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Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 12/6/21 - Bridging the Gap between Homeless and Animal Services & Highway to Home Transport Program

  • 1.  Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 12/6/21 - Bridging the Gap between Homeless and Animal Services & Highway to Home Transport Program

    Posted 12-03-2021 06:16 AM
    Updated 12/6/21 at 3:30 pm Pacific with call recording, agenda and resources shared during the call


    Agenda

    • Welcome – Bobby Mann   bobby.mann@americanpetsalive.org
    • Guest Co-host:  @Allison Cardona, Deputy Director of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control
    • QOTD: What is one piece of advice you would give yourself from 20 years ago?
      • Everything you do will build upon itself.
      • You are enough!
      • That my little sister is actually really cool
      • It’s okay to put yourself first sometimes
      • Buy Bitcoin
      • Quit smoking!
      • Getting a second opinion is very important and practical. It's okay even if you like your doctor or vet. Another view is so important in getting the best possible care!
      • Balance is critical. You're no good to anyone if you are burned out/overstretched.
      • You don’t have to be perfect
      • You can do anything if you are determined.
      • To have more fun.
      • Start saving for retirement little bits at a time, as early as possible. 2. Put payments toward your student loans while you're still in school. 3. Know that people's treatment of you is more a reflection of them than it is of you.
      • Everything is happening just as it is supposed to.
    • Mary's Monday Motivation
    • National Updates
    • Session One:  Emma Perez-Singh, Riverside County Continuum of Care Administrative Manager is seeking to bridge the gap between homeless services and animal services through advocacy for co-sheltering, expanded homeless funding for veterinary care, pet boarding, and pet deposits/rental assistance.  Join Emma as she discusses why pet ownership in the context of homelessness should not be viewed as a barrier to housing and what she has learned moving from the animal side to the people side of the work.
    • Session Two: Since 2015, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS) has transferred more than 4,100 homeless pets to adoption-guaranteed partners through their Highway to Home program. Highway to Home Coordinator @Jess Outten will share how deliberate planning enabled the program to save the lives of more than 1,500 pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how GMHS revitalized their transport model to remove barriers to transport, create sustainable partnerships, and fund transports to decrease length of stay and broaden life-saving reach. If your organization wants to create or expand an existing transport program, this session is for you.

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    Join us at 8:00am Pacific on the Monday, 12/6 Shelter and Rescue Support call to learn how some of our peers across the country are successfully tackling bridging the gap between homeless services and animal services and revitalizing transport models to save more lives!

    Session One:  Emma Perez-Singh, Riverside County Continuum of Care Administrative Manager is seeking to bridge the gap between homeless services and animal services through advocacy for co-sheltering, expanded homeless funding for veterinary care, pet boarding, and pet deposits/rental assistance.  Join Emma as she discusses why  pet ownership in the context of homelessness should not be viewed as a barrier to housing and what she has learned moving from the animal side to the people side of the work. 


    Session Two:  Since 2015, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS) has transferred more than 4,100 homeless pets to adoption-guaranteed partners through their Highway to Home program. Highway to Home Coordinator @Jess Outten will share how deliberate planning enabled the program to save the lives of more than 1,500 pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how GMHS revitalized their transport model to remove barriers to transport, create sustainable partnerships, and fund transports to decrease length of stay and broaden life-saving reach. If your organization wants to create or expand an existing transport program, this session is for you.  ​​
    If you haven't joined one of the Monday calls yet you'll need to register here. You only need to register once and then can join any of the Monday calls. If you can't make it, don't worry, we'll update this post after the call with the call recording, full agenda and resources shared during the call. 

    Hope to see you Monday! 


    #Maddie'sCommunityConversations
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    #AccesstoCare
    #Diversity,Equity,InclusionandJustice
    #TransfersandTransport

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    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 12/6/21 - Bridging the Gap between Homeless and Animal Services & Highway to Home Transport Program

    Posted 12-06-2021 03:37 PM
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    Thanks to our guest host, @Allison Cardona and  the 111 participants who joined us on this morning's shelter and rescue support call. I've updated the post with the video recording of the call along with the full agenda and shared resources. Attached is the chat log. 

    If you missed it, we'd love to her your answer to the Question of the Day:  "If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself 20 years ago?"

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    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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