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  • Training

    Trap/Neuter/Return: How to Manage a Community Cat Colony

    The Humane Society of the United States

    You can transform your knowledge of TNR from zero to hero at your own pace and in your own home! Brought to you by experts from Neighborhood Cats and The HSUS, this course is geared towards caregivers and folks new to the world of humane cat management.

  • Webinar

    Handling “Nuisance” Wildlife Calls

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This webinar expands upon our “Top 10 Tips for Taking Wildlife Calls” training by providing natural history profiles on our most common Wild Neighbors, as well as species-specific advice for humanely solving conflicts with them. Learn how to give simple tips and instructions to the public over the phone (without your having to dispatch an officer!) so that they can solve conflicts with wildlife in an effective, humane, and long-term manner.
  • Webinar

    Reuniting & Renesting Orphaned Wildlife

    Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    Does your agency or organization get calls about birds and squirrels fallen out of nests, very young raccoons seen without mom, or fawns and baby rabbits alone in fields or backyards? Whether or not you respond to these types of calls or refer them to a wildlife rehabilitator, this webinar will help you determine and achieve the best outcome for these animals.

  • Archived Webinar

    Solving Problems with Canada Geese

    Humane Society of The United States

    Recorded Webinar 

    Large flocks of Canada geese have become common in parks, golf courses, and other open spaces across North America. And where there are geese, there are droppings! This creates conflicts between people and geese, especially during the summer.

  • Archived Webinar

    Wildlife in our neighborhoods

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar

    Did you know that many species of wildlife thrive in urban areas? This sometimes brings animals into conflict with people.

  • Archived Webinar

    Wildlife and Rabies

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    There is significant fear and misperception associated with rabies and the threat that wildlife might pose to the public. This webinar will present the common myths that surround rabies and wild animals and how to improve your agencies field response and educational outreach to the public on this important issue.

  • Webinar

    Top 10 tips for taking wildlife calls

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar

    Is your agency or organization overwhelmed with panicked calls from the public about wildlife problems? Do you spend staff time and energy dealing with these calls? If so, this webinar is for you! We will share our top 10 tips for taking calls from the public about wildlife, to help you resolve problems over the phone in a matter of minutes!

  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Program Success

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Partner identification and engagement is critical when creating and implementing a community outreach program. Learn how to connect with other organizations, veterinarians, volunteers, donors and more to make your work effective and sustainable.

  • Archived Webinar

    Solving Problems with Coyotes

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar

    Getting calls about coyote sightings and conflicts in your community? If not, you probably will be soon! Now firmly entrenched in every state (except Hawaii), coyotes are well adapted to urban and suburban areas and are all around us! While their presence is often alarming to the public, conflicts with coyotes can be easily avoided and solved.

  • Archived Webinar

    Introducing the Adopters Welcome Approach: Finding, Engaging and Supporting More Adopters

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This is the first in the series of five Adopters Welcome webinars. Learn how approaching adoptions from a fresh perspective can help you increase and enhance happy matches. This session will cover the “why” behind Adopters Welcome, by examining how research on adopters and adoption related strategies is leading to greater adoption success that you can bring to your community.

  • Archived Webinar

    Fosters: Animal Rescue Rock Stars!

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Building a foster network is critical to maintaining the health and socialization of animals in rescue situations. This webinar will share the experiences and strategy of two very different organizations and how they manage their foster programs. Participants will learn how to better find, empower, train and retain foster individuals and families.

  • Webinar

    Solving Conflicts with Prairie Dogs

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    The Humane Society of the United States

    Are prairie dog colonies causing conflicts in your community? Or are you looking for the best way to preserve populations of this keystone species? Either way, join us for a free webinar, in which we will share the best methods (shaped from our years of experience in the field!) for coexisting with prairie dogs and solving conflicts.

     

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  • Webinar

    Drop Trap: A Trapper's Best Friend Free Webinar

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    Community Cats Podcast

    FREE WEBINAR! Trying to catch the last cat in your colony who isn't fixed? Got a wily feral who just won’t go into a box trap, no matter how much you spend on roasted chicken? How about catching a litter of kittens all at once—with their mom? All these tough trapping situations and more can be solved if you know how to use a drop trap!

  • Webinar

    Colony Caretaker Tips & Tricks Free Webinar

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    Community Cats Podcast

    FREE WEBINAR! Ants getting into the cats’ bowls or slugs making mealtime a slimy mess? Raccoons invading your colony? Got fleas? How do you keep the water from freezing in the middle of winter? Or calm the irate neighbor whose flower bed has been turned into a litter box?

  • Archived Webinar

    To Test or Not to Test: Making Sense of FeLV and FIV Testing

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Feline retroviral testing is commonly performed via a variety of in-house ELISA tests, now offered by various manufactures.

  • Archived Webinar

    Smart TNR: Tracking success to achieve key goals

    The Humane Society of the United States

    How can you declare victory without having a clear goal? What about protecting against mission drift with the many competing issues we all juggle at the same time? This webinar will outline key, measurable goals and the metrics and outcomes that will benchmark your work to manage community cat populations and help you show success.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level, Grassroots Mobilization: Getting the Community Involved

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Turning feeders into caretakers and mobilizing residents to become trappers can greatly expand the reach of a community TNR program. What you need to grow the grassroots, including training workshops, trap banks, discounted spay/neuter and more will be covered.

  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: Strategic Community Outreach

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Discover how community outreach can be part of your organization and how reaching out to under-served areas and building positive relationships with pet owners can improve your work and the quality of life for pets in your community. We’ll share ideas and techniques on how to be focused, purposeful and effective in incorporating community outreach into your work.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Trap-Neuter-Return: What is it & Why do it?

    Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Division of Public Health

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn about the free-roaming cat problem and why TNR is the most effective solution. The session will cover how TNR helps shelters, public health, wildlife and the cats themselves. Why alternatives to TNR have failed and examples of successful programs will also be discussed.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, The Community Cats Project: A New Model for Animal Sheltering

    Best Friends Animal Society & PetSmart Charities

    This recorded webinar will introduce participants to the theory and structure behind a new animal sheltering model for community cats being piloted in select communities by PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society. Current data showing the programs’ very positive impacts will be shared with participants.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Targeted TNR – Making the Most of Your Resources

    PetSmart Charities

    Participants in this recorded webinar will acquire an in-depth understanding of why and how to: perform targeted TNR, an essential strategy for long-term success on a community level; identify hot spots in the community where cats are coming from; estimate community cat populations; build effective collaborations; and measure their program’s impact.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Hot Topics - Saving Orphaned Kittens: Basic Planning for a Kitten Nursery

    Feline Outreach, Rescue & Education

    Orphaned kittens who are too young to eat on their own are one of the groups at highest risk of euthanasia. Caring for these tiny lives successfully requires separate specialized space, as well as a team of trained volunteers and fosters and the ability to respond quickly to their needs. Time and resources are often lacking to provide this level of intensive care.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Have a Plan! An Overview of the TNR Process

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn the steps involved in successfully TNR-ing a colony of cats.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Creating Winning Nonprofit and Municipal Partnerships

    IndyFeral

    This recorded webinar will help participants understand why establishing collaborations and partnerships between nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies is essential for a successful community-wide TNR program. This session will show participants how to identify the components of successful collaborations and partnerships and replicate that success in their communities.

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