The current pandemic has led to the cancellation of in-person educational events, but provides an opportunity for shelter/rescue staff and volunteers to take advantage of the many online educational options — mostly free — for the animal welfare community.
Here are some recommendations:
- Fear Free Shelters. A great credential for all shelter staff and volunteers. Can be completed in less than six hours and is free (including four base modules and one bonus module). Enroll here.
- Maddie’s® University is a free online learning management system that is comprised of a full catalog of classes to help you learn the A to Z of all things animal welfare. Register here.
- Free online courses and webinars from ASPCAPro.
- The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center provides educational programs for its members as well as non-members. Learn more here.