Updated 5/9/22 at 3:20pm PT. Recording now available to watch on-demand!
Don't forget to enter to win a grant each time you attend or watch on-demand during the month of May here: https://www.maddiesfund.org/monday-community-conversations-may22-giveaway.htm Monday, 5/9/22 Shelter & Rescue Support Call Session Topic: Debunking Dog Fighting MythsSpeakers: Dr. Carley Faugh (Best Friends Animal Society) and @Morgan Rivera (Humane Society of the United States)* The full agenda, resources, and chat log from this call have been shared below *Maddie's Monday Shelter and Rescue Support Call (LINK TO REGISTER)Quick Reminder: You can also watch previous recordings on the Community Conversations page in Maddie's Pet Forum!
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 StatesDog 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