Day 3 - December 9, 2021

1:00 pm EST - 2:15 pm EST
Addressing Security Issues in Animal Welfare

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Have you ever been harassed, bullied, or threatened because of your job helping animals? An expert in workplace safety will provide security information and recommendations on how to address and mitigate incidents of targeted harassment, threats, and workplace violence in animal welfare. 

Presenter: Michelle Davidson, National Abortion Federation 

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 CFRE CE
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

2:15 pm EST - 2:25 pm EST
Break

2:25 pm EST - 3:40 pm EST
More Positive, Less Punitive: Finding Balance in Humane Law Enforcement

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More Positive, Less Punitive: Finding Balance in Humane Law Enforcement

Over the past few years, society has been reassessing their impressions of police.  Such assessments often extend to Humane Enforcement Officers (HEO) who regularly carry out similar duties, may have the same approach (and look) when dealing with the public, and can encounter the same challenges all public safety personnel may encounter.  Effective decision-making becomes essential in carrying out their duties and should replace the inclination of using enforcement as the primary tool. 

This session will explore how HEOs can be more effective in the field by using such concepts as Community Oriented Policing and applying the SARA model in solving problems. We will review research about racial disparities in the enforcement of animal crimes and discuss implications for field work. We will consider national FBI animal cruelty crime data and specifically examine Delaware’s state animal welfare office data and procedures.

Sponsored by Maddie's Fund

Panelists:
• Steve MacKinnon, Maui Humane Society

• Justin Marceau, JD, American Law Institute

• Mary Lou Randour, PhD, Animal Welfare Institute 


This 75-minute session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1.25 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1.25 CFRE CE
  • 1.25 NACA CE
  • 1.25 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

3:40 pm EST - 3:50 pm EST
Break

3:50 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
Beyond the Shelter: Serving the WHOLE Community; Toast to the Future

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Serving the WHOLE Community: How to Use Data as Your Roadmap

Building on the learnings shared during the ASPCA-AAWA Research Forum at the presentation titled "Animal Shelter Services and Community Vulnerability: Are We Taking from the Poor and Giving to the Rich?," this interactive session will explore how animal welfare professionals can apply data to serve their communities more equitably and comprehensively. Do you know where animals entering your shelter are coming from, and why? Are they being adopted out to the same communities--and if not, why not? How can layering human data onto animal data guide our strategies to make the greatest impact on animal welfare while honoring principles of social justice? Most importantly: where to begin? 

Join this session to hear three animal welfare leaders describe how this research inspires them to tailor their own efforts to address disparities in service delivery, both within and beyond shelter walls. The Q&A format of the session will encourage participants to ask their own tough questions about "what next?" and problem-solve in a practical, hands-on way.

Sponsored by The ASPCA

Moderators: Maya Gupta, PhD, ASPCA; Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD, ASPCA

Panelists:
• Amanda Arrington, HSUS
• Matt Pepper, Michigan Humane
• MeLissa Webber, Dallas Animal Services

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 CFRE CE
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)