Alternatives to Intake: When the Shelter Isn’t the Answer
What if your city wanted to stop euthanizing community cats in the shelter, and decided to try something bold? And what if all the animal control officers, rescue groups, and community members came together to make it work?Join Wiley Stem III, Assistant City Manager of Waco, Tex., as he shares his community’s inspiring story of collaboration and lifesaving.
How a Telephone Can Keep Cats in Their Homes and Out of Your Shelter (33 mins.)
Cynthia Kopec, Vice President, Marketing and Communications; and Lisa Bassi, Manager and Advocacy Campaigns Specialist, Client Contact Center and Advocacy, for the San Francisco SPCA let you in on the secrets of starting a helpline to keep pets in their homes and out of your shelter, including information for organizations of all sizes -- even just a volunteer and a single phone line!
Turning Your Surrender-ers into Foster Homes (40 mins.)
In this webinar, Sharon Harvey, President and CEO, Cleveland Animal Protective League, is joined by APL Director of Operations Ayse Dunlap to discuss their successful Foster to Surrender program!
The Milk Man and Wait Until 8 Programs: Saving Cats and Kittens by Thinking Outside the Box (32 mins.)
What if you could inspire the community to step up and care for the fragile little lives of orphaned kittens until they were 8 weeks old? Find out how to do just that with Chief Veterinarian Dr. Maria Serrano and Director Alex Muñoz of Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Starting and Running a Shelter Intervention Program (40 mins.)
Each year, Downtown Dog Rescue keeps more than 2,000 cats and dogs out of the Los Angeles Animal Services South LA Shelter through a groundbreaking in-shelter intervention program. Find out what they do, how they do it, and how your shelter can, too, from DDR founder Lori Weise and senior Shelter Intervention Prevention counselor Amanda Casarez.
One Shelter's Journey to Save More Feline Lives (45 mins.)
What real-world difference can the initiatives of the Million Cat Challenge make in an animal shelter? In this free webinar from the Million Cat Challenge and Maddie’s Fund, Dr. Cristie Kamiya of Humane Society Silicon Valley gives an overview of how implementing those initiatives has grown their life-saving capacity for cats.
How Your Animal Shelter Can Save Cats by Helping People (52 mins.)
The Capital Area Humane Society in Hilliard, Ohio, increased its feline lifesaving by 70 percent by implementing a number of innovative programs that allowed each cat in need of help to receive the exact services that individual cat — and that cat’s human caretakers! — needed. This webinar with CAH Executive Director Rachel Finney shares how they did it.
How an open-admission municipal shelter and a nonprofit veterinary clinic worked together to lower cat intake at the shelter and give the public access to resources by saying, “Yes, and…”
Presenters: Seth Montgomery, Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control, and Natalie Corwin, Pet Community Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Keeping Cats out of Shelters
Learn about how the PASS (Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender) diversion program keeps cats from ever entering shelters, and the Cat Behavior Team keeps cats in their homes through free, lifelong behavior support.
Presenter: Monica Frenden, Austin Pets Alive!, Austin, Tex.
‘Care To’ Programs at the Winnipeg Humane Society
Learn how the Care to Adopt (for strays) and Care to Rehome (for owned cats) Programs help get cats into new homes without a shelter stay, and include low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations to those adopters. With Care to Foster, the finder can take supplies and foster a cat while we search for the owner. If no owner is found, the shelter can make a surgery appointment to get the feline into adoptions.
Presenter: Val Poulton, Winnipeg Humane Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Outsourcing Neonatal Kitten Rearing for Life-Saving Success (24 mins.)
Katie Ingram, Animal Services Manager, Placer County Animal Services, Auburn, California
Foster Care On-Deck: Strategies to get kittens into foster homes quickly (60 mins.)
Erin Doyle, DVM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice), Senior Director, Shelter Medicine – ASPCA