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    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.

  • Archived Webinar

    Becoming a more wildlife-friendly agency

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Featuring the real agency experiences from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), this webinar will provide the roadmap and resources needed to begin transforming the way your agency and community deals with wildlife.

  • Archived Webinar

    Cats & wildlife

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    Presenters: Lynsey White & Danielle Bays

  • Webinar

    Oh dear, what to do about deer

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    White-tailed deer are North America’s most abundant large herbivore and they, like many other wild species, are often a part of our neighborhoods and communities. Not only have white-tailed deer adapted to human-dominated landscapes, but because of how we’ve built and landscaped our cities and towns we’ve provided them with the kind of suitable habitat they prefer.

  • Webinar

    Protecting Your Pets and Wildlife from Traps

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    Most pet owners and animal care professionals think that traps ( foot-traps/snares/body-grip/cage traps) are a danger for only a few winter months of the year for fur trapping. The reality is that in every state these devices can be legally set at any time in the name of predator control or “nuisance” wildlife control.

  • Webinar

    Solving Problems with Raccoons

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    Our cities and communities provide near-perfect habitat for these wildlife generalists and while perspectives about raccoons will range from charming inhabitant to source of conflict, raccoons will remain a quintessential part of urban living.

  • Webinar

    Solving Conflicts with Prairie Dogs

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    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.

     

  • 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.
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    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

    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

    ASPCA-AAWA Research Forum

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    ASPCA and AAWA

    Join other animal welfare professionals for this year's ASPCA-AAWA Research Forum! Four presenters will share the results of new research in the field of animal welfare, and discuss some of the practical implications for applying this research to benefit your organization or community.

  • Webinar

    SKIP: Saving Kittens In Partnership

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    National Kitten Coalition

    Join this FREE webinar to learn more about an innovative program that will help save vulnerable kittens at risk of being euthanized. This webinar will inspire you to rescue and rehabilitate the most at-risk of kittens, the ones that are dying every day upon arrival at shelters.

  • Webinar

    Solving problems with bears

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    The Humane Society of the United States

    Sightings of and conflicts with bears are becoming more and more common in urban and suburban areas across the U.S. Responding to the public’s concerns about these wild neighbors can be especially difficult, given the greater potential for dangerous encounters.

  • Archived Webinar

    What to do about conflicts with rodents: Addressing rodent conflicts in your community and in your facility

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded webinar

    Conflicts with rodents like rats and mice are common in our communities, and they can also present issues in our own facilities. Join us for this webinar as we explore the life cycle of rats and mice and provide insight into their behavior, nesting and foraging that will help you advise and respond to the conflicts that people experience with them.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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, Colony Level - Relocation: The Last Resort

    Washington Humane Society

    One of the most difficult questions a caretaker may face is whether to try to move her colony to a new location. When should relocation be attempted? When is TNR the better solution? If the decision is made to move the cats, what kind of site is suitable as a new home and how can the cats be safely introduced to an unfamiliar location? These questions and more will be explored.

  • Archived Webinar

    Working with Wildlife Control Services to Provide More Humane and Effective Solutions

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar 

    Does your agency or shelter refer calls from the public to wildlife control companies for assistance?  While good phone advising and wildlife policies can effectively resolve the majority of the public’s conflicts with wildlife, there are instances (such as wildlife intrusions into a structure, wildlife with young using a void space, or issues involving bat colonies)

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