Updated 3/18 at 2pm: Recording now available!
We have a couple of important things to share with you including a big dog resource every animal shelter needs at this moment and a survey opportunity by Best Friends so we can get a better grasp on the real situations in America's shelters as we enter the busy spring and summer seasons.
TOPIC 1: A FUNDING CONUNDRUM: We will be joined first by @shannon glenn of My Pitbull is Family to briefly finish out the conversation we started last week and Shannon will leave the group with a question about an increasingly widespread challenge - How do groups that do not intake and outcome pets but rather focus on helping pets and people get funding and support?
TOPIC 2: HIGH VOLUME PLAY GROUPS IN SHELTERS: Then we'll move to a presentation by @Aimee Sadler of Dogs Playing for Life about the impacts of playgroups and how the data they've collected over several years gives us important lessons about our future ability to help high volumes of dogs in shelters. You'll have the ability to ask questions and we invite fans and skeptics alike to hear about what the data tells us about playgroups.
This segment has been moved to next week's 3/25 meetingTOPIC 3: USING SIMULATION MODELING TO BEST MANAGE COMMUNITY CATS: Last, 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.
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!
firstname.lastname@example.org• Question of the day: What is one prediction for animal welfare for the next 10 years?! In 2032 what will it look like?https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/podcasts/the-daily/metaverse-microsoft-activision-blizzard.html
• Guest Host: Ariel Zhang, Chief Strategy Officer, The Animal Foundation: https://animalfoundation.com/
Maddie's Candid Conversation with Ariel Zhang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyITZqqLgYo
Ariel asked us to send caring thoughts to Mary, and she reminded us to put people first.
"How did you celebrate employee appreciation? What are you doing to celebrate and appreciate your staff?
• Best Friends National Conference https://bestfriends.org/events/best-friends-national-conference When: July 7-9, 2022 Where: Raleigh, NC
• Best Friends Town Hall - Transparency: https://bestfriends-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/6416469231056/WN_QuGhMuc0RMeka2un8JId_A
• Best Friends Webinar - Leading through change: https://bestfriends-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JKvvEGbsQDSt7mqmaK-gqQ
• Best Friends Shelter & Rescue Industry Survey: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8102796970f247a1b9b314d5e2b9773d
• Big Dog Master Class – free on March 29 and 30 10am PT to 5pm PT Register once for both days: https://maddiesfund-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uydm2Ka_RSye_dVgVJg4Bw
Get RACE, CAWA and NACA CE credit via Maddie's University after the conference https://university.maddiesfund.org/
Comprehensive Big Dog resources https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lqcE6JBrhuKqPt96ej-WpVzVI59eq1HblPMDPV5JmMY/edit?usp=sharing
• Maddie's Fund Monthly Giveaways! Enter here for a chance to win CA$H in a random drawing: https://www.maddiesfund.org/friday-community-conversations-mar22-giveaway.htm
• HASS Job Alikes https://hass-net.americanpetsalive.org/job-alikes
• UN resolution on animal welfare - World Animal Protection press release https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/world-animal-protection-celebrates-un-resolution-in-a-step-towards-recognizing-animal-welfare-s-role-in-global-climate-crisis-biodiversity-and-pandemic-risk-888204157.html
• Animal Farm Foundation just opened the PEOPLE AND PETS TOGETHER GRANT for 2022 https://animalfarmfoundation.org/grants/
TOPIC 1: HIGH VOLUME PLAY GROUPS IN SHELTERS