Are there animals in your program who could benefit from creative enrichment activities but you just don’t have the funding or staff to support such activities? Best Friends Animal Society and Petfinder have teamed up to offer a free one-hour webinar this week on “Enrichment on a Dime.” The webinar will be offered on Wednesday, September 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern time and Friday, September 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
The webinar will be hosted by Becky Burton, Shelter Manager for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. The following is a description of the webinar from the Best Friends website:
“‘Enrichment on a Dime’ will demonstrate smart, creative, and economical methods to provide behavioral enrichment for the animals in our care. We will discuss and demonstrate ways that behavioral enrichment and stress reduction will directly impact the length of stay. Optimizing enrichment activities will not only enhance the animals’ wellbeing efficiently and effectively but produces behavior and attributes attractive to potential adopters.
‘Enrichment on a Dime’ will discuss the prevention and intervention benefits of these wellbeing activities on reducing the length of stay and will include specific discussion for dogs, cats and small animals.”
The webinar is free but preregistration is encouraged. You can register on line for the webinar. Click here to register for the September 19 session. Click here to register for the September 21 session.
This upcoming webinar is just one of many educational webinars on critical issues in animal welfare hosted by experts in the animal rescue community and sponsored by Best Friends and Petfinder. Topics of previous webinars include:
- Overlooked Pets
- Facebook 101 for Rescues and Shelter Groups
- Facebook 201 for Rescues and Shelter Groups
- Optimizing Canine Welfare in Shelters
- Tips and Tricks to Increase Adoptions
- Thinking Outside the Kennel: Proven Ways to Increase Adoptions
- Building a Foster Network that Saves Lives
- Helping Homeless Senior Dogs
- Shelter Dog Adoptions and Community Cat Care: Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Programs
- Building a Team of Champion Volunteers, Humane Education Made Easy
- Showing the Unique Personality of Black Animals through Photography
- How Community Help Lines Can Keep Animals in Their Homes
- Tools to Battle Breed Discrimination and Increase Pit Bull Terrier Type Dog Adoptions
Click here for more information on the upcoming webinar or to view a previous webinar.
Click here to learn more about Best Friends Animal Society and their philosophy of creating a better world through kindness to animals.