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MPAW REGIONAL TRAININGS TOPIC AND LOCATION SURVEY

MPAW REGIONAL TRAININGS TOPIC AND LOCATION SURVEY

Happy 2016! With the New Year, there come new training opportunities for you and your organization through MPAW’s Regional Trainings, underwritten by the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. In an effort to make sure our attendees are getting the types of training they need most, we ask you to take the time to fill out the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CB7SKJP

It should only take about 3-5 minutes of your time but the feedback we get is invaluable.

Thank you for all that you do!

2016 Midwest Veterinary Conference Scholarships Announced – Deadline January 11

2016 Midwest Veterinary Conference Scholarships Announced – Deadline January 11

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These scholarships are made possible by grants from The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust and the Ohio Animal Health Foundation

The MWV Conference will be held in Columbus, OH, Feb. 25-28.

The deadline for the scholarship is Jan 11th, but it is an easy form to fill out so hopefully this won’t be a hindrance for those wishing to apply. There is a euthanasia certification training as well, so some shelters may want to send staff to that. Registrants can attend it separately or attend the training and the conference. The scholarship can be used to offset most of the cost of the training as well.

http://www.mvcinfo.org/downloads/attendees/2016-shelterprogram.pdf

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ASPCA WEBINAR: Turning Data Into Lives Saved

ASPCA WEBINAR: Turning Data Into Lives Saved

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Presenter:

Shelter Animals Count Board: Jodi Lytle Buckman, Chair; Lisa Pedersen, Director
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•Jodi Lytle Buckman, Chair, Shelter Animals Count Board; Senior Director, Community Outreach, ASPCA
•Lisa Pedersen, Director, Shelter Animals Count Board; CEO, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

How many animals enter our nation’s shelters?
How many animals are moving among shelters and rescues as transfers?
What can we learn from other communities where more, or fewer, lives are saved?

These – and so many other questions – can be answered if shelters and rescues agree that we can turn data into lives saved. In fact, what if there was a database of sheltered animal statistics?

Good news! A national database has just launched! This collaborative project is a first-of-its-kind initiative to gather data at local, state and national levels on animals in American shelters.

Learn about the database and how your organization can participate. Join us for a free, 60-minute webinar to explore:
•The fundamentals of quality data collection in an animal shelter
•The basic data matrix, a nationally recognized tool for data collection and sharing
•How to sign up and begin entering data into the national database

Shelter Animals Count is a new national organization formed by a diverse group of partners focused on creating and sharing a national database of sheltered animal statistics. The goal is to gather facts and insights that will help shelters save more lives. We hope you’ll join us for this webinar, and ultimately choose to join shelters from across the country in the national database! For more information please visit www.shelteranimalscount.org.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 3-4 pm ET

GLAWC Survey: Winner Announced

GLAWC Survey: Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Laurie Horn, survey respondent and winner of the random drawing for a free registration for the 2016 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference! Thank you to all of you who completed the survey and provided your feedback. We are already in the process of planning for next year, and we’re going to consider all of your input very carefully in that process. The survey will remain open through the end of this week, so if you haven’t had a chance, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N5TCKG2 to let us know your thoughts. Thank you again, and we hope to see you at the 2016 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference!

MAACO & Dr. Cathy Anderson Present: Tranquilization Certification Class

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MAACO & Dr. Cathy Anderson Present: Tranquilization Certification Class

To be held on November 9,10 2015
At Kent County Animal Control
740 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Mi

To register contact Becky Neal 269-420-9058

2015 GLAWC REGISTRATION UPDATE: Act fast! Only a handful of spots left!

2015 GLAWC REGISTRATION UPDATE: Act fast! Only a handful of spots left!

We are thrilled to report that with two weeks to go before the 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference, there are fewer than 25 spots left! If you are interested in attending this fun and informative two-day conference at the beautiful FireKeepers Hotel & Casino featuring excellent speakers and sessions on a wide array of topics, including Adoptions, Companion Animals, Shelter Medicine, Community Outreach, Field Services, Fundraising, Operations, Leadership, Public Relations, and Legislation, please register TODAY! Online registration is available at

https://www.messageblocks.com/mpaw-maaco-great-lakes-animal-welfare-conference

The conference will sell out very soon, so please ACT NOW!

GLAWC ALERT: Time and space are running out fast!!!

GLAWC ALERT: Time and space are running out fast!!!

Hurry and register now. We have about 50 spots left before we max out at 400 attendees!!! We are going to sell out!! The following sessions are already closed: Day Long Large Animal Cruelty Investigation and Handling, Michigan Animal Welfare Grant (How to), and Animal Decontamination. To register, please go to: https://www.messageblocks.com/mpaw-maaco-great-lakes-animal-welfare-conference.
Contact JMartin@michiganpaw.org or 313-262-4034 with questions.

Critical Incident Stress Management Session at GLAWC

Critical Incident Stress Management Session at GLAWC

 

Hour by hour, day after day, workers and volunteers in the animal welfare and veterinary fields deal with crises.  We take care of animals and people, but who takes care of us?  The focus of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is to provide “psychological first aid” and to minimize the harmful effects of job stress, particularly in crisis and emergency situations.  Compelled by a desire to help build healthy communities, Roxanne Affholter became a CISM advocate and consultant.  She has raised awareness of CISM’s capacity to mitigate the negative effects of trauma within the community and among first responders at both the local and state levels.  She is the owner and founder of Crisis Response Connection, and she has had extensive training in crisis intervention and disaster response.  Roxanne is an approved International Critical Incident Stress Foundation instructor for basic group crisis intervention, individual/peer crisis intervention, and CISM law enforcement perspectives.

Cruelty Investigations: Animals as Evidence

ANIMALS AS EVIDENCE will be the topic of a talk by Michigan Humane Society’s Chief Cruelty Investigator Deborah MacDonald at this fall’s Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference in Battle Creek, Michigan. “In order to be successful in preparing and prosecuting animal cruelty cases, it is necessary to understand the importance of handling animals as evidence,” Debby explains. Her presentation will cover methods for processing animals on scene and at a facility, and problems associated with long term holding while cases are adjudicated to include behavior, medical, and security concerns and animal disposition (outcome).

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Veterinary Forensics Speaker Opens Conference in October!

VETERINARY FORENSICS is a HOT topic in shelter medicine these days! If your agency gets involved in animal cruelty investigations, then be sure to alert your consulting veterinarians and cruelty investigators that Dr. Rachel Touroo, DVM, ASPCA Director of Veterinary Forensics will be presenting two fascinating sessions at the upcoming Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference in Battle Creek, Michigan, on the first day of the two-day event (Oct. 19-20, 2015). Sign up today for this fabulous conference at http://michiganpaw.org/training-conference/ Early-bird rates apply through September 8: after that, the price goes up!

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