April 22 - 24, 2020

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 stipend to offset the cost of travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen. The stipend will be $1,000 for out of state students and $500 for in-state students.

Before you apply, please review our grant requirements. To apply to attend a Maddie's® Apprenticeship Program, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization, and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.

Applications March 2 - 9, 2020 - Application Closed

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