Cal4All Calls occur every first and third Tuesday each month, alternating between a presentation/discussion format and a coaching/office hours format. Below you can find recordings of short presentations (a half-hour max) made during the calls.

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screenshot showing HOAP purpose with photo of cats in carriers, with Jenna in a window at top right.
Jenna Topper (Animal Services Coordinator) and Phillip Zimmerman (Animal Care Services Manager) talk about HOAP, the Homeless Outreach and Assistance Program launched in May 2022 by Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento.
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Kayla Wade, CCDT, and Shonyae Johnson, CPDT-KA, provide practical solutions for working with large dogs in shelters and share strategies for supporting fosters and adopters who have large dogs.
Screenshot of Allison's title slide for the 2023 Highlights presenation
In the first Cal4All Call of 2024, California Director Allison Cardona takes a look back at the challenges and accomplishments of California shelters in 2023. KSMP Marketing & Communications Director Mandy Newkirk shares the results of the Cal4All Call poll and Allison discusses some changes coming in the new year.
Dr. Azalia Boyd of Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity
Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) presenters Drs. Boyd, Taylor, and Luna give us a sneak peek of their new REDI (Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) course. It’s one key piece of the multipronged effort needed to address the veterinarian shortage and cultural competency gap to make more inclusive and equitable care possible—and work toward easing the shared burden that shelters face as fewer community members are able to access veterinary care.
Video still of panelist in Cal for All Call
Three animal services clients share their own experiences on the other side of the desk in a discussion about the value of integrated case management in preserving the human-animal bond for people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or another life-altering situation.
Ivy Ruiz smiling as she talks in a Zoom from her home office.
In this All Call recording, Outreach Specialist, RVT, and former shelter manager Ivy Ruiz shares how she led her team at a high-volume shelter to create positive disruption, redefining animal, staff and community member experiences.
Still from Lawrence Minnis's presentation, "What are They Thinking?"
Minnis presents the results of his study of how shelter visitors make dog adoption decisions. He reveals that behavior is the most common factor and advocates that shelters should move to a Realtor model to increase adoptions.
Screenshot of Ashley Rodriguez powerpoint slide featuring a cat, a dog and a bunny.
Ashley K. Rodriguez, Animal Services Supervisor for the City of Bryan, Texas is working with her team to build trust with their community using an "Education before Citation" approach to animal services.
Introduction slide from Debra's presentation
Debra Olmedo, ASPCA Community Outreach and Medical Care Senior Manager (Los Angeles) shares how working alongside community caretakers has increased the amount of felines being altered and kept out of Animal Care Centers.

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