Huddle 3: Organization embraces a culture of RTH / Organization works with community...

When:  Sep 21, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Return To Home Challenge
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:

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

5. Organization works with community to help facilitate Return to Homes
  1. Partnerships exist with local businesses (e.g., veterinarians, pet supply stores),
    community centers and churches and other partners
  2. Volunteers in high stray intake areas foster lost animals and help look for owners
  3. "Finder to Foster" programs are implemented and used before animals are
    brought to shelter
  4. Utilities companies help find contact information for owners
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When:  Sep 21, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Return To Home Challenge


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