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Come Here-- Learn How to Improve Outreach to Spanish-speaking Communities

Presented by

Mary Saavedra, Community Outreach Assistant

Friday, September 5, 2014            10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

St. Hubert’s Community Room         575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ

ONLY $10 TO REGISTER—INCLUDES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

First 85 to register receive free translation handbook

 

We promise that at the conclusion of this lively, interactive session you WILL—with Mary’s teaching and the handbook and materials provided—be able to better provide the community outreach services you offer to your  Spanish-speaking communities.  Fluent in both Spanish and English, Mary will provide a crash course in the most important things you need to be able to communicate well—in the way that real conversation actually occurs, using popular phraseology and expressions.   You’ll also learn what NOT to say!

 

In addition to enhancing your ability to interact verbally discussion topics include:

  • Cultural practices that should influence your approach to general pet care and spay/neuter conversations and recommendations
  • Why the way you present yourself, including even the way you are dressed, can influence the reception you’ll receive
  • How to identify the existing community resources this population already trusts and effective ways to partner with them 
  • Make sure your recorded messages aren’t missing a segment of the community that really needs your help.  (Bring them along for translation assistance and suggestions)
  • Increasing your reach by engaging key clients to join your team

Born and raised for 15 years in Chile, Mary Saavedra has since spent 15 years in New Jersey, residing in a number  of  Spanish-speaking neighborhoods and married into an Ecuadorian family.  Mary has worked with both immigrants and their USA-born children at Salvation Army after school programs and has also served as a mentor in a program designed to assist Spanish-speaking high school students preparing to apply to college.  While officially employed as St. Hubert’s bookkeeper, she is also actively involved in our outreach activities where her knowledge and language skills are invaluable.     Register with Nora Parker at nparker@sthuberts.org or 973-377-7094 Ext 226 

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FREE TNR WORKSHOP

Presented by Valerie Wilson, People for Animals

Friday, September 26, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm

Community Room 575 Woodland Avenue

 

Together we can do more for community cats--reducing births and lowering euthanasia rates.  Learn the most up to date information on TNR --"how to, do and don't."  Valuable information for shelter/rescue personnel and community members on starting trap banks, loaning traps, funding targeted TNR projects and obtaining low cost services, as well as garnering community support and involvement .   Time and guidance for networking among participants is included. 

Register with Nora Parker at nparker@sthuberts.org or 973-377-7094 Ext. 226  

 

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ADOPTION OPTIONS 2014

Presented by PETFINDER

Friday, October 10, 2014  at St. Hubert's

Petfinder's popular FREE one-day seminar series is coming to St. Hubert's this year!  Timely topics include USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE MONEY, RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS AND SAVE MORE LIVES, SHELTER MEDICINE 101 and TRAINING SHELTER DOGS.  Session includes vegetarian lunch and networking time.  There is no charge but participants MUST register with Petfinder at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-nj-adoption-options-registration-11618329737

 

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CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, October 15, 2014       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

How to use egg addling to limit population growth
Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area
Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

REGISTER:
  nparker@sthuberts.org or call Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226;  mail--check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

 

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ENRICHMENT ON A DIME II

More, New, Still Cheap Items/Activities for Dogs, Cats, Small animals

Presented by Becky Burton

Shelter Manager and Deployment Team Member

Wednesday, January 14, 2015     10:30 am-2:00 pm 

575 Woodland Avenue      $10 includes lunch

Come join the fun and leave armed with great ideas to make time in the shelter the best it can be for the animals in your care.  Becky will share and demonstrate a whole new array of enrichment items and activities garnered from her travels, networking and experimenting that just about every organization can use.  It can all be accomplished by you--and your volunteers--at next to nothing.  BONUS: Every participating organization will leave with the BEST EVER "ready to go" door prize and instructions for making more.  Register with Nora Parker at nparker@sthuberts.org or 973-377-7094 Ext 226. 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED SESSIONS

 

A SECOND CHANCE FOR FEARFUL DOGS
KRISTEN COLLINS, MS, ACAAB
Director, Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation
ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's
Wednesday, May 21, 10:30-2:00
Community Room, 575 Woodland Avenue
$10 registration includes lunch

      Kristen will explore and explain problematic behaviors commonly seen in fearful, severely undersocialized  dogs and how to recognize and implement the behavior modification protocols appropriate for individuals.    She will share the treatment programs and research underway at the ASPCA® Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and discuss some of the Center’s discoveries that can benefit these neediest of homeless dogs.   To register email Nora at nparker@sthuberts.org

 

 


FREE TNR WORKSHOP AT ST. HUBERT'S
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7       6:30-8:30 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM, 575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

 

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Basic Animal Sheltering & Management

Presented by

 CAREER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE and MONMOUTH COUNTY SPCA.

   Registration is open to current shelter/rescue staff members and anyone interested  in working or volunteering in animal welfare or any other organization/business responsible for animal care and housing. 

 Location:  Monmouth County SPCA,  260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ.

 Wednesday, Thursday, Monday--October 16, 17, 21, 9:00AM -5:00PM

Register  (18 and over) at www.cditraining.org  

  $249.00 includes all class materials

Some of the most experienced experts on animal sheltering in New Jersey will cover NJ statutes & regulations related to sheslters, pet shops, kennels, pounds, rescues, pet owners, feral cat caretakers, adoptions, spay/neuter requirements, exotics and more.  Learn about best practices in care and sanitation, interacting with NJ agencies and organizations, animal behavior, safe animals handling, disease recognition and prevention and a host of other pertinent topics for anyone working in the animal care field.     

 

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REGISTER NOW! OCTOBER 19

Pressing Reset:  
Rethinking Your Role In a Disaster 

Saturday, October 19, 2013            8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, Florham Park,NJ
FREE Professional Development Opportunity for Animal Welfare Professionals NJ


 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

novel approaches to community cat management

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

Shelter and rescue personnel representing organizations in NJ, NY, PA and DE were inspired by Dr. Kate Hurley, Koret Shelter Medicine Center, UC Davis.  The group was informed and challenged to institute some innovative practices to elevate care and increase adoptions.  

RESOURCE GUARDING

February 27, 2013

Thirty-seven animal welfare professionals, representing St. Hubert’s and 12 other organizations, gathered in the Community Room for “Resource Guarding” presented by VP of Training and Behavior Pia Silvani.  Through oral presentation, video and hands on demonstrations with shelter dogs the group got sound, usable instruction on helping dogs in their care overcome behaviors that could hinder adoption.  So many animals will benefit from this one session.

3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff & Volunteers

May 17, 2013

 

St. Hubert's Community Room - Certificates awarded to 30 grads of the 3-day Basic Certified Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff - the only course of its kind in our State.  President/CEO Heather Cammisa was one of the instructors and four of our own-Shelter Ops. Director Colleen Harrington, Shelter Managers Becky Burton and Cliff Brescia and VP Vanda Angelillo-were among the graduates.

 

 

SHELTER ENRICHMENT ON A DIME

January 29, 2013

Thirty-two participants representing seven animal welfare organizations attended our first Shelter Partner Professional Education workshop of 2013, held in our Community Room.  Shelter Manager Becky Burton shared--including hands-on construction by the attendees--many innovative and inexpensive ways in which we can all ensure the physical and mental health of the pets depending on us.  Participants left with materials and ideas that can be put to immediate use in their facilities.

3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff

March 25, 2013

St. Hubert's Community Room--President Heather Cammisa and Career Development Institute's John Saccenti congratulate the 16 grads of the 3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff. Heather Cammisa was one of the instructors and our own Mary Saavedra was among those who earned a certificate. CONGRATS TO ALL!

FOCUS ON ALL THINGS PIT BULL!

November 15, 2011

St. Hubert's was proud to host the experts from Animal Farm Foundation, Inc. for a riveting, three part presentation entitled: Breaking The Cycle of Discrimination, KennelEnrichment and Handling and Turbo-Charging Pit Bull Adoptions. There were close to 70 representatives from private and municipal shelters, rescue groups, and our entire St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Staff.

We learned about the history of breed discrimination, simple low or no cost ideas for enrichment and handling common, but unappealing, kennel behaviors.  And most importantly, the experts at Animal Farm Foundation taught us super easy (and cheap!) ways to shamelessly market our pit bull dogs!  A wonderful day for New Jersey’s animal welfare field and pit bull type dogs throughout the state!

Animal Facility Management

June 10, 2011

St. Hubert's is proud to announce that 41 animal care professionals, health officers, and volunteers completed the inaugural Basic Course in Animal Facility management. The main focal points were on how to effectively manage and how to best deal with the challenges in an animal facility setting. The 3-day course was an exciting and rewarding experience for all those who continue to strive to help all animals in need!

Behavior Modification Training

March 31, 2011

Our own, Pia Silvani held a workshop about resource guarding and techniques for modifying the behavior for all breeds. There were 8 different shelters represented at the workshop and left with a better understanding on behavior modification. With a great mix of lecture, video, and hands on demonstrations; everyone had a chance to get in on the fun. The various techniques displayed emphasized how effective and important behavior modification is for all dogs!

Customer Service and Shelter Facility Review

March 2, 2011

Todd Cramer, Executive Director of Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association delivered a special "two in one" workshop entitled Customer Service and Shelter Facility Review. St. Hubert's was honored to host the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed Todd's dynamic and interactive presentation. All in attendance certainly appreciated his emphasis on the true value of great customer service. The workshop also provided a profound look into a shelters need for self examination and the importance of properly representing itself to the community.

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