Fosters: Animal Rescue Rock Stars!
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters: Jme Thomas and Kara Main-Hester, Ph.D.
Register here: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/292134622
Description: Building a foster network is critical to maintaining the health and socialization of animals in rescue situations. This webinar will share the experiences and strategy of two very different organizations and how they manage their foster programs. Participants will learn how to better find, empower, train and retain foster individuals and families. Guidelines and best practices shared from the perspective of these two successful organizations will help participants improve their strategies for success and keep fostered animals moving to loving final homes.
This webinar will be presented by Jme Thomas, Executive Director of the Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, and Kara Main-Hester, Ph.D., Manager of Community Support Functions at the Seattle Animal Shelter.
About the Presenters: Ms. Thomas has been involved in rescue for more than seven years. Founding Motley Zoo Animal Rescue four years ago on a shoestring, she and her husband have built the organization to over 100 volunteers and recently celebrated the adoption of the 1,000th pet!
Dr. Hester began volunteering with the Seattle Animal Shelter, the municipal shelter for Seattle, in 2005, while pursuing her degree in the biological sciences at the University of Washington. While a volunteer at the shelter, she managed the dog walking program, and was hired by the organization in 2008. Her current responsibilities include managing all community support functions of the shelter, including fundraising, volunteer management and emergency preparedness.