Saturday Workshops with Emancipet & RedRover

This year, NMHC attendees have a chance to attend a third day of educational events on the campus of Animal Humane New Mexico.

Two workshops will be offered by representatives from two amazing animal welfare organizations, Emancipet and RedRover:


Workshop 1: How to Have “The Talk”: How to Talk About Spay/Neuter Effectively
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Animal Humane New Mexico – 615 Virginia St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

What: Emancipet is a nonprofit on a mission to make high-quality spay/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners. Since 1999, Emancipet has spayed or neutered more than 250,000 dogs and cats and in 2016 will care for more than 100,000 pets. We manage an expanding national network of high-quality, low-cost clinics, offer customized training and consulting programs to animal welfare organizations nationwide, and advocate for strategies and public policy that improve the lives of pets in underserved communities.
Emancipet’s Seminar Series, in partnership with presenting funder PetSmart Charities, is hitting the road this year and coming to Albuquerque!
One of the biggest questions people ask us is “How do you convince people to spay or neuter their pets?” Most often, it’s less about what you say than how you say it! This one-day seminar is for any staff member of an organization who routinely discusses the importance of spay/neuter with pet owners and wants to improve their communication skills and confidence in having “the conversation.” The session will empower attendees by spending time both on WHAT to say, and HOW to say it. Attendees will receive updated, clear, and factual information about:
• current research about pet owners who have not yet altered their pets and what the barriers are;
• the true medical benefits and risks or “myths and facts” about the procedure;
• the facts about pediatric spay/neuter and its benefits; and
• the current state of animal homelessness in the US.
The rest of the seminar will focus on the “how” – communication techniques, effective messaging, non-verbal communication, and forming a connection with pet owners to make space for the conversation. Attendees participate in fun, interactive activities that immediately improve their confidence and ability to discuss this important issue with all kinds of pet owners – from those who already believe in spay/neuter to those who have never sought it out. They will come back to their clinics re-energized about their work, and as more informed spay/neuter advocates and more effective, compassionate communicators overall. This seminar is taught by VP, Consulting and Training Services, Myles Chadwick, and Outreach Strategies Manager, Matt Piccone.

Who Should Attend: Shelter, Clinic or Rescue Customer Service, Technicians, Outreach, anyone talking to potential clients about spay/neuter.
Cost: FREE!
How to Register: Attendees must register by Monday August 1st using the NMHC website. Visit the Registrations tab.


Workshop 2: RedRover Responders Volunteer Training
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Animal Humane New Mexico – 615 Virginia St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

What: The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.
Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100b, an online FEMA class. There is also an optional Self-Paced Online training program that volunteers gain access to after registering.
Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

Who Should Attend: Individuals interested in joining the RedRover Responders volunteer corp
Cost: The workshop registration fee of $50 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.
How to Register: Sign up for the RedRover’s class here.


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