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Webcast: Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge: Teaming up for Pets and People

  • 1.  Webcast: Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge: Teaming up for Pets and People

    Posted 01-26-2022 03:27 PM

    From the team that brought you the Million Cat Challenge, it's Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge! #ThanksToMaddie, the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, Team Shelter USA and the Open Door Veterinary Collective are partnering to expand the Challenge to include dogs and sharpening its focus to access to veterinary care.

    The Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge team is offering a variety of pro bono learning opportunities that include shelter consults, online bootcamp training, sustainable access to care mentorships and programs for veterinarians and students.

    Join Dr. @Sara Pizano, animal welfare strategist and author of "The Best Practice Playbook for Animal Shelters" as she explains the details of the new program and how to apply. Dr. @Cindi Delany, Director of Online Learning, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program will present on the  Learniverse portion of this new program – coach-led and cohort-based Bootcamps for shelters focused on implementation of new and improved programming as well as self-paced, on-demand trainings (SPOT Mods).  @Aimee St.Arnaud, founder of Open Door Veterinary Collective, will also present.

    Watch on Maddie's University here

    This webinar will be recorded and has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

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    Dr. Sara Pizano, Animal Welfare Strategist, Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge
    Between 1998 and 2003, Dr. Pizano served as the Director of Veterinary Services at the
    Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a private shelter handling
    over 28,000 animals a year.
    In 2005, she was appointed Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services in Miami, Florida, a public shelter with an intake of 35,000+ animals a year. Dr. Pizano joined Target Zero in 2013 and was instrumental in creating and developing a holistic model to transform high euthanasia public shelters and end euthanasia as population control. As program director, Dr. Pizano completed community and shelter assessments around the country, resulting in drastic increases in save rate percentages. Dr. Pizano created Team Shelter USA, LLC in August of 2017 in an effort to offer a wider scope of services to help shelters of all types and sizes, regardless of their challenges and resources. She has completed over 100 assessments and is the author of “The Best Practice Playbook
    for Animal Shelters.”

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    Dr. Cynthia (Cindi) D. Delany, Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Director of Online Learning, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

    With an undergraduate degree in Business/Economics from UCLA and a DVM from UC Davis, Dr. Delany has practiced emergency medicine, animal shelter medicine and shelter outreach for more than 20 years. 

    Her focus with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program’s animal shelter outreach and industry speaking activities is on programs targeted to improve animal outcomes, provide environmental enrichment for shelter animals, explore shelter animal behavior and training, improve shelter data collection and analysis, and maximize operational efficiencies in a limited resource environment. 

    Dr. Delany is now taking her passion and expertise for sharing information and learnings about maximizing animal shelter success to the next level as the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Director of Online Learning at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program.

    Aimee St. Arnaud, Founder, Open Door Veterinary Collective


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