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  • Beyond Labels: Understanding the True Impact of Live Release Rates and Intake Policies (2015)

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/21/2015

    Using stochastic modeling, Roger Haston logged the impact of local community policies on the animals we serve.

    During the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) 2014 Annual Meeting, SAWA leaders presented, Beyond Labels: Understanding the True Impact of Live Release Rates and Intake Policies, which received 98% positive accolades and a standing ovation! Using stochastic modeling, Roger Haston gave an in-depth view of metrics, sheltering and a systemic view of  animal welfare, and presented a holistic picture of the effects of intake and euthanasia policies on community outcomes.

    Please share this content with staff, board of directors, and community collaborative partners.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Roger Haston

    Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities

    Dr. Roger Haston received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of California Santa Barbara and a MBA in finance from Rice University. After working for Amoco and Arco in Houston, Dr. Haston moved to Colorado in 1998 where he started and grew a successful business in geophysical data processing. He had a strong desire to give back to the community and became involved with Humane Society of Boulder Valley as a volunteer, board member and board chair. He also worked with both for profit and non-profit organizations on strategy and leadership development with a strong focus on creating mission-driven organizations. His passion for helping animals continued to grow and in 2012 he committed himself full time to animal welfare and took over as Executive Director at the Animal Assistance Foundation where he has merged his passion for science, business, and people to help the animals of Colorado and beyond. He has recently joined PetsMart Charities as the Chief of Analytics. He also serves on the boards of National Council on Pet Population and Shelter Animals Count.

  • Introduction to Transport Best Practices (2016)

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/07/2016

    Learn best practices for creating or expanding your companion animal transport program, based on The Association's 2016 Animal Transport Best Practices document.

    This webinar, the first in the 2016 6-part series, provides an overview of transport best practices, including how to foster open relationships between source and destination agencies, minimize animal stress and disease transmission and collect data.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Please note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details and see Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) for the new, updated series.

    Janelle Dixon

    President and CEO, Animal Humane Society Minnesota

    Brad Shear, CAWA

    Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

    Brad Shear is the Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals.  Brad is one of two Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) in the state of Rhode Island.  In addition to his work at the Potter League, Brad serves on the board of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, chairing their Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee for The Association and representing The Association on the board of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition.  Brad also serves on the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Shelter Advisory Council, and the board of the Ocean State Animal Coalition.  Brad was a founder of the New York State Animal Protection Federation where he served as Board President for 7 years and continues to serve as the President of the Federation’s education foundation.  He previously served on the board of Community Works of New York State and is a past chair of the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council. Prior to leading the Potter League, Brad served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany New York.  Brad was the Director of Operations for the Atlanta Humane Society, managed the Brooklyn Shelter for New York City Animal Care and Control, and began his animal protection career at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado. 

  • Is Transport Right for Your Agency and Community?

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/04/2017

    In part two of the 2016 series, learn how to prepare your organization to safely select, transport and/or house incoming animals.

    The second webinar in the 2016 Transport Best Practices series can help prepare your organization to safely select, transport and/or house incoming animals. Tips are presented on determining community demand for relocated animals and developing clear messaging on how transports will benefit both source and destination communities.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Please note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details and see Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) for the new, updated series.

    David Williams

    Senior V.P. and COO, Michigan Humane Society

    Kristen Limbert

    Senior Director, Animal Relocation, ASPCA

  • Building Relationships in Transport Programs

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/25/2017

    In part three of the 2016 series, learn how to create and foster successful relationships between source and destination shelters prior to transporting animals.

    The third webinar in the series focuses on how to create and foster successful relationships between source and destination shelters. Sample Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) are provided.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Please note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details and see Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) for the new, updated series.

    Beau Archer, CAWA

    Vice President, Animal Welfare, San Diego Humane Society, CA

    Beau Archer is the Vice President of Animal Welfare for San Diego Humane Society. With a strong background leading shelter operations, he was most recently at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., where he served as Vice President of Strategic Operations, and prior to that he worked for The Humane Society of the United States both in the companion animals department and on its puppy mills campaign. Beau received a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and he is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA).

    Kristen Limbert

    Senior Director, Animal Relocation, ASPCA

  • Ensuring a Bon Voyage for Transported Animals

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/15/2017

    Learn what it takes to get animals ready for the road and how to properly receive them once they’ve arrived safely in the fourth webinar in the 2016 series.

    The fourth webinar in the Transport Best Practices series covers what it takes to get animals ready for the road and how to properly receive them once they’ve arrived safely. Topics covered include how to select, inspect and ensure the safety of transported animals and important legal issues to consider— especially when transporting across state lines.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Please note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details and see Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) for the new, updated series.

    Jon Cicirelli, MPA

    Director, Animal Care and Services, San Jose, CA

  • Animal Transport: Vaccinations, Funding & Goals

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2017

    Learn about core and other recommended vaccines and tests for transported animals in this fifth part of the 2016 series.

    The fifth webinar in the Transport Best Practices series focuses on core and other recommended vaccines and tests for transported animals. Tips are also provided on funding transport and creating transport goals.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Please note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details and see Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) for the new, updated series.

    Martha Boden

    CEO, SPCA Tampa Bay

    David Williams

    Senior V.P. and COO, Michigan Humane Society

  • How to Transport Cats

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/29/2017

    Explore the nuances of transporting felines with minimal stress in the final webinar in the 2016 Transport series.

    The sixth webinar in the 2016 series covers the nuances of transporting felines and includes information on properly selecting, vetting and relocating them with minimal stress.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    PPlease note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details and see Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) for the new, updated series.

    Cary Lieberman, CAWA

    Executive Director, Greenhill Humane Society

    Maggie McShaefer

    Director of Strategic Initiatives, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, CO

    Maggie McSchaefer is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, with over ten years of experience in animal welfare and with a breadth of familiarity and understanding of shelter operations, program management, and animal behavior.  Maggie appreciates the challenge and creative process of bridging the gap between the conversational “what if” and operational “how to.”  Maggie values the collaborative approach to animal sheltering in Colorado and strives to develop and enhance partnerships between individuals and organizations that enrich the lives of both animals and people. 

    Lisa Pedersen, MS, CABC

    CEO, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

  • Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2016)

    Product not yet rated

    Six-part series that walks you through the 2016 Companion Animal Transport Best Practices.

    In this six-part recorded series, you will learn best practices for creating or expanding your companion animal transport program, based on the 2016 Best practices document developed by SAWA (now The Association).

  • Animal Enrichment Best Practices

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/10/2018

    Learn how a strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress.

    A strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress. The Association recruited subject matter experts on animal behavior to develop a best practices document on animal enrichment in shelters. This webinar is the first in a four-part series to dig into that document and answer your questions.

    Participants will walk away understanding:

    • What animal enrichment is and its limitations
    • Why enrichment is important
    • How enrichment helps increase adoptions and save lives
    • The distinction between enrichment and behavior modification

    The 4-part series will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Brad Shear, CAWA

    Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

    Brad Shear is the Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals.  Brad is one of two Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) in the state of Rhode Island.  In addition to his work at the Potter League, Brad serves on the board of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, chairing their Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee for The Association and representing The Association on the board of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition.  Brad also serves on the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Shelter Advisory Council, and the board of the Ocean State Animal Coalition.  Brad was a founder of the New York State Animal Protection Federation where he served as Board President for 7 years and continues to serve as the President of the Federation’s education foundation.  He previously served on the board of Community Works of New York State and is a past chair of the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council. Prior to leading the Potter League, Brad served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany New York.  Brad was the Director of Operations for the Atlanta Humane Society, managed the Brooklyn Shelter for New York City Animal Care and Control, and began his animal protection career at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado. 

    Allison Hartlage

    Manager of Animal Training & Behavior, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

  • How to Plan & Track the Best Enrichment Program Ever

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/24/2018

    Discuss what you need to create and run an effective enrichment program in an animal shelter.

    The success of any enrichment program hinges on how it is implemented. In session two of this four-part series, authors of SAWA’s Animal Enrichment Best Practice document will discuss what you need to create and run an effective enrichment program in an animal shelter. Participants will walk away knowing the right strategies to set individual shelter goals, plus how to monitor and track the program to maximize effectiveness and sustainability. This webinar will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Kelley Bollen

    Owner/Director, Animal Alliances, LLC

    Lisa Pedersen, MS, CABC

    CEO, Humane Society of Boulder Valley