Natural disasters, population crises, outbreaks of contagious illness and other emergencies can spread an organization’s resources thin and put pets at risk. Whether your organization is having the crisis or helping another that is, emergency foster care programs can increase your capacity, save lives and ease strain on shelter staff during troubled times. In this session, you’ll learn how to get pets into foster homes quickly and safely in order to free up space and reduce stress on shelter staff. We’ll give you all the tools you need to rally the community, recruit foster caregivers and create and run your program.
- Kelly Duer | Foster Care Specialist, Maddie’s Fund
- Morganne Strubel | Placement Coordinator, Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
Thursday, May 7 | 10 to 11:30am People Power Standard