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California Animal Sheltering during COVID-19 Weekly Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Kaylee Hawkins
05:37
finneeeeeeeeeeeeee
Jennifer Lee
05:41
Doing ok!
Phillip Zimmerman
05:43
Feeling optimistic!
mandy newkirk
05:45
great! beautiful week
Anne Martin
06:48
Good! HRS team vaccinated 93 rabbits against RHDV2 in the last 5 days! One more day of vaccinations to go tomorrow, and then all the HRS, Sacramento HRS, and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary (Stockton HRS) rabbits will be vaccinated!
Tracy Mohr
06:48
Doing ok.
Leslie Sklena
07:43
Doing pretty well. Spirits are up!
Andy Cowitt
07:57
Way to go Anne!
Jyothi Robertson
11:15
Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity
Anne Martin
11:26
Link to the talk?
Jyothi Robertson
11:42
https://careawo.org/
Phillip Zimmerman
12:02
it was very good!
Jyothi Robertson
12:04
That’s the website for CARE
Anne Martin
12:07
Thank you!
Kaylee Hawkins
12:57
Link to the podcast: https://network.bestfriends.org/tools-and-information/best-friends-podcast/best-friends-podcast-ep-16
Kaylee Hawkins
13:14
Link to the town hall: https://network.bestfriends.org/tools-and-information/best-friends-town-halls/moving-beyond-bias-care
Anne Martin
13:32
Thanks so much!
Staycee Dains
13:51
Long Beach has and we recognize that our poorest communities are the most at risk of never getting their pets back
Elisa Martin
16:00
I'm looking for ways to start the conversation within my organization. I haven't found much of a foot hold. The social justice lens is difficult to bring up.
Gina Knepp
19:59
I think the most important thing we can do is start. Do something. Find out who the community leaders are and reach out to them for help. We need to be honest that we have been remiss in the past and want to begin a relationship with our community. I think that would be a good beginning.
Phillip Zimmerman
20:18
Important to include our volunteers in these conversations too!
Kaylee Hawkins
21:34
THIS IS THE 90s SITCOM VIBES WE ALL NEED
Denise Woodside
21:49
:)
Matt Chan
22:04
Nice work Mandy!
Staycee Dains
22:06
I love it!!! you can’t hear how loud I’m laughing!
Joy Smith
22:09
Love the jingle!!
mandy newkirk
22:20
love it <3
Julie Johnson
22:25
JUST LOVED THAT!
Kelly Miott
22:27
Love the jingle... This is an important conversation, we have a lot of work to do as an industry. It isn't just officers, it's also the adoption screening/counseling we provide. We also have to involve people from the community, it's all about outreach. We cannot assume we understand people who have had very different life experiences.
Jyothi Robertson
22:28
Woohoo! Fabulous job Andy!
mandy newkirk
22:34
Thank you Andy!
Julie Johnson
23:01
WAHOO
Andy Cowitt
23:28
You can email us at CASCAR@sheltermedicine.com
Annette Patton-Stanislaus
23:46
Annette3647 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358
Andy Cowitt
33:01
If you're already signed up for the ShelterMedPortal, you can go directly to https://www.sheltermedportal.com/topic/detailed-staffing-calculator-tool/
Gina Knepp
33:53
This is excellent! Wish I had this before I retired. Good job!
Andy Cowitt
34:48
If you're not already signed up for the SMP, go here to register -- it's free!: https://www.sheltermedportal.com/
Tracy Mohr
37:51
I think that's a great point. We need to be able to set aside time for training staff.
Jackie Rose
38:57
This looks really, really good. I love the fact that it can calculate the other critical activities such as adoptions, enrichment, etc. The ASV formula, although helpful, does not account for these and is incomplete when we need to plan for and/or explain staffing level needs.
Kelly Miott
40:49
this is fantastic, thank you so much!
Cynthia Karsten
42:32
If you have questions or want to work through some of the staffing calculator - please go ahead and email me directly - clkarsten@ucdavis.edu
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
43:41
sure!
Denise Woodside
43:45
Yes please.
Tracy Mohr
43:51
Yes! We are considering not allowing browsing.
Mickey Zeldes
43:59
yes that would be helpful
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
44:03
We have created a google sheet to coordinate our adoption counselors
Cindi Delany
44:06
We are also now sending out a weekly email/newsletter directly from the ShelterMedPortal.com that lists upcoming online events - webinars, meetings, other online learning as well as some industry updates. If you haven't yet joined the ShelterMedPortal we hope you'll consider it and benefit from that resource. If you join, make sure and join the California Group and Forum.
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
44:13
since everyone is doing adoptions via their homes
Phillip Zimmerman
44:31
No
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
44:34
No
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
44:37
Only by appointment
Isabelle KSMP
44:54
KSMP UC Davis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Medical Assistance Program MeetingTime: Jun 18, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://sheltermedicine.zoom.us/j/95789820368Meeting ID: 957 8982 0368One tap mobile+13462487799,,95789820368# US (Houston)+16699006833,,95789820368# US (San Jose)Dial by your location+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)Meeting ID: 957 8982 0368Find your local number: https://sheltermedicine.zoom.us/u/ahBc0OoRz
Elisa Martin
44:58
You can browse on our campus by appointment
Evan Jacobs
45:05
Calaveras County allows browsing, but we are a small shelter
Kelly Miott
45:06
we will not be able to reopen with browsing. We can't maintain 6', we have a bottle neck at our front counter
Isabelle KSMP
45:12
Here is the invitation to join Thursday’s Medical Assistance Program Call ^
Phillip Zimmerman
46:06
Our lobby is too small and if we keep the majority of animals in foster - there won’t be many animals to browse to adopt
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
46:32
Our lobby is too small as well. So we are only doing zoom virtual adoptions
Tracy Mohr
46:45
We're finding that if we tell people to check our website and if they are interested in an animal, send the application, then have a conversation with them, we get better adoption matches.
Mickey Zeldes
47:09
Please ask what kind of cleaning is done between visitors.
Julie Johnson
47:13
We can't accommodate browsing--we are way too small
Julie Johnson
47:45
We are staying with appointments, but did make the phones live for the first time.
Jennifer Hawkins
48:52
Still at appointments in OC. Some dissention between camps that want us to permit browsing vs those that prefer appointment only. May implement amalgam of the two, ie. open to small groups on certain days for browsing.
Jennifer Lee (SDHRS)
48:55
Congratulations!
Phillip Zimmerman
49:11
Yay Julie!
Cindy Burnham
51:11
Congrats!
Jennifer Hawkins
51:54
Kate, what % capacity do you recommend shelters target in our current phase of the pandemic? My recollection is that it was once recommended to aim for 25-50% capacity. Curious to know your thoughts.
Kate Hurley
52:34
Jennifer my recommendation is no more than 50% of housing capacity - less if staff has been cut
Kate Hurley
52:47
I am happy to have a more in depth conversation with anyone about why that is
Jennifer Hawkins
53:25
Thanks!
kerri
53:51
I think that would be a good conversation
Tracy Mohr
54:02
We've placed some of our really hard to place dogs during this time.
Tracy Mohr
55:41
The dogs are also less stressed without all the people walking through the kennels
Evan Jacobs
55:44
Docupet is great! I tried to get our county on board, but they are not interested. They really know their stuff
Jennifer Hawkins
57:38
Agree, Tracy! We are pleased to see our dogs much more relaxed with fewer people wandering through!
Kaylee Hawkins
57:53
YES!
Katherine Mills
58:15
Was just talking with my shelter supervisor this morning about how less stressed the dogs are without people walking through the shelter.
Tracy Mohr
58:24
We are doing more return in field, which we started before Covid.
Phillip Zimmerman
59:17
I have to leave for another meeting - have a great day everyone - see you on Thursday!
Tracy Mohr
59:45
When people walk through, the dogs are stressed and are not presenting in the best light. Doing all by appointment, with pre-screening by phone gives us a chance to get the dog out for the adopter, where they present better.
Evan Jacobs
59:53
Same, need to go to another meeting, thanks for the great info!
Anne Martin
01:00:10
I also feel this pain!
Anne Martin
01:01:17
We're doing curbside pickup for adoptions at our facility, but it means extra coordination with fosters, as we have a lot of our animals currently in foster.
Lauren Wickman
01:02:23
Thank you!!
Katherine Mills
01:02:39
Thank you!
Julie Johnson
01:02:42
Thank you all so very much! Stay safe!
K Flavin - VCAS
01:02:44
Thank you!