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 ETThis call is primarily for shelter workers, volunteers and rescue organizationsMonday Registration
- Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup call on Fridays starting 1/7/22, 8am PT/11am ETThis call is primarily for executive directors and animal welfare leadersFriday Registration
Quick Reminder: You can also watch previous recordings and continue the conversation at Maddie's Pet Forum! Thank you!
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