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    2016 Minnesota Partnership For Animal Welfare Conference + Collaboration Registration Form *The MN Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved this conference for 6 continuing education credits. oCTOBER 2, 2016 * 8:30am - 4:30Pm Animal Humane Society, Golden Valley, MN 845 Meadow Lane North Golden Valley, MN 55422 (763) 489-2250 Questions? Contact info@mnpaw.org   Conference Workshops: Canine Brucellosis Compassion Burnout Working with Volunteers   Speakers: Hilary Anne Hager Hilary Anne Hager has spent the last fifteen years managing volunteers in animal welfare environments and currently serves as Director of Volunteer Engagement for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Engaging volunteers in meaningful work to make the world a more humane place is Hilary’s passion and life’s work. She provides support to managers of volunteers in the animal protection community by managing a resource library and professional development resources on AnimalSheltering.org, teaches webinars and volunteer management workshops at conferences around the country, and is responsible for the volunteer management track at Animal Care Expo, the largest animal welfare conference in the world. She also teaches Compassion Fatigue workshops to help provide members of the animal protection community the support and resources to maintain their own well-being while working in a challenging and emotionally-charged environment. In addition to managing volunteers in shelters, Hilary has been a volunteer herself at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Washington State, and served on the board of directors for a chimpanzee sanctuary, and a “friends-of” non-profit group supporting the work of a municipally-operated shelter. She is the current Board President of the Washington State Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies. Hilary holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. Tory Whitten Tory is an epidemiologist in the Zoonotic Diseases Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  She coordinates surveillance for zoonotic diseases including anthrax, brucellosis, Q fever, and tularemia. Tory also works on public health preparedness and contributes to special projects in the Zoonotic Unit including educational events and public outreach. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science and her Masters of Public Health degree in Environmental Health, Infectious Diseases both from the University of Minnesota. Prior to working for the Minnesota Department of Health, Tory spent many years working in various roles in a veterinary clinic. In her spare time, Tory enjoys camping and anything else involving the outdoors as well as spending time with her family and friends, including her black lab, two cats, and 5 turtles.   Conference Workshops: Finding the Right Volunteers - Hilary Anne Hager Volunteers are essential to helping animal welfare organizations meet the needs of the animals in their care. When you’ve got the right people filling the right roles, it’s magic. When you don’t…well, it’s not so magical. This workshop will explore how organizations can identify the best and most strategic ways they can involve volunteers in their work, how they can find and train the people who will have the best and biggest impact, and also how to re-direct and manage volunteers who may present a challenge. We all want to work smarter, not harder—and that’s exactly what this workshop will allow us to do. Compassion Fatigue - Hilary Anne Hager This workshop will provide attendees with the tools needed to stay resilient as they face the day-to-day challenges of their work in the animal protection field. The workshop will provide participants with a shared language and understanding of the causes and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue as well as a suite of skills that can be used to build and maintain a healthy and intentional culture of skillful communication, openness, and personal responsibility. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a personal plan of action. Canine Brucellosis - Tory Whitten From January 2015 through July 2016 the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) has been notified of 29 dogs with canine brucellosis. Seventeen (59%) of these were obtained by Minnesota foster-based rescues from Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Prior to 2015, there had been no dogs identified with canine brucellosis that were not dogs used in breeding programs. Canine brucellosis, though well understood in the context of canine breeding operations, is an under-recognized public health issue in the canine rescue population. The rescue groups were initially unaware of the risks of and appropriate prevention measures for canine brucellosis. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) jointly investigates cases of canine brucellosis with the BAH, to provide public health recommendations and information, and to identify any human illness associated with infected dogs. The BAH and MDH seek to increase awareness of canine brucellosis in the canine rescue and shelter medicine communities and gain information to make relevant and realistic recommendations regarding dogs infected with canine brucellosis. This session will discuss the basics of canine brucellosis, including background on the causative organism, Brucella canis, the symptoms in dogs and people, testing and treatment options for dogs and people, and what is known about the public health risk of infected dogs and transmission to people, including current recommendations. We will also cover what we know about the cases originating from the South Dakota Indian Reservations.   Conference Schedule: 8:30 – 9:20 Registration & Networking 9:20 – 9:30 Opening Comments – Marilou Chanrasmi 9:30 – 10:30 Canine Brucellosis, MN Department of Health, Tory Whitten From January 2015 through July 2016 the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) has been notified of 29 dogs with canine brucellosis. Seventeen (59%) of these were obtained by Minnesota foster-based rescues from Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Prior to 2015, there had been no dogs identified with canine brucellosis that were not dogs used in breeding programs. Canine brucellosis, though well understood in the context of canine breeding operations, is an under-recognized public health issue in the canine rescue population. The rescue groups were initially unaware of the risks of and appropriate prevention measures for canine brucellosis. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) jointly investigates cases of canine brucellosis with the BAH, to provide public health recommendations and information, and to identify any human illness associated with infected dogs. The BAH and MDH seek to increase awareness of canine brucellosis in the canine rescue and shelter medicine communities and gain information to make relevant and realistic recommendations regarding dogs infected with canine brucellosis. This session will discuss the basics of canine brucellosis, including background on the causative organism, Brucella canis, the symptoms in dogs and people, testing and treatment options for dogs and people, and what is known about the public health risk of infected dogs and transmission to people, including current recommendations. We will also cover what we know about the cases originating from the South Dakota Indian Reservations. 10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break / AHS Tour 11:00 – 12:00 Finding the Right Volunteers, Hilary Anne Hager Volunteers are essential to helping animal welfare organizations meet the needs of the animals in their care. When you’ve got the right people filling the right roles, it’s magic. When you don’t…well, it’s not so magical. This workshop will explore how organizations can identify the best and most strategic ways they can involve volunteers in their work, how they can find and train the people who will have the best and biggest impact, and also how to re-direct and manage volunteers who may present a challenge. We all want to work smarter, not harder—and that’s exactly what this workshop will allow us to do. 12:00 – 1:00 Networking Lunch (sit with people you don’t know!) 1:00 – 2:00 Compassion Fatigue - Part 1, Hilary Anne Hager This workshop will provide attendees with the tools needed to stay resilient as they face the day-to-day challenges of their work in the animal protection field. The workshop will provide participants with a shared language and understanding of the causes and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue as well as a suite of skills that can be used to build and maintain a healthy and intentional culture of skillful communication, openness, and personal responsibility. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a personal plan of action. 2:00 – 2:15 Networking Break 2:15 – 3:15 Compassion Fatigue - Part 2, Hilary Anne Hager 3:15 – 3:30 Networking Break 3:30 – 4:30 Compassion Fatigue - Part 3, Hilary Anne Hager   MnPAW MnPAW is a coalition of animal welfare organizations throughout Minnesota who are committed to working together to aid animals in our State in a positive, collaborative, respectful manner while focusing on common ground and shared goals. Members of MnPAW believe that by joining forces they can make a greater impact on reducing euthanasia of adoptable animals.   Who are the members of MnPAW? Animal Allies Humane Society Animal Humane Society A Rotta Love Plus

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Exam Table web TCHS has experienced tremendous growth throughout the last 2-3 decades with the support of our local community. With increased spay/neuter efforts, we have seen a decrease in the number of unwanted dogs and puppies arriving at our shelter, leaving us with an empty puppy room for large stretches of time. Because of this, we have been able to offer our services to homeless pets from less fortunate areas of the State.

This has been a win-win situation for these pets and their new families.

However, there are risks involved with accepting animals with minimal or no health care. Thankfully these risks have been rare, but recently TCHS discovered Canine Parvovirus in a litter of puppies that had been transferred to us from rescue efforts in northern Minnesota on September 11th.

As with every new pet that arrives at TCHS, these puppies were examined upon arrival and received vaccinations. They appeared healthy and happy and we had no reason to be concerned until 11 days later, when one of the puppies began showing signs and tested positive for Parvovirus.
 
We have very little control over what animals walking through our doors may bring with them, but we can control how we handle the aftermath of our shelter's exposure to a contagious virus - and to that end you can be very proud of the amazing team of staff and volunteers at Tri-County Humane Society! Our team has been disinfecting EVERYTHING, from kennels and walkways to door knobs and the bottoms
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Calendar Pet Picture Ad webThe St. Cloud Men’s Rugby Team and About A Dog Pet Photography have partnered with TCHS to make a 2017 calendar featuring the rugged, rugby players and our adorable animals!  Celebrate your pet or honor the memory of a past pet by putting their picture in our calendar!  For a $25 donation, you’ll be able to get your pet’s picture and name on any available day of the year - like their birthday or adoption day!  Simply donate $25 online with "Calendar Fundraiser" in the memo box, by phone at (320) 252-0896, or by visiting us at the shelter at 735 8th St NE St. Cloud, MN.  Then email your name, pet's picture and name, and your top three date choices in order of preference to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ad opportunities are also available!  Business card sized Ads will be placed on the bottom of each month in the calendar.  Black and white ads are $100 each and color Ads are $130.  Details may be found in our 2017 Calendar Ad Form.

DEADLINE for pet picture and Ad submissions is October 10, 2016.

Calendars will be available in time for the holidays!

 

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Conference + Collaboration Registration Form

*The MN Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved this conference for 6 continuing education credits.

oCTOBER 2, 2016 * 8:30am - 4:30Pm

Animal Humane Society, Golden Valley, MN

845 Meadow Lane North Golden Valley, MN 55422

(763) 489-2250

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Conference Workshops:

Canine Brucellosis

Compassion Burnout

Working with Volunteers

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The Tri-County Humane Society publishes four newsletters annually.  To be added to our free mailing list, email your name and address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Call us for a personal or group tour of the shelter!  We would be happy to walk you through the rooms, introduce you to current animals available for adoption, and fill you in on the many needs of our shelter.  Shelter tours focus on humane education, and cover topics such as pet care tips, dog bite prevention and safety with animals, and pet overpopulation statistics in our community.

To schedule a tour, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (320) 252-0896.

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