largest professional development conference and trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers. If you would like to be considered as a speaker, use this as a guide as you turn your session idea into a well-written proposal. View this on HumanePro > #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars ------------------------------ Krista Rakovan ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Please join us for the inaugural CalAnimals Emerging Leaders' Summer Symposium! #Thanktomaddie over 30 emerging leaders will share the knowledge they have gained through their recent cohort: Leadership Presentation Symposium July 26th, 2021 Register here to join us on Zoom! Schedule of Events Introductions and Welcome - 1:00 -1:10pm Lessons from a Leader - 1:10 -1:40pm Collaborative Connections and Financial Management - 1:40 to 2:20pm Emerging Leaders: Developing Others and Professional Development - 2:20 to 2:50pm 15 minute break Navigating Challenges - 3:05 to 3:35pm Exceptional Executives and Cultural Humility - 3:35 to 4:05pm Vision for the Future - 4:05 to 4:35pm Final Comments and Wrap Up - 4:35 to 4:45pm Presenters Lessons from a Leader Sheila McLalin, Best Friends Animal Society Erika Anderson, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Christina Avila, City of Perris Ariana Luchsinger,San Francisco Animal Care & Control Collaborative Connections and Financial Management Laura Mullen, CAWA, San Francisco SPCA Erin Ellis, Humane Society of Truckee Lisa Hammock, East Bay SPCA Jessica Wiebe, Santa Barbara Animal Control Services Emma Perez –Singh, Riverside County Animal Services Emerging Leaders: Developing Others and Professional Development Jessica Helgesen- Rancho Cucamonga Animal Services Stephanie Amato, Yolo County Animal Services Camrin Christensen, Stray Cat Alliance ... View Discussion

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    RE: Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum

    I was just going to tell you that. Glad you knew about it! ------------------------------ Erica Polites Founder/President Senior Paws Dog Rescue and Sanctuary ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum

    Nope, nothing on your end. You just received the notification after the post had been made in the forum. All on our end. I'm so sorry!! ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Community Manager Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • I was just going to send an inquiry if this happened on your end or if I had been hacked. Ingrid ------------------------------ ingrid norris ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Spam issue in Maddie's Pet Forum

    Please accept our apologies for the overnight onslaught of spam messages in the forum . We know how frustrating this is and appreciate your patience while we work to address this. We are in the process of removing those posts and are setting up additional safeguards to prevent this from happening in the future. Thank you and apologies again, Kim #DataandTechnology ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Community Manager Maddie's Fund ------------------------------​ View Discussion

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    RE: Adoption Survey

    Hi Carolyne, I took your survey, and hopefully it is still helpful as I know it was posted a little while ago. I would love to connect and learn more about the initial results of your survey. Feel free to reach me directly at: hello@spiritanimalproject.org. Thanks so much! ------------------------------ Cindy Scherban Spirit Animal Project ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Data-Driven Decision Making for Animal Welfare Organizations - Part 1 from The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) https://www. justiceclearinghouse.com/ webinar/data-driven-decision- making-for-animal-welfare- organizations-part-1/ Tue Aug 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT In the field of animal welfare, we have not always been the best at keeping track of data and metrics around the work we do; we are simply focused on getting the job done. That is all changing, and in order to justify our budgets, apply for grants, seek additional personnel, etc. we are not being asked to provide data to support our requests. This presentation will begin the conversation surrounding metrics we can and should be tracking in different areas of our operations, how to ensure we are getting "clean" data, and how to begin to apply it. Presenters: Dr. Josh Fisher has an educational background in population management/medicine, public health, veterinary sciences, informatics, and healthcare administration. He has been working in the veterinary medical/animal welfare field for over 15 years holding management roles in private practices, cooperate practices, the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, county government, and now as the Animal Services Director for the City of Charlotte/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department . A strong advocate for professional development and growth in the animal welfare industry, Josh seeks to involve staff in continued education ... View Discussion

  • Marketing Toolkit: Lost Pet Reunification https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/toolkit/marketing-toolkit-lost-pet-reunification/?utm_source=7%2F8%20Collaborate%20and%20Learn%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Lost%20Pet%20Reunification%20Marketing%20Toolkit Download this toolkit for storytelling ideas and graphics about lost pet reunification. New addition: Check out our Lost Pet Week Campaign Toolkit folder to prevent intake and reunite more pets with their people! And More... #FieldServicesandPublicSafety* #MarketingandSocialMedia #ReturntoHome(LostPetReunification) ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Cloud Based Pet Rescue Database

    I'm one of three volunteers who spent six months of last year looking at cloud-based database systems for our rescue, Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado. We chose AnimalsFirst after looking at 8 different vendors, and we are so happy with the choice. It was the only system that gave us the ability to customize fields, create new custom fields, and adapt the software to our process. We were able to incorporate our tracking and approval of home visits right in the software, for instance. We converted in January and by early March, they had rolled out two new features: an end-to end application to contract/payment module. So now adopters can view the progress of their application and requests for dogs as well as medical files for their adopted dogs When approved, they can sign their contract and pay in their portal. And everything is updated in the AnimalsFirst dashboard immediately. They also created a brand new Foster Portal. Fosters can view the records for their own foster dogs, update bios, photos and medical records. That, too, is customizable and you can allow or restrict any part. Reports are easy and just a couple of clicks away to see intakes, outcomes, adoptions, applications and payments reports and records and more. With a feed from the AnimalsFirst dashboard, the website is totally up to date with which dogs are available. The best part is we are saving money. We get charged a small per intake fee for the dashboard. When adopters pay, they are charged ... View Discussion

  • Happy Monday! Here's the recording and recap of the Monday 7/12/21 Shelter and Rescue Support call focusing on collaboration and partnerships: Agenda Bobby Mann , Human Animal Support Services: The Monday July 26 meeting will start at 1:00pm Pacific in conjunction with the CalAnimals Emerging Leaders Program. Stay tuned for more info. Mary's Motivation – Dr. Lila Miller was awarded the 2021 Maddie's Fund Richard Avanzino Award at the ASPCA/Cornell/Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference. July 10 is now Dr. Lila Miller day! National Updates – Maddie's Fund's new summer apprenticeships applications now open Kim Alboum, BISSELL Pet Foundation , Director of Shelter Outreach and Policy Development - New Partnership with Code 3, National Shelter Alliance Caroline M. Laxton , Found Animals Regional Manager Eastern US - Jacksonville Animal Welfare Community Denise Deisler, CEO, Jacksonville Humane Society https://jaxhumane.org/ Lauren Jackowiec, Director of Operations, Jacksonville Humane https://jaxhumane.org/ Jennifer Barker, Chief Operating Officer, First Coast No More Homeless Pets https://www.fcnmhp.org/ Jenifer Walter, Division Chief, Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services https://www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/animal-care---protective-services.aspx Resources referenced on call Congratulations Dr. Lila Miller on winning the Maddie's Fund 2021 Rich Avanzino Leadership Award!!! https://www.maddiesfund.org/july-10-2021-proclaimed-doctor-lila-miller-shelter-medicine-day.htm ... View Discussion

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  • Hi @Dyanna Uchiek The original post has now been updated with the recording! We also created an excerpt that just has Dr. Sheila Segurson's presentation in case you wanted to share just her presentation on trauma, stress and dog behavior with staff below: ​ ------------------------------ Charlotte Otero Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund she/her ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Oh geesh! You must have been literally updating this post while I was typing. I see that you've added a direct embed of the video. That is awesome. Thank you! ------------------------------ cindi delany ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Hi Charlotte, I was trying to watch the recording of this meeting and found my way to the Box spreadsheet with links. When I clicked on the link for this meeting it just offered to allow me to download the .vtt transcript file, but didn't take me to the video file. This is the link I found on that spreadsheet: https://maddiesfund.box.com/s/vkgaqsdplz7v5l0z5akt9koldq0eh1mw I tried another link from a previous week and that did take me to an MP4 file recording of the meeting so wondering if maybe this just isn't the actual video link? Thanks for any help, Cindi Cindi Delany, DVM, KPA-CTP UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program ------------------------------ cindi delany ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Hi Charlotte! Is the recording available for this? ------------------------------ Dyanna Uchiek Portsmouth Humane Society ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Cloud Based Pet Rescue Database

    Pawesome! Thank you for taking that into consideration. I hope more will follow! ------------------------------ Rene Agredano Tripawds ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Cloud Based Pet Rescue Database

    Hi Rene, It currently says "Doesn't Walk Well" but our software is built by people like you who are making us aware of ideas we had not thought of. Next week we will have a Tripawd option which will be selectable by the rescue admins and will show on the front end of the website on every dog/cat card a sample of which you can see here (scroll down) and detail page which you can see here . Thanks for the idea - I love it! ------------------------------ Laurie Paquette Buzz to the Rescues ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Cloud Based Pet Rescue Database

    Laurie, I'm not with a rescue but I'm curious: does your system have the ability to categorize special needs dogs and cats with specific physical/medical attributes, like "amputee"? We get lots of folks asking for help finding a Tripawd, and none of the major adoption search engines get more specific in their pet descriptions than "special needs." I would love to see that happen some day! ------------------------------ Rene Agredano Tripawds ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Cloud Based Pet Rescue Database

    Hi Holly, We built a comprehensive software solutions specifically for dog/cat rescues. Best of all, everything works on all phones, tablet and computers. You can see more info here: Buzz to the Rescues . Features Include > Dogs & Cats: Public Profile, Internal Pet Manager (History, Routine, Disposition, Medical suite, Documents, Notes) Applications: Adopter, Foster, Volunteer. Relate Pets w/People in 1 Click Donations: Full Donor Management Suite Reports: Query 2,000+ fields, download as CSV, search, filter, pre-built state reports & Shelter Animals Count Report Website: Professional design, View on phone Integrations: Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet, Found Animals, Social Media, PayPal, More I'd love to discuss it with you. You can call me at 310.918.1974 or email me at laurie@buzzgroupinc.com Laurie Paquette Founder | Buzz to the Rescues ------------------------------ Laurie Paquette Buzz to the Rescues ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Cloud Based Pet Rescue Database

    We are interested in finding out which cloud based pet databases other rescues are using that support both IOS and Android platforms. We are hoping to find a solution that offers migration assistance along with a robust feature set. It is also important that a company have adequate staffing to continue to enhance their product and offer support. Please post your favorite cloud based pet database. #DataandTechnology #MarketingandSocialMedia #PeopleManagement(includingVolunteerIntegration) #PetSupportServices* ------------------------------ Holly Roge ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • The Community Cats Podcast and Feline Leukemia advocacy supporter Margaret Tompkins are thrilled to announce that we will once again be holding our Online Feline Leukemia Day this year. We will have a wonderful group of speakers sharing their expertise around Feline Leukemia. Planned speakers include: Dr. Julie Levy, Fran Marino Professor of Shelter Medicine Education for Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program Session: New FeLV Testing Breakthroughs for Diagnostic Confirmation and Predicting Long-Term Survival Dr. Heather Kennedy, Director of Feline Operations for Kansas City Pet Project Session: De-escalating FeLV Monica Frenden, Maddie's ® Director of Feline Life Saving for American Pets Alive! Session: The Four Stages of FeLV: Making Sense of the Latest Test Results Midge Grinstead, the Kansas State Director for Humane Society of the United States. Session: Adoptions for FeLV+ Cats in Kansas Learn more and register: https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/online-feline-leukemia-day-2021/ #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #CaseManagement* #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining #PetSupportServices* ------------------------------ Brianna Lovell Myers Community Cats Podcast ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Join Neighborhood Cats and The Community Cats Podcast on July 10, 2021, from 2:00–4:30 p.m. ET to find out everything you need to know to become part of the solution for feral and stray cats in your neighborhood. Expert instructors will teach you the best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management. Learn what TNR is and why it works. We'll cover getting along with neighbors, preparations for trapping, trapping itself (including entire colonies at once), feeding, providing winter shelter, and more. Take advantage of the interactive format, extensive handouts, and video footage of actual projects. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion** and gain access to an ongoing Facebook group for networking with other TNR activists. Instructed by Susan Richmond, executive director, and Bryan Kortis, national programs director. **New York City-area attendees who earn their certificate will also qualify for free local TNR services, including spay/neuter, trap rentals, and expert hands-on assistance. If you are an NYC-area resident, you will receive access to a recorded session on how to access these NYC resources. Register here: https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/product/neighborhood-cats-tnr-certification-workshop-july-10-2021/ #CaseManagement* #CommunityCatManagement #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Brianna Lovell Myers Community Cats Podcast ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning for the Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Round-Up Zoom call . Tomorrow we will be hearing from Dr. @sheila segurson , DVM, DACVB about Trauma, Stress and Dog Behavior: Trauma's a hot topic in human discussions these days but have you thought about trauma as it relates to our canine companions? We'll be talking about trauma, research that supports that dogs have repercussions from traumatic experiences that are similar to ours, and reflect on what this means related to sheltering, assessing dogs with behavioral concerns, and how we can support our canine companions. ​ If you haven't yet, please register for the call or invite a friend or colleague who is interested in dog behavior to join. We will update this discussion post after the meeting with the recording, chat log and resources that were shared. UPDATE 7/9 at 10:49am: See the full agenda and resources below. Post will be updated shortly with the recording. Agenda Welcome – Kristen Hassen, Director, American Pets Alive! - hassen@americanpetsalive.org QOTD – what is one animal welfare word or expression either go away or be replaced? Mary's Motivation – quotes from socialized isolation article; Bissel Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters campaign; The AAWA International Hour this Monday July 12 Katherine Shenar + Michelle Quigly: The AAWA LGBTQIA Safe Space, Wednesday , July 14 ... View Discussion

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    HASS Foster Collaboratory Meeting: Behavior Foster

    The Foster Working Group for HASS (Human Animal Support Services) is hosting monthly "collaboratives" to present guidance from experts, also answer questions and talk through sticky issues. This month we'll have Dr. Sheila Segurson, veterinary behaviorist and Director of Research for Maddie's Fund, speaking with us about the impact of trauma on dogs and walking us through a great new tool for behavior foster that's been created by the HASS Behavior Support Working Group. All shelter/rescue staff and/or volunteers are welcome. Below are the call details. *Please email me if you'd like me to add you to the invite: duer@maddiesfund.org Monthly Foster Meeting (Foster Collaborative) Monday, July 12⋅12:30 – 1:30pm ET Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9049116504 Meeting ID: 904 911 6504 #Behavior,TrainingandEnrichment #FosterPrograms ------------------------------ Kelly Duer Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Hi Glenda - I was given permission to share this advice: We followed the lead and direction of the county health department. In our vaccine clinic we had multiple stations including paperwork, information verification, payment, fulfillment, and the end were our techs who would go to the car and remove the animal out and our veterinarian in her tent would vaccinate. We had runners to deliver the vaccines and paperwork. Everyone was spaced out to maintain social distancing guidelines. All parties wear masks and gloves. All owners stay in their vehicles. Cats are vaccinated in carriers and each cat had to be in their own carrier. All dogs had to be on leash for the techs to retrieve for the veterinarian. Each vehicle was given a number for their dashboard and that number was written on the paperwork and placed in a transport box. The same box followed the paperwork and vehicle. The boxes were sanitized after each vehicle, as were any pens or clipboards. I hope this helps! Let me know if I can provide any additional information. Cindy Holmes Executive Director Animal Shelter of Sullivan County ------------------------------ Irene Chansawang Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Ideas for treating feral cats for coccidia?

    We use Toltrazuril 5% in liquid form and mix with very strong tasting foods like fish. It is very hard to get them to eat it, so we skip a meal before and wait till its finished before giving more. We have also had success with putting the liquid on their fur so that they clean it off. The problem is getting them close enough for three days in a row. At the same time, we treat them with ivermectin (one day only) to take care of worms and ear mites and use diatomaceous earth food grade. ------------------------------ Frances Alford Director Its Meow or Never for Ferals 8507569776 ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • RedRover is proud to launch a new extension of their RedRover Relief Safe Housing program with $100K from an anonymous donor. RedRover's new Safe Housing animal shelter grants will allow animal shelters or rescue organizations to expand their community programs and create on-site housing for temporary shelters victims of domestic violence against animals. One-time grants, up to $20,000, are provided to animal shelters or animal rescue organizations across the United States. To qualify for benefits, animal shelters must have 501(c)(3) status and a memorandum of understanding with one or more domestic violence agencies. Funds can be used to build more space for pets in a private area. When not holding animal victims, shelters may use the space as they see fit. According to research conducted by Dr. Frank Ascione, up to 71% of pet women entering domestic violence camps report that their abuser injured, killed or threatened the family pet in return for revenge. hostility or psychological control. Up to 48% of domestic violence victims said they delayed leaving their abuser because they feared what would happen to their pets. Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO, stated, "RedRover's new Safe Housing grants for animal shelters allow more domestic violence survivors to leave relationships. abusive system knowing their pet has a safe place to stay. Animal shelter staff have experience taking care of animal victims and providing them with the TLC they need to begin their ... View Discussion

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    Payroll processing expenses

    Hi there, I've just taken over as the Treasurer for the Perry County Humane Society, in DuQuoin, IL. We're a small rural shelter, but are fortunate enough to have a 3 part-time employees. I've upgraded our Quickbooks to an online version ($75/year from TechSoup!) and would love to use their payroll feature, too. It would be great to not have to calculate taxes by spreadsheet, hand-write checks, take them to the post office, etc., but Quickbooks payroll costs over $700/year. Does anyone have any recommendations for less-expensive payroll processing programs that sync with Quickbooks? Thank you! Katie #DataandTechnology #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Katie Phillips Humane Society of Southern Illinois ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • From America Pets Alive! and HASS (Human-Animal Support Services) ----------------------- A Face to Face Conversation with Veterinary Medical Experts July 22 at 5pm CT Preventing Owner Surrender: Creating Low Cost Veterinary Services in Your Community One of the top reasons people surrender their animals to shelters is because they can't afford necessary medical care. Low or no-cost veterinary services are needed to support communities so people can keep their pets. Join this live event featuring some of the prominent leaders in shelter medicine to unpack how you can provide these services by modifying your shelter's infrastructure and creating community partnerships. Limited spots available, don't miss your opportunity to join this special event. Register today! Review the webinars ( part 1 , part 2 , part 3 ) and toolkits in advance. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdO-oqTIiHtzQqvljng-izmaghO5sSslx #lowcost #PublicOutreach #community #ownersurrender #vetcare ​ ​​​​ #AccesstoCare #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining #Justice,Diversity,EquityandInclusion #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Help for an assignment

    You can also take help from assignment help service providers because they provide good quality assignments on every topic. View Discussion

  • Calming effect Volunteers help shelter pets ignore the boom-crackles ..."We thought, 'Well, why not solicit the public's help?'" says public information officer Jose Santiago, who posted a video request on Facebook five days before the holiday. "We had no idea what kind of response we were going to get, but within two to three days, we had more than 30,000 views on Facebook, and we started saying, 'This is going to be something.'" Between the shelter's two locations in the Phoenix area, about 200 people showed up on the holiday to read, sing and sit with the dogs and cats. "We had whole families sitting on blankets [with] their hands pressed against the kennels, and petting the dogs gently through the kennels, and it really, truly worked. " https://humanepro.org/magazine/articles/calming-effect HumanePro Calming effect It's no secret that most pets hate fireworks, and shelter pets are no exception. Prior to July Fourth this year, Maricopa County (Arizona) Animal Care and Control staffers brainstormed ways to alleviate their animals' stress during the pop-boom-sizzle of community fireworks displays. View this on HumanePro > #fireworks #Volunteers #stress ​​​ #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Solving Problems with Raccoons from HSUS https://humanepro.org/trainings/solving-problems-raccoons HumanePro Solving Problems with Raccoons Our cities and communities provide near-perfect habitat for these wildlife generalists and while perspectives about raccoons will range from charming inhabitant to source of conflict, raccoons will remain a quintessential part of urban living. View this on HumanePro > This webinar will discuss the life cycle and yearly patterns of raccoons, including mating, raising young, and seasonal foraging that will help better equip you to address and resolve the conflicts that people experience with them. Learn through video examples from the field about raccoon behaviors- like their incredible climbing skills and their ability to utilize buildings as denning opportunities -along with the other traits that have helped them not only adapt, but flourish in urban areas. This webinar is July 13th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Register for this webinar here or by clicking Learn More. Event Date | July 13, 2021 - 2 to 3 pm Learn More Tags Wildlife #Wildlife #13. Field Services and Public Safety * ​​​​ #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • #AccesstoCare #AdmissionsandIntake #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #CommunityCatManagement #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #DataandTechnology #DisasterRelief #EducationandTraining #FosterPrograms #FundraisingandDevelopment #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws #Justice,Diversity,EquityandInclusion #MarketingandSocialMedia #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement #ReturntoHome #TransfersandTransport ------------------------------ alison gibson ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • #AccesstoCare #AdmissionsandIntake #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #CommunityCatManagement #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #DataandTechnology #DisasterRelief #EducationandTraining #FosterPrograms #FundraisingandDevelopment #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws #Justice,Diversity,EquityandInclusion #MarketingandSocialMedia #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement #ReturntoHome #TransfersandTransport ------------------------------ alison gibson ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Our next Grant Application for pet beds & toys opens July 1st 2021 Applications Accepted : Between July 1st and July 31st 2021 5:00 p.m. EST - Applications received after this date and time will not be eligible for consideration. No exceptions! Award Date : August 15th, 2021 If you have applied before and haven't been successful please apply again. We will try our best to help you! #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #FundraisingandDevelopment #OrganizationalManagement ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Would you happen to know a similar article about cats? The thing is that next year (or as soon as the pandemic's over, at least), I was planning to move to Greece, and since I have 3 cats and wanted to have some chickens there, I wouldn't be against knowing how to make them live together in peace... or, at least, how to make them cohabitate in peace. ------------------------------ Olivier Vandebroucke IP Olivier Vandebroucke ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Yes, vet care prices are often something that separates people from their pets... I'm lucky enough to live in a country where veterinary clinics work for affordable prices for most of the population, but that can still hurt people with limited income. We work with the local veterinary medicine school in order to provide cheaper healthcare for pets (they're inspected and cared for by students of vet universities instead of "actual" vets), but that's a stop-gap measure, and not an actual solution. Still, I think that the actual solution would require deep social changes that are far out of reach for us pet care professionals... ------------------------------ Olivier Vandebroucke IP Olivier Vandebroucke ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: COVID Safety Protocol for Mass Vaccination of Pets

    Speaking of that, are all COVID vaccines for animals accepted everywhere, or are there vaccines that aren't recognised by some countries, like with human vaccines? I'm asking because I live and work in Russia and would like to know whether the Russian Carnivac-Cov vaccine would be recognised in Europe and the US. ------------------------------ Olivier Vandebroucke IP Olivier Vandebroucke ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Discussing Behavior Medications - all welcome

    Please add me to the list! Thank you! Ellen@forgottendogsrescue.com ------------------------------ Ellen Marett Forgotten Dogs Rescue ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Discussing Behavior Medications - all welcome

    dcase@anticruelty.org ------------------------------ Danielle Case Anti-Cruelty Society ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Discussing Behavior Medications - all welcome

    Please add me to the list! jenny@homewardpet.org ------------------------------ Jim Keller Homeward Pet Adoption Center ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Emergency Foster at CASPCA

    Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA has done numerous successful emergency fostering & adoption initiatives when they or their partner shelters are in crisis. In this 3-minute video, their CEO tells us how they get and keep the community engaged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMlqeVQYc_0 #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #DisasterRelief #FosterPrograms #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Kelly Duer Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • We need cases to discuss during the meeting. Here's the submission form < https://forms.gle/ TUWZa29xveX6LDeB8 > - we'd love to have a group discussion about how we (medically) treat individual (behavior case) animals. ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: adoption packet for at-risk dogs

    Speaking of potentially difficult dogs, I've noticed, from my experience, that they're much more accepted in the countryside. A pulling- or humping-happy dog will be hard to tolerate for most urban or suburban families, but people with houses with large yards are much more willing to get a dog like this. I don't know the specifics of the region where you're working, but do you think that it'd be possible to advertise adoption in neighboring villages and towns? ------------------------------ Olivier Vandebroucke IP Olivier Vandebroucke ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Discussing Behavior Medications - all welcome

    I'd love to be in this!! Faidleyt@gmail.com ------------------------------ Torey Faidley Petworks Animal Services ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Hi, A vet recommended mixing a solution of water & Albon (as their only water source) to treat the feral cats. We have not done tests yet, but they all seem to be improving! Thanks, Linda ------------------------------ Linda Scullary ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • BADRAP has a great video and some graphics illustrating this concept! https://badrap.org/training-resources/dogdog-tolerance I often recommend their videos for adopters to share with friends and family who might need a reminder about their new dog's needs. ------------------------------ Emme Hones ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Here is a link to Malena DeMartini's Separation Anxiety Ambassador Program presentation from today's call: https://docsend.com/view/u55v69y5muia9yqa . If there are any rescues or organizations who would like to become a Separation Anxiety Ambassador, there is a link to the application in the presentation. Just fill out the application and someone will be in touch. I've also attached the chat from the Monday, 6/28/21 Shelter and Rescue Support call. ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Blog post and graphic from Every Dog Behavior and Training -worth reading and sharing: https://www.everydogaustin. org/post/dog-sociability-is-a- spectrum #AdmissionsandIntake #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Thank You! ------------------------------ ingrid norris ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • I'm not a vet, so I would recommend checking with your vet to be sure it is appropriate for your shelter's cats and any local restrictions on medications, but our vets typically use ponazuril for coccidia. Typically it's a 5 day course, but these are also typically symptomatic cats, so definitely consult your vet about what the treatment goals are for both the cats who were confirmed to have it and those who were exposed. (Resolving symptoms? A negative fecal re-test?) It is a bit of trial-and-error to find a food that covers up the taste, but we start with whatever foods that particular cat likes best. Layering the foods can work, putting down some food, the meds, then more food, so an initial sniff/taste doesn't seem "off" to picky eaters. Depending on how much space you have, maybe using some large pop-up dog crates would work to house the cats separately during their treatment. If you had one pen of cats who need to be treated, another of cats who have been cleared, and a set of crates, you could rotate sick cats into the crates, then add them to the healthy pen once your vet thinks they are no longer contagious. ------------------------------ Emme Hones ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Sure thing! Here's the contact info for Malena DeMartini that was shared in the Chat: https://malenademartini.com/contact/ ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Hi Amber! Animal control and municipal orgs see an average 105% increase in RTH rates for dogs with Adoptimize . By automating better, clearer intake photos, people are more likely to recognize their dogs online. ------------------------------ Jessica Schleder ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • I missed the contact info for the shelter/rescue discount from Malena. Any info? Thank you, Ingrid ------------------------------ ingrid norris ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Webinar: Cat Culture Shift with the Ten Movement

    Hi there! You can contact Deborah at dcribbs@thejoaniebernardfoundation.org. ------------------------------ Monica Frenden American Pets Alive ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Community Collaboration

    oh! and here's a good "case study" of shelter/rescue partnerships in the Twin Cities - https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/news/power-partnership @Josanne Gagne-Bergquist Hi! Is there anyone at AHS who can speak to your organization's successes/learnings re: creating shelter/rescue partnerships at AHS? Thanks so much in advance for any support or advice ya'll can provide to June McMahon!! Best, Amber F ​ ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    RE: Community Collaboration

    Hi @june mcmahon ! This may be a good place to start re: keeping families together: https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/keeping-families-together/ from HASS - It's a toolkit that was developed with the eviction crisis in mind, but has lots of value in other sub-topics. Re: community partnerships, take a look at this toolkit: https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/toolkit/community-partnerships/ from HASS - It focuses on partnerships that may be traditionally outside the ​"shelter" industry, but has great steps and advice for getting those local shelter collaborations in place as well. I hope this helps!!! Amber F ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • hi @Monica Frenden - any advice for April King re: use of the videos presented? Thanks!!! Amber ​ ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion