Updated 12/10/21 at 3:30pm Pacific with call recording, agenda and resources shared during the call
Sharing tomorrow's agenda for the Friday Leadership Roundup (LINK TO REGISTER):
- You can watch previous recordings and continue the conversation at Maddie's Pet Forum.
- Don't forget to wear your favorite animal welfare t-shirt tomorrow!
The Dunbar bite scale is the most widely used tool for classifying dog bites to humans. The scale has been very useful as it provides us with a common language when talking about bites; however, the scale primarily focuses on wound pathology, the damage caused by the bite.
Because of limitations to the Dunbar scale, the Dog Bite Assessment Working Group met regularly during 2021 to develop an assessment tool that takes more than the damage caused by the bite into account. During the call, Dr. @Sheila Segurson will introduce this topic and talk to us about what they'll be sharing in early 2022.
Dr. Kevin Horecka will also be joining us to share his new co-authored article, Pet-Friendly for Whom? An Analysis of Pet Fees in Texas Rental Housing. Pet ownership is intrinsically tied to other social and economic justice issues such as housing insecurity. In their study, they examined the burden of pet fees at rental units in the most populous 20 cities in Texas, demonstrating racial disparities are present and linked to overall income inequality, suggesting a need to change government policy on the practice.
We will be closing our call with an important discussion and sharing about an amazing collaboration happening in the Los Angeles community. Homelessness in America is the humanitarian crisis of our time. This presentation explains the overarching factors that led to where we are today, how we need to move forward, and ways to become a part of the solution. We will be joined by @Heidi Marston (Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority), @Annette Ramirez (Assistant General Manager, Los Angeles Animal Services) and @Allison Cardona (Deputy Director, County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control). The discussion will cover parallels between animal and homeless services, then finish with details on how you can better collaborate with your local agency.
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