Updated 3/25 at 2:30pm PT: Recording now available to watch on-demand!
TOPIC 1: USING SIMULATION MODELING TO BEST MANAGE COMMUNITY CATS: we'll learn about the latest research regarding the humane management of free-roaming cats. An interdisciplinary team modeled costs and population impact to provide insights on how to most effectively implement TNR and save the maximum number of cats' lives. The simulation findings are relevant to shelters, TNR programs, and animal grantmakers.
TOPIC 2: Does your shelter or rescue separate bonded pairs of animals because you think keeping them together will increase their length of stay or that no one will want to adopt two pets together? The volunteer-led group PACC Pals will present their work to change hearts and minds about bonded pairs of pets. They do this work in a large, open-admission animal shelter and their data and stories are enlightening and heartwarming. Their goal is to have all of you amazing leaders change your minds about bonded pairs - including big dog pairs, adult cat pairs, and even dog/cat pairs!
TOPIC 3: Next week is the Big Dog Master Class virtual conference, and already, nearly 3,000 people have registered. We'll share a teaser for the conference and tell you exactly what you can expect your staff and volunteers to learn when they attend next week.
Maddie's Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup (LINK TO REGISTER)
Quick Reminder: You can also watch previous recordings and continue the conversation at Maddie's Pet Forum!