March 26, 2024
Categories: Webcasts, Events

From animal behavior and foster care to intake diversion and more, these webcasts over the next four weeks have you covered! Mark your calendars for the dates below, and be sure to bookmark the events page on Maddie’s® Pet Forum to stay up to date on all events animal well-being (welfare) related.

Upcoming webcasts: 

*New recurring monthly webcast: Maddie’s® Monthly Behavior Connection.
Fourth Thursday of the month, beginning March 28 (today!) at 12PM PT/3PM ET (60 minutes)
Today’s speaker for this free monthly recurring webcast is Seana Dowling-Guyer, MS of Tufts University presenting on: Informed Insights: 10 Tips for Evaluating and Using Research. Next month, Dr. Jill Sackman of  Animal Behavior Consultants of Michigan will be presenting on hyperarousal in dogs. Register now

*New recurring monthly webcast: Maddie’s® Monthly Foster Connection!
First Thursday of each month, beginning April 4 at 12PM PT/3PM ET (60 minutes)
Join this free webcast beginning April 4 with Becky Costner, Executive Director, Let Love Live. Session Topic: Becky will tell us how this foster-based rescue organization places a high volume of pets into foster homes while making it easy for the communities they work with to participate in fostering. The organization started in 2021 with 11 foster homes and grew its foster base to 490 families in the first two years, placing over 2,550 dogs in foster homes by the end of 2023! Register now

Maddie’s® Insights: Beyond Animal Shelter Walls: Using community data to understand intake diversion of Owner Surrendered Animals
Wednesday, April 11 at 12PM PT/3PM ET (60 minutes)
This presentation will outline research into animal shelters, pet owning communities, self-rehoming platforms, and pet owners to demonstrate the complex system of pet surrender. By the end of this presentation, participants will learn how community data can complement animal shelter data to help divert animals from shelters. Register now

Webcast: Practical Calicivirus: All You Need to Know from Diagnosis to Adoption
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12PM PT/3PM ET  (60 minutes)
Feline calicivirus is a contagious, often severe virus in cats that can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive to treat. However, standardized protocols help treat these cats efficiently, reduce transmission within the shelter, and get cats moving toward live outcomes. This webcast will cover diagnosing calicivirus without the use of expensive testing; treating the virus and caring for sick cats in the shelter; and clearing and adopting the cats after illness. Monica Tarant, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati Animal CARE and Jordana Moerbe, Medical Care Director, Austin Pets Alive! will present. Register now