Return To Home Challenge

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  • 1.  Huddle #3 - Organization embraces a culture of RTH and Organization works with community to help facilitate return to homes

    Posted 11 days ago
    Join us for the third huddle of the Return to Home challenge on Wednesday, September 21 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. The huddle will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A. 

    @Dyanna Uchiek (Portsmouth Humane) and @Sandra Solis (Best Friends for Life) will be presenting on the following Return to Home practices:

    • Organization embraces a culture of Return to Home
      • Staff/volunteer position dedicated to pet reunification is created or expanded
      • Organizations create internal SOPs, tracking system and Return to Home goals
      • Staff/volunteers are recognized/rewarded for successful reunifications
      • LOS and cost of care for strays vs. cost of returning in field is recorded, analyzed
      • and shared
      • Stories of successful reunions are shared with team, stakeholders and
      • community members
      • Every member of organization is trained in lost and found practices (e.g.,
      • Maddie's University Lost Pet Reunification course)
      • Lost and found practices are discussed at time of adoption or Return to Home,
      • including species-specific information
      • Return to Home policies include keeping/returning Community Cats to their
      • environment

    • Organization works with community to help facilitate Return to Homes
      • Partnerships exist with local businesses (e.g., veterinarians, pet supply stores),
      • community centers and churches and other partners
      • Volunteers in high stray intake areas foster lost animals and help look for owners
      • "Finder to Foster" programs are implemented and used before animals are
      • brought to shelter
      • Utilities companies help find contact information for owners
    Register now for all challenge Zoom huddles: https://maddies.fund/RTHChallengeRegistration

    You can also catch up on the previous two huddles, watch the recordings or share the following links with the rest of your team:
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    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Huddle #3 - Organization embraces a culture of RTH and Organization works with community to help facilitate return to homes

    Posted 10 days ago
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    Great conversation today! The presentation Return to Home: Working With The Community to Facilitate Return to Homes is attached below. As always, I am happy to connect! 

    • The link to KC Pet Project's Get 'Em Home Trello board can be found here.
    • To view KC Pet Project's website for lost pet resources, click here.
    • For found pet resources, click here.
    • Information about KC Pet Project's Reclaim Fee Forgiveness Program can be found here.
    Amanda Gatten, Director of Community Programs
    KC Pet Project  |  Kansas City, Missouri
    Email: amanda.gatten@kcpetproject.org
    Connect via LinkedIn

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    Amanda Gatten
    KC Pet Project
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  • 3.  RE: Huddle #3 - Organization embraces a culture of RTH and Organization works with community to help facilitate return to homes

    Posted 2 days ago
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    Amanda generously recorded her presentation since we didn't get to record this Huddle (THANK YOU, Amanda!) See attached!

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    Brittany Ransonet
    Marketing Communications Project Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 4.  RE: Huddle #3 - Organization embraces a culture of RTH and Organization works with community to help facilitate return to homes

    Posted 8 days ago
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    Here is speaker Dyanna Ucheik's presentation. Check it out!

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    Brittany Ransonet
    Marketing Communications Project Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 5.  RE: Huddle #3 - Organization embraces a culture of RTH and Organization works with community to help facilitate return to homes

    Posted 8 days ago

    Thank you all for joining this week!

    Here is the Lost and Found  Page for Portsmouth Humane. I love KC Pet Project's Trello Board, I aspire to achieve this level of awesome! Both Trello and Airtable (what Portsmouth Humane uses) are free and pretty easy to use! If anyone wants assistance setting something like this up for their shelter, let us know!

    Our Community Pet Resource Guide was totally adapted from the Hearts Speak Community Pets Resource Guide. You can download the template for free and edit it in Canva, which is free for nonprofits!

    I look forward to seeing all the amazing accomplishments from everyone during this challenge period!

    Dyanna 



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    Dyanna Uchiek
    Portsmouth Humane Society
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