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Cat Portals: A Tale of Two Shelters - Shared screen with speaker view
Valerie Sheppard
01:08:57
Let us know where you are today and your org name. Reminder: when you chat, select All Panelists and Attendees BEFORE you hit enter.
Elizabeth Martorell
01:09:31
Beth Martorell, Richmond SPCA
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:09:43
From Portugal, private practice.
Shannon Lapinsky
01:09:51
Baltimore County Animal Services in Maryland.
Jessica Zwarych
01:10:20
Hello from the OSPCA, Markham Cat Adoption & Education Centre! (Canada)
Colette Davis
01:10:22
Colette Davis, Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County California
Amanda M Newkirk
01:11:45
Hello from MIllion Cat HQ! Dialing in from a pile o' cats.
Amanda M Newkirk
01:13:24
That webinar on the current slide is a great watch for anyone looking for the "how" to getting your cats portalized. Curious about the tools to use? the cost? what tool cuts stainless steel? Check it out!
James Christofferson
01:15:14
Fort Collins Cat Rescue! Ft Collins Colorado
Amanda M Newkirk
01:15:18
Hello from sunny California!
Don Eason
01:15:25
St Johns County Pet Center, St Augustine, FL
Alysha Boisvert
01:15:27
Alysha from Salem Animal Rescue League, NH USA sarlnh.org
Julie Brommer
01:15:37
Julie Brommer, Animal Rescue League, Berks County PA
Mickey Zeldes
01:16:10
Rohnert Park Animal Services, CA
Donna Manley
01:16:20
Hello from Charlottesville VA
Nicole Bouldin
01:16:40
Hello from SEAACA in Downey, CA
Kirsty Walters
01:17:48
Hello from Slovakia, British veterinary student and shelter worker at home in the UK
Rochelle Guardado
01:18:25
Hello From Pasadena Humane Society in CA
Dr. Kate Hurley
01:19:54
Slovakia! We have some long distance learners here :-) Welcome!
Dr. Kate Hurley
01:20:11
Winnipeg! How's the weather up there?
Amanda M Newkirk
01:20:14
Paris, France?! That sounds nice <3
Amanda M Newkirk
01:20:25
Paris, France?! That sounds nice <3
Katie Marrie
01:21:14
Hi From ASPCA Los Angeles
Valerie Sheppard
01:26:05
I'll include a link to the Length of STay Game in my follow up email
Valerie Sheppard
01:27:21
Please post your question here
Megan Cummins
01:29:32
Will any data be given in a document of some kind so this can easily be shared with a board?
Amanda M Newkirk
01:31:01
valerie, you might want to go on mute? getting a bit of feedback
Amanda M Newkirk
01:31:59
love!! <3
Amanda M Newkirk
01:32:12
love!! <3
Alysha Boisvert
01:34:02
Transferring in the same state?
Amanda M Newkirk
01:34:39
Transferring IN URI. wow.
Megan Cummins
01:37:21
That was amazing!!
Amanda M Newkirk
01:38:17
I agree Megan, intake and lifesaving went up along with welfare. You CAN have your cake and eat it too.
Dr. Kate Hurley
01:39:34
Chumkee! <3
Amanda M Newkirk
01:39:51
Dr. Aziz <3
Amanda M Newkirk
01:40:26
thank you, will do
Amanda M Newkirk
01:41:07
Kate, don't forget to change settings to All Attendees if you want chumkee to see you :)
Valerie Sheppard
01:41:45
all attendees are automatically muted
Amanda M Newkirk
01:42:20
i think she meant us?
Valerie Sheppard
01:43:23
From Kelly Cunningham to All Panelists: 03:29 PMI volunteered at my local shelter in Vermont and our project was portal install. It was awesome - fun and super rewarding.
Megan Cummins
01:43:43
It’s a brilliant low-cost solution for converting traditional kennels that were created for dogs. I’m excited to get some shelters on board doing this and hopefully pooling the cost on the plasma cutter. Y’all are awesome!!
Amanda M Newkirk
01:43:56
still just going to us, valerie. post again?
Valerie Sheppard
01:44:22
yes, you can unmute when you're ready
Valerie Sheppard
01:44:44
use q&a from reg form if needed
Amanda M Newkirk
01:45:34
love the idea of sharing the cutter, Megan! Don't forget to tell them to enter the Portal It Forward contest happening
Megan Cummins
01:45:52
OH I didn’t see that - thanks for letting me know
Amanda M Newkirk
01:46:11
Very cool! :)
Mickey Zeldes
01:46:18
Given the choice to portal vertically or horizontally is there a preferred method? Why? Or both?
Jessica Zwarych
01:46:51
Our banks of cages are portalized both! We can open the cages side by side as well as to the cages on the bottom!
Valerie Sheppard
01:46:56
From chumkee aziz to All Panelists: 03:32 PMDebbie, you and your team did all the hard work :) !From pamela McNeeley to All Panelists: 03:32 PMIs this presentation going to be available later??
Valerie Sheppard
01:47:45
Yes, this webinar has been recorded and will be available tonight at https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20180222/cat-portals-tale-two-shelters
shari cahill
01:47:48
Might be able to partner with a local tooling company that has a plasma cutter -- maybe create sponsorship opportunity for local business -- they can loan tool & maybe operator in exchange for free advertising at shelter, on website, events and such.
Julie Brommer
01:48:33
I think I saw a typo on and earlier slide - "would increase euthanasia" should be "would not increase euthanasia." Can you check on that?
Jessica Zwarych
01:48:57
She did say that she promised to NOT increase euthansia rates. I believe the word was just missing on the slide
James Christofferson
01:49:14
Have any of you used a nibbler tool instead of a plasma cutter? I know the nibbler is less expensive
Kirsty Walters
01:49:55
What influenced the idea to make portals in the first place? Where did the inspiration come from?
Rochelle Guardado
01:50:22
During busy season, do you ever revert back to using the smaller kennels (can the portals be locked?)
Dr. Kate Hurley
01:50:58
James, YES, you an use a nibbler, check out the previous webinar to see a nibbler in action. To see detailed instruction on how to use a nibbler, go to our website: https://www.sheltermedicine.com/library/resources/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bslug%5D=using-a-nibbler-to-cut-cage-walls-for-portal-installation
Valerie Sheppard
01:51:37
From pamela McNeeley to All Panelists: 03:37 PMWhat about shelters in LA which are FULL to capacity? Cats are getting sick and they don't have room to double their cage size?
Alysha Boisvert
01:52:02
Transport the healthy ones to us in NH! :)
Valerie Sheppard
01:52:55
From pamela McNeeley to All Panelists: 03:38 PMAlysha Boisv - contact me - we can!!on Facebook.
Megan Cummins
01:52:55
Is illness declining due to less stress for the cats?
shari cahill
01:53:21
Is there a shortage of cats in NH??? GA can help you with that. Anymore, kitten season is year round here & expecting lots this year.
Alysha Boisvert
01:53:22
Will do Pamela! Thank you
Valerie Sheppard
01:53:26
From pamela McNeeley to All Panelists: 03:39 PMMegan- that is what the panelists said.
Valerie Sheppard
01:53:38
From Alysha Boisvert to Everyone: 03:39 PMWill do Pamela! Thank you
Dr. Kate Hurley
01:53:39
Pamela, there are several shelters in LA that have taken the portal plunge and found out their live release has gone UP. Check in out at South L.A. city and the Lancaster shelter in L.A. County. By keeping cats healthy and less stressed, they stay less than half the time, so you can move more through with less than half the space. It does seem like magic.
Valerie Sheppard
01:53:50
From Dr. Kate Hurley to All Panelists: 03:39 PMPamela, there are several shelters in LA that have taken the portal plunge and found out their live release has gone UP. Check in out at South L.A. city and the Lancaster shelter in L.A. County. By keeping cats healthy and less stressed, they stay less than half the time, so you can move more through with less than half the space. It does seem like magic.
Megan Cummins
01:54:14
I’d assume technically you get more square footage for cats this way
Donna Manley
01:54:44
Square footage is also increased with vertical surfaces.
shari cahill
01:54:47
@Alysha can also contact me on fb or at sharicahill230@gmail.com
Valerie Sheppard
01:55:10
From Ana Sanchez to All Panelists: 03:41 PMHow does this work when socialization is needed?
Alysha Boisvert
01:55:45
aboisvert@sarlnh.org, thank you guys!
Valerie Sheppard
01:55:50
From pamela McNeeley to All Panelists: 03:41 PMAlysha- I'm at CatAngelNetwork@gmail.com
Valerie Sheppard
01:56:54
From Amanda Coburn to All Panelists: 03:42 PMDo either of your shelters relocate cats within the building, i.e. from within a holding area to an adoption area when they become available? We are still doing this automatically -- very few cats move straight up for adoption in the lobby because there just isn't room. Does the move from the "back" to the "front" become less stressful when they have portals in both places?
Dr. Kate Hurley
02:00:09
AMANDA COBURN your question may be answered generally but you might also want to check out this quickie presentation on "open selection" - it might just be perfect for your shelter! http://www.maddiesfund.org/open-selection-putting-dogs-and-cats-on-the-fast-track-to-adoption.htm
Rochelle Guardado
02:01:08
Thank you, everyone!
Nicole Bouldin
02:01:10
Thank you!
chumkee aziz
02:01:17
great presentations!
Annika Lahdeniemi
02:01:18
Thank you very much!AnnikaASCAParis, France
Shelley Jump
02:01:27
Great job!
Valerie Sheppard
02:01:29
see here for recording tomorrow https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20180222/cat-portals-tale-two-shelters