Million Cat Challenge Shelter Assessment Course

This course covers the foundational learning in the shelter consultation process for veterinarians and shelter leaders who are interested in exploring or expanding their professional skills in shelter consultation. This course is also valuable for shelter professionals who would like to assess their own shelter management processes and programs. The course is the result of a collaboration between the Million Cat Challenge, the University of Florida Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program, Team Shelter USA, and Maddie's Fund®.

After successfully completing this course you will have a fundamental knowledge of the following key shelter assessment topics:

- Introduction to Animal Welfare Assessments- Key Research before Onsite Assessment Visit
- Community Programs and the Link to Shelter Success
- Community Cat Programs
- Intake Policies and Managed Admissions
- Population Management
- Live Outcome Programs
- Onsite Assessment Overview
- Community Messaging
- Recommendations and Reports
- Follow-up Post Assessment

This class has been approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit until February 18, 2022 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

This class has been pre-approved for 2.5 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

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Million Cat Challenge Shelter Assessment Mentorship Program
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
15 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  20/28 points to pass
15 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  20/28 points to pass
Optional course survey
4 Questions
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Actions required to receive RACE CE credit for AAVSB program number 631-40068
3 Questions
3 Questions The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) requires Maddie's Fund to submit information about each course attendee who wishes to receive RACE CE credit. 1. Please complete this short survey to unlock your RACE CE certificate. 2. You must also create an account at AAVSB's tracking system at For help, visit . If you do not have a CE Broker account, Maddie's Fund will be unable to upload your attendance verification.
Certificate - CAWA CE
2.50 CAWA CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.50 CAWA CE credits  |  Certificate available
Certificate - RACE CE
2.50 RACE CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.50 RACE CE credits  |  Certificate available