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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.

  • 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

    Solving Problems with Coyotes

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar

    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 Ohio & Wisconsin shelter/rescue training

    September 22 to 28, 2020

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

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

    Top 10 tips for taking wildlife calls

    September 29, 2020 - 2 to 3 pm

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Is your agency or organization overwhelmed with panicked calls from the public about wildlife problems? Do you spend staff time and energy dealing with these calls? If so, this webinar is for you! We will share our top 10 tips for taking calls from the public about wildlife, to help you resolve problems over the phone in a matter of minutes!

  • 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

    The Roundtable: Community Relations During A Time of Unrest

    October 1, 2020 - 5 to 6 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Barriers to community engagement isn’t a new challenge for animal services, but a global pandemic and social unrest bring added burden to these essential employees. Hear from four animal services leaders guiding their cities through a difficult climate: Dallas, Greensboro (NC), and Los Angeles.

  • Webinar

    Looking Back to Look Forward: Why Fear and Bias Have Weakened the Animal Welfare Movement -- and How We Can Seize This Opportunity To Change That

    October 6, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    The animal welfare field is fueled by compassionate individuals who share a deep love of animals. At the same time, that compassion has not always been extended to the other side of the leash. Fear and bias have created structural barriers to adoption, unequal access to pet care resources, and missed opportunities to accomplish our lifesaving goals.

  • 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.

  • Webinar

    Life and Limb: A Discussion of Leg and Paralysis Issues in Kittens

    October 12, 2020 - 1 to 2 pm

    The National Kitten Coalition

    In rescue, almost by definition, we see kittens that face health challenges, including limb abnormalities. In the past, others simply said we cannot or will not help, but YOU can with a little knowledge, help from your vet, and some elbow grease.

  • Webinar

    Donors of Your Dreams: How to Find New Supporters Who Already Love Your Mission

    October 13, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    The more donors you have, the more money you can raise. But, where do you find new donors? It can be tricky, especially when you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend. In this webinar, you’ll learn a fresh approach to finding donors that focuses on getting the RIGHT people instead of RICH people. You’ll learn 3 common mistakes made in donor acquisition and how to avoid them.

  • Webinar

    What 2020 Can Teach Us About the Future of Animal Welfare Marketing

    October 20, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    This year has been unpredictable in many ways, but as we move towards the end of 2020 we can look ahead to how lessons and insights gleaned during a global crisis may help us shape a brighter future for animals.

  • Webinar

    The Role of Psychopharmacology in Shelter Animal Management

    October 21, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    We will explore the role psychoactive medications can play in the management of shelter animals’ behavior issues. Adopting out animals that are taking psychoactive medication can be challenging as potential adopters often have preconceptions. Shelter staff, including veterinarians, need to be prepared to navigate such adoption counseling conversations to make the right match.

  • Webinar

    Everything I Know About Resilience I Learned from My Shelter Dog

    October 27, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    We've all faced challenges in our time in animal welfare, but 2020 has brought many of us to a whole new definition of "roll-over!" How can we muster the strength to keep doing the work on behalf of the animals we love so much? Be inspired by them, of course!

  • 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.

  • Webinar

    Lessons from 2020: How the Animal Welfare CommUNITY has Been Impacted & Where to Go From Here

    November 10, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement


    Part of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series:

  • 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.

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