Thanks to the 213 attendees who joined this morning's call! The recording has been uploaded to YouTube
and you can find a full recap of the agenda, resources and podcasts that were shared below.Agenda• Welcome – Kristen Hassen, American Pets Alive!
Friday meeting registration page (for executive directors and animal welfare leaders)
Monday meeting registration link (for shelter staff and committed volunteers)
• Mary's Motivation - Maddie's Fund Friday Calls Monthly Give-aways! Enter for a chance to win here: https://www.maddiesfund.org/friday-community-conversations-jan22-giveaway.htm
Mary thanked all of us for coming together these past 23 months – she loves this chance to share every week. She encouraged us to remember that every day we have an opportunity to learn something new and figure out ways to use what we learned the next day.
If it's snowing where you are, take a snow day – make a snow angel, build a snowman, or just take a break. And if it's not snowing where you are, give yourself the gift of time to take a walk, give your dog a bath – something that is just for you. The beauty of these calls is that everyone is connected to the other person – we are all in the same boat and thankfully, the boat is getting bigger!
• Topic One: Community-Focused Sheltering Tool Kit
• Topic Two: Street-level Insights from Homeless Pet Owners
Leslie Irvine, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Animals and Society Certificate Program at the University of Colorado Boulder - email@example.com
Calla James recommends Pets of Homeless Are in Good Health, OVC-Led Study Finds
National updates / shared links• Kristen 's podcast and book recommendation*: The Extended Mind: The power of thinking outside the brain https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-annie-murphy-paul.html• Maddie's Candid Conversation with James Evans and Jennifer Evans, CARE, next Thursday, January 20 - https://maddiesfund-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtc-ihrjwvHNI_dY-DO_QuCDygsung4ChO• Julie Levy: upcoming webinar: No Fake News: 3 Years of Animal Welfare Data & How to Use It. Wednesday, February 9, 3pm ET. https://learning.theaawa.org/p/data-2-9-22• Humane Canada's Summit for Animals May 2022. A hybrid event with both online and in-person components https://humanecanada.swoogo.com/summit/• HASS Job-alikes - https://hass-net.americanpetsalive.org/job-alikes• Clare Callison: January 18th at 5pm CT, Adoption Conversation https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclf-2urzItH9VPyN9Jz5cubIjSwN5wfKJG• Aimee Sadler: February 18th @ noon EST Fancy Footwork: Practical Handling and Training Solutions for the Entire Shelter https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kMbuczqkRP2_kT7Tp608VQ• Kelly Cunningham The Association's Learning Center has a NEW certificate program built in collaboration with WiLD Leaders. For info about the full certificate program, visit https://learning.theaawa.org/p/certificate-whole-leadersFor a sneak peek into the certificate program, register for the 1/19 webinar titled Whole and Intentional Leader Development. https://learning.theaawa.org/products/01192022-whole-and-intentional-leader-development• My Dog is My Home 2022 Conference - https://www.mydogismyhome.org/• Animal Care Expo - Orlando, FL April 19-22nd
Others recommended these podcasts• People are Animals, Too - An animal welfare podcast about people hosted by Mandy Evans with Better Together Animal Alliance and Home-to-Home http://peopleareanimalstoo.com/• Skeptics Guide to the Universe: https://www.theskepticsguide.org• We the Urban on Instagram. Great inspirational quotes. https://www.instagram.com/wetheurban/?hl=en• 10% Happier! - meditation/neuroscience/all the things https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast• Dana Carvey• Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey on Audible• NPR Wait, wait don't tell me. Weekly radio game show.• Jane Goodall's new book about Hope on Audible.• Elizabeth Berliner – On Being - https://onbeing.org/programs/pico-iyer-and-elizabeth-gilbert-the-future-of-hope-3/• A Slight Change of Plans with Maya Shankar• Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedantam explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world. https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/changing-behavior-not-beliefs/• A Street Cat Named Bob, on Pluto Tv or Amazon • Poles Apart by Alison Goldsworthy, Laura Osborne and Alexandra Chesterfield• The Functional Breeding Podcast https://functionalbreeding.podbean.com/• Meet Your Dog by Kate Brophey , or her behavior consulting service at https://www.dogdoorcanineservices.com/• Peter & Phil's Courageous Conversation. Peter is on So. Cal Vet Med Assoc, Phil is dean of Western College Vet Medhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peter-phils-courageous-conversations/id1543349720• Community Cats Podcast https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/
Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund
Sent: 01-12-2022 09:44 AM
From: Bobby Mann
Subject: Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup Call - Friday, 1/14/22 - HeARTs Speak Community-Focused Sheltering Tool Kit and Street-level Insights from Homeless Pet Owners
Updated 1/14/22 at 3:10pm - Recording now available!
Sharing the agenda for the Maddie's Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup (LINK TO REGISTER)
Topic One: Caitlin Quinn of HeARTs Speak will unveil the new HeARTs Speak community-focused sheltering tool kit. This first-of-its-kind resource will give you everything you need to explain to your community why animal services organizations work to support the bond between pets and people. This resource is part of a collaboration between HeARTs Speak and HASS and this short presentation will focus on how you can use this in your organization to better communicate with your communities.
Topic Two: Street-level Insights from Homeless Pet Owners
Through lessons learned from pet owners on the streets, in junkyards, under highway overpasses, and at pop-up veterinary clinics, Leslie Irvine's research reveals the depth and complexity of the commitment homeless people make to their animals. In this talk, she shares insights relevant for meeting the needs of this underserved population. For more information, see Leslie's book, My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and their Animals.
Leslie Irvine is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Animals and Society Certificate Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on the roles of animals in society. In addition to studying homeless people's relationships with their companion animals, Leslie has studied animal welfare in disasters, animal sheltering, animal abuse, animals in popular culture, and the feminization of veterinary medicine.
Message from Maddie's:
How would you like to hang out with your fellow colleagues for an hour each week AND be eligible to win a giveaway from Maddie's Fund?!
Starting in January, that is exactly what Maddie's Fund will be doing on the Monday Shelter and Rescue Support call and the Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup call. We've heard that these calls have been invaluable to so many of you. And, now, they are going to get even better!
If you're not already registered for the calls, please do so now. And if you are registered, please extend your calendar entries through 2022.
- Shelter and Rescue Support call on Mondays starting 1/10/22, 8am PT/11am ET
This call is primarily for shelter workers, volunteers and rescue organizations
- Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup call on Fridays starting 1/7/22, 8am PT/11am ET
This call is primarily for executive directors and animal welfare leaders
Quick Reminder: You can also watch previous recordings and continue the conversation at Maddie's Pet Forum!