The Best Friends Podcast Episode 3
It's National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week and now, more than ever, we must appreciate the crucial work they do to save lives each and every day.
Animal control is always an essential service, especially during a pandemic, which means field services teams are shifting what they do and how they do it to ensure they're still providing services to the community in the face of social distancing while keeping both animals and people safe.
You'll hear three different perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting the work of animal control officers, the front line ambassadors of animal services.
Guests this week:
- Stephany Ramiro, Animal Control Specialist, Baytown, Texas
- Scott Giacoppo, Director of National Shelter Outreach for Best Friends Animal Society and President of the National Animal Care and Control Association
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
- Best Friends: Cats and COVID-19
- Leading shelter medicine veterinary programs' endorsement of NACA guidelines on animal control agency and animal shelter practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
- NACA statement on Animal Control Functions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- NACA statement on Cat Intake Protocol Recommendations During COVID-19 Pandemic
- NACA statement on Continuity of Animal Control and Sheltering Services
- NACA statement on Officer Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Providing rehoming services
- Shelter Animals Count
- El Paso Animal Services- How to deliver an animal safely
- Managing Intake 101 webinar
- American Pets Alive! - Intake Diversion Protocol
- Best Friends Manual on progressive community-based animal care and control
- Field Return-to-Owner Training Playbook
- Managed Intake or Admissions Training Playbook
As part of the response to the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, NACA has reduced the annual cost of membership. This membership will allow you to access NACA's no-cost resources as well as their no-cost and discounted online training options. Click here to learn more.