California Shelter admission decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic: providing service safely” - Shared screen with speaker view
KSMP “curtailments” if you’re looking to make your own mask: https://www.sheltermedicine.com/library/resources/?r=curtailments-of-another-sort
i'm here for the first time
I think this is my first call
Julie Bank is a newbie
First time Here
Hey! I'm here first time. From Santa Barbara Humane Society! :)
Santa Barbara County first time!
repeat visitor :)
First Time, Virginia Donohue San Francisco
I *think* this is the first time with this group. So many zoon meetings, I lose track! :)
2 first timers watching from Davis!
First time for this one!
First time. John Peaveler, emergency services manager, San Diego Humane
Kate, sound is cutting in and out.
Yes. Sound is warbly
I would like to record this, but I need your permission. Thanks, Stacie ,Burbank Animal Shelter
We are recording and will share the link to the recording with everyone. Hope that makes it easier for you!
You are still muted Dr. Hurley
hang on, dialing in
Having a hard time hearing Dr. Hurley. Exiting now and returning to see if it helps!
You are good for me.
I hear you!
I hear you ok!
sounds good to me
You sound great on my end
you're loud and clear
By chance are there more current stats?
Would providing scanners to staff at home to scan found pets in their neighborhoods be helpful?
I made this mistake once--my house became the goto for strays :-)
Agree 100%, but as we all know, the biggest challenge is convincing well intentioned community members who are incensed by these suggestions. If all shelters adopted the same approach (and rescues), we might have a modicum of success managing this. I see many shelters still offering services that are non essential, which I appreciate, but don't understand.
As we said back at Charleston Animal Society: "If You See, Leave 'em Be!"
This is a resource that was shared by one of our CA shelters during a previous calls - good messaging for what to do if someone finds an animal - https://www.dropbox.com/s/xags4bta4fouys1/Found%20Animal%20Tips%20and%20Tricks%20during%20COVID%2019%20sample.docx?dl=0
Has the state Veterinary Board asked California Vets to provide an inventory of products? I saw this being done in New Mexico and was wondering if California is headed that way.
The recent AVMA statement is "At this point in time, there is no evidence that domestic animals, including pets and livestock, can spread COVID-19 to people. Your take, Dr Hurley?
is there going to be a global messaging as this issue of cats getting Coronavirus will create a social media frenzy? It would be great to see a statement from AVMA or CDC so we can all be consistent.
KSMP UC Davis
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Home to Home Webinar is Thursday at 1pm PT
CDC information about pets:
There are currently over 63,000 pets on Rehome.com, Feb 2020 saw 12,000 new users.
Home to Home webinar: https://www.maddiesfund.org/mcc-rehoming-programs-safe-options-for-your-staff-and-community.htm?p=0EECED7D-7E3F-4ECB-A2D8-CD9099F21539
I don't understand proposing field units deliver animals for non-essential services when they are being cautioned on interaction with the public same as shelters.
What is the detail on increased stress and focus during this time? 4x increase? Not questioning the number (it sure feels like it!) but wondering the source.
thank you...got it :)
We deliver animals to people and have implemented ground markers to enable social distancing when socials are conducted.
I anticipate the pushback from cat advocates will be that ALL the kittens are i
The hardest part is retraining staff. They want to provide great customer service and struggle to comply with social distancing in effort to be helpful.
"in danger," and there is infinite fosters so the cats aren't in the shelter it will be OK. Theres a million contact points for foster
sorry, typing too quickly!
Here is a webinar that has a list of potential strategies to increase RTO - feel free to share: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=IPbzz8t6X_I
can you please discuss how we went from 5 to 14 day holds
What suggestions do you have for dealing with medical issues the community kitten caregivers encounter? For example, someone found a litter, willing to care for them but they have bad URI, etc?
RE: ACO safety - Front Street has implemented having city call takers ask basic yes and no health questions and notating them on calls requiring physical response. Similar to if you were checking in at the Dr office. "Has anyone in the house traveled?", "Has anyone tested + for Covid or have symptoms" etc.
Elk Grove has implemented similar health screening questions for ACO AND for fosters, RTO appointments and anyone who might have to come to the shelter
How do we get the link to watch after?
Will you be able to provide source of 4x greater stress?
will your slides be available after this conference?
National Shelter Medicine Rounds is held on Zoom:https://zoom.us/j/520278731Meeting ID: 520 278 731Today at 1 pm PST
how to we the link for National Rounds on a weekly basis please?
If you know anyone that would like to be added to the national shelter medicine rounds email list to regularly receive scheduling updates moving forward, please have them email a request to be added to the email group to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gina- this webinar was excellent. Thank you for it!
Excellent RTO webinar not to be missed!
What about enrichment for the animals we are housing since it's now long-term?
Thank you all for the regular meetings to share information.
Thank you for all the wonderful information.
How is everyone handling dogs that aren't being taken by shelters that have behavior concerns?
taken by rescues*
Thank you for the helpful information!
In the abundance of caution, should staff limit handling of healthy non-exposed dogs?
We wrote scripts and have revised them as needed to help staff talk with the community when they need to say no. Brenda Barnette
Thanks so much!
Julie Cannepa Kirkland