Animal Sheltering Workshop: Maine & Massachusetts!

The New England Federation of Humane Societies is excited to announce our Animal Sheltering Workshop brought to you by Best Friends Animal Society.

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 $35! Space is limited! Reserve your spot today.

FULL WORKSHOP DETAILS BELOW!

 

When/Where:

MAINE

Thursday, October 17th, 9:30a-4p

York County Emergency Management Agency

149 Jordan Springs Rd

Alfred, ME 04002

 

 

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Thursday, November 14th, 9:30a-4p

Dakin Humane Society

171 Union St

Springfield, MA 01105

Thank you for your interest in our event. It is now Sold Out.

 

 

Animal Sheltering Workshop Agenda:

Help them Help You – how to save more lives through hospitality

Elizabeth Jensen, Best Friends Animal Society

As animal welfare becomes more professionalized, the understanding that people are the most important lifesaving tools in our arsenals continues to grow. But how do we get past viewing ‘people’ as something to ‘manage’, to unlocking their lifesaving power?  From visitors, to supporters, to staff – this session discusses roadblocks to creating an organization known for hospitality and engagement -and provides tactics to help leverage the people in your world to save more lives.

Material will cover:

  • The difference between customer service and hospitality- and why it matters
  • Tactics to improve welcoming deliverables of team
  • Tactics to build consensus and get to a place of yes

 

Starting from the Binky and the Squeak: Setting pocket pets up for success
Bliss Kern, Connecticut Humane Society

The session will focus on rabbits and guinea pigs, and will suggest easily implementable ideas these pets from intake through adoption. The initial section covers the 3 Hs of intake: History, Handling, and Health. The next section describes the benefit of breaking away from what pet stores tell us about housing and enrichment. The goal is to create fully enriched habitats for less money. The final section outlines best practices in adoption counseling and post-adoption follow ups, including helping adopters with common behavior concerns.

 

 

Improving the lives of shelter dogs

Laney Nee, Animal Rescue League of Boston
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.

 

Workshops are Brought to you by Best Friends Animal Society

 

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