03/21/19 Groundwork for Adoptions

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Adoption staff and volunteers are an organization’s primary point of contact with the public. Therefore, it is of vital importance that these individuals are well trained and well suited for the position. Learn about the components of getting an animal adopted, including training staff, marketing, and innovative ways to get animals adopted faster. This webinar, the first in the Adoption Best Practices series, will discuss:

  • Key elements of a training program for staff and volunteers who facilitate adoptions
  • Creative and fun ways to promote available animals
  • Best practices for processes that support animals going home, including tips for fast tracking animals and request lists

Anyone in animal welfare who is involved in some aspect of adoptions will benefit from this study of ways to ensure a successful pathway to adoption.

This webinar recording has been pre-approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
  • 1 CE  by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers

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).

Jerrica Owen, CAWA

Executive Director, National Animal Care & Control Association

Jerrica Owen joined the National Animal Care & Control Association in April 2021, as the Director of Partnerships and Programs and was named Executive Director in December 2021. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in emergent animal welfare, engaging and developing a diversity of staff, shelter operations, and leading successful initiatives in Animal Welfare in a cross-cultural environment. Previously the Director of Strategic Initiatives for San Diego Humane Society, Jerrica supported achieving success on the organization’s primary strategies. 

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