Topics and Speakers:
Coordinated Care: The Secret Sauce to Ensuring Animals and People Get the Right Care in the Right Place
Learn progressive and collaborative ways of respecting all of the members of your community, especially those who come to us for supportive services. We’ll focus on ways to help pets stay in their current homes when possible and how to effectively reserve shelter intake for animals who really need to be in our care. We’ll discuss not only how these techniques can reduce shelter intakes, but also how this approach will set everyone up for success, including families, animals, and shelter team members.
- Lead Coach: Jennifer Toussaint, Chief Animal Control Officer at the Animal Welfare
League of Arlington
- Co-Coach: Kelly Bremken, Veterinary Social Worker at Oregon Humane Society
Hidden Gems: How to Make Your Shelter Software Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder
Is what your shelter software has to say being ignored? Start transforming numbers and patterns in your intake and outcome reports into concrete benefits for animals and staff! Discover how to increase the live release and lower the length of stay based on information you already have at your fingertips.
- Lead Coach: Becky Stuntebeck, DVM, Facility Design Veterinarian at the UC Davis
Koret Shelter Medicine Program
- Co-Coach: Cindi Delany, DVM, Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge Director of Online
Learning at UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Are You Staying Within Your Capacity for Care? (You Might Be Surprised!)
Capacity for Care (C4C) - such a wonderful place to be and yet can feel so out of reach. What is your shelter’s capacity for care, what is it based on and are you staying within it? Even just understanding what C4C is for an organization can feel overwhelming, much less getting there. Need a refresher or don’t know where to start? Answer - right here! It all starts with knowing that it is possible to stay within your capacity for care at all organizations, regardless of how animals come to you. We’ll dive into what determines your capacity, how it impacts the work you do every day, and the decisions you make. Discover how you can provide the Right Care in the Right Place for people and animals AND stay within your C4C.
This is your chance to get out of crisis mode, decrease overwhelm, and make it possible for your team to maximize your limited resources all while ensuring your shelter is able to have the greatest impact on the people and pets in your community. This track is a wonderful partner to the tracks being offered at this summit - to take the groundwork into action! Not a shelter director or manager? No problem, we invite anyone in the animal shelter space to join us on this journey!
- Lead Coach: Cindy Karsten, DVM, Director of Outreach at the UC Davis Koret Shelter
- Co-Coach: Ivy Ruiz, Outreach Specialist at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine
Proven Barrier-Busting Strategies That Send Animals Home
Uncover hidden and not-so-hidden roadblocks that are keeping animals in the shelter, contributing to shelter team overwhelm and fatigue, and tying up precious resources. Discover how to clear the way to ensure more pets are reunited with their families or placed in new homes. Tap into opportunities to increase live outcomes and build relationships with potential partners, volunteers, fosters, and adopters in your community.
- Lead Coach: Allison Cardona, California State Director at the UC Davis Koret Shelter
- Co-Coach: Nadia Oseguera, California Program Manager at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Feeling Overwhelmed with Making Outcome Decisions?
We can help! Shelter teams are faced daily with high-stakes outcome decisions made harder by an increasingly complex and strained system. We’ll discuss some of the issues at play and help you to develop tools to remove bottlenecks to outcomes and overcome the toughest decision-making dilemmas, from Adoption to Euthanasia, with transparency and compassion.
- Lead Coach: Chumkee Aziz, DVM, Outreach Veterinarian, at the UC Davis Koret
Shelter Medicine Program
- Co-Coach: Cindi Delany, DVM, Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge Director of Online Learning at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Learn more about the summit.