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Upcoming Trainings

Below are upcoming training opportunities for shelter and rescue staff including live webinars, self-paced e-learning courses, and Townhall events. We continuously add new trainings to this page, so check back for the latest information.

Best Friends Town Halls

Community-Supported Sheltering: Aligning all stakeholders in the welfare of animals in your community

January 27, 2022 6:00 PM Eastern Time 

Community-supported sheltering is not just “the latest trend;” it’s a natural progression for shelters and communities that want to maximize lifesaving. Where once our industry frequently viewed the public with suspicion, today we are reaching outside the walls of our facilities to engage the community as an important partner in our lifesaving work. During this town hall, Best Friends staff will address confusion around the community-supported sheltering movement and discuss the powerful intersection when the roles of the shelter, field services, government and the public come together to support the welfare of animals in a community.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A. Submit your questions ahead of time during registration or live during the event using the chat box. If you are interested in this event but unable to attend live, you can register and you will receive the recording when it’s available.

Moderator: Brent Toellner - Senior Director, National Programs, Best Friends Animal Society

• Sue Cosby – Senior Director of Lifesaving Centers, Best Friends Animal Society
• Laura Donahue – Director, Legislation and Advocacy, Best Friends Animal Society
• Scott Giacoppo – Director, National Shelter Support, Best Friends Animal Society

Register here