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  • Training

    Trap/Neuter/Return: How to Manage a Community Cat Colony

    The Humane Society of the United States

    You can transform your knowledge of TNR from zero to hero at your own pace and in your own home! Brought to you by experts from Neighborhood Cats and The HSUS, this course is geared towards caregivers and folks new to the world of humane cat management.

  • Training

    Humane State Ohio shelter/rescue training

    The cost of caring: Skills to prevent compassion fatigue & engaging volunteers in your mission

    This free training is open to animal sheltering professionals, law enforcement, animal control, humane investigators and rescue and shelter volunteers.
  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Program Success

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Partner identification and engagement is critical when creating and implementing a community outreach program. Learn how to connect with other organizations, veterinarians, volunteers, donors and more to make your work effective and sustainable.

  • Archived Webinar

    Wildlife webinar for animal care and control professionals: Solving Problems with Coyotes

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Getting calls about coyote sightings and conflicts in your community? If not, you probably will be soon! Now firmly entrenched in every state (except Hawaii), coyotes are well adapted to urban and suburban areas and are all around us! While their presence is often alarming to the public, conflicts with coyotes can be easily avoided and solved.

  • Archived Webinar

    Introducing the Adopters Welcome Approach: Finding, Engaging and Supporting More Adopters

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This is the first in the series of five Adopters Welcome webinars. Learn how approaching adoptions from a fresh perspective can help you increase and enhance happy matches. This session will cover the “why” behind Adopters Welcome, by examining how research on adopters and adoption related strategies is leading to greater adoption success that you can bring to your community.

  • Archived Webinar

    Fosters: Animal Rescue Rock Stars!

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Building a foster network is critical to maintaining the health and socialization of animals in rescue situations. This webinar will share the experiences and strategy of two very different organizations and how they manage their foster programs. Participants will learn how to better find, empower, train and retain foster individuals and families.

  • Training

    Humane State New Jersey shelter/rescue training

    August 4 to 10, 2020

    The negative cost of caring: Addressing compassion fatigue & managing work-life balance

    This free virtual training is open to animal sheltering professionals, law enforcement, animal control, humane investigators and rescue and shelter volunteers.
  • Major Event/Conference

    2020 New Mexico Humane Conference

    August 6, 2020 - 8:30 am to August 9, 2020 - 5 pm

    Animal Humane New Mexico

    Join us for three amazing VIRTUAL days of learning!

  • Webinar

    The Scoop on Poop

    August 9, 2020 - 2 to 3 pm

    The National Kitten Coalition

    Kittens are little poop machines! In this webinar we will take you through different scenarios and explain what your kitten's poop is telling you about its health. There will be plenty of pictures!

  • Training

    Euthanasia By Injection

    August 25 to 26, 2020

    Wyandot County Humane Society, Inc

    This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant who has also worked in the animal care and welfare field since 1985, and the course reflects these many years of hands on experience. The course is adjusted as needed for all species depending on the needs of the attendees.

  • Webinar

    Positive Perseverance: Leading During Crisis

    September 2, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    The work we do in animal welfare is, by its nature, unpredictable and highly variable. In times of crisis, such as the COVID pandemic, these challenges are only enhanced. Team resilience in the face of adversity can be what differentiates effective teams who achieve positive outcomes from those who wither and stumble.

  • Webinar

    Scaling High Quality, High Volume Foster Care in Times of Crisis

    September 9, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    How do you support and scale your foster program during times of crisis? Humane Society Silicon Valley can answer that – they weathered the pandemic storm by pivoting their foster care and adoption processes into safe, no-contact, socially distanced programs. And did we mention they have acquired more than 3,000 new foster families since March’s lock down?

  • Webinar

    The Practices of Purposeful Leadership

    September 23, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    The experience of meaningfulness is a critical ingredient to thriving at work. While animal welfare work is naturally imbued with a sense of meaning, especially in times of crisis, we often lose sight of it or fail to enable it.

  • Webinar

    Effective Internal Communication: The Problem, Some Solutions, & The (Virtual) Meeting

    September 30, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Effective internal communication is needed for any organization to successfully function. However, establishing healthy communication practices continues to be a recurring struggle for many organizations.

  • Webinar

    Supporting Families Through Access to Veterinary Care

    October 7, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    All pets deserve access to veterinary care. But millions of families have limited access to veterinary care, mainly due to insufficient funds. Lack of needed veterinary care negatively impacts the whole family—human and nonhuman—and may lead to relinquishment to shelters. The community this is also at risk from the spread of zoonotic diseases.

  • Training

    Euthanasia By Injection

    November 10 to 11, 2020

    Wyandot County Humane Society, Inc

    This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant who has also worked in the animal care and welfare field since 1985, and the course reflects these many years of hands on experience. The course is adjusted as needed for all species depending on the needs of the attendees.

  • Archived Webinar

    To Test or Not to Test: Making Sense of FeLV and FIV Testing

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Feline retroviral testing is commonly performed via a variety of in-house ELISA tests, now offered by various manufactures.

  • Archived Webinar

    Smart TNR: Tracking success to achieve key goals

    The Humane Society of the United States

    How can you declare victory without having a clear goal? What about protecting against mission drift with the many competing issues we all juggle at the same time? This webinar will outline key, measurable goals and the metrics and outcomes that will benchmark your work to manage community cat populations and help you show success.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level, Grassroots Mobilization: Getting the Community Involved

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Turning feeders into caretakers and mobilizing residents to become trappers can greatly expand the reach of a community TNR program. What you need to grow the grassroots, including training workshops, trap banks, discounted spay/neuter and more will be covered.

  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: Strategic Community Outreach

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Discover how community outreach can be part of your organization and how reaching out to under-served areas and building positive relationships with pet owners can improve your work and the quality of life for pets in your community. We’ll share ideas and techniques on how to be focused, purposeful and effective in incorporating community outreach into your work.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Trap-Neuter-Return: What is it & Why do it?

    Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Division of Public Health

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn about the free-roaming cat problem and why TNR is the most effective solution. The session will cover how TNR helps shelters, public health, wildlife and the cats themselves. Why alternatives to TNR have failed and examples of successful programs will also be discussed.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, The Community Cats Project: A New Model for Animal Sheltering

    Best Friends Animal Society & PetSmart Charities

    This recorded webinar will introduce participants to the theory and structure behind a new animal sheltering model for community cats being piloted in select communities by PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society. Current data showing the programs’ very positive impacts will be shared with participants.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Targeted TNR – Making the Most of Your Resources

    PetSmart Charities

    Participants in this recorded webinar will acquire an in-depth understanding of why and how to: perform targeted TNR, an essential strategy for long-term success on a community level; identify hot spots in the community where cats are coming from; estimate community cat populations; build effective collaborations; and measure their program’s impact.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Hot Topics - Saving Orphaned Kittens: Basic Planning for a Kitten Nursery

    Feline Outreach, Rescue & Education

    Orphaned kittens who are too young to eat on their own are one of the groups at highest risk of euthanasia. Caring for these tiny lives successfully requires separate specialized space, as well as a team of trained volunteers and fosters and the ability to respond quickly to their needs. Time and resources are often lacking to provide this level of intensive care.

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