Animal Welfare 101: In Vermont & Maine!
The New England Federation of Humane Societies is excited to bring you Animal Welfare 101 in TWO locations this year. This workshop is great for staff who are new to the field or seasoned staff who want to brush up on their skills.
Registration begins at 9:30am. The first presentation starts at 10:00 am.
A vegetarian lunch is provided. We are unable to accommodate additional special dietary requests for this event.
Registration includes the cost of lunch and is only $25! Space is limited! Reserve your spot today.
Thursday, December 6th, 9:30 am- 4 pm
York County Emergency Management Agency
Registration for this event is now closed.
Animal Welfare 101 Agenda:
Barks, Bites, and Bar fights: Inside the Mind of a Shelter Dog
Devon Krusko, Animal Care Manager, Humane Society of Chittenden County
Lucy Weaver, MA & CPDT-KA, Owner Dogspeak
How dogs learn directly influences the way we work with them in the shelter setting. In this presentation, we’ll not only explore learning styles of our canine pals, but we’ll also cover the basics, from dog body language to how to break up a dog fight. You will walk away with tips and tools to share with others, increase safety protocols, and help you feel prepared when it’s time to act. Expect to leave this 90 minutes session feeling ready to take on the kennels!
Caring for our Feline Friends: Tips and Tools of the Trade
Jeannie Lambert & Anastasia Saia, Adoption Center Managers, MSPCA
Interested in learning more to better serve the cats in your care? Then this is the workshop for you! This introductory workshop will help you navigate how to implement changes to successfully manage cats from intake to adoption. You will learn about cat body language and how you can reduce the stress of cats living in a shelter environment. Participants will also gain insights into ways to use creative problem solving for some of our quirky (i.e. challenging) cats.
Let’s Talk, People
Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director, Dakin Humane Society
Those working in animal welfare appreciate how important it is to possess knowledge about animal health and behavior. There is no question that we will serve animals better when we are practicing high quality medical and behavioral care. Another key element in providing care to animals, one that is too often overlooked, is how we work with people. Engaging people openly and collaboratively is critically important to helping animals.
In this workshop, the presenter will provide strategies and give advice for creating positive interactions with people. The workshop will mainly focus on public interaction such as adopters and surrenders but will also discuss interactions among coworkers and volunteers.