6-05-24 Mitigating Risk in Animal Shelters & Rescues

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NEW DATE: Wednesday, June 5

From dog bites to animal transportation and medical care to worker's comp, animal shelters and rescues have unique liability risks, related to both animals and people.

David Denniston, Director of Risk Management for McNeil & Co, Inc., has experience working with animal welfare organizations to mitigate their risk. David will explain how your organization can lessen the risk of costly and stressful liability and legal problems. He will provide sample language and policies you can use right away. This session will also explore practical strategies for inspiring a deep and lasting commitment to safety and mission-protection in your nonprofit.

This webinar has been pre-approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Jessica Ford

Risk Management Program Specialist

McNeil & Co.

Jessica Ford is a Risk Management Program Specialist with McNeil & Co. She works directly with our AnimalKeepers insureds to reduce their loss exposures. She has several years of experience in customer service and actively involves herself in education opportunities within the industry to help meet the needs of our clients. Jess is a dedicated member of the animal welfare industry as well as being a volunteer firefighter and EMT for her community. 

Dave Denniston

Director of Risk Management

McNeil and Company Inc

Dave Denniston is the Director of Risk Management for McNeil and Company, Inc. He also serves as Executive Director of the National FARMEDIC Training Program. Dave has over 30 years in Risk Management, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and has served as an officer in several local, state, and national organizations. Dave has served as Chief, President and Chairman of the Board for the Cortlandville (NY) Fire District, where he is still active as Department Chaplin. Dave is a Fire Commissioner in the Virgil Fire District and a Director for the Association of Fire Districts, State of New York.

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