It’s Thursday, and that means we’re rolling out another brilliant idea in our Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars. Today we’re looking at an especially important, unfortunately overlooked topic—the animal victims of domestic violence.
As part of our new Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars, every week we’ll be rolling out a brilliant idea from one of your colleagues in the field. This week we’re taking a closer look at Oregon Humane Society’s renowned Emergency Animal Sheltering team of staff and volunteers.
Our thoughts are with our colleagues impacted by Hurricane Laura—those of you directly in the storm’s path, and those who stepped up to help by taking in evacuated animals. We’ve been watching your efforts on social media, and wanted to shout out about the lifesaving work you’re doing here.
How do we safely undertake disaster sheltering in a pandemic? What changes must be made to existing protocols? Red Rover’s Beth Gammie and IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition’s COVID-19 Sheltering Committee sat down with us to record a 30-minute webinar. This on-demand presentation covers the gamut from PPE and adapting your shelter layout to animal housing and the best location for receiving donations of supplies.
VETgirl recently hosted a free YouTube LIVE event with Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, and Chief Happiness Officer at VETgirl. With more than 17 years working with veterinary teams, Moga shared a wealth of start-right-now tips in her 30-minute presentation, “Taming anxiety in veterinary medicine: Biohacks to reduce overwhelm in an overwhelming time.
With restrictions on large in-person gatherings still in place, you may have recently made the decision to take this year’s auction online. Many of your colleagues have been successfully hosting virtual auctions on various platforms.
We know this much is true about the animal welfare field—we’re resilient, we’re innovative, and we bring communities together. Case in point: When COVID-19 restrictions on large group events threatened to cancel Sacramento SPCA’s largest community event and fundraiser, they went virtual.