Discover new ways to sharpen your skills or explore new areas of animal welfare in Animal Sheltering's Trainings calendar. Check out featured events, search upcoming trainings or simply scan the archives for webinars. All calendar listings are trainings specifically designed for shelter and rescue professionals and volunteers.
This two-day seminar, on March 14-15, 2018, given by Animal Alliances Director Kelley Bollen is designed for shelter staff, animal control officers, volunteers and administrators to learn more about addressing the behavioral health of the animals in their care.
Join us for Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, May 14-17, 2018. Our Expo 2018 schedule features dozens of professional development sessions on everything from engaging volunteers to saving cats to shelter medicine and much more. Between sessions, head to the extensive exhibit hall to engage with exhibitors showcasing products and services specific to the sheltering and rescue industry. Networking opportunities at Expo are unparalleled, with more than 2,000 animal welfare attendees from around the world. Make sure you're one of them!
This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant and 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. Students have the opportunity to observe and participate. To receive a certificate the students must be present during all portions of the 16 hour course and pass a written test showing competence in the process.
Join scientists, academics, veterinarians, animal welfare advocates, students and more from all over the globe for an inspiring two+ day conference. Learn, discuss and network with innovators about the most promising advances to transform cat and dog welfare by inventing new ways to prevent unwanted litters and ways to use new and existing tools in the field. ACC&D is a Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approved provider.
Many animal welfare professionals are responsible for multiple roles. This years annual Tennessee Animal Care & Control Conference will host specifically designed educational sessions for shelter and rescue personnel, law enforcement, veterinary personnel and management of all levels. To register, go to https://accat.wildapricot.org/event-2814634
Sheltering, rescue, and low-cost veterinary organizations make a difference in the lives of animals every day. In the last few years, our focus has begun to expand from homeless or at-risk companion animals to be more inclusive of all the pets in our communities. We are pioneering programs, services, and messages for new populations, especially lower-income and underserved pet owners. We have the opportunity to create real and lasting social change — to completely transform our communities’ attitudes and behavior patterns when it comes to pet care and critical issues like spay/neuter.
We believe that the internal culture of an organization has at least as much influence over success as the strategy and program. Unhealthy culture leads to disengaged staff, higher turnover, and unhappy clients – all of which make it difficult for an organization to stay on mission and accomplish goals. Conversely, healthy culture is the fuel in the fire of the mission and makes the impossible become possible (and more fun).
In many communities the model of providing spay/neuter, possibly with an optional vaccine or two and a microchip included at the time of surgery, is no longer enough. In this seminar, Emancipet will provide participants with lessons learned, best practices and budgeting tools for adding and managing low-cost vet care to your organizations services. The inclusion of an affordable public “Healthy Pet” clinic component at many shelters and spay/neuter organizations would begin to close the gap in services to lower income and underserved families.