Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019)

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The Best Practices in Companion Animal Transportation document was updated in 2019. Learn about the revisions and added content in this 4-part series.

All session have been approved for CAWA CEs.   Series:

1. Updated Animal Transportation Best Practices (10/16/19)

2. How to Implement the Transportation Best Practice Document (11/13/19)

3. Medical Aspects of Companion Animal Transport Programs (12/04/19) [approved for RACE CE]

4. Urgent Transport: Moving Large Numbers of Animals by Air and Land (1/15/20)

  • 10/16/19 Updated Animal Transportation Best Practices

    Includes Credits

    This first session in the 2019 series will provide a broad overview of the role of animal relocation programs and discuss the indications for various program models

    Animal relocation is an important tool in decreasing shelter crowding and saving more lives. In order to ensure safety, efficacy, and sustainability of relocation programs, consideration must be given to understanding state and local regulations. Animals selected for relocation should be carefully screened for physical and behavioral health, and programs should monitor and address stakeholder concerns proactively. This session will provide a broad overview of the role of animal relocation programs and discuss the indications for various program models, including key considerations to help decide if relocation is right for your agency and address general requirements for source and destination organizations. Recommendations will be presented in light of the updated Best Practices, a living document, designed to expand over time as community and animal needs adapt to societal changes and advancing knowledge of animal welfare.

    This is the first in a new 4-part updated Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019), based on the recently revised Best Practices document.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    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. 

    Karen Walsh, CAWA, LVMT, CFE

    Director, Animal Relocation, Shelter Outreach, ASPCA

    Karen S. Walsh, CAWA, LVMT, CFE is the Director of Animal Relocation for the ASPCA, the former executive director of the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, TN and served as a Program Manager for the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program.  She graduated from Blue Ridge in Virginia with a degree in veterinary technology and has achieved designations as a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator. Karen has held leadership positions in both veterinary and animal welfare organizations and was appointed to serve on the Tennessee state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. 

  • 11/13/2019 How to Implement Transport Best Practices

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/13/2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Let’s discuss emergency and air transports and the use of the hub system on an urgent timeline. This is the final session in a 4-part Transport Best Practices series.

    So you have decided a transport is right for your organization and community – now what?  Where do you start?  How do you get there and which animals will you choose?

    This webinar will explain how to implement the newly revised Companion Animal Transport Best Practices Document at your organization. Transport provides a means of addressing animal population imbalance across the country and this webinar will share some of the key areas to consider when establishing a program. 

    This is the second session in a new 4-part updated Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019), based on the recently revised Best Practices document.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Jerrica Owen, CAWA

    Director for Strategic Initiatives and Interim Campus Co-Director, San Diego Campus San Diego Humane Society

    Jerrica Owen is the Director for Strategic Initiatives and the Interim San Diego Campus Co-Director for San Diego Humane Society. She has 15 years animal welfare experience, her first 6 years concentrated in animal behavior where she implemented, executed and managed a behavior evaluation program at SDHS. Her experience and expertise includes animal behavior, effective animal shelter inventory and population management, process efficiencies, program development, and progressions in policy and procedure. Jerrica received a B.S. degree in Health Science from California State University, Chico, and is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA).

    Sarah Thompson, CAWA

    Director for Rescue & Recovery, San Diego Humane Society

    Sarah Thompson, CAWA, is the Director for Rescue & Recovery with San Diego Humane Society.  She has held several positions over a 12 year span with SDHS, including oversight of Guest Relations and Adoptions at the San Diego Campus, and several organization wide programs including Retail Operations, Livestock, Alternative Placement (Foster and Rescue) and Animal Transport.  Sarah is also a member of the SDHS Emergency Response Team, providing support to the community in times of disaster or other emergencies. 

  • 12/04/19 Medical Aspects of Companion Animal Transport Programs

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/04/2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Learn about best practices in medical oversight of companion animal transport programs. This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

    Learn about best practices in medical oversight of companion animal transport programs.  The role of the veterinarian and veterinary team start at the planning stages of a transport program, with a need for robust medical protocols at all stages in the transport process.  We'll review how to implement effective shelter medicine practices to mitigate disease risk in transport programs and how to use a strong communication system to troubleshoot any medical concerns that arise.

    This session is part of the Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019) AND part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval (both Interactive-Distance and Non-Interactive-Distance). 

    BONUS!

    - Members of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement who are vets or vet students may receive a free 1-year membership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).
    - Members of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians may receive a free 1-year membership with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

         >> Membership instructions will be sent after you attend your first webinar in full.

    Dr. Erin Doyle

    Senior Director of Shelter Medicine, ASPCA

    Dr. Erin Doyle is a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine in the Shelter Medicine Services team within the ASPCA’s Shelter Outreach division.  The Shelter Medicine Services team provides shelter medicine expertise and consultation both internally and with the ASPCA’s external shelter partners.  Dr. Doyle is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.     

    Dr. Doyle received her DVM from Tufts University in 2004 and spent three years immediately following graduation in general small animal practice in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Dr. Doyle left private practice to join the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) where she worked for over ten years.  During her tenure at the ARL, Dr. Doyle was promoted to the head of the shelter medicine department and assisted with the forensic and law enforcement program.  She also completed a fellowship with the Koret Shelter Medicine program at UC Davis in 2012.  Dr. Doyle is serving her second term as president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and is an adjunct faculty member in Shelter Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

  • 01/15/2020 Urgent Transport: Moving Large Numbers of Animals by Air and Land

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/15/2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Let’s discuss emergency and air transports and the use of the hub system on an urgent timeline. This is the final session in a 4-part Transport Best Practices series.

    Not everything goes according to plan! Let’s discuss emergency and air transports and the use of the hub system on an urgent timeline.

    Rather than letting perfect get in the way of good, we will examine how to safely and effectively move large numbers of animals during an emergency. We’ll also talk about how to implement a hub system to save lives during disasters (both natural or man-made).  Attendees will take away ideas that will help them develop a process to conduct large-scale and emergency transports that emphasize the comfort and safety of each individual animal.

    This webinar is for any individual or group that cares for animals in a shelter setting or works/volunteers in animal welfare.

    This is the final session in a new 4-part updated Best Practices Webinar Series: Companion Animal Transport (2019), based on the recently revised Best Practices document.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Kim Alboum

    Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement Director, HSUS

    As HSUS Director of Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement, Kim Alboum has worked to create nationwide partnerships resulting in the placement of thousands of animals that were victims of animal cruelty, natural disasters, and overcrowding. Kim also works with HSUS State Directors to strengthen relationships between community animal shelters and animal advocates. She created the Shelter Ally Project, an outreach initiative to connect strong progressive shelters with shelters in need of support and training. The program also allows for funding of HSUS partners to travel and mentor shelters in creating lifesaving programs and address the homeless pet population disparity nationwide. 

    Gina Gardner

    President, Humane Society of Tulsa

    Gina Gardner founded the Humane Society of Tulsa and uses her law degree to assist Oklahoma law enforcement and District Attorney offices in animal crimes including how to recognize them and obtain search warrants, execute humane seizure of animals, set a bond and forfeiture hearing and assist in the prosecution of offenders with evidence collection.  Gina manages the Tulsa County animal response team and is heavily involved in the Oklahoma state animal response team where her work in disasters has been recognized with awards by the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corp and US Department of Health & Human Services.  She has a decade of experience in pet transport and in 2018 established the Pet Transport Hub for Humane Society of Tulsa which has moved over 4000 pets from municipal shelters in Oklahoma and Texas to Shelter Ally Program partners.