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Do Try This At Home: Cheap & Fun Enrichment Ideas for Shelters - Shared screen with speaker view
Cynthia Corchis
52:28
Hello From Windsor Essex County Humane Society, Windsor Ontario
Sarah O'Shea
52:54
Hello from SPringfield Mass (Dakin Humane Society)
david ager
52:57
Hi from Cleveland Animal Care and Control
Rheva Cliff
53:11
Hello From Cheyenne Wyoming!Cheyenne Animal Shelter
Cullan Brimage
54:10
Hello from SPCA of Texas
Amelia Curtis
54:18
Hi from San Diego Humane Society!
Nicole Cacy
54:24
Hello from the Sacramento SPCA
Marci Koski
54:30
Hi from Furry Friends in Vancouver, Washington! :D
Shawna Bostick
54:44
Mustang, Oklahoma, Friends of the Mustang Animal Shelter
Patricia Augusta
54:45
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Tia Barbera
54:58
Hello from the Cherryland Humane Society in Traverse City, Michigan!
Katie Crockett
55:09
Hello from Bothell, WA
Patricia Augusta
55:11
I'm having a great day. :-) Hello, I'm Patricia Augusta from Ventura County , Paw Works Inc. We are a rescue opening our first facility rather than being foster based.
Leigh Melligan
55:31
Hello from Edmonton Humane Society in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Susan Holt
56:44
Greetings from Lost Our Home in Tempe, Arizona, USA
David Gee
57:00
Hi All from ASPCA , IT dept , New York NY
Samantha Bell
57:59
Hello from Best Friends Animal Society LA! :)
Rachel Webber
58:27
Hello from Michigan Leader Dogs for the Blind
Jean Mitchell
58:39
Hello from Columbus OH
Kaysha Rogers
58:39
Hi from SafeHaven Humane Society in Tangent Oregon!
Susan Tsujimoto
58:40
Hi from Spring Texas
Teryn Jones
58:48
Southern CA
Jessica Zwarych
58:54
Ontario SPCA - Markham Ontario Canada! - Cat Adoption!
Veronica Lapone
58:54
Hello from Los Angeles!
Nancy Puro
58:55
Hello from Cat Adoption Team, Sherwood, Oregon
Helene Jorgensen
58:56
Hi from Washington DC.
Barb Pramick
58:58
hi from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in PA, USA
Christopher Money
59:00
Howdy from EBSPCA in Oakland, CA.
Tara Kohinska
59:05
Hello from Winnipeg, Manitoba- Winnipeg Humane Society. I am a volunteer.
Pam Wehnert
59:16
Hi from Ridgely, MD - Caroline Co. Humane Society
Darcie Harrell
59:16
Hi from ASPCA Spay Neuter Alliance in Asheville, NC!
Jon Jacobus
59:21
Hi from the Chemung County SPCA in Elmira, NY
Madelyn McCarroll
59:44
Hello from a surprisingly lovely, warm day at the New Jersey Cape. Middle Townhip Animal Advisory Board, NJ
Delyne Mayer
01:00:10
Hi from Purrs4Life, Post Falls ID
Tatianna Hankins
01:00:38
Hello from Washington State! Auburn Valley Humane Society.
Stephanie Pugh
01:00:53
Great Plains SPCA Kansas City area
Susan Young
01:01:08
Hello from Pets Niagara in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada!
Cheryl Suydam
01:01:47
You bet!
Cheryl Suydam
01:04:02
I'll have Pia post the link at the end of the webinar.
Teryn Jones
01:04:16
is anyone else having problem with the audio? its cutting out a little
Barb Pramick
01:04:25
it is
Cheryl Suydam
01:05:09
Is the audio better now?
Valerie Sheppard
01:05:22
yes, thanks Cheryl
Barb Pramick
01:05:24
seems to be
Susan Holt
01:05:44
Yes.
Valerie Sheppard
01:07:16
can you see the bottom of the screen with the person's name?
Kaysha Rogers
01:07:35
phone call!
Paige Daugherty
01:08:16
CARES in Clarksdale, Mississippi! These are great.
Valerie Sheppard
01:09:32
From Tammy Gaboury to All Panelists: 03:11 PMWhere can you purchase the hideaway, scratch post combination in the video?
Stephanie Pugh
01:09:41
They make paper straws if you are looking to move away from single use plastics
Tara Kohinska
01:09:55
Wouldn’t the plastic straws need to be supervised?
Kaysha Rogers
01:10:28
Can grass be shared between cats? Any problems with disease spread?
Valerie Sheppard
01:10:36
For all of these ideas, try internet searches for materials! Try create wish lists for your community.
Cheryl Suydam
01:10:50
Yes, you would want to supervise the cats with the plastic straws.
Tara Kohinska
01:11:13
I grow it in yoghurt/pudding cups so each cat gets one each..oops! Just like this!
Marci Koski
01:11:43
Fun-sized: you can also use cleaned out small cat food cans to plant grass in! :D
Barb Pramick
01:11:57
do cats need to be supervised with a grass cup?
Tara Kohinska
01:12:00
I use seeds from Booster Juice—a smoothie company here in Canada.
Shelby Backhus
01:14:27
what seeds do you use to grow the cat grass? I missed that.
Tara Kohinska
01:14:41
Wheat, barley, oats…
Shelby Backhus
01:15:07
THANKS!
Valerie Sheppard
01:19:43
Reminder: this is a 90-minute webinar. It's being recorded and the recording will be posted on the webinar page tomorrow., along with the slides.
Stephanie Pugh
01:19:44
omg I love this!!!
Rachel Webber
01:20:27
What were the herbs planted again?\
Valerie Sheppard
01:20:56
Rachel, you can plant whatever grows in your area and that will smell nice.
Christopher Money
01:21:01
Strollers can be nice for carry only puppies too.
Barb Pramick
01:21:29
peanut butter works too
Valerie Sheppard
01:25:55
From Evelyn Cannata to All Panelists: 03:28 PMhow is the pupsicle hanging?
Cheryl Suydam
01:26:31
It looks like there was a collar frozen into the pupsicle.
Cheryl Suydam
01:27:37
Hi, Nicholas, I'm going to pose that question for Pia in the Q&A.
Tara Kohinska
01:28:46
Is that a Kinder egg?
Veronica Lapone
01:28:58
Love the Easter Eggs! I do an egg hunt every Easter with my own dogs.
Sarah O'Shea
01:29:07
Egg dispensing toy- is the wet food frozen in the plastic egg
Cheryl Suydam
01:29:43
Good question, Sarah! I believe it is.
Tara Kohinska
01:29:47
I was thinking it looked like the egg the Kinder toys come in (not the chocolate part!!!)
Tara Kohinska
01:31:21
Does anyone make snuffle mats for dogs and cats?
Tatianna Hankins
01:33:38
Does anyone have restrictions on the use of catnip at their organization?
Jessica Zwarych
01:34:26
The egg enrichment toy could totally be a Kinder surprise piece but you can also buy them from the dollar store around Easter time!
Cheryl Suydam
01:34:55
Great idea, Jessica!
Valerie Sheppard
01:35:04
Ask for donations! I know I have hundreds of those eggs.
Sarah O'Shea
01:35:32
We also use plastic eggs filled with some cattnip and a feather or pipecleaner poking out of the little air hole
Jessica Zwarych
01:35:39
Donations would be best yes! Sometimes we have difficulty getting donations from our wish list here so employees or volunteers will buy some things out of pocket if need be!
Nancy Puro
01:35:45
We drill holes in the eggs too and make puzzle feeders.
Sarah O'Shea
01:36:29
You can also use the tiny kongs for cats as well with wet food.
Cheryl Suydam
01:36:45
Wonderful ideas, Sarah, Nancy, and Sarah!
Sarah O'Shea
01:36:56
We use paper towel tubes stuck in the kennel door for people to drop treats down for the dogs that are scared of people
Barb Pramick
01:38:17
audio is fading
Valerie Sheppard
01:40:22
From Sherry Butler to All Panelists: 03:42 PMTreadmill training is also a confidence builder for dogs.
Valerie Sheppard
01:44:02
From Laura Garber to All Panelists: 03:46 PMIs there catnip in the bubbles somehow?
Valerie Sheppard
01:44:16
From Debbie Christian to All Panelists: 03:46 PMhow does catnip get incorporated into the bubbles?
Sarah O'Shea
01:44:16
They make a bacon scented bubbles for dogs.
Cheryl Suydam
01:44:36
Good question, Debbie. I'll pose that question to Pia during the Q&A.
Cheryl Suydam
01:44:54
Thanks for answering that, Alina!
Valerie Sheppard
01:45:08
From Alina Matskevich to All Panelists: 03:47 PMits sold as catnip bubbles, we have a bacon one for dogs
Laura Garber
01:50:36
Lavender rags are a GREAT idea! Love that!
Valerie Sheppard
01:51:27
From Sherry Butler to All Panelists: 03:53 PMI would highly recommend using a therapeutic grade essential oil. I use doTerra.
Cheryl Suydam
01:51:39
Thanks for the recommendation, Sherry!
Tatianna Hankins
01:54:27
How are the cat scent rubbers secured and removed to the kennels?
Cheryl Suydam
01:54:46
Great point, Sherry. With any of these ideas, please check with your veterinarian.
Nancy Puro
01:55:26
The pipe insulation has a cut in the side so they just slide right on the kennel.
Cheryl Suydam
01:56:01
Thanks for fielding that question, Nancy!
Jean Mitchell
01:56:01
If the scent rubbers are glued to pipe insulation, the insulation comes with a slit for fitting around pipes.
Tara Kohinska
01:56:18
I have six cats and they love Through A Cat’s Ear (and even the canine version!).
Nancy Puro
01:57:06
The fan idea is amazing!
Kaysha Rogers
01:57:16
"Unused poop bags" that statement has me rolling!
melinda lee
01:57:31
You know what you could use instead of poop bags? Those air bags in shipment boxes :)
Barnee Shultz
01:57:42
love the fan!!!
Cheryl Suydam
01:58:03
Wonderful idea, Melinda!
Samantha Bell
01:58:56
what are those truffula trees made of? from an art store?
Veronica Lapone
01:59:57
that’s what I thought, too!
Cheryl Suydam
01:59:57
Thanks, Sherry!
Tara Kohinska
01:59:58
Fluffy bit of feathers or polyester shredded up?
Cheryl Suydam
02:00:39
Yes!
Valerie Sheppard
02:00:43
From Belinda Lewis to All Panelists: 04:03 PMFor the scent rubbers, was it felt fabric hot glued to the insulation pipe?
Cheryl Suydam
02:00:50
Yes!
Susan Holt
02:03:29
Thank you!
Sandy Ozuna
02:05:41
I find it easy to throw the ball pit balls in a mesh laundry bag and place them i the dishwasher
Barb Pramick
02:05:52
mesh bag in the dishwasher
Samantha Bell
02:06:54
After the last webinar I searched online for prey scent from hunting supply sites to use for cat enrichment. I couldn't find anything but deer. Is deer scent enriching for cats? Does anyone know where can I get more appropriate prey scents for cats?
Tammy Gaboury
02:06:58
Thank you!
Cheryl Suydam
02:07:23
Stretch and Scratch
Cheryl Suydam
02:08:12
Hennesey et al - The group who did the research on cortisol levels
Valerie Sheppard
02:08:48
From Lisa Pearce to All Panelists: 04:11 PMGarden supply have coyote urine but not sure about using something like this for cats. It may be disturbing.
Samantha Bell
02:08:50
i think coyote urine would scare cats :D
Cassandra Boser
02:09:31
there are rabbit and squirrel scents available if you search online for hunting dog training scents
Valerie Sheppard
02:09:33
From Kristin Russell to All Panelists: 04:12 PMWe make these snuffle mats, you can buy larger mats at home depot/lowes and cut them to size for cats :) https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blog/diy-make-your-dog-or-cat-a-snuffle-matt/
Tammy Gaboury
02:09:41
Can you tell me who had the enrichment calendar that was shown in the video?...we are looking for a great template to start this program at our shelter.
Tammy Gaboury
02:10:23
Perfect. thank you
Susan Holt
02:10:31
My email address is susan@LostOurHome.org
Valerie Sheppard
02:10:42
behavior.rehab@aspca.org
Tara Kohinska
02:11:01
I make snuffle mats—just cut up fleece and tie it to plastic dish mats. Can get donated fleece or it’s inexpensive to purchase. Amazon has lots of mats in different sizes that can be cut up to suit. These can also stay with the cat throughout their stay as well…
Patricia Augusta
02:11:08
I'd like a copy of the enrichment schedule: Volunteer@pawworks.org
Wannda Turner
02:11:47
Thank you from Wannda at Northeast Arkansans for Animals. This has been very informative.
Cheryl Suydam
02:11:53
You got it, Patricia!
melinda lee
02:12:06
There's a Canine Enrichment facebook group
shari cahill
02:12:08
Well done, all. Martha Stewart has nothing on this group. :-)
melinda lee
02:12:21
https://www.facebook.com/groups/canineenrichment/
Cheryl Suydam
02:12:28
That's right, Shari!
Wannda Turner
02:12:33
nafahelp@gmail.com would also like a copy of the enrichment schedule.
Cheryl Suydam
02:12:37
Thanks, Melinda!
Cheryl Suydam
02:12:54
You got it, Wannda!
Madelyn McCarroll
02:13:37
Thank you very much for this delighfult and USEFUL program.
Susan Tsujimoto
02:13:48
Thank you!!
Nancy Puro
02:13:55
Thank you so much! Great information!
Helene Jorgensen
02:13:57
Thank you. Love all the creative ideas. Super helpful!
Tammy Gaboury
02:13:57
thank you
Lesley Shadbolt
02:14:01
thanks
Cullan Brimage
02:14:04
Thank you!!
Catherine Pitre
02:14:05
Thank you!