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Fostering for Rock Stars - Shared screen with speaker view
Renee Primer
44:40
Hi from Allie's Pals Cat Rescue, Pleasanton CA
Stan McHawes
45:01
Hello from Happily Ever Animal Rescue, Oskaloosa IA
Janet Dahlseid
45:05
Janet Dahlseid from Jacksonville Kitten Army
Nancy Carey
45:06
Hello from Nancy Carey, Foster Program Director, in Graham, TX
Foster Furbabies
45:28
has it started?
Julie Daurizio
45:33
Julie Daurizio, Pet Adoption Network, Rochester NY
Foster Furbabies
46:15
can anyone hear anything ?
Karen Poston
46:33
Yes, Foster Furbabies, they're talking now
Foster Furbabies
46:47
hmm I have no audio
Sue Clement
46:49
If you can't hear, try changing your audio from phone to computer (or back again)
Susan Furukawa
47:29
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
Danielle Arnold
47:33
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
Foster Furbabies
48:24
got it
Susan Furukawa
49:43
awesome
Clarissa Salazar
50:20
Is that 1,000 enrolled total? Over how many months?
Tina Reddington
51:15
Kristi will talk about mentors more later in the presentation!
Tina Reddington
55:43
Lost the presentation!
Michelle Burkhart
55:46
Lost the slides
Tammy Adkins
55:59
we cannot see the slide, screen says "Kristi Brooks"
Kathryn Thorpe
56:30
Mentors are volunteers or paid staff?
Tina Reddington
56:40
Lisa, we will save your question to ask Kristi at the end of the presentation!
Tina Reddington
56:50
Mentors are volunteers for the most part
Foster Furbabies
57:37
this is amazing information! I hope our shelter will hop on board
Sue Clement
59:49
You'll also be able to grab the list from the recording
Tina Reddington
01:01:14
Great! Thanks Lisa
Stephen Buzzell
01:04:21
important to remembe not everyone uses social media so the local media can be very helpful
Danielle Arnold
01:05:42
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
Christi Dineff
01:08:40
Can we get some tips on retaining foster parents at the end of the presentation?
Tina Reddington
01:09:31
Thanks Christi. I will mark your question for the end if it is not answered. -Tina, ASPCA
Tina Reddington
01:12:16
Do you mean continuing education ssilva? -Tina, ASPCA
Tina Reddington
01:12:44
I will mark it for the end of the presentation for Kristi to answer if we have time
Royce Chang
01:13:39
can we get a copy of the presentation by email?
Sue Clement
01:14:15
We'll send you a link in a couple days to the recording
Royce Chang
01:14:56
awesome thank u
Karen Poston
01:15:23
We ordered logo grocery-type bags online at Anypromo.com for ours, and they're great!
Sue Clement
01:16:32
Karen, what a great resource. Thank you!
Tina Reddington
01:19:47
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
Clarissa Salazar
01:21:24
Can you provide an example of a group posting on group email
Tina Reddington
01:22:01
Hi Clarissa, if we have time at the end, I will ask Kristi your question. -Tina, ASPCA
Heather Sutherland
01:22:50
What sort of programs/applications do you use for keeping records of your fosters, and who has which kittens at any given time?
Tina Reddington
01:23:34
The ASPCA LA Foster Program uses Smartsheet which is an online excel-type program
Tina Reddington
01:24:14
I will save these questions for Kristi at the end if she has time!
Heather Sutherland
01:24:24
Great, thank you!
Tina Reddington
01:25:25
Thanks Danielle! Ive kept track of all of the ones I plan on asking Kristi :)
Boni Galarneau
01:27:07
I use Shelter Buddy too.... how do you do the adoption transaction w/o transferrig ownership?
Tina Reddington
01:27:11
ASPCA LA Foster alters at 1.8lbs
Jasmine Kyle
01:29:14
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
Heather Sutherland
01:29:38
We do not do home inspections, as we found we very rarely have issues with the foster's home
Barbara Johnson
01:29:55
Same here
Donell Randolph
01:30:02
We do not do home inspections either
Jasmine Kyle
01:30:02
Unfortuatnley we are state required here in Kansas
Kathryn Thorpe
01:30:03
Can you speak about the benefits of having these kitten adoption events opposed to just regular/standard adoptions out of the shelter??
Trina Wheeldon
01:30:16
Same, we try to remove barriers to fostering
Christi Dineff
01:30:24
A lot of people will attend an event but never set foot in a shelter
Jasmine Kyle
01:31:02
Since our State requires these foster inspections, what are some good suggestions to help us counter these inspections?
Tina Reddington
01:31:06
ASPCA LA does not do home checks. We perform "conversation based adoptions" which you can find more information about on ASPCAPro
Sue Clement
01:33:06
Jasmine, what state are you in
Christi Dineff
01:33:18
She's in Kansas
Jasmine Kyle
01:33:19
Kansas
Jasmine Kyle
01:33:59
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
Sue Clement
01:35:15
Jasmine -- email me at suec@aspca.org, and I'll connect you with a staff member at the ASPCA you can ask
Jasmine Kyle
01:35:41
Thank you Sue!!
Karen Poston
01:35:48
That's awesome!
Christi Dineff
01:36:14
That's a lot of great information, thank you for providing it!
Boni Galarneau
01:36:18
great presentation....can't wait to try some of these ideas!! See you at Expo!
Trina Wheeldon
01:36:25
Thank you!
Laura Kniffen
01:36:27
Thank you!
Kim Fairbanks
01:36:33
Mentor manual link states page was not found
Caitlyn Borquist
01:36:33
Thank you Kristi!
Heather Sutherland
01:36:35
Thank you very much!
Wendy Frink
01:36:38
Can you estimate the time commitment for being a mentor?
Yvonne Langworthy-Swanson
01:36:38
thank you
Ebony Cadet
01:36:45
Thank you so much! Amazing information!
Stacey Richolson
01:36:50
how do you prevent fosters from failing. esp new ones
Ruth Allen
01:36:50
thank you very much!!!
Stacey Richolson
01:36:57
do you discuss this in the beginning?
Tina Reddington
01:36:59
can you guys not hear me?
Nancy Carey
01:37:11
Thank you, Kristi!
Brigitte Lacht Gerne
01:37:18
› How does one get a foster program started at my local shelter? They are not very organized and have volunteer and staff issues.
ASPCApro ProLearning
01:37:34
Tina no cant hear you
Wendy Frink
01:37:39
How do you keep fosters engaged when there are very few kittens to send out?
magicalgirl
01:37:39
Thank you for taking your time to give us this presentation. Very informative.
Kathryn Thorpe
01:38:27
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 :)
ASPCApro ProLearning
01:38:41
Tina, is maybe your phone itself musted?
Tina Reddington
01:38:44
im unmuted everywhere
ASPCApro ProLearning
01:38:45
you're not muted on my end
Tina Reddington
01:38:46
on my phone and in zoom
Tina Reddington
01:39:14
phone is definitely unmuted
ASPCApro ProLearning
01:39:33
want to unjoin audio and rejoin?
ASPCApro ProLearning
01:39:49
last 3 minutes so maybe not worth it
Tina Reddington
01:39:51
its okay
Tina Reddington
01:39:54
im sending my questions to sue
magicalgirl
01:40:57
How do you get mentors that are willing to make that type of time commitment?
Karen Dioguardi
01:41:05
Do you offer a finder foster program for people just walking in to surrender kittens? (I apologize if I missed this)
magicalgirl
01:42:58
Our foster program is looking to start a foster orientation. Do you have any suggestions for what our presentation should contain?
Tammy Adkins
01:43:00
Such a great job everyone! Thank you for this webinar!
Susan Furukawa
01:43:29
thank you
ASPCApro ProLearning
01:43:52
Yay team!
Maria Palma-Drexler
01:44:01
Awesome job team!
Clarissa Salazar
01:44:04
Thank you so much!!!
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:44:38
thank you!
Brigitte Lacht Gerne
01:45:02
Thank you for this information. It was very helpful and enlightening