Maddie's® Managing Shelter Health Apprenticeship

February 20 - 22, March 13 - 15 and December 11 -13, 2019

Maddie's® Managing Shelter Health Apprenticeship at Charleston Animal Society

Are you a shelter director, manager or involved with the healthy flow of animals from intake to adoption? Are you interested in increasing your skills and knowledge as it applies to shelter management and shelter medicine? Do you want to learn how to integrate shelter management and shelter medicine best practices in your own shelter or rescue to improve the quality of care and save more lives?

Who Should Apply?
Shelter Operations Staff, Shelter Directors, Shelter Medical Staff or any shelter employee or board member who may be involved in animal flow planning or animal disposition planning.

Outline of Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Animal Flow, Managing Admissions, Length of Stay
  • Capacity or Care/Medical Emergencies, ASV Guidelines for Standard of Care
  • Fostering, Special Adoption Programs, Rounds, Housing, Cleaning vs. Disinfecting, Disease Recognition/Intake Procedures, Biosecurity
  • Identifying Stress & Pain, Enrichment/Socialization, Behavior Assessments, Body Language/Low-Stress Handling

A $1,000 stipend to cover travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.

Applications November 7 - 19, 2018


Dates and Number of Candidates
Apprenticeship programs will run February 20 - 22, March 13 - 15 and December 11 - 13, 2019. A total of 12 apprentices will be selected. Candidate assignments will be determined on a first come first served basis.

How to Apply
Applications are accepted November 7 - 19, 2018.

Apply November 7 - 19, 2018