One of the greatest obstacles to developing animal welfare leaders is the very thing that brings people into the field in the first place: compassion. Unfortunately, unless people who work with animals learn how to keep themselves emotionally healthy and balanced while doing this important work, they’ll be at high risk of leaving their job,… Learn More
What if someone had genuine useful resources that could help those working with animals in the shelter, rescue and veterinary fields cope with emotional numbness, stress, anxiety and burnout? Someone does: The Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida is enrolling students in its online course in “Compassion Fatigue Strategies” with certified compassion fatigue… Learn More
Grow animal lifesaving and take sheltering to the next level in shelter management certificate program
Are you ready to take your work in animal welfare to the next level? Are you looking for advanced shelter education that has lifesaving as its core value? If you’re currently working in sheltering, or want to get started in the field, you’ll want to check out the online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program through… Learn More
Are dogs and cats in shelters developing health and behavior problems because of stress? And does that make adoption more difficult and less likely for those pets? Yes, says board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sheila D’Arpino. On January 14 and February 4, 2016, she’ll be presenting free webcasts on how stress is sabotaging your pet… Learn More
Do you ever wish you had a solid grounding in how to run an animal shelter with lifesaving as its core mission? Whether you’re currently in the sheltering field or considering making the leap, you can get that opportunity in “Animal Shelter Management: Lifesaving-Centered” through the University of the Pacific’s online certificate course. Experienced, new,… Learn More
Is the smell and look of a dog with seborrhea making it hard to get him or her adopted?
No one in animal welfare or veterinary medicine can have missed the news about the outbreak of a new strain of the virus that hit Chicago and nearby communities in the last month. This is the first time this strain has been identified in the United States. What does this outbreak mean for the dogs… Learn More
What can you do to help dogs with itching, painful ears? Plenty!
Have skin problems got you itching to find a solution for the pets in your shelter or foster program?
The challenge of prevention and treatment of canine heartworm is particularly acute in animal shelters, which usually receive the dogs when they are already heartworm-positive and face challenges finding resources to treat them.