Short barrier-busting gems, bright spots and mic-drop moments from the first More Pets and People Together Roundtable discussion. View the full hour-long roundtable discussion and the “aftershow” below.
In under 2 minutes, Laura explains the impact of Pasadena Humane’s ongoing efforts to increase Return to Home in the field and remove barriers that keep pets in the shelter, from empowering animal control officers to give microchipped pets a ride home to lowering or waiving RTO fees.
In this short clip, Ivy acknowledges that moving away from placing blame on pet owners whose dogs repeatedly end up in shelters is a challenging but necessary shift we need to make.
Full Roundtable Video
Our fourth and final More Pets and People Together Roundtable was filled with Return to Home ideas and wins, from welcoming community members as Pet Pals and Pet Detectives to sharing Chameleon-generated Found Pet flyers. Cortney Dorney (WAGS Pet Adoption), Ivy Ruiz (Koret Shelter Medicine Program), Tracy Mohr (Chico Animal Shelter), and Laura Lampley (Pasadena Humane) really brought the More Pets and People Together series—you guessed it—home.
In this Aftershow, Cortney Dorney, Ivy Ruiz, Tracy Mohr, and Laura Lampley answered questions we didn’t have time for during the hour-long roundtable.
- Pasadena Humane’s sample Found Pet flyer generated in Chameleon with this crystal report (Note: the report can only be opened in Chameleon).
- Pasadena Humane RTH social media messaging example
- Finder Foster Legal Considerations with Shelter PALS (Maddie’s ® Million Pet Challenge Learniverse course)
- Community Cat Programs – Legal Considerations (Maddie’s ® Million Pet Challenge Learniverse course)
- How Understanding Lost Cat Behavior Can Keep Them Out of the Shelter and Get Them Back Home Faster (HASS webinar with Monica Frenden-Tarant, former Maddie’s® Director of Feline Lifesaving, and cat finder extraordinaire Kimberley Freeman)
- Increase Summer Adoptions & Return to Home by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program Team (CalAnimals; free registration required—start at 01:03:46)
- Return to Home Panel (Maddie’s Fund®—start at 16:45)
- KC Pet Project Return to Home Huddle presentation by Atlas Gatten (Maddie’s Fund®)
- Lost Cat Resources for Lost and Found pages
- Chico Animal Shelter’s community Pet Pals program
- Free engravers offered with purchase of ID tags: https://www.vetscribe.net/
- Incomparable Punishments: How Economic Inequality Contributes to the Disparate Impact of Legal Fines and Fees
- Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color
- The Price of Poverty: Policy Implications of the Unequal Effects of Monetary Sanctions on the Poor
- Towed into Debt: How Towing Practices in California Punish Poor People