Updated 5/6 at 1:25pm - Recording now available! Don't forget to enter to win the May grant giveaway after attending each call or watching recordings on-demand: https://maddies.fund/3yiEo9M
Please join us this Friday for an exciting Animal Welfare Leadership Round-up call. Our guest hosts this week are @Rory Adams and @Jamie Case, American Pets Alive!/Human Animal Support Services.
Maddie's Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup (LINK TO REGISTER)
Thanks to the 191 attendees who joined us on this morning's call. The recording is now available to watch on-demand. And congrats to the winners of the April Grant Giveaway @Cindy Flauger of Neenah Animal Shelter and @Ashlynn boyce of Paws and Claws Chicago Rescue who each won $2500! Don't forget to enter for your chance to win each time you attend a call in May by completing this form: https://maddies.fund/3yiEo9MAgenda• Host: Kristen Hassen, Director, American Pets Alive!Kristen shared this link: Women in Black - world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. https://womeninblack.org/If you are involved in a new pet identification technology - remote collars, facial recognition, QR technology and want to talk about it on this call, reach out to Kristen Hassen! Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Levy: The US microchip system is a mess. Back in 2004 there was a national push with AVMA and all the chipmakers got together to try to solve this. It failed. Pet's death rekindles electronic ID debate https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2004-07-01/petsdeath-rekindles-electronic-id-debate2005 Statement from the AVMA in frustration about the dysfunctional state of microchipping in the US: "In the U.S., while we have nationally recommended an ISO standard, we haven't done anything to implement it. We've allowed the manufacturers to do whatever they wanted to do. ... It's finally time for the AVMA to step up to the table and say, 'Here's the appropriate standard, it's going to be the international standard and we need to bring the manufacturers to the table and resolve these issues.'"Resistance from industry is possible because of their concerns over market share, but Dr. Dee said the AVMA must do the right thing, even if it means hiring attorneys. "Everywhere else in the world, there was resistance, too, but they were all able to cometo the table because of national associations." https://www.avma.org/javmanews/2005-06-15/2005-resolutions-mix-issues-mandates
Cindy Flauger, Neenah Animal Shelter (Neenah, WI) Ashlynn Boyce, Paws and Claws Chicago Rescue (Evanton, IL)National Updates• Don't miss this webcast: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - The Right Care - Drs. Chumkee Aziz, Denae Wagner and Karen Green on how to provide humane housing and match community need to community capacity and shelter services to ensure all animalsreceive the care that is right for them. Register: https://maddiesfundorg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9UHVkuKcQbumXhwr-Y9puw• GoodPup webinar- Thursday, May 12th at 7 PM EST How'd We Get Here? Troubleshooting Unexpected Problems with a New Dog https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-dog-howd-we-get-here-troubleshootingunexpected-problems-tickets-320315792157• Best Friends National Conference July 7-10 Raleigh NC https://bestfriends.org/events/best-friends-national-conference• 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-may22-giveaway.htm Open to all who are watching live or on-demand! Be sure to enter each week you attend!• Beck's Place is hiring! Email TrBrad@BecksPlace if you have any questions: https://www.becksplace.org/employment