November 1, 2022
Categories: Research

Join Dr. Lisa Gunter, PhD, CBCC-KA, Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, November 3rd at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET for a Maddie’s® Insights webcast on foster recruitment, trial adoption programs, caregiving practices, and behavioral support that can be utilized in our post-pandemic world. “Emergency fostering during the pandemic; Takeaways for a post-pandemic world,” will run for 60 minutes.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization deemed the coronavirus outbreak a worldwide pandemic, and subsequently a nationwide emergency was declared in the United States. During this time, media outlets reported increased interest in foster caregiving and adoption of shelter pets. In this talk, Dr. Gunter will describe her research team’s examination of canine foster caregiving at 19 United States animal shelters during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic and what they learned about shelters’ utilization of foster caregiving, the foster caregivers and their relationships to the shelter, and how monetary resources influenced foster caregiving and dog outcomes.

After the session, head over to Maddie’s Pet Forum to continue the discussion.

Watch the recording of “Emergency fostering during the pandemic; Takeaways for a post-pandemic world.” This webcast will be recorded and has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.