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Below you'll find the full agenda and shared resources. I've also included two attachments:
- The chat file from the call
- PDF of Presentation "Debunking Myths: Dogs from dog-fighting backgrounds"
- Host: Bobby Mann, Chief Programs Officer, Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Question of the Day: What is a new program you implemented in 2021?
National Updates and Resource Links
Session Information & Links
Topic: Debunking Dog Fighting Myths
Speakers: Carley Faughn, PhD, Senior Strategist of Research for Lifesaving Programs, Best Friends Animal Society & Morgan Rivera, Coordinator, Placement and Transport, Humane Society of the United States
Dog fighting is an underground blood-sport that has made its way into mainstream news. Most people in animal welfare have either worked with survivors of dog fighting or heard myths about them. Dr. Carley Faughn and Morgan Rivera will share their experiences with survivors and aim to debunk some of the many myths that surround these dogs. They will share their experiences using pictures, videos, and firsthand testimonials. There is a need for more data and research to prove what they know to be true: These are simply dogs that come from a tough background but deserve to be treated the same way as any other dog that finds themselves in the care of animal welfare professionals. Mainly, each dog should be treated as individuals to understand who they are and what their likes and dislikes are so that animal welfare professionals can find safe placement for them within a community.
Extended presentation link (post 8 in this thread): https://forum.maddiesfund.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?GroupId=205&MessageKey=94756273-6a65-4cae-9803-ff395cc55beb&CommunityKey=afce7f7a-fd5a-431e-9f2a-aaedc46a03d6&tab=digestviewer&ReturnUrl=/communities/community-home/digestvie
Kim Domerofski (she/her)
Sent: 05-05-2022 10:30 AM
From: Human Animal Support Services
Subject: Shelter & Rescue Support Call - Monday, 5/9/22 - Debunking Dog Fighting Myths