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By getting just 20% more stray dogs back home, we have the power to end unnecessary shelter euthanasia and find homes for every dog who needs one. The "Back Where They Belong" Online Event can help you get there in your community!

  • 1.  By getting just 20% more stray dogs back home, we have the power to end unnecessary shelter euthanasia and find homes for every dog who needs one. The "Back Where They Belong" Online Event can help you get there in your community!

    Posted 15 days ago

    Back Where They Belong:   An online solution-sharing summit to get animals home faster, easier, better.

     Presented by Maddie's Million Pet Challenge and the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

    REGISTER NOW!

    Whether it's getting community cats back to their hangouts and caretakers or reuniting dogs and their families, we know there's no place like home sweet home for animals and their people. Of course, we want new homes for animals who need them, but sometimes we forget how easy and impactful prioritizing going home again can be. From reducing shelter crowding to protect animals from disease and allow your team to provide better care, to building support and positive relationships in the community, the payoff is powerful for population management and beyond. And when we go all in on return to home, we reconnect with the reason we do this work: to do our best to give each animal we meet the right outcome–in the right place.

    At this two-day virtual gathering, shelter leaders, managers, field officers and other 
    frontline staff will share the most effective ways they're incorporating return-to-home goals into everyday processes, protocols and community programming to ensure animals spend more nights at home, not in the shelter.

    Everyone is welcome! Register for free, #ThankstoMaddie, and enter to win a no-place-
    like-home prize package at www.sheltersummit.com.

    Register to attend any or all of the sessions on each day and get access to the recordings after the event.

    Download and print the flyer attached to this post to share with your team throughout the shelter.


    When:
    February 21, 2024 from 9am - 2pm PT
    February 28, 2024 from 9am - 2pm PT

    All times listed are Pacific:

    Day 1 - Before the Shelter

    9 a.m. - Opening session and Keynote - Dr. Kate Hurley

    9:40 a.m. - Contracts, Jurisdictions, Fees and Local Ordinance Considerations to Promote Return to Home - Cole Wakefield

    10:10 a.m. - Getting Cats Back Where They Belong - Laura Lampley

    10:40 a.m. - Using Technology to Improve Your Lost and Found Systems - Elkie Wills

    11:10 a.m. - Speaker Panel and Q&A

    11:45 a.m. - Focusing on Return to Owner/Return to Home in the Field - Vincent Medley

    12:15 p.m. - Empowering Dispatch With Training, Support and Resources for the Public - Michelle George

    12:30 p.m. - Working with Finders to Help Get Animals Back Where They Belong - Mike Wheeler

    12:45 p.m. - Shelter Outreach and Support Programs to Get and Keep Animals Where They Belong - Christine Kim

    1:15 p.m. - Speaker Panel and Q&A

    Day 2 - At the Shelter

    9 a.m. - Opening session and Keynote - Dr. Kate Hurley

    9:40 a.m. - Focusing on Return to Owner/Return to Home at the Shelter - Shyanne Schull

    10:10 a.m. - Easy Shelter Website Changes to Increase Return to Home - Tori Fugate

    10:40 a.m. - Making It Easy for Owners to Find and Redeem Lost Pets: Tech Tips and Communication Strategies - Bobby Mann and Mia Navedo-Williams

    11:10 a.m. - Speaker Panel and Q&A

    11:45 a.m. - Getting Pets Home with Better Approaches to On-Pet IDs and ID/Microchip Tracing - Nina Stively

    12:15 p.m. - Leveraging Social Media, Other Internet Resources and Volunteers to Supercharge RTO/RTH - Caroline Malcolm and Jordan Frey

    12:45 p.m. - Removing Barriers to RTO/RTH to Get More Animals Back Where They Belong - Akisha Townsend Eaton

    1:15 p.m. - Speaker Panel and Q&A

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT HERE

    Back where they belong flyer


    #AccesstoCare
    #AdmissionsandIntake(includingIntake-to-placement)
    #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms
    #CaseManagement*
    #CommunityCatManagement
    #CommunityPartnerships*
    #DataandTechnology
    #Diversity,Equity,InclusionandJustice
    #EducationandTraining
    #FieldServicesandPublicSafety*
    #FosterPrograms
    #MarketingandSocialMedia
    #OrganizationalManagement
    #PeopleManagement(includingVolunteerIntegration)
    #PetSupportServices*
    #Rehoming
    #ReturntoHome(LostPetReunification)

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    Cindi Delany, DVM, KPA-CTP, FFCP
    Director of Online Learning
    Maddie's Million Pet Challenge
    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
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