About the Mini Event: The Future of Sheltering

Recognizing the importance of the human-animal bond, and the role that humane societies, SPCAs, animal shelters, rescues and community members play in maintaining and strengthening this bond, we hosted "The Future of Sheltering" mini event.

The COVID-19 pandemic was a perfect example of this. To prevent the spread of the virus, most shelters and animal care workers limited services and changed their operations to maintain physical distancing. Anticipating a shortage of staff and limited operations, shelters called on their communities for support, and those communities stepped up to help on an unprecedented level. As a result of this, animal welfare organizations across the globe were given the opportunity to review the importance of maintaining the human-animal bond and in keeping families and pets together.

Experts from across the continent came together online to present on the important connection between animals, community members and animal sheltering organizations.