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.

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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


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

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