Thanks to the 246 people who joined us live for today's call! The recording is now available to watch on-demand or to share with your colleagues.Be sure to complete this giveaway form to enter to win the December grant for attending or watching the recording: https://www.maddiesfund.org/weekly-community-conversations-dec22-giveaway.htm
@Cindy Williams-Wilde shared a song that Kenny Chesney wrote in memory of a dog that recently passed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoH1S_R_a7w. Proceeds from song go to the dog's rescue, Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
"No one had a bigger, bolder heart than Da Ruba Girl, whose name was Ruby," Chesney said in a statement. "She was a rescue my friend Mary brought into our lives, and she was the most loving, gentle soul. It's why she inspired the song, and truly how she showed us better ways to be human."
- Welcome - Co-hosts
- Mary's Monday Motivation:
- This is our last get-together for the year. We'll be taking a break until Monday, January 9, but there are lots of Community Conversations in our library for you to watch, as well as Candid Conversations. I'm really excited about the one coming up this Wednesday with Bobby Mann and Shakela Brown of Human Rescue Alliance! (registration link is in the chat below).
- Today we'll hear how folks from Operation Kindness and Dallas Animal Services faced a terrible canine influenza outbreak – and how they were able to be transparent, ask for help, get help, and successfully manage the health of the animals.
- On a personal note, the world feels very different. In March my world changed; my husband died. The loss and sadness with always be there, but what can help get me through is the connections that I have in my life. It's because of all of you, the work we do, that I feel like my world can still be expanded, in spite of the loss. There is purpose to go forward. I am most heartened by the new direction we are all embracing - that it's not just the animals but the people who are connected to them that we can embrace in ways that we haven't done before. I hope that we can think about out missions as we move forward in a world that is constantly changing. – Make ourselves not just better human beings but also make the world a better place. Thanks goes to all on these meetings, especially our Steering Committee, @Allison Cardona, @Ed Jamison, @Ariel Zhang, @Bobby Mann, @Clare Callison, @Renena McCaskill, Shannon Roebuck, @Irene Chansawang, and @Charlotte Otero (she/her).
- Maddie's Fund Community Conversations Monthly Give-Away - November winners - $1,000 each!
- @Susan Austin, Humane Society for Boone County (Whitestow, IN)
- @Edward Boks, Bayou Animal Services (Dickinson, TX)
- Laura Cuervo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
- @Natalie Davis, Bannock Feral Friends (Pocatello, ID)
- @genevieve frederick, Feeding Pets of the Homeless (Carson City, NV)
- @Nancy Haynes, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (Menands, NY)
- @Karinna Lozano, Meridian Canine Rescue (Meridian, ID)
- Nicole Ryan, Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (Las Vegas, NV)
- @Valerie Saldanha, Pet Adoption Network (Rochester, NY)
- @Norma Wallace, Paws Unite People (Rocky Point, NY)
- Maddie's Pet Forum NEW Monthly Give-away - $3,000!
- Maddie's Candid Conversation with Humane Rescue Alliance's @Bobby Mann and @Shakela Brown.
- Vincent Medley, Human Animal Support Services has just completed a debrief booklet called "The First 48" with information on "a program where people are asked to keep their animals for 48 hours before surrendering their pets to their shelters.
- @Sharon Fletcher, Maddie's Fund – save the date for the next Open Arms Challenge Grant – sign ups starting in January!
- Michelle Nichols, Animal Hospice Group: new video on care for senior, frail and dying animals
- @Brenda Trainor, Here is my feel good story for the week: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/girl-asks-la-county-animal-care-if-she-can-house-a-unicorn-in-her-yard-permission-granted/ar-AA154dAL
- New monthly grant opportunity from Maddie's Fund! https://maddies.fund/mpfgrantgiveaway
- Starting this month, Maddie's Fund ® will be giving away a $3,000 grant each month to one lucky Maddie's® Pet Forum member! You'll automatically be entered to win each month when you start a new discussion, reply to a new post or upload a new library resource. Do note that only posts, replies and resources posted in the Animal Welfare Professionals that add value will be considered. For example, a lovely "Thank you!" reply is always nice, but that won't get you an entry in the drawing.
- Animal Care Expo 2023: New Orleans April 3-6
- Maddie's Fund Weekly Community Conversations give-away – enter for a chance to win. Fill in the contest entry form here: https://www.maddiesfund.org/weekly-community-conversations-dec22-giveaway.htm Open to all who are watching live or on-demand! Be sure to enter each week you attend!
Presentation: Outbreak Support
As featured in the New York Times article, "Dog Flu is Back, Too"
, many organizations (including shelters, private practice boarding and veterinary clinics) are currently facing outbreaks of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). Operation Kindness and Dallas Animal Services recently worked closely with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) on protocols and testing. On this call, hear from the leading expert in disease outbreak response, Dr. Sandra Newbury, Director of Shelter Medicine at UW-M, and these two shelters.
- Dr. Sandra Newbury, Director, Shelter Medicine Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, https://www.uwsheltermedicine.com/
- @Sarah Sheek, Manager, Community Engagement, Dallas Animal Services, https://bedallas90.org/
- Heather Dolson, Vice-President of Lifesaving Programs, Operation Kindness https://www.operationkindness.org/
Dallas Animal Services
is also happy to share our comprehensive plan document. Email Sarah at Sarah.Sheek@dallas.gov
or Whitney Bollinger Whitney.Bollinger@dallas.gov
to get a copy.University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program https://www.uwsheltermedicine.com/
Highlights from the chat:
- Has CIV shown that it cycles like the variants in humans? - Ashley Rodriguez
- Not really Ashley, H3N2 has tended to kind of burn itself out over time - Sandra Newbury
- Sandra Newbury -
- Because H3N2 is a new pathogen most dogs don't have immunity to the virus. That's why it spreads so easily
- The vaccines available help to reduce shedding and length of clinical signs but often don't prevent infection - much like COVID vaccination
- H3N2 all ha a pretty short time frame from exposure to illness which is actually kind of helpful but make things go quickly
- Also infection of humans with H3N2 has not been shown to be a problem
- What was the turnaround time for them to have a negative PCR after the initial infection? - Ashley Rodriguez
- that depends, but we can see positive PCRs a few weeks after initial onset of clinical signs. Our program can help organizations figure out how to create a "clearance plan." - Sandra Newbury
- Our program is available for help with outbreaks: https://www.uwsheltermedicine.com/ - Sarah Hicks
Kim Domerofski (she/her)
Sent: 12-08-2022 11:43 AM
From: Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
Subject: Community Conversations - 12/12/22 - Canine Influenza Virus Outbreak Support
Updated 12/12 at 3:40 pm - Recording now available to watch on-demand!
Not all views expressed on Community Conversations are endorsed by Maddie's Fund.
We hope that you will join us for our final Community Conversations call of the year on Monday, December 12th at 11am PT.
Maddie's Fund will be announcing the November grant winners (up to $10k) for Community Conversations calls AND the first winner of the Maddie's Pet Forum $3k grant giveaway so you won't want to miss out! We'll then follow up with a discussion on outbreak support.
Outbreak Support Discussion:
As featured in the New York Times article, "Dog Flu is Back, Too", many organizations (including shelters, private practice boarding and veterinary clinics) are currently facing outbreaks of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). Operation Kindness and Dallas Animal Services recently worked closely with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) on protocols and testing. On this call, hear from the leading expert in disease outbreak response, Dr. Sandra Newbury, Director of Shelter Medicine at UW-M, and these two shelters.
Register here for our Monday Community Conversations Calls:https://maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration
If you are unable to make it live on Monday, this thread will be updated with the recording and resources so you can watch and share whenever you'd like. After you watch the recording or attend the call, be sure to complete this December entry form to enter to win up to a $10,000 grant: https://www.maddiesfund.org/weekly-community-conversations-dec22-giveaway.htm
We will be taking a 3 week break after this call and will be reconvening on January 9, 2023. Happy holidays and we'll see you again in 2023!
Maddie's Pet Forum Admin