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MPAW provides individuals working for animals with an opportunity to learn, share their knowledge, and collaborate on statewide initiatives. Together we give animals in Michigan a stronger voice and a better chance.

 

Training Announcement: ANIMAL EUTHANASIA-BY-INJECTION COURSE November 9 & November 10, 2016

Training Announcement:
ANIMAL EUTHANASIA-BY-INJECTION COURSE

November 9 & November 10, 2016, in Westland, Michigan

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The delivery of painless and humane death is a great responsibility to those who must do it. There can be no confusion or uncertainty that the euthanasia technician’s first (primary) responsibility is to the animal; to assure that the animal is treated with compassion and respect, no matter what. The purpose of this Euthanasia-by-Injection workshop is to teach, encourage and model this primary purpose. It is sponsored by the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW) which seeks to provide excellent professional training to the animal welfare field in Michigan.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 9th and Tuesday, Nov 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

WHERE: Westland, MI

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Shirene Cece and Dr. Cathy Anderson, both Michigan licensed veterinarians who specialize in shelter medicine, will team teach the two-day workshop for staff of Michigan registered animal shelters. Topics covered will include: understanding how euthanasia drugs work, calculating dosages, humane restraint techniques, appropriate administration, managing euthanasia related compassion stress, etc. This training meets and exceeds the minimum requirement for euthanasia technician training as outlined in Michigan law (Public Health Code Act 738 Section 733).

FEE: $65 per person includes two full days of instruction, workbook, lunch both days, additional materials and supplies, the final written exam (mandatory for certification), and a certificate of completion. Course fee does NOT include: travel, lodging, or other meals. Fee must be paid in advance by check or credit card. No refunds after October 25th, 2016.

Space is LIMITED!

For more information or to sign up contact: Jaime Martin at jmartin@michiganhumane.org or 313-262-4034

Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference – Early Bird Registration Open Now Until Sept 16!

Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference – Early Bird Registration Open Now Until Sept 16!

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Come join friends and colleagues for the 2016 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference on October 24 and 25, 2016 at the stunning FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. Professionals, volunteers, and advocates from all walks of the animal welfare field are encouraged to join us to hear from experts on 30+ different topics, including world-renowned veterinarian Dr. Kate Hurley, Director of the University of California-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, who will present the keynote address. Participants will also enjoy a trade show, awards presentations, and networking at the biggest animal welfare conference in the Great Lakes region. We hope you will join us to learn and to be entertained and inspired!

Base registration fees:
–Full conference (two days of sessions, meals, networking, banquet and trade show)
Early Bird $135/After 9/16/16 $175

— One day only (one day of sessions, meals provided on that day, banquet and trade show)
Early Bird $100/After 9/16/16 $125

Add Ons:
             — Annual MAACO/NACA dues (required for animal control attendees only): $25
             — Optional banquet guest (limit two banquet guest per paid registrant): $35 each

All session and additional information can be found at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-lakes-animal-welfare-conference-tickets-26787879268 

Hotel Information: All conference events will be held at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, 11177 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Hotel reservations may be made online at www.firekeeperscasinohotel.com. (Please click on “Book Room” and enter group code 102416MAWC to receive the group rate of $119+tax/night.) The room block will fill quickly, so please make your reservations now! FireKeepers does not guarantee this rate after October 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Rooms are also available at the neighboring Quality Inn, which offers rooms at a government rate as well as discounts to guests attending events at FireKeepers. Reservations may be made with the Quality Inn by calling (269) 964-3000.

Large Animal Care & Handling Training August 17, 2016

Large Animal Care & Handling
Training
August 17, 2016
Classes will be held at MSU Farms

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Species to be covered:
Horses
Beef Cattle
Dairy
Sheep
Swine
Courses will be geared towards Animal Control Officers,
and situations they encounter in their line of work.
Lunch will be provided by Michigan Farm Bureau and a short presentation over lunch.
Class will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the MSU Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane. E. Lansing
MI 48824 (please enter through main doors) we will be commuting to farms
Cost of class is $30 to be paid to MAACO
Register with Becky Neal at rneal705@gmail.com
Questions contact Becky Neal 269-420-9058

Hurry!! Spaces Still Available for the UP MPAW-MAACO Animal Care Workshops, July 19 and 21

Hurry!! Spaces Still Available for the UP MPAW-MAACO Animal Care Workshops, July 19 and 21

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These workshops are generously underwritten by The Kenneth A. Scott Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

****July 19 Iron Mountain Animal Care Workshop — Register HERE
Hosted by Almost Home Animal Rescue
Located at Bay College West, 2801 North US 2, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, 906-774-8547
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Welcome and Intro (including MAACO Introduction)
10:00 -11:30 AM: Cruelty complaint handling for orgs without investigators roundtable (Andy Seltz, Dr. Shirene Cece)
11:30- 11:45 AM BREAK
11:45 – 1:15 Lunch & discussion– Sanitation and Compassionate Care in the Animal Care Facility Environment
1:15 – 2:45 PM1a: Setting up & Enforcing Protocols (Andy Seltz)
PM2c: What’s New Pussy Cat? Latest Shelter Medicine Recommendations (Dr. Shirene Cece)
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:30 PM1c: In- Shelter Behavior (Sarah Pustulka)
PM2d: Vaccine Protocols & Tummy Troubles (Dr. Shirene Cece)
4:30 Surveys, certificates, thank you & good bye
Register HERE

****July 21 St Ignace Animal Care Workshop — Register HERE
Hosted by Mackinac County Animal Shelter
Located at Little Bear Ice Arena, 275 Marquette St, St Ignace, MI 49781, (906) 643-6081
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Welcome and Intro (including MAACO Introduction)
10:00 -11:30 AM: Livestock & Horse Cruelty Investigations (Andy Seltz)
11:30- 11:45 AM BREAK
11:45 – 1:15 Lunch & discussion– Sanitation and Compassionate Care in the Animal Care Facility Environment
1:15 – 2:45 PM1a: Setting up & Enforcing Protocols (Andy Seltz)
PM2b: What’s New Pussy Cat? Latest Shelter Medicine Recommendations (Dr. Shirene Cece)
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:30 PM1c: In-Shelter Behavior (Sarah Pustulka)
PM2d: Tummy Troubles (Dr. Shirene Cece)
4:30 Surveys, certificates, thank you & good bye
Register HERE

MPAW Hosts Detroit Vet To Vet Round Table June 29, Sponsored by Zoetis

MPAW Hosts Detroit Vet To Vet Round Table June 29, Sponsored by Zoetis

ATTENTION PRIVATE PRACTICE VETERINARIANS

Please Join Us For: Shelter Medicine for the Private Practitioner

You are cordially invited to an informative discussion over dinner with Dr. Shirene CeCe, Director of Shelter Medicine, Michigan Humane Society.

Topics include but are not limited to, current trends in: shelter and rescue disease prevention and management, forensic medicine, capacity for care and sterilization.

For veterinarians who guide/assist animal shelters or rescue groups in South East Michigan or want to learn more about the practice.

Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. located in Greektown Detroit- Please RSVP for location.

Complimentary dinner hosted by the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW).

This event is generously sponsored by Zoetis.

Please RSVP to Jaime Martin at 313.262.4034 or jmartin@michiganhumane.org by June 27, 2016.

Hurry- space is limited!

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June 30th MPAW-MAACO Animal Care Workshop Detroit

June 30 MPAW-MAACO Animal Care Workshop Detroit

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The MPAWMAACO Animal Care Workshops are a fantastic learning opportunity for students, volunteers, new staff and experienced employees alike.

All the sessions have been approved by MDARD for Animal Control Officer training hours.

Tracks have been designed to be geared specifically toward shelter medicine staff, those that work in the field and enriching the on site experience of shelter staff and animals.

Register HERE
Hosted by Detroit Animal Care and Control

Located at St John’s Episcopal Church, 2326 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, (313) 962-7358

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Welcome and Intro

10:00 -11:30 AM: Cruelty complaint handling for orgs without investigators roundtable (Debby MacDonald, Andy Seltz, Dr. Shirene Cece) No investigators? No worries…this roundtable discussion will provide insight on how to efficiently and effectively secure animal cruelty investigations through the use of pre-existing resources. Why a vet is important to cruelty cases and what can a vet do for the investigation. Resources are available. We will discuss how to make them work for you.

11:30- 11:45 AM BREAK

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch & discussion:

  • MACCO Presentation
  • Waging War on Disease (Dr. Shirene Cece) We will touch on Shelter risk factors, Vaccination, Cleaning/disinfection, Protocols, Stress reduction & Disease outbreaks.

1:15 – 2:45

PM1a: Setting up & Enforcing Protocols (Andy Seltz) Protocols are an essential factor in all successful organizations and allow for continuity of operations across all tasks. This class will review the identification of need, creation, implementation and overall enforcement of organizational protocols.

PM2b: What’s New Pussy Cat? Latest Shelter Medicine Recommendations (Dr. Shirene Cece)  What are the latest in shelter recommendations including sheltering trends, new medications, new testing and emerging diseases?  Some of the important things that haven’t changed will be touched upon.

2:45-3:00 BREAK

3:00-4:30

PM1c: In-Shelter Behavior (Sarah Pustulka) The different personalities and various experiences of an individual dog contribute to some of the common behaviors we see exhibited in the shelter. Some dogs are outgoing with no manners while others are fearful and overwhelmed. Sarah will share the methods and techniques she has found to be most effective to improve some of the common behaviors we see in shelters. She will also discuss how positive reinforcement training can help every dog (and cat!) stay happier and healthier during their stay.

PM2d: General Physical Exams (Dr. Shirene Cece) How do we do a good physical exam without missing things?  What do we look for in a shelter intake exam and a pre adoption exam?

4:30 Surveys, certificates, thank you & good bye

Register HERE

Spots still available for MPAW-MAACO Trainings May 17th, Mt Pleasant and May 19th, Port Huron

Spots still available for MPAW-MAACO Trainings May 17th, Mt Pleasant and May 19th, Port Huron

JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES in the field of animal welfare this spring & summer for these engaging and enlightening day-long seminars co-presented by MPAW and MAACO! Each one is different, but all feature shelter medicine and general animal welfare sessions. Network and get to know your neighboring agencies face-to-face for better collaboration and communication. Get up-to-date information to help you do the best job possible caring for animals in your community!

DETAILS: Lunch is included in the affordable registration fee ($20 for the first person from an organization; $10 for each additional from same organization) thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

***All Sessions Approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture for ACO Training Hour Credit***

 

Tuesday, May 17: Mt. Pleasant(Central LP), Hosted by H.A.T.S. (Humane Animal Treatment Society)

REGISTER HERE

In-Shelter Behavior (Sarah Pustulka) – The different personalities and various experiences of an individual dog contribute to some of the common behaviors we see exhibited in the shelter. Some dogs are outgoing with no manners while others are fearful and overwhelmed. Sarah will share the methods and techniques she has found to be most effective to improve some of the common behaviors we see in shelters. She will also discuss how positive reinforcement training can help every dog (and cat!) stay happier and healthier during their stay.

Sanitation and Compassionate Care in the Animal Care Facility Environment (Janet Ferritto)– Review of factors affecting disease outbreaks, causative organisms, sanitation and disinfectants while improving animal experiences, understanding the impact employee attitudes can have on animal health including strategies to improve/update care and handling of animals.

Dog & Cat Cruelty Investigation Roundtable (Debby MacDonald, Dr. Shirene Cece & Andy Seltz) –  We see it all too often, dogs and cats unnecessarily suffering due to acts of cruelty and neglect. This roundtable discussion will provide insight to effective cruelty investigations. Insight into investigations will be provided by 3 unique perspectives; veterinary, non-profit and municipal.

Setting up & Enforcing Protocols (Andy Seltz) – Protocols are an essential factor in all successful organizations and allow for continuity of operations across all tasks. This class will review the identification of need, creation, implementation and overall enforcement of organizational protocols.

What’s New Pussy Cat? (Dr. Cece) – What are the latest in shelter recommendations including sheltering trends, new medications, new testing and emerging diseases?  Some of the important things that haven’t changed will be touched upon.

Skin Diseases in the Shelter (Dr. Cece) – What are the common skin disorders that we see in the shelter? Clues to what could be causing hair loss and itching will be discussed along with testing and newer treatments that are available.

 

Thursday, May 19: Port Huron(Thumb), Hosted by Blue Water Area Humane Society

REGISTER HERE

Overlooked Pets (Sarah Pustulka)- What makes a pet “overlooked” and how can we help find them homes faster?  Helping difficult to place animals find their “furever” home can be challenging. It is also important that these animals stay happy and healthy during their potential longer stay in the shelter.  Sarah will share ideas of what we can do to promote these animals and what we can do to help enrich their lives during their stay at the shelter.

Cruelty Investigation for Orgs without Investigators Roundtable (Debby MacDonald, Dr. Shirene Cece & Andy Seltz) –   No investigators? No worries…this roundtable discussion will provide insight on how to efficiently and effectively secure animal cruelty investigations through the use of pre-existing resources. Resources are available, we will discuss how to make them work for you.

Sanitation and Compassionate Care in the Animal Care Facility Environment (Janet Ferritto)– Review of factors affecting disease outbreaks, causative organisms, sanitation and disinfectants while improving animal experiences, understanding the impact employee attitudes can have on animal health including strategies to improve/update care and handling of animals.

Dog Personality (Sarah Pustulka)- What is temperament testing and why do we do it? Getting to know the personality of a dog is an important part of matching them with an adopter.  Sarah will share the “right ways” and “wrong ways” to perform techniques used in assessing personalities.  She will also discuss the importance of order and consistency when performing the techniques.

What’s New Pussy Cat? (Dr. Cece) – What are the latest in shelter recommendations including sheltering trends, new medications, new testing and emerging diseases?  Some of the important things that haven’t changed will be touched upon.

General Physical Exams (Dr. Cece) – How do we do a good physical exam without missing things?  What do we look for in a shelter intake exam and a pre adoption exam?

Online registration preferred but it is understood that some organizations must pay by check. If you fall under this circumstance, please contact Jaime Martin at 313-262-4034.

Shelter Medicine for the Private Practitioner

Shelter Medicine for the Private Practitioner

Attention all private practice veterinarians – you are cordially invited to an informative discussion over dinner with Dr. Shirene CeCe, Director of Shelter Medicine, Michigan Humane Society.

Topics include but are not limited to, current trends in: shelter and rescue disease prevention and management, forensic medicine, capacity for care and sterilization.

****For veterinarians who guide/assist animal shelters or rescue groups in Michigan and one member of their staff.

Complimentary dinner hosted by the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW).

This event is generously sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

  • Mt. Pleasant – Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by May 2
  • Port Huron – Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by May 4
  • Detroit – Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by June 5
  • Iron Mountain – Monday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by July 6
  • St Ignace – Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by July 6

Please RSVP to Jaime Martin at 313.262.4034

***Please share with your local veterinarian.***

2016 MPAW-MAACO Animal Care Workshops Announced

2016 MPAW-MAACO Animal Care Workshops Announced

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JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES in the field of animal welfare this spring & summer for these engaging and enlightening day-long seminars co-presented by MPAW and MAACO! Each one is different, but all feature shelter medicine and general animal welfare sessions. Network and get to know your neighboring agencies face-to-face for better collaboration and communication. Get up-to-date information to help you do the best job possible caring for animals in your community!

DETAILS: Lunch is included in the affordable registration fee ($20 for the first person from an organization; $10 for each additional from same organization) thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

***All Sessions Approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture for ACO Training Hour Credit***

Five locations (click to see class schedule and to register):

Tuesday, May 17: Mt. Pleasant(Central LP), Hosted by H.A.T.S. (Humane Animal Treatment Society)

Thursday, May 19: Port Huron(Thumb), Hosted by Blue Water Area Humane Society

Thursday, June 30: Detroit(Southeast), Hosted by Detroit Animal Care & Control

Tuesday, July 19: Iron Mountain(Central UP), Hosted by Almost Home Animal Shelter

Thursday, July 21: St Ignace(Lower UP), Hosted by Mackinac County Animal Shelter

Choose to attend one or all!

Online registration preferred but it is understood that some organizations must pay by check. If you fall under this circumstance, please contact Jaime Martin at 313-262-4034.

ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference – BeeBee Appel Travel Scholarship Opens April 4th

ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference – BeeBee Appel Travel Scholarship Opens April 4th

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the BeeBee Appel travel scholarship for the 2016 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference is available for your review. The RFP is limited to the first 25 applications. The application will open on April 4th at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and will close April 8th at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (or sooner upon receipt of 25 applications).

Information on this scholarship is pasted below & available on our website: http://aspcapro.org/shelter-med-conference.

ASPCA BeeBee Appel Scholarship Program

Timeframe: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10 am ET – Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5 pm ET (or until 25 proposals are received)
The ASPCA will be providing travel scholarships of up to $500 each to select organizations for the ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference to be held at Cornell University, July 29-31, 2016. This scholarship program is made in honor of Dr. Leslie Appel, founder and executive director of Shelter Outreach Services, and a champion of the field of shelter medicine. Dr. Appel requested that the scholarship program be named for her beloved adopted dog BeeBee.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is limited to the first 25 applications. The application opens at 10 am ET on Monday, April 4, 2016, and closes at 5 pm ET on Friday, April 8, 2016 (or sooner upon receipt of 25 applications). You must apply through the online system.

Eligible Grantseekers
• Organization must be an established U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit or governmental organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, AND
• Organization must be in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants
• Grants will only be made to organizations – not to individuals

Eligible Costs
The grant, if awarded, may only go toward travel, local transportation, and hotel costs. It may not go toward conference registration costs or meals.

How to Apply
Please fill out and submit the short online application: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_900?SA=SNA&FID=35203

• Application will open on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10 am ET.
• Application will close on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5 pm ET, or upon receipt of 25 applications, whichever is sooner.
• If you try accessing this application before or after this window, you will get an error message.

Funding decisions are expected to be made by May 6, 2016.

Questions
For questions about this program or about the conference, please contact Erin.Earley@aspca.org. For application submission inquiries/technical difficulties, please contact the ASPCA Grants team.

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