These upcoming webinars are free to our member organizations!
This includes their staff and volunteers.
Responding to Disasters: Lessons Learned
Thur. June 2, 10-11am (PST)
Bryan Bray, Ventura County Animal Services, Henry Brzezinski, El Dorado County Animal Services, Cindy Machado, Marin Humane, Ryan Soulsby, Butte County Animal Services, and Brian Whipple, Sonoma County Animal Services
Please join us while members of the CalAnimals Emergency Management Committee discuss lessons learned in responding to major disasters. Navigating the evacuation, care, and reunification of animals during disasters is challenging and leaders who have faced these situations have learned a great deal in the process. Sometimes things go right, sometimes wrong, and we often discover ways to do better. During this session you'll hear from our experts around the state and walk away with tips to ensure that your organization and community are prepared.
Finder to Foster to Adoption: Keeping Animals in the Community
Thur. June 16, 10-11am (PST)
Bruce Wagman, Attorney, and Cindi Delaney, DVM
In the right situations, stray animals found by community members can be quickly and legally moved from stray to foster status, and then adopted out, without ever entering local shelters. While shelter personnel involvement is integral to this process, the burdens on shelters, and the stressors to the animals, can be reduced to a minimum. There has been some confusion about the right (legal) way to run such a program, as well as how to do it with the greatest chance of success for animals, in a short time frame, and with minimal impact on the shelter staff and community. This webinar will lay out best practices for “Foster-Finder” programs, that will benefit all involved.
Responding to Wildlife Emergencies
Thur. June 30, 10-11am (PST)
Rebecca Dmytryk, Wildlife Emergency Services
This presentation, generously sponsored by the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA), will cover the basics of responding to wildlife emergencies, from taking calls to field response and final disposition. This one-hour talk is a sampling of the in-depth modules we hope to be offering in the fall, which will prepare shelter staff and officers for handing wildlife emergencies. Rebecca Dmytryk, has worked in the field of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for over 40 years and is the author of Wildlife Search and Rescue: a Guide for First Responders. This sampling of her 8-hour course includes how and why responding to wildlife differs from domestic animal calls, from dispatch to field, tools, and the law; understating stress and how to limit it; considerations for human safety, the animal’s welfare and increasing your potential for a successful outcome; basic capture strategies; a quick look at handing nuisance complaints.