MMPC Learniverse - The 4 Rights - The Right Place

MMPC Learniverse - The 4 Rights - The Right Place

How do you determine the "Right Place" for an animal at risk of entering the shelter? In this course, you will learn the framework that allows you to remove decision fatigue and get animals where they need to be—or help them right where they are.

As part of the Maddie's®️ Million Pet Challenge's Learniverse program, subject matter experts from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program will discuss guiding principles that animal welfare professionals can use to make decisions, train their staff and engage the public. 

You'll also learn about programs you can use at your shelter to lead animals to the right outcome while making the best possible use of your resources and reducing the burden on your staff. Finally, you'll see how other animal shelters have successfully implemented these programs.


This short, self-paced course has been approved for 3.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by National Animal Care and Control Association.

This course has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit until July 18, 2024 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Upon completing the course and passing the quiz, upload your certificate to https://CEBroker.com. This is the broker used by the AAVSB to track your continuing education credits.


Keywords:  4 Rights, Right Place, Managed Admissions, Pathway Planning, Live Outcomes, Population Management, Safety Nets, Self-Rehoming, Community Cats, Finder Foster.

PLEASE CONTACT:  learniverse@sheltermedportal.com if you have any questions or concerns about this course.


With the Maddie’s®️ Million Pet Challenge, the Five Key Initiatives of the Million Cat Challenge have expanded to include other species at risk in shelters and evolved into the Four Rights.  

Within the Four Rights, every element works in concert to support one another: animals and people are treated as individuals, empowering shelter staff to make the best decisions for everyone; community safety net services are in place and flourishing; and humane care within the shelter is provided, with appropriate outcomes for the animals that do come in, allowing shelters to deliver the Right Care, in the Right Place, at the Right Time, and to the Right Outcome.

Learn more about  Maddie's®️ Million Pet Challenge Learniverse.  #ThankstoMaddie


You can also join the discussion about these concepts over on Maddie's Pet Forum in the 4 Rights Discussion Group.

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CAWA/NACA CE Certificate
Live Viewing: 3.00 CE Credits credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 3.00 CE Credits credits and certificate available This short course has been approved for 3.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) and by National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA).
RACE CE Certificate
Live Viewing: 3.00 CE credits credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 3.00 CE credits credits and certificate available This course has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit until July 18, 2024 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Upon completing the course and passing the quiz, upload your certificate to https://CEBroker.com. This is the broker used by the AAVSB to track your continuing education credits.

We have a dedicated discussion group on Maddie's Pet Forum to discuss the 4 Rights of Animal Sheltering.  Bring your questions, comments, thoughts, and suggestions, or just see what others are thinking about these ideas.

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Cynthia Karsten, DVM

Outreach Veterinarian

Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis

Throughout her KSMP career, Dr. Karsten has helped to identify and implement best practice protocols and capacity for care models at shelters across the United States and Canada. Dr. Karsten’s recent work has focused on leading shelter medicine Bootcamps, concentrated six-week courses for shelter leaders. The Bootcamps combine online learning with twice-weekly Zoom meetings at which participants can ask questions of KSMP experts and share their own experiences with peers making change at other shelters. Dr. Karsten became board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice in November, 2017. Her main areas of interest include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and veterinary students, working with shelter leaders on change management, and providing accessible, affordable veterinary care to everyone who seeks it. She also continues to work to understand her role and that of animal shelters in increasing awareness of social justice issues and implementing policies to bring about equity. 

Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

Director

Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis

Dr. Hurley is the founding director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program and co-founder of the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based initiative to save the lives of one million more cats in five years. Over 1,500 shelters more than tripled that goal, between them saving over three million cats against their own baseline before joining the challenge. Hurley’s research interests include welfare of confined dogs and cats, humane and effective strategies to manage community cats, and infectious disease prevention. She will always love shelter work because it has the potential to improve the lives of so many animals and the people who work so hard to care for them.

Cynthia Delany, DVM, KPA-CTP, FFCP

Director of Online Learning Maddie's Million Pet Challenge

Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis

With an undergraduate degree in Business/Economics from UCLA and a DVM from UC Davis, Dr. Cindi Delany became the first ever Shelter Veterinarian at Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation in California under the newly created UC Davis Shelter Medicine Program in 2001.Dr. Delany’s focus in KSMP animal shelter consultations and industry speaking is on programs targeted to improve animal outcomes, provide environmental enrichment for shelter animals, explore shelter animal behavior and training, improve shelter data collection and analysis, and maximize operational efficiencies in a limited resource environment. She currently serves as the Master of the Learniverse, the online learning platform for Maddie's Million Pet Challenge.