Animal Welfare Professionals

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  • 1.  How do you provide "Right Care" for animals and people?

    Posted 10-17-2022 11:07 AM

    Check out the newest Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge Learniverse course, and the third in the Four Rights Series! In The 4 Rights - The Right Care, subject matter experts from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program offer tactics for working within your capacity for care in the face of unprecedented staffing challenges so that you can provide the Right Care, ensuring animals are not left in dangerous circumstances to cause harm, suffer, or die because the shelter can't admit them; nor are they are admitted to a crowded shelter.

    You'll be guided through the ins and outs of Right Care inside and outside the shelter, including:

    • The components needed for right care within the shelter: right-sizing the population, right housing, right staffing, right medical and emotional care, and right care for people
    • The principles of humane housing for dogs and cats
    • How working within your shelter capacity can grow your capacity to extend Right Care beyond shelter walls, meaning not only safety, health, and well-being for animals and staff, but also access to care for pets and families in the community and the opportunity to plan, create, communicate, and sustain programs to provide care where it is needed, helping pets succeed in homes and preventing animals from unnecessarily entering the shelter.

    Enroll today for free #ThankstoMaddie and discover a holistic approach to Right Care, with strategies that build staff well-being, maximize your capacity to care for animals, and allow animals and people at your shelter to thrive.

    This short, self-paced online training module (SPOT mod) has been approved for 2.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) and National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA); it has also been approved for 2.0 units of RACE credit.

    Reach out to if you have any questions or concerns about this course.


    Elise Pollard
    Koret Shelter Medicine Program

  • 2.  RE: How do you provide "Right Care" for animals and people?

    Posted 10-24-2022 05:23 PM

     Thank you so much for providing this resource.  I think that this will be so helpful. I have learned that when people know better they do better and if we know the "right" way to do things we could save more animals lives and we ma see less staff turnover.

    Marissa Reid
    Assistant Practice Manager
    Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital

    Access To Care Specialist
    Clinic Management Specialist

  • 3.  RE: How do you provide "Right Care" for animals and people?

    Posted 10-26-2022 10:21 AM
    Hi, @Marissa Reid - we certainly do hope this will be a helpful resource! Thanks for checking it out.​

    Elise Pollard
    Koret Shelter Medicine Program