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!