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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

    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 Wisconsin law enforcement training

    June 9 to 10, 2020

    Equine investigations & hands-on clinic

    This free training is open to law enforcement, animal control officers, humane investigators, code enforcement officers and prosecutors. Topics include equine psychology, basic vet care, property inspections and seizure, and a hands-on clinic for the second half of the day.
  • Webinar

    Responding to calls and concerns about bats

    June 10, 2020 - 2 to 3 pm

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This webinar will examine the lives of bats in our urban communities and provide important information on how to respond to the public’s concerns about potential zoonotic disease transmission. The presentation will also focus on providing helpful guidance for agency phone and field responses that humanely and effectively resolve conflicts with bats. We will cover:

  • Training

    Cultivating Kick-A** Culture

    June 15 to 16, 2020

    Emancipet New School

    Peter Drucker is famously thought to have said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” We couldn’t agree more with the sentiment. Time and again we’ve witnessed and experienced the reality of the internal culture of an organization impacting its capacity to deliver on strategy and mission.

  • Major Event/Conference

    The Spring Conference of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    June 16 to 17, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Now a virtual event! At The Spring Conference in June, you’ll experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Development, Shelter Medicine and Field Services. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, The Spring Conference is for you.

  • Training

    Humane State Ohio shelter/rescue training

    June 17 to 19, 2020

    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.
  • Training

    Disaster Preparedness training - Charlotte, NC

    June 17, 2020 - 10 am to 4 pm

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This training will focus on shelters working with their county administrators to build, prepare, present and ultimately execute an effective disaster preparedness plans in order to safely evacuate animals and respond to emergency orders.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Have a Plan! An Overview of the TNR Process

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn the steps involved in successfully TNR-ing a colony of cats.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Creating Winning Nonprofit and Municipal Partnerships

    IndyFeral

    This recorded webinar will help participants understand why establishing collaborations and partnerships between nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies is essential for a successful community-wide TNR program. This session will show participants how to identify the components of successful collaborations and partnerships and replicate that success in their communities.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community TNR - An Overview

    PetSmart Charities

    This recorded webinar is ideal for practitioners who want to go beyond the colony level to create a community-wide TNR program to help even more cats.

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