We are pleased to announce our first event! We invite members of the animal rescue community to attend a day-long workshop on Saving Animals’ Lives Through Shelter Rescue on June 18, 2011. The workshop will focus on discussions of legal issues pertaining to shelter animal rescue, how to work closely with shelter managers/employees to achieve the best results for animals, and strategies to address the challenges that arise from increased use of social media in animal rescue.
There is no fee to attend this event. However, space is limited to 40 individuals who have pre-registered. There will be no additional opportunity for registration at the door. Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old, active members of animal adoption/rescue organizations that pull animals from Los Angeles-area animal shelters, and commit to attendance for the entire day. Lunch will be provided.
UCLA Law Professor Taimie Bryant, the principal drafter of the Hayden Law—one of three shelter reform laws enacted in 1998 by the California Legislature—will begin with an introduction to some basic features of California and Los Angeles laws that pertain directly to the subject of animal rescue from Los Angeles area shelters.
Ms. Brenda Barnette, General Manager for the Los Angeles City Department of Animal Services, will then conduct a session on “the business of saving lives” in which she will discuss with participants strategies that run the gamut from fundraising and outreach to efficient financial management of animal rescue/adoption nonprofit organizations. She will also provide suggestions on how to collaborate most effectively with animal shelter managers and employees.
Ms. Vicki Steiner, attorney and reference librarian at the UCLA Law Library, will lead discussion of key topics, such as rescue group reliance on “pullers,” “transporters,” internet-based appeals, and placing animals at substantial distances from the animals’ points of origin. Important to this discussion is consideration of ways in which the rescue community can, on its own, create safe animal rescue practices and standards.
Please join us for this workshop, which will be held on June 18, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCLA School of Law. There is no charge for attendance, but space is limited to 40 individuals who have pre-registered. To submit a request to register for this exciting workshop, please complete our online registration form at http://tinyurl.com/3rfuyth. Registrants will be notified of the status of their requests within one week of the submission.