National Shelter Medicine Rounds - Shared screen with speaker view
Isn't the media also to blame for this?
YES , Erika!
Absolutely, Erika. There are stories, messages, imagery that people see every day in the media that create and reinforce bias.
I wonder if a group like Heartsspeak might be able to help with some of the messaging and images to avoid those challenges; and then make those available for others to use?
That makes a lot of sense, Amanda. I look forward to seeing that.
We need to celebrate and demonstrate the human animal bond in all background situation.
Amanda can you possibly send out the PFL reading list that you have? If you could send it to Steph she could send it out maybe
Yes, we can send the PFL reading list out again with the recording!
That’s perfect Sandra-those testimonials are crucial and so powerful.
Totally agree with you Mandy!
I absolutely agree Mandy
But Amanda - uplifting stories doesn't bring in the money, animal victims and victimizing people does ;) (We are told this often when we only focus on the positive)
That’s a good way to look at it, Mandy. Thanks
I hear that all the time, Erika! I've challenged my own organization that we say that without ever even trying other stories.
Eirka - have you tried it? I guarantee if you focus on what your organization has done rather than what someone did to an animal, you will still get $$
Erick- we bring in more money with our positive stories than negative ones. I would be happy to talk to you about it off line.
When you get all of your materials ready, how do make sure we get it?
We tried it with PFL at HSUS and the example is in our sustainability guide. We has the largest one day total of new donors and exceeded our goal five fold. It was hugely eye opening or our fundraising team
I believe you! And we focus on the positive, I just wish other orgs believed the same!
No questions but thank you so much for this truly important work. We appreciate you!
I found it! My Dog is My Home.
Is there a link for the Sustainability Guide please and thank you?
I’m not sure about the entire article but some of the video is embedded.
@ Kathy https://www.animalsheltering.org/sites/default/files/documents/pets-for-life-sustainability-guide.pdf
The study can start with the TV ads from a certain animal welfare organization....
Jyothi Robertson, DVM
This is such a crucial topic. Thank you for sharing this. I really appreciate your using the term “cultural humility” as well, as opposed to some of the other terms used to define worldview. I’m interested to see how others respond to this important work as you continue to present this.
mydogismyhome.org. It's is an organization focused on illuminating the human animal bond in homeless.
Jeanne we will be sure to share when their DEI guide comes out. I think we might be able to talk them in to coming back and having a follow up discussion. And also visiting the pfl website https://www.animalsheltering.org/programs/pets-for-life
Thank you SO much Amanda and Gabrielle for this presentation and the work you do every day!!
Thank you @Stephanie Miller!!
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What an incredible presentation. Thank you so much for all that you do and taking the time to share with us. You are my new heros
How might we be perpetuating stereotypes and power imbalances by saying services are always offered for free?
Thank you Amanda and Gabrielle!
that would be so great
This has been really informative and interesting- thank you! Wish my whole shelter could hear this...
We have brown vets, one male, one female, they are both awesome :)
They can Gail- we will share recording!
Thank you both! This talk was excellent!
Thank you, what an incredibly thought-provoking presentation.
Thanks so much for this presentation!
But why are we assuming that “these groups” are homogenous and uniformly can’t afford to contribute something? Said another way, why take away their option to contribute if they want to?
Great presentation and would love to have them back in the future!!
Thank you for sharing all this fantastic information - it’s very much appreciated!!!
I agree Kim-most people can pay something-even if it’s a small amount.
Exactly Kim, pay what you can
Thank you ladies, this was great!
Thank you - awesome presentation!
This was great!
Stafford thanks you for all!
such a critical conversation! thanks!
Thank you, so helpful and inspiring.
Thank you-God bless you!!