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Additional COVID-19 Resources for Animal Welfare Professionals

  • 1.  Additional COVID-19 Resources for Animal Welfare Professionals

    Posted 03-24-2020 03:12 PM

    Here are newly available resources to help you navigate the constantly changing COVID-19 pandemic.

    COVID-19 Shelter Town Halls hosted by Best Friends
    You are invited to attend the first in a series of COVID-19 Shelter Town Halls. There's a ton of great information being shared on various forums, and we know it's a lot to navigate. This Town Hall is designed to address and take questions around some of the trending topics we are seeing that aren't being covered by other webinars, as well as to share what's working for you (and what's not) in this rapidly changing COVID world. We will also reserve time for an open forum to hear which topics would be most useful to discuss and which problems would most benefit from a live crowd-sourced solution.

    First Town Hall is Thursday, March 26, from 5 - 5:45 p.m. CDT will focus on these topics before we open up the floor:
    - Lifesaving Operations when shelters are closed or modified-open
    - Handling staffing and volunteers during COVID-19, and having a staffing and back-up plan
    - Organizations supporting one another
    Register here for Thursday, March 26, from 5 - 5:45 p.m CDT


    In an effort to save your inbox, several animal welfare organizations are working together to send an "Animal Welfare Daily Digest" to provide you with accurate and timely COVID-19 information. The Daily Digest will be sent Monday through Friday with the most current resources related to COVID-19.
    Visit here to see an example of the daily digest and click here to subscribe to the mailing list. At the bottom of the digest email, there is additional information on how you can submit content to be included in the Animal Welfare Daily Digest.

    Webcast: Best Practice Strategies Before, During and After the Pandemic with Dr. Sara Pizano

    In this webinar, learn from Dr. Sara Pizano, founder of Team Shelter USA and advisor to the Million Cat Challenge, about the constantly evolving recommendations, how the philosophies around Best Practices strategies ring true in almost every situation we are facing and how the current crisis can ultimately improve your shelter operation moving forward. 

    Register here for Thursday, March 26, at 2pm EST

    Foster Marketing Graphics by The Shelter Pet Project

    Download and use these graphics created by The Shelter Pet Project to promote fostering! These graphics are targeted towards those who are now finding themselves working from home and in need of an office buddy. 
    Graphics are available to view and download here. 

    If you're looking for additional resources related to emergency fostering, visit our forum group here.