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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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • Hi All; I just wanted to share a fun interview I did with Pam Johnson Bennett about different behavioral challenges and working to adopt out our older kitties! This is a campaign she is doing with Arm and Hammer, but the information that Pam has is always wonderful. Enjoy and let's get these older kitties homes. https://youtu.be/PDI1CZVkjg4 Have a great weekend. Stacy, from the Community Cats Podcast( http://www.communitycatspodcast.com The Community Cats Podcast Home Andee BinghamFounder of Esther Neonatal Kitten Alliance "There's something really special about getting a kitten when its just a few hours old..." Listen to the show July 17, 2021 Join us for an entire day dedicated to learning about and loving kitties with Feline Leukemia so your organization can save more cats! View this on The Community Cats Podcast > ). #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ Stacy LeBaron The Community Cats Podcast Next Events July 10- Trapper Certification Webinar July 17- Online Feline Leukemia Day! ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Lots of shelters and rescues are in emergency mode right now, so I thought I'd break down some of the most successful emergency foster messaging strategies I've seen for you. Below is one of my favorite emergency foster posts ever, featuring one of Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA's many successful initiatives. This post utilizes Facebook Live, which can be a very effective tool for emergency foster recruitment, especially when combined with other strategies like press releases. ✅ They told- and showed! - their supporters WHY their help was needed. Their Facebook live was created on-site at a partner shelter who was in crisis after a hurricane hit. In the video, a staff member tells supporters about the flooding all over the area, gives supporters a tour of the shelter, talks about why CASPCA urgently needs adopters and fosters (they need to make room to bring these pets home) and introduces supporters to some of the pets that need help. ✅ They give DETAILS to help supporters connect emotionally and motivate them to help . In the first 30 seconds of the video, for example, we learn that their 5-hour trip took 9 hours due to road closures, and the shelter's staff have been sleeping at the shelter to take care of the pets. ✅ They specifically ask for adopters AND foster caregivers . ✅ They introduce the actual pets who need them. ✅ They give calls to action, both in the live video AND in the text of the post. You can't miss it and it makes it easy for supporters (who ... View Discussion

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    Getting Queen to take in her kittens

    I have a young mother that was trapped with 4 day old kittens. Two were brought in 2 days prior and she had 2 with her when she was brought in. She wont come out of the crate she is in to take care of her babies. I have her in a quite room and I put the kittens on a blanket in front of the crate hoping she would come out when they cried. She didn't. She just let them cry. I put the kittens in the crate with her and I'm waiting to see what she will do. She is not hissing, and she let me put a blanket in with her. What do you suggest we do to get her to take care of them again? ------------------------------ Tammie Bucholz Santa Paula animal rescue Center ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Happy first day of Summer! 😎 Here's a recap of the Shelter & Rescue Support Call on June 21st. If you have any questions or comments about the topics discussed on today's call, please add them below. Agenda Welcome - Bobby Mann, Director of Human Animal Support Services Mary's Monday Motivation – The AAWA DEI Survey The Association's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has launched a historic, first-of-its-kind survey. All of us in animal welfare need to complete the survey and encourage our teams and colleagues to complete it. The results of this survey will help create a strategy of the work that lies ahead for us to make animal welfare a more diverse and inclusive profession. In order to get the most complete picture, we need to hear from everyone working in animal welfare from front line staff and officers in the field to fundraising staff, adoption counselors and managers National updates Jerrica Owen, Director of Partnerships and Programs, NACA - NACA Justice Clearing House Spencer Conover , Assistant Director for Pasco County Animal Services - Volunteer ACO Support Resources referenced in today's call The AAWA DEI Survey http://blog.theaawa.org/take-action-dei-survey-now-open/ C.A.R.E. https://careawo.org/ Lynne Swanson - texasunites.com spring webinar series https://www.texasunites.com/training/ Spencer Conover, NACA Board of Directors Assistant ... View Discussion

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  • Have any other shelters gone from having locked adoption rooms, where potential adopters are always escorted, to unlocked rooms? If you have, I'd love to hear from you! #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms ------------------------------ Kristen Jahnke ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Lost Pet Reunification from Human Animal Support Services According to Human Animal Support Services, the most successful lost pet reunification programs have these characteristics in common: Operate under the assumption that the majority of lost or stray animals have people who love and care for them. Ensure lost animals are returned quickly and safely. Build community partnerships to utilize people's willingness and desire to help. Develop an organizational culture and a community expectation that promotes reunification. Involve dedicated staff and volunteers to focus on reunification efforts. View the full toolkit to read more about the problems this toolkit helps solve, step by step instructions on how to begin (or grow) a program, inspiring success stories and more! https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/toolkit/lost-pet-reunification/ HASS Lost Pet Reunification | HASS What is Lost Pet Reunification when it comes to HASS? Lost and found programs prevent lost pets, reunite lost pets with their people, and support lost pets from getting lost again. For most shelters, the highest intake type is stray animals. Initial data collection shows that a significant number of these lost animals are healthy, [...] View this on HASS > ​ #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws #OrganizationalManagement #ReturntoHome ------------------------------ ... View Discussion

  • We are a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a county animal services contract. We have historically had an extremely broad definition of open-admissions, which we are reevaluating. I'd love to hear from open admissions shelters regarding whether they admit wildlife and, if so, under what circumstances. For example: You have in-house expertise to rehabilitate wildlife You admit wildlife and transport animals to a more appropriate agency You admit wildlife if you have a wildlife agency partner who will pick up from your facility Any feedback at all would be appreciated! #AdmissionsandIntake ------------------------------ Steph Kendrick Hawaiian Humane Society ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Happy Monday! Here's a recap of what was discussed during the Shelter & Rescue Support Call on June 14th. If you have any questions or comments about the topics discussed on today's call, please add them below. UPDATED 6/15 8:55am PT: Recording now available. Today's Agenda Welcome - Bobby Mann, Director of Human Animal Support Services National updates Mary's Monday Motivation –Terrorism: there are no easy answers, even though there are many platitudes with potential solutions. We need to ask ourselves, "What is that thing that keeps us moving? What is the primary function of animal welfare?" For Mary, the primary function is to maintain the support and the strength of the bonds between animals and people. Put people and pets in our vocabulary, our protocols, in our approach to the work we do. Without it, we are doomed. Talk about the things that do not work. Be honest. Believe in yourself, operate with the strength of your convictions, and know you have answers here on these calls - we can handle the obstacles together. SURTHRIVAL -meeting life's unwelcome challenges with gusto existential heroes Bethany Heins , Best Friends - Best Friends Conference Highlights Raul Rodriguez , Animal Control Manager, LA County Appointment system, County of Los Angeles – Palmdale ACC Kaycey Adair , Greenville County Animal Care & Liana Moss , Human Animal Support Services - Self Supported Rehoming and Keeping Families ... View Discussion

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    Field Operations Manager Job Opening - Houston, TX

    Harris County Pets in Houston, TX is hiring a Field Operations Manager. View job description and apply here . #OrganizationalManagement ------------------------------ Marissa Johnston Harris County Pets ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Lost Pet Program: First 48 from Cabot Animal Support Services https://youtu.be/daMjWtMmiA8 YouTube Cabot Animal Support Services' One Minute Why Hear from Cabot Animal Support Services about why they are working to support more people and pets.Find Human Animal Support Services OnlineOur Website: http... View this on YouTube > Cabot Animal Support Services has taken on the mission of getting lost pets back to their owners without them having to come to the shelter. Hear more about the data behind the 'why' that drives them forward. The First 48 Data shows that most animals are picked up within 1/4 mile of their house and are returned at a higher rate if not taken to the animal shelter. So we are empowering citizens to hold onto a found pet for the first 48 hours while actively searching for their human family, providing food & supplies as needed. https://cabotanimalsupportservices.com/program/helping-pets-get-home/ Cabot Animal Support Services - CASS Helping Pets Get Home | Cabot Animal Support Services - CASS Find out how Cabot Animal Support Service works to help pets get home through the Free Ride Home and The First 48 programs, and by using resources through Finding Rover. View this on Cabot Animal Support Services - CASS > #lostpet #lost #found #rto #returntoowner wonderful program! enjoy! ... View Discussion

  • Are you considering launching, or have recently launched, a RTF/SNR/TNR program and are now dealing with an onslaught of questions and/or pushback from your community about why you're putting cats/kittens back where they came from? Are you being accused of abandonment? Wreaking havoc on the environment, birds, gardens, peace AND quiet? Although it may not feel like it at times, you and your community share the same goal. Whether you identify as an animal welfare professional, a bird lover, someone who just wants these cats out of your yard, or all of the above, we're all here for the most effective, sustainable way to reduce the number of cats living outside. Our challenge lies in communicating the benefits of a proven strategy that can often seem counterintuitive to those new to feline management. Join this all-star panel for a one-hour webcast on Friday, June 25 at noon Pacific / 2pm Central / 3pm Eastern Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving, Monica Frenden HSUS Senior Analyst, Cat Protection & Policy, Danielle Bays Executive Director of Stray Cat Alliance, Christi Metropole These experts will give answers to the top ten questions you receive about TNR, SNR, returning cats, and let us know how to message community cat program alignment with our universally-held goal of managing feline populations. Want to be sure your question is addressed? Email #allthecats@millioncatchallenge.org and we'll queue it up for showtime. REGISTER HERE ... View Discussion

  • Featured webcast: Lifesaving Protocol for At-Risk Dogs Healthy medium and large dogs remain one of the most vulnerable populations in shelters. Whether they have known behavioral challenges or face decline due to the stress of near-constant confinement, savable dogs can face euthanasia if shelters are unable to find a safe, viable outcome option for them. Part 1: https://university.maddiesfund.org/products/lifesaving-protocol-for-at-risk-dogs-part-1 In this two-part series, we'll talk about how to give most dogs a fair chance at a live outcome through following a simple, easy-to-implement protocol that can be practiced in any shelter or rescue. Using real-life examples, we'll show you how a case management approach to at-risk dogs can save lives, decrease length of stay, build trust and engagement with your community, and improve morale among staff and volunteers. This is the first in a two-part series but it can be viewed on its own and will be useful to shelter leadership at all levels, volunteers, advocates and anyone else who struggles to save big dogs' lives. Presenters: Kristen Hassen-Auerbach and Dr. Sheila Segurson Keywords: lifesaving for at-risk dogs, large dogs, Maximize In-Shelter Welfare, Live Outcomes, Specialty programs for at-risk animals, Maximize physical and behavioral health, stress, evaluation, enrichment, Policies & Procedures, Animal & Population Management, webcast Enjoy!! xo, Amber #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars ... View Discussion

  • Featured self-paced course: Growing Your Adult Dog Foster Program https://university.maddiesfund.org/products/growing-your-adult-dog-foster-program Growing Your Adult Dog Foster Program is an online class that replicates the onsite Maddie's® Medium and Large Dog Foster Apprenticeship. This course will teach you how to increase the capacity of your existing program through effective communication and marketing, improved logistics and use of volunteers. The course is especially focused on fostering and finding homes for dogs who are harder to place. Marketing and Recruiting Strategies for Foster Program Sleepovers Field Trips Emergency Foster Foster Caregiver Support Training etc. Check it out. Must see. xo, Amber #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #EducationandTraining #FosterPrograms ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Upcoming virtual conferences June 8-10, 2021: The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Spring Conference June 23-24, 2021: Best Friends National Conference July 9-11, 2021: The ASPCA Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference xo, Amber #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Join us at the AAWA Spring Conference!

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement virtual spring conference kicks off next week from June 8-10 and it's all about incl us ion. "The virtual Spring Conference will deliver the learning opportunities we all need, interpersonal connections we crave, and offer a special focus on INCLUSION - inclusion of diverse ideas towards organizational growth, inclusion of all staff and volunteers in cultural shifts, and inclusion of diverse partners within the communities we serve." - AAWA Maddie's Fund is excited to have provided a number of scholarships to attend this year's Spring conference. To our VIP scholarship recipients and anyone else attending, comment on this post telling us a little about your role in animal welfare, where you'll be watching from and what you're most looking forward to learning about at the Spring conference! Not sure if this conference is for you? AAWA shared these five reasons on why you should attend the spring conference: 1. Because you can totally let loose in the Unmuted Sessions! 2. Because we need more unicorns in animal welfare 🦄 3. Because you crush it at trivia 4. Because sponsors know how to rock it 5. Because registration gives you access through August 31 There's still time to register for the conference before the opening remarks on Tuesday, June 8 at 11:30am ET. If you haven't yet, click here to register for the conference. You can also find the conference brochure attached to explore all of the learning opportunities ... View Discussion

  • Hi All, Upcoming education opp via HASS (human animal support services) Unpacking External Facing Medical Care with the Experts Virtual Face-to-Face June 3 at 5pm CT Join this virtual, face-to-face event featuring some of the preeminent leaders in shelter medicine to unpack how you can use these resources, talk through your biggest questions, and discuss what is next for the future of external medical support. Topics and breakout rooms will include conversations around fundraising, funding and inventory, partnerships, legal questions, and marketing. Don't miss your opportunity to join this special event, register today! Before this live event please watch the webinar series and review the toolkits to be fully prepared for this amazing event. Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdO-oqTIiHtzQqvljng-izmaghO5sSslx Toolkit for creating a public clinic and/or providing public resources: https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/toolkit/external-facing-medical-care/ xo, Amber #public #community #VeterinaryCare #Clinic #lowcost ​​​​​ #AccesstoCare #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Community-Supported Shelter Guide

    Best Friends Animal Society and International Municipal Lawyers Association co-created the following comprehensive guide to provide municipalities with programs and policies that encourage the humane treatment of animals. https://network.bestfriends.org/tools-and-information/people-pets-and-policies #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #EducationandTraining #Justice,Diversity,EquityandInclusion #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Irene Chansawang Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Education opportunity from HASS (Human Animal Support Services) Initiative Webinar: Overcoming Adoption Barriers: Where Marketing Meets Policy Thursday, May 27 at 5pm CT. Clare Callison , our Maddie's ® Director of National Pet Supply and Demand, and Caitlin Quinn, Director of Operations at HeARTs Speak, are presenting together on overcoming adoption barriers. Marketing and adoption policies need to work together in order to welcome more community members and reduce these barriers. Learn how you can do this at your organization in this live webinar. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5616189358782/WN_9qb1cBvMQgmJhJVLEqcxPw Can't join live? Sign up anyways and we'll send you the recording! #Webcast #webinar #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars xo, Amber F​​​​​ #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Hi all, FYI, blog highlight from HumanePro: Trial adoptions can pave the way to more and better matches All in good time Whether they're called "trial adoptions" or "foster-to-adopt" agreements, allowing people time to make a commitment can help determine if the new pet is a great match for the family. It can also give people the confidence to try incorporating a new pet into their households without the fear that they will be judged harshly if it doesn't succeed. Read on... #trialadoption #community #matchmaking #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms ------------------------------ xo, Amber Amber Freiwald Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • I'd love to have your thoughts. What topics do you want to hear more about in Maddie's Pet Forum? Let me know through this 2-question, 1-minute poll. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PFC8DS6 Thank you, Amber Maddie's Fund #AccesstoCare #AdmissionsandIntake #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #CommunityCatManagement #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #DataandTechnology #DisasterRelief #EducationandTraining #FosterPrograms #FundraisingandDevelopment #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws #MarketingandSocialMedia #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement #ReturntoHome #TransfersandTransport ------------------------------ Maddie's Pet Forum Admin Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    URI kitten

    I have 3 one month old kittens with URI, They are on Clavamox and Terramycin. Their noses are plugged and they won't nurse on the bottle. Zi have tried 15 minutes with the Vaporizer and it doesn't seem to help. I am tube feeding them with the help of a syringe to keep them from biting the tube. Any help would be appreciated. I have been a foster for 20 years. #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization ------------------------------ Verlene Leonardo ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • The 2021 Best Friends National Conference is happening June 23rd and 24th wherever you are! Maddie's Fund is a collaborating sponsor for this year's conference and we are excited to provide a new round of scholarships to give first timers the opportunity to attend their first Best Friends National Conference. Will you be attending this year's Best Friends National Conference? It's always a good idea to review the sessions and speakers for the conference and start creating your agenda! Is there a particular problem you're looking to solve at your organization? Is there a program that you're hoping to learn more about? Let us know your answers in the comments so we can all continue to learn together, virtually! To our scholarship recipients - please take a moment to introduce yourself in the comments with how long you've been working/volunteering in animal welfare, where you'll be attending from and what role(s) you take on at your organization! Haven't registered yet? Registration is now open! #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars ------------------------------ Brittany Ransonet ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • All, FYI, resources from ASPCA Pro from this week's newsletter: Check out these 6 resources for animal welfare professionals like you: Register: Top Pet Toxicity Calls to ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Webinar ICYMI: ASPCA Job Openings Download: How to Calculate Foster Kitten Capacity ICYMI: Dog Enrichment Recipes: Pumpkin Cup Read: Decision-Making Cheat Sheet ICYMI: Dog Enrichment Recipes: Icies xo, Amber #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #fosterkitten #kitten #jobs #toxicity #poison ​​​​​​​ #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Amber Freiwald ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • The FAM program is the most humane, effective, & comprehensive program for those interested in helping scared, traumatized, and other fearful dogs, including puppy mill survivors, abused hunting dog rescues, and feral dogs in captivity or otherwise involved with humans. Click below to visit the website and get the details. Applications being considered now. Space is limited. https://tinyurl.com/FearAbatement fearfuldogsproject Fear Abatement Mastery (FAM) for Fear in Dogs | Worldwide | 2021 Fear Abatement Mastery (FAM) distance learning. How to help feral, traumatized, & other fearful dogs. Open to behavior consultants, trainers, vet staff, rescue & shelter staff & volunteers, animal control officers, police, boarders, groomers, & dog owners working or living with fearful dogs. View this on fearfuldogsproject > #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ The Fearful Dogs Project www.FearfulDogsProject.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • I am researching a startup concept to help dog owners with the challenges they face obtaining and keeping home/renters insurance while also helping provide better access to professional training resources in an effort to reduce the risk of dog bites and dog-related injuries. I'm trying to find out how often insurance is the driving factor for owner relinquishment. I know there are some general stats available but wanted to see if anyone here knew of a more specific data set/resource or had any experiences they'd be willing to share. I appreciate your help! Thank you! #AdmissionsandIntake ------------------------------ Katherine Coleman ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshop – May 1, 2021 from 2:00–4:30 PM ET $ 10.00 Are you ready to be part of the solution for feral and stray cats in your neighborhood? Learn what TNR is, why it works, and how to get started. Our expert instructors will teach you the best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management. Plus, you'll receive a certificate of completion** after you attend. Access to local recordings and handouts can be found here -check to see if there are local resources for your area. **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-may-1/ The Community Cats Podcast Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshop - May 1, 2021 from 2:00-4:30 PM ET Are you ready to be part of the solution for feral and stray cats in your neighborhood? Learn what TNR is, why it works, and how to get started. Our expert instructors will teach you the best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management. Plus, you'll receive a certificate of completion** after you attend. View this on The Community Cats Podcast > ... View Discussion

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    Petco Love Lost is live!!

    Hi all - If you're not aware, Petco Foundation is now Petco Love. One of their primary focus areas is reunification of lost/found pets. They bought Finding Rover and made some upgrades. The new site is now live and here's the link... https://lost.petcolove.org/ You can integrate your shelter software and the facial recognition will automatically search listings. Lots of other tools, too. Everybody please sign up so pets can be seen! Petco Love Lost Petco Love Lost Petco Love Lost uses facial recognition software to report or search for lost or found pets nationwide. It's free and easy to use. Search your lost cat or dog today. View this on Petco Love Lost > #AdmissionsandIntake #DataandTechnology #MarketingandSocialMedia #ReturntoHome ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Our foundation board lacks the time and experience to effectively promote our programs and achievements on social media and other channels. Volunteer-led efforts have not reaped the consistent rewards we need for ongoing success. The board agrees we should test out a part-time, freelance publicist for these efforts and see how it goes. But before we move forward on finding an expert publicist, I'd love to know if any orgs here have experience hiring one, and how it turned out for you. Any feedback, pointers, and even referrals are greatly appreciated. Thanks! #FundraisingandDevelopment #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Rene Agredano Tripawds ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    KIND NEWS subscriptions half-price! :-)

    KIND NEWS is offering subscriptions at half-price. That includes 28 copies of the magazine and a teacher's guide. Bundles are sent every two months during the school year. No limit on number of subscriptions. At the sale price, one subscription is $15 with additional discounts for 11 or more. These are great for sponsoring a classroom, starting a humane ed program at your org, including in adopter packs or just handing out at events. Two versions available...K-2 & 3-6. The coupon code is : WAT21 and it should auto-apply at this link... https://www.pubservice.com/kindnews/Default.aspx?PC=KW&TYPE=C&pk=wat21 Pubservice KindNews KindNews View this on Pubservice > #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week

    I wanted to share this quick set of graphics / overlays from HeARTs Speak for anyone looking to celebrate National Animal Care + Control Appreciation Week -- these transparent images can be applied over your own photos or added to creations in Canva or other design platforms for social media posts, websites, and even some small printwork. Also, big shout out to HeARTs Speak's graphic design volunteer Liz Senteney of Santa Cruz SPCA for helping me pull these together! https://heartsspeak.org/animal-care-control-appreciation-week/ #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Caitlin Quinn HeARTs Speak ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    National Dogfighting Awareness Day - April 8th

    Today is National Dogfighting Awareness Day. Here's a comprehensive resource to use & share... https://cops.usdoj.gov/ric/Publications/cops-w0682-pub.pdf #EducationandTraining #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Want to teach cats to practical and fun tricks? Learn how to train cats to do practical tricks such as Watch Me and Sit and fun tricks such as Over Arm and High Five. The class is free and will be held using Maddie's Pet Forum discussion group and Zoom. I am a cat behavior consultant and trainer. I also volunteer at my local cat shelter. My mission is to provide answers to cat behavior from the comfort of your home. The only requirements are that you allow me to use your submitted assignments for promotion and that you provide feedback on my class. Sign up at Cat Training Interest Form . #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Allison Hunter-Frederick Cat Behavior Consultant & Trainer https://allisonhelpscats.wordpress.com/ ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    AL!VE COP in Animal Welfare

    I just wanted to share information about a Community of Practice we are facilitating. The community of practice will focus on volunteer engagement professionals who work in the animal welfare world. You can find more information by following this link: https://mms. volunteeralive.org/Calendar/ moreinfo.php?eventid=63043 This Community of Practice is designed to be informal and encourage open discussions for anyone seeking or offering advice in tackling the unique challenges facing volunteer leaders in the animal welfare field. It is open to anyone - and we hope to include a broad range of animal welfare organizations that work with volunteers - such as animal shelters, rescue groups, foster-based programs, sanctuaries, direct care for animals, and humane education programs. The goal is to connect volunteer engagement professionals within these organizations to share resources and best practices. Meetings will be held bimonthly (every 2 months) with the first meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT). Meetings will be held over Zoom. The COP is completely free and open to anyone involved in volunteer engagement within the Animal Welfare Community! (You do not need to be a member of AL!VE to attend) #FundraisingandDevelopment #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Anne Marie McPartlin Rural Area Veterinary Services ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    April's Marketing holidays/promo tools

    Hi! HeARTs Speak puts out a monthly digest with each month's monthly celebrations, holidays and opportunities to promote pet-related causes -- along with links to ready-made templates, design toolkits, and more! April is jam-packed, from Volunteer Appreciation month, to Animal Services Appreciation, Earth Day and several end-of-month opportunities to share Return to Home marketing efforts. Check them all out here: https://mailchi.mp/heartsspeak.org/edu-april-at-a-glance-2021 #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Caitlin Quinn HeARTs Speak ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Online Behavior Day - Saturday, April 17

    Join Community Cats Podcast on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET for our second annual Online Behavior Day, featuring Pam Johnson-Bennett , certified cat behavior consultant and author; Dr. Rachel Geller , certified cat behavior and retention specialist, and executive director of The Cat Connection; Tabitha Kucera , CCBC, KPA-CTP, Fear Free- and Low Stress Handling-certified registered veterinary technician; and Arden Moore , dog/cat behavior consultant, master pet first aid instructor, radio host, and author. These incredible behaviorists will offer a variety of workshops on cat behavior issues and concerns, from vet visits and enrichment to litter box and multi-cat household issues. There will be fun cat trivia and prizes on tap, as well as chances to network with other professionals and volunteers in the animal welfare sphere. You won't want to miss this! Tickets are just $25. Learn more and register at: https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/online-behavior-day-2021/ #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Brianna Lovell Myers Community Cats Podcast ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • This week, an inspiring chat with Peter Elueze, founder of Paw Salvation , a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps homeless people, veterans, and seniors care for their pets. Paw Salvation was founded 3 years ago and has been growing steadily, supporting those who need it by providing pet food. Stacy and Peter talk about the human-animal bond, the need for including pets when providing housing and writing policy for homeless people, how COVID-19 has affected homeless people, advice for starting a nonprofit, and finding blessings in unexpected places. Peter also shares his plans for a mobile grooming and wellness van and his hopes to be able to include flea treatment and microchipping in the future. Subscribe to Community Cats Podcast wherever you listen! Find us on all the major platforms, including Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , Google , Spotify , and more. New episodes are available on Tuesdays, each one featuring another leader or change maker in the movement to protect and save cats' lives. Here is the direct link to the show: https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/episode-396-peter-elueze/ #CommunityCatManagement ------------------------------ Brianna Lovell Myers Community Cats Podcast ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Hi Everyone! We are new here and so happy to see that this great resource exists so we can share our programs with a wider audience of great people like you! If you haven't heard of us, here's a quick intro: Tripawds.com is the world's largest support community for animal amputees and their humans. Well, we exist mainly for the humans because as you know, we don't handle amputation nearly as well as the animals! The Tripawds Foundation exists to support our members and the animals they love, through services such as our educational forum , and direct assistance programs for animal amputees . The Tripawds Rescue Fund is our newest program . It helps public shelters and rescue organizations raise funds for animals in need of amputation while they are waiting for adoption. The Tripawds Foundation is now matching up to $500 in funds for amputation surgery of animals in the care of a 501c3 rescue or public animal shelter. Applications for this program are accepted between the 1st and 15th of every month. LEARN MORE HERE! We need to get the word out to the rescue community, so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! Feel free to reach out to us here, or through the website with any questions. #AccesstoCare #FundraisingandDevelopment #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization ------------------------------ Rene Agredano co-founder, Tripawds.com ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Pedigree Foundation grant cycle now open!

    Through MAY 7th, Pedigree Foundation is accepting applications for a variety of grant programs. Covid relief grants being reviewed in groups of 50; program development grants range $5,000 to $15,000; "Dogs Rule" grants up to $100,000! Good luck! https://www.pedigreefoundation.org/pedigree-foundation-to-offer-1-million-in-grants/ PEDIGREE Foundation PEDIGREE Foundation to Offer $1 Million in Grants The Foundation is Now Accepting Applications from Shelters and Rescues Working to End Pet Homelessness and Keep People and Pets Together FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 8, 2021 - Today, PEDIGREE Foundation announced the opening of its 2021 grant cycle, which provides funds to U.S. shelters and rescues working to help dogs find loving homes. View this on PEDIGREE Foundation > #FundraisingandDevelopment ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Join us for a three-part conference this Spring featuring kitten nursery experts addressing important topics related to how to start and operate a successful kitten nursery. Are you wondering what the latest trends are in kitten nurseries? How to set one up when you don't have a facility in which to house it? Or when your facility or staffing situation is less than ideal? What happens to all those kittens when a human or kitten pandemic (like panleukopenia) hits? This Conference from the National Kitten Coalition will give you all the tools you need. Each session has a fee and will have separate registration. Saturday, March 27th 4:00pm-6:00pm EDT. Part 1: Starting and Running a Neonatal Kitten Nursery with No Shelter/Rescue Facility Description: How do you save at-risk kittens, particularly neonates, when the shelter or rescue you work or volunteer at has no space for a nursery? Our speakers do just this, in different ways. Speakers: Simone Kelham, Founder, and President of Newborn Kitten Rescue Susan Spaulding, Vice President/Senior Neonatal Foster for NC Paws, and Co-founder/Director of Neonatal Programs for the National Kitten Coalition Marnie Russ, National Kitten College Program Administrator at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Registration for Part 1: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9163797611116113678?source=3.27.21+Mad+Fund If you want to sign-up for the rest of the Conference please use the links below. The price for each ... View Discussion

  • Join us for a three-part conference this Spring featuring kitten nursery experts addressing important topics related to how to start and operate a successful kitten nursery. Are you wondering what the latest trends are in kitten nurseries? How to set one up when you don't have a facility in which to house it? Or when your facility or staffing situation is less than ideal? What happens to all those kittens when a human or kitten pandemic (like panleukopenia) hits? This Conference from the National Kitten Coalition will give you all the tools you need. Each session has a fee and will have separate registration. Saturday, March 27th 4:00pm-6:00pm EDT. Part 1: Starting and Running a Neonatal Kitten Nursery with No Shelter/Rescue Facility Description: How do you save at-risk kittens, particularly neonates, when the shelter or rescue you work or volunteer at has no space for a nursery? Our speakers do just this, in different ways. Speakers: Simone Kelham, Founder, and President of Newborn Kitten Rescue Susan Spaulding, Vice President/Senior Neonatal Foster for NC Paws, and Co-founder/Director of Neonatal Programs for the National Kitten Coalition Marnie Russ, National Kitten College Program Administrator at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Registration for Part 1: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9163797611116113678?source=3.27.21+Mad+Fund If you want to sign-up for the rest of the Conference please use the links below. The price for each Part is $15. 4/10/21 ... View Discussion

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    GoodPups App

    I'm hoping to get some feedback on the GoodPup app - a training/behavior help app that offers a week free for adopters and fosters for one-on-one support with certified trainers and then an option for more that includes a donation to the shelter that signs up users. I see that several larger groups are using it, including PACC, San Diego Humane and AAWL. While we would prefer to use local trainers and do, they are booked and overwhelmed. I'll attach more details of their service but if you have used them, please let me know and message me if you'd like to keep your comments private. Thanks! #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ Ben Swan Espanola Humane ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Job Posting for Larimer Humane Society CEO

    The Larimer Humane Society in Loveland, Colorado is searching for a new CEO. All of the position details are in the attached document including the organization's Mission, Vision & Background and the Opportunity, Position details, Core Competencies, Profile, and Compensation range. This position was shared with me by Noetic Search, an executive search firm for nonprofits. All of their contact information and links to submit a resume and cover letter are listed at the bottom of the attachment. Please contact them directly for any questions. Good luck! #animalwelfarejobs #joblistings #CEO #jobdescription ​​​​​​​ #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski (she/her) Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration Maddie's Fund ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • The application window is now open from March 8-12 for our Spring 2021 Online Apprenticeships! Maddie's Fund online apprenticeships provide an opportunity for organizations looking to improve their practices to benefit from the wisdom shared by well established innovative programs. The apprenticeships require completion of self-paced online materials as well as attendance at four 90-minute weekly Zoom meetings with your instructor and classmates and a final project is required. Only 30 students will be admitted to each apprenticeship and the selection process is competitive. Learn more about our upcoming apprenticeships and apply for them over on Maddie's University by March 12! Feline Lifesaving Learn how to create and manage essential cat programs, lead staff and volunteers to accomplish goals and be as effective as possible with limited resources. With the engaging @Monica Frenden , Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving at American Pets Alive! at your side, your live outcomes are surely to increase. Who should apply? This learning opportunity is for shelter/rescue organization directors, managers and coordinators who are empowered to make changes and launch new initiatives in their organizations. Apply Now: Feline Lifesaving Online Apprenticeship - Spring 2021 Application A New Model for Shelter Care: Replace Kennels with Foster Homes Does placing 50% or more of your shelter pets into ... View Discussion

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  • Join the brightest minds in animal welfare at Michigan Humane's 2021 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference, hosted virtually March 8-9. The event will kick off with keynote speaker Lisa LaFontaine, president and CEO of the Humane Rescue Alliance. Critical topics will be discussed as organizations continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, including shelter medicine, adoption trends, animal behavior, fundraising during a crisis and more. Use discount code THANKSTOMADDIE to receive 50% off your registration. http://www.michiganhumane.org/glawc Accelevents Event page | Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference 2021 GLAWC is Going Virtual!The 2021 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference is moving online March 8-9 to keep everyone safe. Just because you can't gather with all of your animal welfare industry peers doesn't mean the sharing of knowledge stops.GLAWC 2021 will feature two days full of virtual sessions hosted by the brightest minds in our industry. View this on Accelevents > #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars ------------------------------ Deb Scola ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • What webinars relating to cats would your shelter/rescue be interested in? #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ Allison Hunter-Frederick Cat Behavior Consultant & Trainer https://allisonhelpscats.wordpress.com/ ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • What tactile enrichment have you offered cats--yours or those in the shelter? What were their reactions? #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ Allison Hunter-Frederick Cat Behavior Consultant & Trainer https://allisonhelpscats.wordpress.com/ ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • I hope you are all safe and healthy! I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I wanted to share details about Stella's Ride in case there are LA area rescue organizations on here who might be interested in enrichment for their dogs through our version of a day out / field trip foster program. Stella's Ride is an employer benefit that provides companies an opportunity to connect their team with rescue dogs who need help finding a home. Each 2-hour class allows employees to interact with the dogs outside a kennel environment where they can show their true personalities. A local veterinarian or animal welfare expert will co-facilitate each class. Throughout the experience, we capture photos and videos that the employees can post to their social media channels along with a donation link to the participating rescue organization. Classes begin April 2021 in recognition of Stress Awareness Month. We are looking for non-profit rescue organizations that would like to participate. There is no cost to the rescue and hopefully, if our fundraising campaign is successful, it will cover the cost of participation financially as well as provide some love to our four-legged friends! We are also accepting applications for facilitators who will receive a stipend for leading a class. Please email me directly at Jennifer@StellasRide.com for more information or to brainstorm the benefits of your participation! Or if you prefer, please feel free to find a convenient time on my calendar: ... View Discussion

  • Please join us next Tuesday, February 23rd for our last of the series. Information is below. You must register ahead of time and the spots for this are filling quickly. Tuesday, February 23, 7:00-8:00 pm EST Pathways to Veterinary School Featuring: Dr. Hodges and Dr. Ferguson, Critter Fixers Dr. Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, FNAP, Director of Program for Pet Health Equity at the Center for Behavioral Health Research at UT Dr. Tierra Price, DVM, MPH (she/her/hers) Founder, BlackDVM Network, LLC Dr. Ashley Randall , DVM Owner and Veterinarian West End Animal Wellness Center https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqf-ypqTgoE9x40qE8FkvCjh6ZCQNGaKhz #AccesstoCare #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization ------------------------------ Jennifer Evans CARE ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • What olfactory (smells) enrichment have you offered cats--yours or those in the shelter? What were their reactions? #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ Allison Hunter-Frederick Cat Behavior Consultant & Trainer https://allisonhelpscats.wordpress.com/ ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Random Acts of Kindness Day is Weds, Feb 17th!

    Tomorrow is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Fun social media material. Here's the link for Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. Good resource for ideas & hashtags... https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ Random Acts of Kindness Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021 Random Acts of Kindness Day is Wednesday February 17, 2021 Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 14-20, 2021 #ExploreTheGood #MakeKindnessTheNorm #RandomActsofKindnessDay We are upholding this annual tradition of celebrating kindness because we know everyone can use more kindness in their lives. View this on Random Acts of Kindness > #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • What visual enrichment have you offered cats--yours or those in the shelter? What were their reactions? #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment ------------------------------ Allison Hunter-Frederick Cat Behavior Consultant & Trainer https://allisonhelpscats.wordpress.com/ ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Free webinar from the National Kitten Coalition on 3/8/21 3:00pm-4:00pm EST. Description: How much do I feed a kitten? How often? How much? How do I mix the formula? There are so many things to learn when it comes to feeding a tiny kitten. In this free webinar we will teach you the basics on how to safely bottle-feed a neonatal kitten and help it grow! This kitten life-saving project was made possible in part through a generous Grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®. Speaker: Susan Spaulding, aka 'Kitten Mom', Director of Neonatal Programs, The National Kitten Coalition Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6890104321376439307?source=3.8.21+MadFund #HumaneEducation #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Kierianne Hansen, LVT Educational Programs Manager The National Kitten Coalition Kierianne@kittencoalition.org www.kittencoalition.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Free webinar from the National Kitten Coalition on 3/8/21 3:00pm-4:00pm EST. Description: How much do I feed a kitten? How often? How much? How do I mix the formula? There are so many things to learn when it comes to feeding a tiny kitten. In this free webinar we will teach you the basics on how to safely bottle-feed a neonatal kitten and help it grow! This kitten life-saving project was made possible in part through a generous Grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®. Speaker: Susan Spaulding, aka 'Kitten Mom', Director of Neonatal Programs, The National Kitten Coalition Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6890104321376439307?source=3.8.21+MadFund #HumaneEducation ​​​ ------------------------------ Kierianne Hansen, LVT Educational Programs Manager The National Kitten Coalition Kierianne@kittencoalition.org www.kittencoalition.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Does anyone know of a donor-management software that enables you to enter donation data by uploading a photo of the check? Most bank mobile apps allow you to deposit a check by uploading a photo of it. Donor management software allows batch upload of data via spreadsheet, but I haven't found one that enables data entry via photo. Does anyone know of a software program that has that feature? #DataandTechnology #FundraisingandDevelopment ------------------------------ Jan Even BrightSide Animal Center Redmond, OR ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Hi all, I'm trying to find any answers, experience, or available resources as to the integrity of using reusable coveralls when caring for cats/kittens in a shelter environment. One of my responsibilities is to order supplies, which include the very costly Tyvek suits that we use to treat and care for the cats at our shelter (we are an all-cat animal shelter in Florida). As such, I am exploring the idea of switching to reusable coveralls, but not at the cost of compromising the quality of our standards of care or the health of the cats. Any feedback is most welcome and I appreciate all of your help!! #Access to Care #EducationandTraining #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization #OrganizationalManagement ------------------------------ Sydney Brand ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Pet Registration

    Hello, My shelter is considering approaching our city to offer to do pet registration for them. We have to make a convincing argument and show them the benefits of handling this responsibility. I wonder if any other shelters offer this service and can share with me the benefits of running the program for their city or other municipality. Any information or data you can share to help strengthen my argument will be appreciated! Thanks. Brandon Mustful Executive Director Great River Rescue #HumaneLawEnforcementandLaws #ReturnstoOwner/Guardian ------------------------------ brandon mustful ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Stomatitis

    I have 3 personal cats with Stomatitis. 1 had all her teeth out and is doing fine. 1 had all her teeth out and is on pred on alternate days and doing fine. But my 3rd is 12 years old, has had all her teeth out but the disease spread down her throat and one side of her jaw is still a problem. She is on 0.5mg Pred 2x daily and generally has been ok. Recently she also had an ear fungus and started on Atopica. She looks so unhappy but I am not ready to give up...she has been my baby since she was 6 days old. Does anyone know something else I should look into doing for her? #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization #ReturnstoOwner/Guardian ------------------------------ Patti Hogan ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Petfinder Foundation Grant List has been updated for 2021

    There are quite a few grants through the Petfinder Foundation that are awarded monthly...cat enrichment, dog field trips, beds, senior adoptions, etc. A sampling is provided at the link below. Log in to your account to see the full list. For the P.L.A.Y. beds grant, awards are made monthly by state. Jan is ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT Feb is NY, PA, NJ Mar will be voter's choice. Might be good to remind your Northern transfer/transport partners as applicable. https://petfinderfoundation.com/for-shelters/apply-for-a-grant/ #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #FundraisingandDevelopment ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Blue Beds Grant Cycle Open through Jan 31st!

    The first cycle for Animal Rescue Aid's "Blue Beds" grant is accepting applications through 1/31. Three orgs will be selected to receive 10 beds & Kong toys. https://animalrescueaid.org/ara-grant-funding/ #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #FundraisingandDevelopment ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Did you know that most (83%) of High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter (HQHVSN) clinics are willing to accept referrals for emergency pyometra surgery and can generally see patients the same day (50%) or next day (42%)? This webinar will provide details regarding pricing, treatment, and self-reported outcomes of pyometra management in the HQHVSN environment as described in the recently published paper "Pyometra Management Practices in the High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter (HQHVSN) Environment". It will also explore opportunities for partnership between HQHVSN and private practice clinics. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A panel that represents a range of practitioners. Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Time: 11:00 am Pacific (1 hour) Register here The full manuscript of the pyometra article can be downloaded for free at https://www.sciencedirect.com/... until 1/21/21 at which time it will be available to subscribers of Topics in Companion Animal Medicine only. Presenters Ashlee McCallin, 2nd year Veterinary Student and co-author of Pyometra Management Practices in the High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter (HQHVSN) Environment Rachael Kreisler, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM (Epidemiology), Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Epidemiology, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine; co-author of Pyometra Management Practices in the High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter (HQHVSN) Environment Makenzie Kurth, DVM Tanya D. Patterson, DVM, Virginia ... View Discussion

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    Announcing the Veterinary Mental Health, Support, and Resiliency Group

    I am writing to share the launch of a vital and innovative nonprofit mental health care initiative for veterinarians in 2021. The Veterinary Mental Health, Support, and Resiliency Group provides a confidential, empathetic, and supportive space to understand how fellow veterinarians are persisting through challenges. We emphasize processing stress and grief, learning effective coping skills, implementing a healthier work-life balance, and renewing a love for veterinary medicine. Our small virtual groups address participants' individual concerns in the context of a shared experience that helps to foster well-being and resilience in this career. This is the first group of its kind in the United States. We recently received a $100,000 gift from a generous mental health advocate (who wishes to remain anonymous) to start the program in honor of the veterinarians who have cared for her companion animals. These services are entirely free for veterinarians, and the program is part of the beloved nonprofit Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS). I would be grateful if you would share the information about this group with any colleagues who might benefit from the support. More details can be found at shanti.org/ veterinarysupport and I have also attached a group flier. Please of course let me know if you have any questions. Warmly, Katie Lawlor, Psy.D. KLawlor@shanti.org #EducationandTraining ------------------------------ Katie Lawlor ... View Discussion

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  • Animal Programs Director at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation Position Summary: Develop, advance, and implement animal welfare programs and services. Provide leadership for the intake, animal care, adoption, foster and dog training staff to ensure these programs and services support ARF's mission and measurable goals for rescue, animal healthcare, and customer service. Focus management tactics and staff development toward meeting or exceeding objectives, ensuring humane treatment of all animals, and staying within the budget. These areas contribute directly to ARF's mission of people rescuing animals and are a large part of ARF's public relations and reputation in the local community. Follow the link below for complete job description and application information. #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=EDD1CA1F3A442A8B61788E074F97373B #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Cheryl Mosby Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • Here's an incredible opportunity! Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village, NV (North Lake Tahoe) is looking for an Executive Director. The position will also be instrumental in changing the landscape for dogs and cats in the entire state of Nevada: "Be an essential part of an important collaboration between the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation and animal welfare organizations across Nevada. This collaboration will create a first-of-its-kind safety net for dogs and cats in Nevada through partnerships which support shelters and improve access to veterinary care for all of Nevada's pets. This is a unique opportunity to be part of leading Nevada's animal welfare efforts and this role will be instrumental in making Nevada the best place for pets and the people that love them!" Pet Network HS Employment info: https://www.petnetwork.org/employment Executive Director Job Description: https://www.petnetwork.org/sites/default/files/ed_job_description_final.docx.pdf Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: PNHSExecutiveSearch@gmail.com #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Kim Domerofski Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration Maddie's Fund she/her ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • Let's talk DOG-AGGRESSIVE DOGS! Unfortunately, our breed-specific rescue group has seen an increase in dog-aggressive foster dogs. These dogs aren't necessarily "bad" ~ the ones in our program still love humans, just not dogs. We have one volunteer trainer, but it's obvious that some of the dogs are simply not going to change their ways. The challenge is trying to find these dogs forever homes. Heck, that's if we can get them into foster homes first. Are there any secrets to finding them families that A) hopefully, have experience in the breed and B) don't have other dogs in their homes? Have you seen any rescue groups promote these types of dogs differently (e.g., like a group may do with a senior dog push/campaign)? It's very rare for us to adopt out of Texas, but at this point, we'd love to get these dogs moved out if there are quality families who fit this mold. THOUGHTS? #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms ------------------------------ Deirdre Jack Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue dfwbulldogrescue.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Maddie's Pet Forum 2020 Recap

    Thanks for being a member of Maddie's Pet Forum this year! Take a look back at the helpful resources and discussions from a year that we'll never forget... #DataandTechnology #DisasterRelief View Discussion

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  • SAVE THE DATE: CARE is excited to host a talk with Schuyler Bailar on January 6th, 6pm EST. Facilitating the Q&A will be James Evans and Rory Adams from American Pets Alive Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men's team. By 15, he was one of the nation's top-20 15-year-old breast- strokers. By 17, he set a national age-group record. In college, he swam for Harvard University, on the winningest Harvard team in 50 years. Schuyler's difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – was historic and timely. His story has appeared everywhere from 60 Minutes to The Ellen Show . Schuyler's tireless advocacy of inclusion through public speaking and social media (@pinkmantaray) has earned him numerous notable honors. Please check the facebook page the week of the event for the link Event Link Invite #Conferences,WorkshopsandSeminars ------------------------------ Jennifer Evans CARE ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Puppy Mill Information & Resources

    Hi all - As this is the time of year when many puppies are purchased as gifts, I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the comprehensive resources provided by Bailing Out Benji & National Mill Dog Rescue. These orgs have lots of maps, graphics, podcasts, videos, hashtags and such that can be used to educate consumers. Please follow their respective social media, too, for easily sharable content. To be honest, I only recently learned that my home state of Georgia is fifth highest for puppy mill volume. Last year, 1500+ dogs and puppies were seized from breeders here -- obviously in very poor condition & traumatized and huge medical expense for rescues. You can be sure that if we don't know, the general public doesn't know. :-( https://bailingoutbenji.com/ https://nmdr.org/ National Mill Dog Rescue National Mill Dog Rescue To our valued friends and supporters, we want to assure you that we have been closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. El Paso County is currently at Level Red status, and we have updated our procedures to protect every visitor, volunteer, staff member, and our dogs: Our hours are 12-4, and we are continuing visits by appointment only for all visitors, including donations. View this on National Mill Dog Rescue > Bailing Out Benji Home - Bailing Out Benji Bailing Out Benji is a nonprofit organization that ... View Discussion

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    Last minute holiday promo tools!

    HeARTs Speak created this new graphic for anyone doing any last-minute holiday foster promotion or in need of something for social engagement next week. You can use the pre-made graphic or use the editable Canva template to add your own photos and logo! Happy Holidays! https://heartsspeak.org/foster-actually-graphic/ Check out our other holiday and new year themed toolkits as well if you're looking to get some content together for the next couple weeks: https://heartsspeak.org/social-toolkit-ugly-sweaters/ https://heartsspeak.org/social-toolkit-happy-holidays/ https://heartsspeak.org/social-toolkit-new-years-resolutions/ https://heartsspeak.org/social-toolkit-happy-new-year/ Or plan ahead into with our Marketing Editorial Calendar https://heartsspeak.org/subscribable-editorial-calendar/ #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Caitlin Quinn Director of Operations HeARTs Speak ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    FREE Drain Rescue Service! Roto-Rooter!

    Did you know these professional plumbers will help rescue animals stuck in pipes & drains? They will also do pre-emptive assessments on potential hazards. https://www.rotorooter.com/petrescues/ #DisasterRelief ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Pets for the Elderly Foundation

    With all the attention & discussion about removing barriers to adoption lately, I was surprised to see a recent social media post about refusing to adopt to people of a certain age out of fears that the adopter would die and leave the pet homeless. We should all make necessary provisions for our pets regardless of age...you just never know. But, I wanted to share this organization that works to help seniors adopt. It looks like they need more shelter partners, too! http://petsfortheelderly.org/ Petsfortheelderly Companion Animals for Seniors: Pets for the Elderly Retired and widowed, Pat was looking for a new companion. She knew the value of a good dog; her pal Chloe passed away a year ago. Pat tells us when she saw Brady at the Humane Society, she couldn't resist. "He is very loving, follows me everywhere, and is extremely smart. View this on Petsfortheelderly > #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Upcoming Blue Beds Grant Cycle! App Open Jan 1 - 31st!

    Attention shelters & rescues! If you need raised aluminum beds, the next Animal Rescue Aid grant cycle opens Jan 1 - Jan 31st! Three groups will be chosen to receive 10 beds and 10 KONG toys. Here's the link... https://animalrescueaid.org/ara-grant-funding/ GOOD LUCK! Animal Rescue Aid ARA Grant Funding - Animal Rescue Aid GENERAL GUIDELINES OF THE ANIMAL RESCUE AID GRANT FUND INCLUDE: * Only animal sheltering agencies (public or private) and rescue groups are considered for Animal Rescue Aid Grant Funds. * Individuals, businesses and corporations are not provided for in the guidelines of the Animal Rescue Aid Grant Funds. View this on Animal Rescue Aid > #AnimalBehavior,TrainingandEnrichment #FundraisingandDevelopment ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

  • The National Kitten Coalition is excited to host Dr. Philip Bushby and Esther Mechler from the Feline Fix by Five program of Marian's Dream to present on sterilizing kittens by five months of age. This webinar is on Monday, January 18th 4:00PM-5:00PM EST, and registration is free. There is confusion in the general public and private veterinary community about the optimum time to spay/neuter felines. For many, the recommended time has been six months of age. By that time a cat may be pregnant and shelters are overflowing. For that reason, Marian's Dream embarked on a campaign to push the recommended age for felines back by four weeks. Dr. Bushby will present his findings on why the change is recommended, specific concerns that people have raised, and the research that supports the change. Veterinarians often wait until cats are 6 months old before spay/neuter. The AVMA, AAHA, AAFP and the ASV disagree with waiting that long. The new normal is prior to 5 months of age. Several factors have led to this change: 1. Mammary neoplasia is the 3rd most common cancer in cats and 85 to 90% of feline mammary tumors are malignant. Spay before 5 months of age significantly reduces mammary neoplasia. 2. Spay/Neuter prior to 5 months of age reduces unplanned and unwanted litters of kittens. 3. Castration prior to 5 months of age significantly reduces sexual behaviors which often cause relinquishment of cats to animal shelters. It is safe to spay/neuter cats that young. Surgeries are easier, ... View Discussion

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  • The National Kitten Coalition is excited to host Dr. Philip Bushby and Esther Mechler from the Feline Fix by Five program of Marian's Dream to present on sterilizing kittens by five months of age. This webinar will be on Monday, January 18th 4:00PM-5:00PM EST. There is confusion in the general public and private veterinary community about the optimum time to spay/neuter felines. For many, the recommended time has been six months of age. By that time a cat may be pregnant and shelters are overflowing. For that reason, Marian's Dream embarked on a campaign to push the recommended age for felines back by four weeks. Dr. Bushby will present his findings on why the change is recommended, specific concerns that people have raised, and the research that supports the change. Veterinarians often wait until cats are 6 months old before spay/neuter. The AVMA, AAHA, AAFP and the ASV disagree with waiting that long. The new normal is prior to 5 months of age. Several factors have led to this change: 1. Mammary neoplasia is the 3rd most common cancer in cats and 85 to 90% of feline mammary tumors are malignant. Spay before 5 months of age significantly reduces mammary neoplasia. 2. Spay/Neuter prior to 5 months of age reduces unplanned and unwanted litters of kittens. 3. Castration prior to 5 months of age significantly reduces sexual behaviors which often cause relinquishment of cats to animal shelters. It is safe to spay/neuter cats that young. Surgeries are easier, faster and safer. ... View Discussion

  • Veterinarians and vet techs, don't miss this highly informative Live Webinar from HSVMA (RACE-approved by the AAVSB for continuing education credit). Doing the Most for Those with the Least: Increasing Access to Veterinary Care Presented by Gary Block, DVM, MS, DACVIM Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm (ET) REGISTER HERE During this webinar, Dr. Block will explore the financial barriers to obtaining veterinary care that many pet owners are facing. Several possible solutions will be considered. Presentation topics include: Description and clinical examples of the concepts of Standard of Care and Spectrum of Care medicine and how understanding these may be critical to improving access to care Review of the role some veterinary schools are playing to educate students in the concepts of Incremental Care/Spectrum of Care Guide to creating a financial assistance algorithm for your hospital and resources that provide support to pet owners in need ------------------------------ alison gibson ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    Contest for hard to place cats!

    Arm & Hammer is sponsoring a contest for hard to place cats. Deadline to enter is 11/30. Here's the link... https://www.armandhammer.com/en/felinegenerousstories #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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  • FieldHaven Feline Center is looking for an Operations Manager to join their team! About the position: The Operations Manager plays an integral role at FieldHaven in Lincoln, California, and oversees all operations related to the shelter and spay-neuter clinic. This position is responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of all animals in our care and it includes overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as ensuring that shelter and veterinary care best practices are being utilized. The Operations Manager is also responsible for the business activities of the shelter, including: hiring, training and managing support staff and volunteers; preparing reports and budgets; monitoring and adjusting to key performance indicators such as the number of procedures performed daily; maintaining inventory and an inventory control system; managing the clinic medical record system; and implementing safety and security procedures. This is a leadership position that reports directly to the Executive Director. About FieldHaven Feline Center: FieldHaven Feline Center believes that for every cat in need, there is a solution. They create and enable these solutions by engaging and empowering communities, and providing the needed resources, to ensure that every cat has a safe place to live. See the attachment for the full job description or click here for more details on how to apply. #OrganizationalManagement #PeopleManagement ------------------------------ Charlotte ... View Discussion

  • Our friends at 2nd Chance 4 Pets are offering this f-r-e-e electronic will tool to encourage people to include pets in their end of life planning. It's a difficult subject, but so important for furry friends to be provided for in the event their caretakers pass on before the pets do. This is a good time of year to discuss as many people are making open enrollment/health care/life insurance choices right now. Please consider including this in your social media posts as a reminder. It's also a good time to ask your supporters to include your organization in their final plans. Thank you 2nd Chance 4 Pets for putting this together! https://www.freewill.com/2ndChance4Pets FreeWill Write Your Legal Will Online, Free & Simple | FreeWill FreeWill lets you make your last will and testament quick, easy, and completely free. It is a simple online legal will maker that helps you compile will forms to print and sign, or to take as a basic will template to an estate planning lawyer. FreeWill is built alongside will making experts. View this on FreeWill > #EducationandTraining #FundraisingandDevelopment #MarketingandSocialMedia ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion

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    FUN PETCO T-SHIRTS!

    In case you didn't get this email... Petco Foundation is offering a choice of t-shirt or book with a $20 (or more) donation! Super cute hand sanitizers "coming soon"! Items will be shipped to you. https://www.petcofoundation.org/events/brighter-together/?showModal=yes Petco Foundation Brighter Together - Petco Foundation This holiday season, you can brighten the lives of pets in need by giving a gift that gives back. By donating at Petco, or online, you are helping animal welfare organizations in your local community and across the nation save lives. Your $9.95 purchase of hand sanitizer and reusable holder help save pet lives across the country. View this on Petco Foundation > #MarketingandSocialMedia #TransfersandTransport ------------------------------ Shari Cahill silvercometawa.org ------------------------------ View Discussion