Have you registered for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare yet? Hundreds of your colleagues have, and we cannot wait to connect with you all this June 16-17. We checked in with The ASPCA’s Erin Doyle, DVM, DABVP, Senior Director, Shelter Medicine, who will be sharing evidence-based approaches to caring for underage kittens in the shelter setting.
Applications open now through Tuesday, June 2, at 11:59 PM ET Has your shelter been impacted by COVID-19? With a long history of supporting animal shelters, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has partnered with The Association to provide financial assistance to agencies in the U.S.
Spring Conference Superhero Session: “Pharmaceutical Challenges in Sheltering” with Dr. Lauren Forsythe
We’re thrilled to see so many of you have registered for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, and we get more excited with each passing day about this chance to connect. We checked in with presenter Lauren Forsythe, PHARMD, DICVP, FSVHP, Pharmacy Coordinator, University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, who will be covering recordkeeping and reducing costs for compounded and commercial meds.
We’ve been hearing about many of your wonderful programs that help keep pets and their people together. The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Keep Pets S.
They’ve done it again—kudos to the North American COVID-19 Communication Task Force! This collaboration of animal welfare organizations across the U.S and Canada have put together a new set of shareable graphics and flyers that answer many of your communities’ most important questions, including “Should I test my pet for COVID-19?,” “If my pet is sick and I think it’s COVID-19, what should I do?” and “Can pets transmit COVID-19 to people?” Share these new materials on your social media….
Have you registered for the Virtual Spring Conference yet? Registration opened last week, and we cannot be more excited about this chance to connect with you, deepen our existing skills and develop new ones. That includes an incredible opportunity with Marty Becker, DVM, who’ll guide us on a deep dive into Fear Free the unparalleled initiative that addresses the emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
Yes, we’re faced with a pandemic—and yes, it’s still kitten season. Yet you’ve likely got a new powerful resource in your toolkit—the current and potential foster homes in your community.
Passing on a life-saving opportunity (free portals, anyone?!) from Million Cat Challenge. Applications due next Friday, May 15 It is hard to believe that a solution as simple as a hole in the cage wall has been called “the smartest thing we’ve done in the last decade”–but it is true.
Based on the response to this Facebook post back in January, we know that many of you already have Ani-meals-type programs, delivering pet food and supplies to the elderly, homebound, and others in need. Now it’s more important than ever to do all we can to keep pets and their people together, safe in their homes.
We know that many organizations are struggling with the urgent recommendation to suspend spay/neuter surgeries at this time. The Association’s Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum of HSUS recently checked in with shelter medicine leaders Dr.