VMAE | Live! is all about connecting our special network for input, insight and inspiration while exploring association management and professional issue topics.
VMAE | Live! webinars convene on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 12:05 PM Mountain time (and concluding by 12:55 PM). Each session will feature VMAE colleagues who will share their expertise or external subject matter experts who will provide their thoughts. There will be time for questions – and answers – as well as interactive polls to keep things focused, lively, and relevant to the interests of VMAE members.
VMAE Virtual Town Hall
What is a Socially Conscious Animal Community?
Thursday, August 6 – 1:05-1:55 PM Mountain time
Veterinary medical associations are being queried for position statements on socially conscious animal sheltering – and are seeking resources to inform the dialog. VMAE is pleased to offer a Virtual Town Hall where subject matter experts will present an overview of the emergence and growth of this movement and the connection between socially conscious animal sheltering and a socially conscious animal community. You’ll learn about its tenets and plans for its future. The presenters will also engage VMAE members in dialogue so you’re able to bring perspective to conversations with elected leaders about this forward looking, groundbreaking movement in animal welfare.
Our society is at a critical point in shaping the future of animal welfare. Pets matter deeply to us, and protecting pets is vital to a healthy community. While most people mean well in their attempts to change public policy around how we care for homeless pets, sometimes good intentions lead to unintended suffering for the very pets that people are trying to protect. We must educate colleagues, friends, family members, neighbors and policy makers so public policy results in animals receiving the care and respect they deserve.
The Socially Conscious Animal Community is a framework that allows each of us to understand our role in creating best outcomes for pets. This concept is based on respectful treatment of animals. It’s about placing every healthy and safe animal that ends up in a shelter or rescue. It’s about transparency and leadership. It’s about thoughtful public policy. It’s about safe communities. We must work together to create the best outcomes for all animals while nurturing the human-animal bond.
— From the Socially Conscious Animal Community website www.scsheltering.org