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The 8 Components Every Animal Enrichment Program Should Have - Shared screen with speaker view
Valerie Sheppard 2
56:19
Welcome all! The webinar will start in a few minutes. Enjoy the music in the meantime.
Susan Young
01:00:44
Hello from Pets Niagara in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Susan Holt
01:00:45
Lost Our Home, Tempe, AZ, USA
Marissa Hsu
01:00:45
Hi from Charleston, WV
Matthew Pietropaoli
01:00:46
Humane Animal Rescue, PA, USA
Kristina Spieler
01:00:48
Hi from Killeen Texas!
Cheryl Dandel
01:00:48
Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League, Gunnison CO USA
Wannda Turner
01:00:49
Northeast Arkansans for Animals, Jonesboro, AR
Jennifer Reighard
01:00:50
Hey! Jennifer here from Bitter Root Humane Association in Hamilton MT
Dave Gee
01:00:53
Hi From ASPCA , New York NY
Rebecca Robinson
01:00:54
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, Georgetown, TX
Nancy Puro
01:00:56
Cat Adoption Team, Sherwood, Oregon USA
Clare Williams
01:00:56
Hi from the National Animal Welfare Trust in the UK!
Amy Stover
01:00:56
Amy Stover, Columbus Humane, Columbus Ohio
Tia Barbera
01:00:57
Hello from the Cherryland Humane Society, Traverse City, Michigan!
Madelyn McCarroll
01:00:57
Hello to all from a rainy Jersey Cape.
Jean Mitchell
01:00:57
Columbus Humane, OH, US
Stacy Cannon
01:00:59
Stacy from Steamboat CO
Joanne Welch
01:01:00
Salem Animal Rescue league, Sallem NH
Shelby Backhus
01:01:01
Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska USA
Amber Francisco
01:01:01
Farmington Regional Animal Shelter, Farmington, NM
Samantha Bell
01:01:02
Hi From Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles, CA USA!
Katie Crockett
01:01:07
Hello Katie here from Homeward Pet in Woodinville, WA!
Sara Marshall
01:01:07
MSPCA, Cape Cod, MA, USA
Rachel Webber
01:01:08
Rachel from Leader Dogs for the Blind, Michigan
Christopher Money
01:01:09
Hello from East Bay SPCA in Oakland, CA.
Barb Pramick
01:01:09
hi from pennsylvania
Kara Holland
01:01:10
Kara Holland, Columbus, OH
Ligia Andrade
01:01:10
Hi from Portugal
Jean Carew
01:01:11
Positive pups dog training Livonia, MI
Melissa Taylor
01:01:12
Greetings from Friends For Life in Houston, TX, USA!
Kevin T. Kirby
01:01:14
The Barksville Inn, Ithaca, NY USA
Tara Kohinska
01:01:14
Winnipeg Humane Society, Winnipeg, MB Canada
Cullan Brimage
01:01:14
SPCA of Texas, Mckinney and Dallas
Ron Britton
01:01:17
Anchorage Alaska ChugachNF
Taylor Klein
01:01:17
Irving Animal Services, TX, USA (Dallas area)
Sarah O'Shea
01:01:17
Good Afternoon from Dakin Humane Society Springfield Ma
Nicole Cacy
01:01:18
Sacramento SPCA in Sacramento, CA
Sandy Ozuna
01:01:22
Patty & Sandy from Palm Springs Animal Shelter
david ager
01:01:23
Hi from Cleveland Animal Care and Control
Stephen Chopp
01:01:41
Los Angeles County Animcal Care and Control - Lancaster, CA
Crystal Dowd
01:01:43
Calvert County Animal Shelter, Maryland
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:02:06
sawanetwork.org
Brad Shear
01:02:42
Ronda!
Brad Shear
01:03:00
Ronda!
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:03:33
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Ligia Andrade
01:06:43
Midas, from Oporto, Portugal
Courtney Hancock
01:06:50
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood, ON
Katie Corbett
01:07:17
LifeLine Animal Project - Atlanta, GA
jayne.lockey
01:09:04
Hi from the UK (RSPCA Newcastle & North Northumberland)
Jim Tedford
01:09:31
nice to see our friends and colleagues from Europe...the UK and Portugal!
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:11:16
We have a webinar about cat cage portals coming Feb 22!
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:11:52
See www.aspcapro.org/webinars for all our webinars, including Part 4 of this series, coming Feb 21.
JOÃO PAULO AMARAL LEITÃO
01:13:06
Can you, in your facility, conciliate all 5 freedoms?
Rebecca Robinson
01:14:06
Where do I find the best practices document that was just refered to?
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:14:35
The document is posted at https://www.aspcapro.org/animal-enrichment-webinar-series
Rebecca Robinson
01:14:45
Thank you!
Jim Tedford
01:15:00
All ur best practice documents are also available at sawanetwork.org
Ligia Andrade
01:15:45
It´s my first time here, i´m liking a lot. Do we have all this documents available? Is it possible to get #1 an 2 also?
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:16:37
Ligia, The document and all the webinar links are posted at https://www.aspcapro.org/animal-enrichment-webinar-series
Ligia Andrade
01:17:03
Thank you Valerie
Dominique Lalonde
01:17:26
I wish you had those standards in detail as these would be essential to improve a current alrady thorough enrichement program
Christina Lee
01:20:00
Where is the checklist that the first speaker mentioned? I don't see it in the best practices document on the aspcapro link you provided.
Ligia Andrade
01:21:01
In our shelter we have big spaces for 2 ou 3 dogs... it is difficult to leave toys because they can fight for it :(
Jim Tedford
01:22:08
LIgia, it is important to know that animals housed together are compatible. Fighting over resources such as food and toys is stress-inducing, so animals who aren't compatible should be separated.
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:22:44
From Pam Shultz to All Panelists: 03:23 PMWhat are some safe chew options for very large, very strong, very energetic dogs (that can be left in their enclosures without constant monitoring)?
Wannda Turner
01:23:20
In some shelters we have helped with large spaces for multiple dogs, we have set up smaller areas where a single dog and go and play with a toy or get a chew. Dogs are rotated every 30 minutes
Jim Tedford
01:23:34
I believe the checklists referred to in this session are attachments to the Best Practice document at this link: http://www.sawanetwork.org/page/Bestpractice
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:23:40
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Brad Shear
01:23:51
Kong makes several versions of very thick, tough rubber toys, and can be filled with peanut butter or treats. There are other manufacturers who make similar dense rubber toys as well.
Wannda Turner
01:23:53
We also find that some dogs really enjoy a little time alone and then are happy to go back to their cage mates.
Ligia Andrade
01:23:55
They are compatible without resources... but we are afraid with resources so we take a walk everyday with them and only leave toys on puppies or dog's that live alone
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:24:03
do you have a standard way to ensure compatability? a certain number of things you have them do together before cohousing?
Jim Tedford
01:25:04
Wannda...that's a great point and the reason we recommend tailoring enrichment to the individual animal. Like us, they each have unique needs and preferences. kudos to you for recognizing that!
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:25:28
From JOÃO PAULO AMARAL LEITÃO to All Panelists: 03:25 PMhow many cats (maximum) do you think is possible to house together?From William Webster to All Panelists: 03:25 PMTo Pam: I like the dog chew brand Goughnuts, good variety and very durable
Ligia Andrade
01:25:29
We have around 150 dogs and 100 cats
Brad Shear
01:26:27
Joao, the number of cats you can house is largerly dependant upon the size of the space they have. Consider your ability to monitor the health, behavior, food and water intake of a group of cats in a room. If you have too many, it may be difficulty to monitor how each is doing.
melinda lee
01:26:43
of these enrichment options, is there a ranking of which are easier to implement than others? perhaps categorically based on cost, time, tools, space, etc?
Jim Tedford
01:27:41
Melinda...it's really all about resources (including staff or volunteer time required to implement). You'll also enjoy the final session in this series where we'll cover inexpensive, innovative ideas from the field.
Paige Daugherty
01:27:58
Hi from CARES in Clarksdale, Mississippi! We just moved into a new building with a community cat room and have discovered that 10 cats do well together, but no more than that.
Brad Shear
01:28:04
Melinda, ease of implementation is probably different for each organization. If you have a lot of volunteers and space for play yards, play and exercise may be easy to implement.
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:28:41
From Sally Westerhoff to All Panelists: 03:28 PMAll of our dogs get Benebones for chewing along with toys. I contacted the company and we get the bones for half retail price!
Wannda Turner
01:28:43
It is also important that the same dog or cat have the same toy each day. We rotate toys so that each dog/cat has a variety of 3 toys that go in and out of their area each day. It is very educational and stimulating.
Catherine Pitre
01:28:58
What would be the best option for a minimum of 2 hours of play time/week when multiple cats are held in quarentine rooms for a minimum of 2 weeks?
Jim Tedford
01:29:15
Paige...as Brad mentioned, it depends upon the size of the room and the ability to monitor behavior, health, and food/water intake. Don't want a bully cat keeping others from eating.
Brad Shear
01:30:19
Catherine, it depends on the layout of the room. Does the quarantine space have an open area where they can be loose? Is the quarantine a legal requirement?
Paige Daugherty
01:30:49
Exactly. We set up a spy camera in there when we moved to see how they do together, and so far, so good! We’ve had a surge in adult cat adoptions from this room, too.
Catherine Pitre
01:30:49
They are all housed in single cages
Stephen Chopp
01:30:52
any stats on ingestion issues - that's the push back we get.
Brad Shear
01:32:23
Catherine, I don't know what they layout of your shelter is, but I would look for a nearby room where cats can stretch their legs. If the quarantine is not a legal requirement, I would also take a look at the cost/benefit of holding the cats in quarantine for that period of time.
Rebecca Robinson
01:33:22
I also get pushback on items like peanutbutter jars, egg cartons, etc as everyone thinks I will cause a blockage
Jim Tedford
01:33:33
Ingestion is always an issue, but can be minimized by either closely monitoring animals or only giving them toys that are difficult to destroy/ingest. I don't know if there are stats available, but the Best Practice document may help build a case for an effective enrichment program
Brad Shear
01:35:27
We have had the injestion question before and have found that this is a concern that is often voiced, but not often seen. Animals should be monitored, but not something we have seen as a problem.
Stephen Chopp
01:36:00
we use nontoxic bubbles, but they are still soapy. Any receipes for tasty ones - we've tried broth, but it destroys the bubble making
Catherine Pitre
01:36:53
The cages are up top standards but in the case of panleukopenia they are not aloud to come out of the room because of the risk to expose other cats. Kittens especially will be held in quarentine. If the cats are fully vaccinated and not symptomatic we get them out asap. Its just hard to take the risk to let them go into another room to strech.
Teryn Jones
01:36:57
can we get the studies she is talking about?
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:37:02
From kinga wurm to All Panelists: 03:37 PMother animal urine?
JOÃO PAULO AMARAL LEITÃO
01:37:30
Valerian is described as a potentia ltoxic plant to dogs. How do you manage?
Stephen Chopp
01:37:46
We apply scent to the ground just at the bottom of the door to so the dog has a choice.
Jim Tedford
01:37:58
Kelley recommends putting small amounts of soiled bedding materials from small animal cages into the runs or cages to increase exploration.
Shelby Backhus
01:38:01
is there a list of the good and bad scents? I wasnt able to write all of them down.
Jim Tedford
01:38:34
Shelby, the slides are available on aspcapro.org and Valerie will send you a link to the presentation tomorrow.
Brad Shear
01:38:59
Kinga, taking some bedding from a rodent cage and putting it in a cat cage can stimulate them because the cats are predators. You can also purchase comercially available urine scents from several different animals.
Kristina Spieler
01:39:12
If you use rodent smells couldn't that potentially increase a dogs prey drive?
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:41:33
From William Webster to All Panelists: 03:40 PMis it safe to spray chemicals in your kennel when the dog can't move away?
Brad Shear
01:42:03
We don't spray on the bed becuase if the animal doesn't like the scent, you are essentially taking away their resting place.
JOÃO PAULO AMARAL LEITÃO
01:43:14
What type of music is adequate for dogs? and for cats? Classic music? Folk? Pop? Not rock or metal, right?
Brad Shear
01:43:31
Be careful to read any cautions on the product you are using in regard to their affect on animals. ASPCA has some good information through their poison control center.
Stephen Chopp
01:44:37
They do love the bird sounds
Dominique Lalonde
01:45:04
whats the time limit you should play bird song
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:45:15
From kinga wurm to All Panelists: 03:44 PMThrough Dog's Ear! I use it all the time & it works!!!
Kevin Burton
01:45:17
My office cat just came flying over to investigate!
Susan Holt
01:45:21
Bird songs: my old dog just got up from her bed and came over to investigate. Enrichment for the win!
Tara Kohinska
01:45:24
Just perked my cats who are listening with me!
Rebecca Robinson
01:45:27
Is there someting equivelent to bird songs for dogs?
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:45:37
From JOÃO PAULO AMARAL LEITÃO to All Panelists: 03:45 PMcan't playing bird sounds create frustration as they can not see or catch it?
Delyne Mayer
01:45:52
do cats like the ice blocks?
Danielle Riley
01:46:42
We freeze canned food mixed with water in small dixie cups and our cats love them!
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:47:14
do you have minimum and maximum temperature/weather recommendations for outdoor access for cats?
Brad Shear
01:47:26
Bird sounds will generally catch a cat's attention and stimulate them, but not disturb them. If you see a cat reacting negatively, I would turn it off. I think you can play calming music for most of the day. Bird sounds might be played as a way to vary their experience, but again, we have to watch each animal's reaction.
Nancy Puro
01:48:06
Do you track the things that are done for all animals like spaying scent?
Brad Shear
01:48:14
I have never seen ice blocks used with cats. I wouldn't imagine them reacting as well as dogs and their kennels typically do not have a place for water to go like dog enclosrures often do.
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:48:16
From William Webster to All Panelists: 03:48 PMCan anyone answer if using prey scent/sound as enrichment increases stress/prey drive/aggitation?
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:49:39
From Samantha Bell to All Panelists: 03:49 PMhow can we get prey scent for cat if we don't have mice?
Brad Shear
01:50:22
Samantha, hunters use prey scents to attract some species that they are hunting so you can often find the scents from suppliers who sell hunting equipment and supplies
Jim Tedford
01:50:40
Samantha...check with volunteers or staffers to see if any of them have mice/rats/guinea pigs/hamsters, etc. as pets.
Valerie Sheppard 2
01:50:55
From William Webster to All Panelists: 03:51 PMgoogle "scent stick", they use this for dog scent work
Madelyn McCarroll
01:51:36
Off topic question. New Jersey just passed a law requiring a windshield on dog houses. Any idea for a safe item to do that. We are concerned that dogs might eat carpets or plastic or even be afraid to enter their house with a new attachment?
Catherine Pitre
01:51:39
How often and how soon should they have access to an outdoor cage? (Cats)
Jean Mitchell
01:51:47
What about using some kinds of mulch - like made with manures?
Barb Pramick
01:52:22
A heavy piece of tarp cut to size and hung over the door can work
Dominique Lalonde
01:52:47
But the vets wont even let us try it....IT SUCKS!
Barb Pramick
01:53:19
A heavy piece of tarp cut to size and hung over the door can work as a wind shield
Kevin Burton
01:53:45
put them inside a PVC pipe capped with holes drilled in it.
Matthew Pietropaoli
01:54:04
In regards to hanging kongs for dogs: would you recommend using a flirt pole or some other piece of equipment to secure above their space?
Alina Matskevich
01:54:20
if we give the dog's cereal boxes, detergent containers, etc...are we encouraging destruction of household items which may set them up for failure once they go into a home?
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:55:18
temperature recommendations for outdoor accress for cats
Jim Tedford
01:56:29
Emma, we find that as long as cats have a choice, they do a good job of self-selecting whether it's too cold for them or not. They're more resilient than we give them credit for and some may actually enjoy it.
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:56:41
how does this line up with Maddie's Fund recommendations about reducing the number of moves for cats in the first week after intake?
Rebecca Robinson
01:58:37
what products would you reccomend to schedule music and quiet time automatically like that?
Jim Tedford
01:58:56
Katie...I missed that section of the webinar. Please reach out directly to Kelley to get clarification or let me know (jtedford@sawanetwork.org) and I'll reach out to her. Thanks.
Ron Britton
01:59:04
Thanks much. Excellent stuff!!
Darcie Harrell
01:59:08
Thank you!
Nicole Bouldin
01:59:09
Thank you!
Nancy Puro
01:59:12
Thank you!
Alina Matskevich
01:59:15
thank you so much!!!!!
Tara Kohinska
01:59:17
Thanks so much.
Stacy Cannon
01:59:22
Thanks
Constance Paras
01:59:24
Thank you! Excellent information!
Cullan Brimage
01:59:26
Thank you!
Cassandra Boser
01:59:29
Thanks for all the great info!!
Jean Mitchell
01:59:37
Thank you.