Welcome to G2Z e-News #19
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Welcome to the 19th edition of G2Z e-News!

International experts set to revisit Australia!

We had such an overwhelming response to a number of our international G2Z2015 presenters that some of them have agreed to come back again next year.

We are seeking expressions of interest from those who might be interested in a facility visit or seminar from Trish McMillan Loehr (Shelter Animal Behaviour and Training expert) and Dr Cynthia Karsten (Shelter Medicine expert) anywhere across Australia. The more people who are keen to avail themselves of this opportunity the less investment will be required for everyone. Although to be confirmed, it looks as if the visit will be timed for somewhere around March/April 2016.

There are many options available from a full facility audit, consultation and report with recommendations, an internal staff training session/s, a daylong seminar, advice on a specific problem or issue or any other options in between.

These two disciplines work incredibly effectively together and can improve efficiencies and save money and lives. If you want to know more about:

  • Managed Intake
  • Behaviour Assessments
  • Capacity for Care
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Disease Management
  • Enrichment
  • Data Analysis and Collection
  • Body Language and Handling
  • Best Practice Shelter Practices
  • Criteria Setting
  • Housing
  • Playgroups

Or any other relevant issue, and how your organisation can implement these life and resource saving elements please let us know by Monday 21st December 2015. If you would like to discuss this opportunity contact us here. We know you are doing the best that you can, let us help you to explore opportunities to do better!

Summer holiday season innovations
Need some inspiration on how to reduce the numbers of animals in your care? Sometimes coming into this time of year can drain us of much needed mental ingenuity so here are some ideas that other organisations are trialling. They just might work for you too!

Holiday fosters - Charleston Animal Society, South Carolina, USA

Last year Charleston Animal Society came up with a successful Holiday Heroes program in an attempt to reach a new pool of first-time foster volunteers.

Project Empty Shelter - Animal Welfare League of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

AWLQ is encouraging families to adopt a shelter pet for Christmas by slashing their adoption prices this weekend to $37 for dogs and $27 for cats. Last years #projectemptyshelter event found homes for 256 animals during the sale. This year they hope to surpass that number and rehome 100% of the animals that are currently available for adoption.

Kitten Kisses Pop-Up Kitten Lounge - Maneki Neko Cart Rescue, Victoria, Australia

MNCR invited people to immerse themselves in a one day only Kitten Lounge. Up to 20 rescue kittens were there to hang out, play, sleep and purr in the space and visit with guests. Not surprisingly some went to their new homes too!
(Image thanks to Veganopolous)
Merry Christmas from the G2Z team
All of us here at G2Z wish everyone a very happy Christmas and positive and rewarding New Year. Thanks for another year of support and life saving! Take care of yourselves and your colleagues and we look forward to working with you in 2016.


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