Weekly Community Conversations: We Belong Together: Keeping Pets and Their People Together

When:  Feb 26, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

We Belong Together: Keeping Pets and Their People Together Through Homelessness

For people experiencing homelessness, a companion animal is more than a pet. That animal is comfort, safety, familiarity and emotional support.

Unfortunately, many people experiencing homelessness are forced to separate from their beloved family member.

Through openness and inclusivity, as well as acknowledging the importance of the human-animal bond, shelters and rescues can do much to preserve that bond. Re-examining policy, practicing trauma informed care techniques and understanding the unique needs of those facing homelessness and housing insecurity can go a long way in assuring that companion animals and their humans don't have to experience the trauma of separation.

About Community Conversations:
Maddie’s Fund, hosts a weekly hour-long Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.

This call, recurring each Monday unless otherwise posted, is for executive directors, animal well-being leaders, shelter workers, pet support professionals, volunteers, and rescue organizations.

You need only register once to attend each recurring meeting. By registering for this event, your email address will be added to our community conversations mailing list where weekly meeting agendas and announcements are shared by Maddie's Fund. We do not share your information. Register here: http://maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration

All calls are recorded and uploaded to the Community Conversations page on Maddie’s Pet Forum https://forum.maddiesfund.org/communityconversations

Win Ca$h for Attending!
Each month, Maddie's Fund will be giving away up to $5,000 in grants. You can enter to win each time you attend a call or watch on-demand during the month by completing the giveaway drawing entry forms shared in the chat during the calls.

Please note: All views expressed on these calls are not necessarily endorsed by Maddie’s Fund.


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When:  Feb 26, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Url: http://maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration
Login: Register for the recurring Zoom meeting using the link above. Recordings for each call will be available within 24 hours of the live event on www.forum.maddiesfund.org/communityconversations
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