Upcoming SCCAS Events

Volunteer Training Oct./Nov. 2014   Special Events October 2014

FOSTER/SPOTT TRAINING
Tuesday, October 28, 5:30 - 6:30. SCCAS Training Room. For volunteers who are interested in fostering or taking dogs out of the shelter for SPOTT outings.

FIND IT! EVERY THURSDAY
Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 Training Room. Dog volunteers - Karen Phillippi is running a weekly 'Find It!' class for all volunteers and shelters dogs. Come join the fun and learn how to teach a dog to use it's nose and brain.

SHELTER CATS - BEHAVIOR, STRESS, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
Saturday, November 8, 10:00 - 12:00, Training Room. Description: Why do the cats here do such weird things? Sometimes they meow constantly, scratch at the kennel door, or hide in the back of a cubby and avoid people. How can we cope with this stuff? In this class, we'll address some of these questions. We'll talk about the basic psychology of domestic cats, and why they have a stressful time here at the shelter. We'll show some of the signs you can look for to see if a cat is confident and happy, shy and fearful, or high-energy and playful.

Then we'll discuss how to interact with each type of cat in a way that is safe for you, and will help the cats relax and be more comfortable.

Finally, we'll watch the award-winning short film from the British Columbia SPCA, "The Emotional Life of Cats," about the effects of stress on shelter cats' mental and physical health, and some things we can do about it.

 

Email Erin Conway, Volunteer Program Coordinator for more information.

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN HOEDOWN!
Saturday, October 25, 12:00 - 2:00. Come join the fun for the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Laurie Roberts from KPIG will be the emcee for the Pet Costume Contest at 1:00 with prizes for Best in Show, Best Pet/Handler Combination, Best Use of Unique Feature, and Best Santa Cruz Special! There will be food and refreshment, cool raffle prizes, and best of all - all adoptions are $31 for the day.