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Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 11/15/21 - American Association of Pet Parents, National Foster Care Survey Results

  • 1.  Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 11/15/21 - American Association of Pet Parents, National Foster Care Survey Results

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 26 days ago
    Updated on 11/15/21 at 2:10 PM PDT with call recording, shared resources and chat file



    Agenda

    • Welcome – Bobby Mann  bobby.mann@americanpetsalive.org
    • Co-host Geraldine D'Silva, Director of Community Veterinary Services, San Diego Humane Society  https://www.sdhumane.org/programs/support-services/
    • QOTD Geraldine D’Silva asks: If you had one magical power, what would that be?
    • Mary's Monday Motivation: 
      • This weekend she took her two dogs on her usual four-mile walk – they wanted to stop and sniff, she wanted to just keep walking, so it was a constant battle of wills. Later she realized they might be bored by the same route they had been taking, so the next day she changed it and broke up the four miles into shorter walks throughout the day. She compromised with what they wanted and came up with new solutions.  She saw a lesson in what it means to be of service: putting their needs in front of her own; being open to what others want and need, and being willing to let go of preconceived ideas about what her day should look like. 
      • Mary also referenced a recent article about PETA in the Washington Post  about dogs being chained to fences that ignored the human side of the story. (Leah Bracko suggested we check out PAGE 3 for a story about the human on the other side of the chained dog story) https://www.spca.org/document.doc?id=1327
      • Watch Maddie’s® Candid Conversations with Michael Blackwell https://maddies.fund/candidconvodrblackwell 
    • Session One:  The American Association of Pet Parents is a brand-new nonprofit dedicated to keeping pets in their loving homes while honoring the human-animal bond. They provide expert resources on pet health, behavior and nutrition to decrease owner surrenders, and engage and communicate with a wide audience of pet parents to help them understand some of the most pressing issues animals in our country face every single day. We collaborate with shelters and rescues to enact meaningful change and build strong, lifesaving communities.  Join Tom Van Winkle, Caroline Laxton, and Courtney Wennerstrom to learn how AAPP can support your lifesaving endeavors and discover how you can use their platform to keep pets and people together--where they belong.
    • Session Two:  Maddie’s Fund’s® 2020 national foster care survey collected detailed information about foster programs at animal welfare organizations, including information on pets sent to foster care, foster caregivers and shelters’ intakes and policies. This survey, first conducted in 2018, roughly compares changes over the last two years. We will be joined by Maddie’s National Foster Care Specialist, Kelly Duer to review the results and discuss ways to optimize your programs!

    List of resources referenced during today’s call

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    Join us on the call next Monday, 11/15/21, at 8:00 am Pacific to learn about a new nonprofit organization that collaborates with shelters and rescue groups and to hear the results of Maddie's Fund's National Foster Care Survey.  Details on the two sessions and presenters are below:


    Session One:  The American Association of Pet Parents is a brand-new nonprofit dedicated to keeping pets in their loving homes while honoring the human-animal bond. They provide expert resources  on pet health, behavior and nutrition to decrease owner surrenders, and engage and communicate with a wide audience of pet parents to help them understand some of the most pressing issues animals in our country face every single day. We collaborate with shelters and rescues to enact meaningful change and build strong, lifesaving communities.  Join Tom Van Winkle, @Caroline Laxton, and Courtney Wennerstrom to learn how AAPP can support your lifesaving endeavors and discover how you can use their platform to keep pets and people together--where they belong.

    Session Two:  Maddie's Fund's® 2020 national foster care survey collected detailed information about foster programs at animal welfare organizations, including information on pets sent to foster care, foster caregivers and shelters' intakes and policies. This survey, first conducted in 2018, roughly compares changes over the last two years. We will be joined by Maddie's National Foster Care Specialist, @Kelly Duer to review the results and discuss ways to optimize your programs!


    Register for the Monday calls here

    You only need to register once to attend each recurring Monday meeting throughout the year.  See you next Monday!​​​
    #FosterPrograms
    #PetSupportServices*

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    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 11/15/21 - American Association of Pet Parents, National Foster Care Survey Results

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 22 days ago
    What a way to start a Monday! We had 145 participants on the call this morning (thank you!) sharing what their one magical power would be, learning about AAPP (not to be confused with AARP), and getting an update on national foster care research. The post has been updated with the video recording of the call, agenda and shared resources. 

    I've attached the Dog & Cat Foster Care in the United States - 2020 Survey Report (comparing results to the 2018 survey) that @Kelly Duer shared on the call. I'm also attaching the chat file showing the chat that happened during the call including some really creative answers to the question of the day: "If you had one magical power, what would it be?" What would YOURS be?  My magical power would be the "Kind Snap":  when I see someone being rude/unkind/hurtful/bigoted, I snap my fingers, time rewinds and their words or actions are magically reframed to be compassionate and kind. Snap! 💗

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    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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