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  • 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.

  • Archived Webinar

    Customer Service in Animal Facilities: Tips for Dealing with Clients

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Many people who choose to work with animals – in shelters, clinics and other venues – sheepishly or proudly confide that they like animals more than people. The reality is, however, that protecting and caring for animals is only half the job. Working well with people is the unexpected, and sometimes challenging, other half.

  • Archived Webinar

    Create an Effective Volunteer Program Series

    PetSmart Charities

    You'll learn how to:

    • Create the program that will best serve your organization
    • Find the right people to help you in the right ways
    • Train volunteers and the staff who oversee them
    • Keep your program growing and thriving over the long term
  • Archived Webinar

    Combating the Naysayers: Who Says There’s No Proof TNR Works?

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Due to the oft-repeated claims of trap-neuter-return opponents, it has almost become a truism “there’s no proof TNR works.” In fact, there is a wealth of published, peer-reviewed research that demonstrates TNR results in intake and euthanasia decline, nuisance abatement and population reduction, while attempts at eradication are largely futile.

  • Archived Webinar

    Building and Maintaining a Volunteer Program for Animal Rescues

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Volunteers often make up the vast majority of a rescue group’s workforce. Recruiting, motivating, and keeping great volunteers is critical to a rescue organization's mission and survival.

  • Archived Webinar

    All About Bunnies! Improving the Lives of Rabbits in Your Shelter

    Humane Society Academy

    In this archived webinar, participants will learn how to improve the lives of rabbits in shelters.

  • Archived Webinar

    Advanced Wildlife Handling Protocols, Tips and Techniques to Improve your Wildlife Handling Programs

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar

    From redefining success to helpful stress reduction ideas for coexisting with our wild neighbors, this free webinar for wildlife professionals will be hosted by 40-year wildlife rehabilitator and volume capture technician, Dave Pauli, HSUS Senior Adviser for Wildlife Response & Policy.

  • Archived Webinar

    Adopters Welcome Policies: Remove Barriers and Increase Options for Pets in Your Adoption Program

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Do your adoption policies help you attract potential adopters? In the second webinar in the Adopters Welcome series learn how to identify policy barriers that work against your adoption goals and make positive changes that will enable you to engage and support more good homes.
  • Archived Webinar

    Adopters Welcome Marketing: Find and Attract More Adopters

    The Humane Society of the United States

    The final archived webinar in our Adopters Welcome series will explore how marketing can help you overcome barriers to adoption. Discover ways to make sure you are finding and engaging all potential adopters in your community by meeting them where they are.
  • Archived Webinar

    Adopters Welcome Counseling: Preparing Your Team to Engage and Support Adopters

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Discover how to let go of applications and embrace conversations that will set pets and owners up for success. This archived webinar will help participants set the groundwork for conversation-based adoption counseling in their program. This session will help leaders responsible for counselor training and supervision, as well as counselors interested learning valuable insights for their position
  • Archived Webinar

    Adopters Welcome Counseling: Practicing the Conversation

    The Humane Society of the United States

    A basic conversation can be transformed into one that builds a relationship between your agency and adopters. Webinar four in the Adopters Welcome series provides tips and tricks you can use when implementing a conversation-based adoption program. Walk away with examples you can put into action immediately. This session will help leaders responsible for counselor training and supervision, as well as counselors interested learning valuable insights for their position.
  • Archived Webinar

    Curious about Catios?

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Enclosed outdoor cat patios are gaining popularity around the country--with a growing number of cities even hosting home and garden style catio tours. Learn about the benefits of these spaces for both cats and the community, why they are important to sheltering and rescue organizations and how they can build bridges with wildlife advocates.

  • Archived Webinar

    Keeping Cats in Homes Understanding Cat Behavior: Five Big Ideas About Cats

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This archived webinar will explore five Big Ideas about cat behavior that serve as a foundation for providing effective cat behavior counseling to owners, and will give you the insights you need to help keep cats in their homes and out of harm’s way.

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