Fear Free Helps Animals, But What’s in it for Shelters?

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Recorded On: 06/17/2020

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Whether coming from the streets or a home, entering the shelter can be one of the most frightening transitions an animal can experience. Fear, anxiety, stress, and frustration can lead to physical illness, reduced adoption chances, and longer length of stay for the animals, as well as emotional distress, increased costs, and the risks of fear-based aggression for the shelter team. Dr. Marty Becker, the founder of Fear Free, will walk you through the concepts behind Fear Free and why he brought together a team of shelter medicine and behavior experts to design a free educational course to transform the sheltering experience for animals and those who care for them.

This session was recorded during the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare 2020.

This session has been approved for 1.5 CEs from 

• The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
• Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) CEs toward ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code

​Dr. Marty Becker, DVM

Founder, Fear Free

Dr. Marty Becker is the founder of Fear Free, which works to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. This includes veterinary and other pet professionals as well as pet parents through FearFreeHappyHomes.com, and animal shelter and rescue group staff and volunteers through FearFreeShelters.com. A passionate advocate for the human-animal and author of 25 books, Dr. Becker practices at North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.

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