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Training Opportunities for Shelters and Rescues

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Training is an important part of any industry and animal welfare is no exception. Often limited by time and budget, continued learning opportunities and training can be difficult for those working in animal shelters and rescues. However, it is important to stay up to date in training about shelter best practices, fundraising, and more.

PetBridge has compiled some training resources from several different organizations that might be of benefit to your animal shelter or rescue. Below are some of the training opportunities for shelters and rescues that your organization might be interested in utilizing.

Taking Action for Animals Online Training

September 19-20, 2020

This is a class for shelter and rescue workers and their volunteers or anyone in the community interested in ending animal cruelty. The early bird rate is $15 and the training will help those interested in learning more about how to protect animals. Sessions include how to end puppy mills, fur farms, factory farming, and testing cosmetics on animals.

Pets for Life: Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Program Success

Free Webinar

The Humane Society of the United States hosts this webinar that focuses on teaching about community outreach, donor relations, and partnerships to build capacity. This is a course you can watch as a staff, or as part of your board of directors training.

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

Free Webinar

A first in the series for Adopters Welcome, this free webinar explains the Adopters Welcome approach to help you develop adoption strategies that result in more forever homes. This one-hour training is great for staff, including any members of your marketing team.

Fosters: Animal Rescue Rock Stars!

Free Webinar

Foster homes for pets are hard to find but can make all the difference in the health and socialization of animals who are in shelters. This training focuses on two different organizations and their foster programs. Participants will learn best practices and guidelines to improve their success in finding and sustaining a network of foster homes. This training is great for all shelter staff and volunteers.

Get Trained

Many of these training opportunities for shelters and rescues are free through the Humane Society of the United States and can be found on their website. Be sure to check out their page for even more training, many of them low cost or free, to help build up and train your team.

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