Fostering for Rock Stars - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi from Allie's Pals Cat Rescue, Pleasanton CA
Hello from Happily Ever Animal Rescue, Oskaloosa IA
Janet Dahlseid from Jacksonville Kitten Army
Hello from Nancy Carey, Foster Program Director, in Graham, TX
has it started?
Julie Daurizio, Pet Adoption Network, Rochester NY
can anyone hear anything ?
Yes, Foster Furbabies, they're talking now
hmm I have no audio
If you can't hear, try changing your audio from phone to computer (or back again)
if you go to the bottom left, you can change your audio settings and dial in by phone if you're not hearing from computer
Hi Foster Furbabies - make sure you're connected via your computer audio or through the dial-in # Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656Webinar ID: 859 627 259
Is that 1,000 enrolled total? Over how many months?
Kristi will talk about mentors more later in the presentation!
Lost the presentation!
Lost the slides
we cannot see the slide, screen says "Kristi Brooks"
Mentors are volunteers or paid staff?
Lisa, we will save your question to ask Kristi at the end of the presentation!
Mentors are volunteers for the most part
this is amazing information! I hope our shelter will hop on board
You'll also be able to grab the list from the recording
Great! Thanks Lisa
important to remembe not everyone uses social media so the local media can be very helpful
For more information on how to promote your foster program through local media, social media and events, please join us for our next webinar on May 23! - Danielle, ASPCA
Can we get some tips on retaining foster parents at the end of the presentation?
Thanks Christi. I will mark your question for the end if it is not answered. -Tina, ASPCA
Do you mean continuing education ssilva? -Tina, ASPCA
I will mark it for the end of the presentation for Kristi to answer if we have time
can we get a copy of the presentation by email?
We'll send you a link in a couple days to the recording
awesome thank u
We ordered logo grocery-type bags online at Anypromo.com for ours, and they're great!
Karen, what a great resource. Thank you!
ASPCA LA Foster Program uses a cardboard carrier for supplies so they have a backup carrier and hidey spot in their home when its on its side
Can you provide an example of a group posting on group email
Hi Clarissa, if we have time at the end, I will ask Kristi your question. -Tina, ASPCA
What sort of programs/applications do you use for keeping records of your fosters, and who has which kittens at any given time?
The ASPCA LA Foster Program uses Smartsheet which is an online excel-type program
I will save these questions for Kristi at the end if she has time!
Great, thank you!
Thanks Danielle! Ive kept track of all of the ones I plan on asking Kristi :)
I use Shelter Buddy too.... how do you do the adoption transaction w/o transferrig ownership?
ASPCA LA Foster alters at 1.8lbs
Our biggest issues is our required home inspections, we have many people interested in fostering but as soon as they hear we need to do a home inspection beforehand, we lose 80% - 90% of people interested
We do not do home inspections, as we found we very rarely have issues with the foster's home
We do not do home inspections either
Unfortuatnley we are state required here in Kansas
Can you speak about the benefits of having these kitten adoption events opposed to just regular/standard adoptions out of the shelter??
Same, we try to remove barriers to fostering
A lot of people will attend an event but never set foot in a shelter
Since our State requires these foster inspections, what are some good suggestions to help us counter these inspections?
ASPCA LA does not do home checks. We perform "conversation based adoptions" which you can find more information about on ASPCAPro
Jasmine, what state are you in
She's in Kansas
There used to be a $10.00 foster application payment required as well but our legislator just got rid of it so we're only facing these foster home inspections now
Jasmine -- email me at email@example.com, and I'll connect you with a staff member at the ASPCA you can ask
Thank you Sue!!
That's a lot of great information, thank you for providing it!
great presentation....can't wait to try some of these ideas!! See you at Expo!
Mentor manual link states page was not found
Thank you Kristi!
Thank you very much!
Can you estimate the time commitment for being a mentor?
Thank you so much! Amazing information!
how do you prevent fosters from failing. esp new ones
thank you very much!!!
do you discuss this in the beginning?
can you guys not hear me?
Thank you, Kristi!
Brigitte Lacht Gerne
› How does one get a foster program started at my local shelter? They are not very organized and have volunteer and staff issues.
Tina no cant hear you
How do you keep fosters engaged when there are very few kittens to send out?
Thank you for taking your time to give us this presentation. Very informative.
We use a google doc that I can go into and edit throughout the day as fosters come and go through the shelter. Works really well :)
Tina, is maybe your phone itself musted?
im unmuted everywhere
you're not muted on my end
on my phone and in zoom
phone is definitely unmuted
want to unjoin audio and rejoin?
last 3 minutes so maybe not worth it
im sending my questions to sue
How do you get mentors that are willing to make that type of time commitment?
Do you offer a finder foster program for people just walking in to surrender kittens? (I apologize if I missed this)
Our foster program is looking to start a foster orientation. Do you have any suggestions for what our presentation should contain?
Such a great job everyone! Thank you for this webinar!
Awesome job team!
Thank you so much!!!
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
Brigitte Lacht Gerne
Thank you for this information. It was very helpful and enlightening