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  • 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

    Humane State Kansas law enforcement training

    October 6 to 8, 2020

    Animal cruelty investigations / Officer-dog encounters

    This free training is open to law enforcement, animal control officers, humane investigators, code enforcement officers and prosecutors.
  • 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: The Impact of Poverty on Pets

    The Humane Society of the United States

    With 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty and 60% of Americans having at least one pet, poverty has a large impact on dogs and cats every day. Develop a better understanding of what this means for companion animals in your community and learn how to best provide information and resources to this audience of pet owners.

  • 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.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level: Connecting with Cats & Caretakers

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Do you want to help the free-roaming cat population in an underserved part of town? Once all the resources like trappers, spay/neuter provider and equipment are in place, you still have to find the cats and connect with their caretakers.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Colony Level: Mass Trapping

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Trapping and fixing all the cats in a colony at the same time is the fastest and most effective way to do TNR. Learn how to mass trap successfully from preparation and holding space to equipment and trapping techniques. This webinar is taught by one of the original members of Neighborhood Cats, innovator of the mass trapping approach.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Colony Level: Colony Care - Food & Shelter

    Neighborhood Cats

    After the cats in a colony have been spayed and neutered, their ongoing care becomes a caretaker’s main concern, especially providing food and adequate shelter. How this is done can be critical to the colony’s well-being and relations with neighbors. Presenters will share over 20 years combined experience caring for feral cats.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Colony Level - Relocation: The Last Resort

    Washington Humane Society

    One of the most difficult questions a caretaker may face is whether to try to move her colony to a new location. When should relocation be attempted? When is TNR the better solution? If the decision is made to move the cats, what kind of site is suitable as a new home and how can the cats be safely introduced to an unfamiliar location? These questions and more will be explored.

  • Archived Webinar

    Working with Wildlife Control Services to Provide More Humane and Effective Solutions

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Does your agency or shelter refer calls from the public to wildlife control companies for assistance?  While good phone advising and wildlife policies can effectively resolve the majority of the public’s conflicts with wildlife, there are instances (such as wildlife intrusions into a structure, wildlife with young using a void space, or issues involving bat colonies) where constituents may need

  • Archived Webinar

    Managing Public and Free-Roaming Feline Health Concerns

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Disease issues can take center stage when the topic of community cats is brought up. Newspaper headlines regularly strike fear in the hearts of citizens and can mire your community cat program in debate about health concerns for both people and cats. Public health veterinarian Dr.

  • Archived Webinar

    Orphaned Kitten Care

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Learn the necessary daily steps associated with overseeing a program focused on orphaned kittens to assure that each kitten's physiological and behavioral needs are met. Take away innovative development and implementation plans for a kitten nursery program, including life saving tips on how to successfully hand-rear orphans.

  • Archived Webinar

    Make an Impact: Strategies for Building a Successful Shelter Partnerships

    Humane Society Academy

    Gain insight and access to a blueprint for building a successful partnership with a needful shelter in your community to make sustainable change. In this webinar, you will learn about the huge successes achieved through the San Francisco SPCA’s Sister Shelter Program. Stockton, California was one of the cities hit hardest by the recession.

  • Archived Webinar

    Disaster Preparedness Tips for Shelters and Rescue Groups

    The Humane Society of the United States

    It's essential for animal welfare professionals to consider all types of disasters when developing plans for their animal populations. We talk through prep strategies while taking into consideration not only those animals in your shelter, but also those who may be in foster care.

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