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Join us for the only national conference designed for equine rescues and sanctuaries! Participants will meet like-minded people from every corner of the nation and learn valuable skills to take their rescues and advocacy work to the next level. Workshops will feature topics on fundraising, branding, working with law enforcement, engaging trainers and getting horses adopted. There will also be an optional day to attend a horse training clinic with The HSUS Forever Foundation program trainer, Trevor Carter.
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. In this webinar, participants will learn about the “crisis chaos spiral” caused by a lack of volunteer program structure, different volunteer program models and how to determine which works best for an organization. Participants will also learn how to build a strong volunteer management infrastructure, write effective and useful job descriptions, and find and keep the right people for their organization.
REHAB 105: Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling & Transport Whether you are interested in becoming a permitted wildlife rehabilitator, or you simply want to safely assist any injured wildlife that you encounter, this class is essential! Learn tried and true capture, restraint, and handling techniques used to effectively work with wildlife. This class will include photos and videos of appropriate methods used to capture and restrain commonly encountered species in wildlife rehabilitation.
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.
The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference unites professionals who promote the humane treatment of animals; sharing best practices, challenges, and successes in an environment of learning and teamwork. This conference is a collaborative effort between the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies and the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers. Special focus day 9/26/18: Resiliency: Personal and Organizational Strategies 9/27 & 9/28- Two general sessions and four tracks: Leadership, Field Operations, Shelter Operations and Shelter Medicine.
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.