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Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup - 4/29/22 - Updated COVID Exposure & Quarantine Guidelines for Shelters, Los Angeles Enforcement Agency Embraces Changes and How a Kentucky Humane Society Went from Intaking 1,000+ Cats a Year to 19

  • 1.  Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup - 4/29/22 - Updated COVID Exposure & Quarantine Guidelines for Shelters, Los Angeles Enforcement Agency Embraces Changes and How a Kentucky Humane Society Went from Intaking 1,000+ Cats a Year to 19

    Posted 04-27-2022 12:53 PM

    Updated 4/29/22 at 11:35am - Recording is now available to watch on-demand! After watching, don't forget to complete this form to enter to win a grant: https://www.maddiesfund.org/monday-community-conversations-apr22-giveaway.htm




    Hello!


    Please join us for an event full of amazing presenters at this Friday's Animal Welfare Leadership Round-up call. Our guest host this week is @Julie Levy of Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and Maddie's Million Pet Challenge.

     
    This week we are joined by three exciting presentations:
     
    Presentation 1:
    Dr. @Chumkee Aziz from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program will explain the updated COVID exposure and quarantine guidelines developed by the Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium for shelters intaking and handling dogs and cats potentially exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
     
    Presentation 2:  
    For an 85-year-old enforcement agency, change has always been a difficult and complicated process for the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. 2020 was a pivotal year for the agency to bravely embrace Managed Admissions and become a community resource and provide alternatives to impoundment through its outreach programs. Deputy Director Dr. Maria Sabio-Solacito will share how two years into it, DACC is still on its path to being the change it needs. 
     
    Presentation 3:
    Until recently, the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society in Kentucky took in over 1,000 cats a year and euthanized most of them. In 2021, intake for cats plummeted to 19, and more than 1,000 community and owned cats were sterilized instead of entering the shelter. Team Shelter USA's Dr. @Sara Pizano will lead a discussion with @Fizzy Ramsey and @Kari Kuh to hear how the board and shelter team overcame each challenge during this remarkable transition.
     
    We can't wait to see you there!

    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! 
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  • 2.  RE: Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup - 4/29/22 - Updated COVID Exposure & Quarantine Guidelines for Shelters, Los Angeles Enforcement Agency Embraces Changes and How a Kentucky Humane Society Went from Intaking 1,000+ Cats a Year to 19

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 04-29-2022 11:55 AM
    Thanks to the 199 people who joined us today! The recording is now available to watch on-demand. Today's call is your last chance to enter to win a grant for the month of April so don't forget to complete this form to increase your chances of winning: https://www.maddiesfund.org/monday-community-conversations-apr22-giveaway.htm

    Agenda
    ● Welcome from Guest Host: Julie Levy, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida and Maddie's Million Pet Challenge

    National Updates
    ● Anna Cabrera's talk at Expo (global issues track) on the Fetch and Fix Program: https://paws.org.ph/fetchandfix/
    ● Kevin Morris' live presentation on the science behind the human-animal bond next Wednesday, May 4 at 9am (CST): https://e.givesmart.com/events/qpc/
    ● Humane Canada's Summit for Animals runs through the month of May. Register here: https://humanecanada.swoogo.com/summit/
    ● Maddie's Fund Monthly Giveaways! Enter here for a chance to win CA$H in a random drawing. Open to all who are watching live or on-demand! Be sure to enter each week you attend! https://www.maddiesfund.org/monday-community-conversations-apr22-giveaway.htm
    ● This is a regional update - California for All Animals new grant period will start on May 1st. Please share with California organizations - https://www.californiaforallanimals.com/grants/open-grants/
    ● Link to HASS blog about Open Door access to care clinic model: https://www.humananimalsupportservices.org/blog/innovators-working-to-make-veterinary-care-more-accessible/

    ● A Great Place to Work Series starts 5/04 https://learning.theaawa.org/products/a-great-place-to-work-series
    ● Survey link for Let Pet Reunification: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2MFSBYL
    ● The Spring Conference For Animal Welfare Advancement June 15-17 in Chicago! https://theaawa.org/event/spring22
    ● ASPCA & UMN CVM will be co-hosting an Access to Veterinary Care Conference from October 17-19 in Minneapolis, MN. Call for Proposals: aspcapro.org/avcspeakers, https://airtable.com/shrAarx5VpVFvYN9Y. Save the Date: https://email.aspcapro.org/save-the-date-for-the-access-to-veterinary-care-conference.

    ● Times are tough for shelter dogs. We can help. Did you miss the Big Dog Master Class? You can now watch the entire conference on-demand at https://maddiesmillionpetchallenge.org/big-dog-master-class/.
    ● Thank you for joining this leadership call hosted by Maddie's Million Pet Challenge. Learn more about our consultations, mentorships, and continuing education at https://maddiesmillionpetchallenge.org/. To learn or apply for Bootcamp visit org.

    Session Info & Links
    TOPIC 1
    :UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR COVID-EXPOSED PETS

    ● Dr. Chumkee Aziz from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program will explain the updated COVID exposure and quarantine guidelines developed by the Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium for shelters intaking and handling dogs and cats potentially exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

    ● Chumkee Aziz, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program, https://www.sheltermedicine.com/about/our-personnel/mehnaz-chumkee-aziz-dvm/

    https://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/2022/04/15/new-guidelines-for-dogs-and-cats-exposed-to-covid-19/

    ● Crisis in Veterinary Care article: https://humanepro.org/magazine/articles/crisis-veterinary-care

    ● Dr Scott Weese wrote an excellent recent blog about animal shelters and how staff should manage risk for human-human transmission: https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/



    TOPIC 2: BECOMING THE CHANGE
    ● Dr. Maria Sabio-Solacito, Deputy Director, County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control
    https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/
    https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/got-kittens/

    ● Dr. Hurley published this great article about managed intake by appointments and mentions the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control's award-winning program. Way to go, Dr. Solacito and Team! https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2022.809340/full

    What Do I Do 
    ● Dr. Maria Sabio-Solacito's presentation deck is also attached to this post

    TOPIC 3: HOW WE THICKENED OUR SKIN TO SAVE SOME FUR

    ● Dr. Sara Pizano, Team Shelter USA; https://www.teamshelterusa.com/

    ● Fizzy Ramsey and Kari Kuh, Danville-Boyle County Humane Society in Kentucky, https://www.dbchs.org/, fizzyramsey@dbchs.org

    ● Video: https://www.canva.com/design/DAE6_YXDoMY/E0ua8JH8r0x9wMcCYCBHzg/watch?utm_content=DAE6_YXDoMY&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink



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    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund
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