Category: Webinar

Delivering the Right Message: Avian Advocacy and Outreach

Captive wildlife sanctuaries have a critical responsibility to deliver a clear and consistent message that ‘wild animals don’t belong in captivity.’ However, the approaches taken to educate and attract placement partners are often exploitive and even counterproductive. Our experts share strategies on how organizations can achieve the right balance. Presented by: Kellie Heckman, Executive Director,… Read more »

Perspectives on Captive Exotic Bird Placement

Get two unique viewpoints from Lorelei Tibbetts and Karen Windsor on what it takes to find qualified homes for exotic birds. Gain insight into the considerations and approaches for making exotic bird placement successful. Presented by: 
Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTS, of NYC’s The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine and Karen Windsor, Executive Director, Foster… Read more »

The Basics of Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter – Part 2

This webinar, presented by Lorelei Tibbetts, expands on Part 1 with a more in-depth discussion about nutrition, environmental safety, cleanliness and sanitation, animal handling and housing, managing stress and enrichment. Presenter: Lorelei TIbbetts, LVT, VTS (Exotic Companion Animal) of The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine, New York, NY

Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter Environment – Part 1

Part 1 of 2. This webinar is a must-watch overview for any shelter caring for birds. Dr. Anthony Pilny covers the basics for short-term care in a shelter environment, including intake protocols, signs of disease and illness, quarantine requirements and supportive care. Presenter: Anthony Pilny, DVM, DABVP

Practical Solutions to Bird Care Within the Shelter

Birds are like no other animal in your shelter. Our roundtable expert answers questions about serving the special needs of exotic birds in a shelter setting including how to evaluate and deal with bird behavior and common avian conditions, recognize signs of illness, and respond to medical emergencies. Presenter: Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTS

Overcoming Obstacles: Starting an Exotic Bird Shelter Program

Caring for exotic birds in a shelter environment is challenging. In fact, many shelters feel they cannot accommodate birds at all. Our roundtable expert answers questions about the issues standing in the way of shelters’ abilities to take in, expand, or improve capacity for exotic birds. Presenter: Anthony Pilny, DVM, DABVP

Equine Acquisition

An in-depth look at legal and ethical acquisitions of equines at rescue and sanctuary facilities. This webinar also outlines some successful safety net programs which keep equines from entering the purchase cycle, and help rescues and sanctuaries to avoid the “feed lot frenzy”. Presented By: Valerie Taylor, Director of Accreditation, Equine

Asocial Media, Errant Emails and Other Non Profit Cyber No No’s

In this webinar, we cover best (and worst) practices for non-profits in the use of social media and email. We will also review tips for setting policies to minimize your organization’s potential exposure for misuse of these on-line resources. This webinar is presented by The Animal Defense Partnership (, a 501(c)(3) co-founded by lawyers David… Read more »

The Basics of Bird Adoption Contracts

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to foster and adoption contracts. Our roundtable expert provides practical guidelines to help organizations develop adoption contracts that navigate some challenging legal landscape. Presenter: Jane Hoffman, Esq. CEO, The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

Estate Planning for Captive Birds

Adopting out animals with long lifespans comes with some important legal considerations for both the organization and the adoptive caregiver. Our roundtable expert answers questions about contingency plans and their place in guaranteeing lifetime care for any long-lived species. Presenter: Frances Carlisle, ESQ.