Upcoming SCCAS Events & Volunteer Training

 

SPECIAL EVENTS     VOLUNTEER TRAINING

 OCTOBER| NOVEMBER


OCTOBER

Catio Tour Educational Evening (co-hosted by SCCAS and Native Animal Rescue)
October 5, 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
An informational evening sponsored by Native Animal Rescue and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter with support from the Santa Cruz Bird Club and Heading Home Animal Rescue.
• Tai Moses from SCRATS (Santa Cruz Raptors Are the Solution)
• Chris Wilmers from the UCSC Puma Project which tracks and monitors pumas in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
RSVP to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us
more info

Catio Tour (co-hosted by SCCAS and Native Animal Rescue)
October 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All around the County
Catios are a great way to keep cats and wildlife safe! Visit many different kinds of enclosures, enjoy an autumn afternoon out , and get great ideas for catios of your own.
Nearly a dozen catios will be featured.
more info

Gearing up for Pet Chickens (taught by Isabelle Cnudde* of Clorofil)
October 21, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
Thinking of having pet chickens? Don't know if they are right for you? This class will show you what is involved in keeping them in your backyard, and teach you the basic requirements like housing, food, and maintenance. It will help you get ready for the arrival of these new pets in your family. Seating is limited; please RSVP via email to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us.

Ales for Tails
October 26, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing 402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz
Drink Beer, Raise Donations, Love a Dog!
$1 of every pint sold at the event will go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. SCBM will also be raffling off a JUG CLUB MEMBERSHIP and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the Shelter (the beer goes to the winner)!

Barktober Fest 2017, Hosted by WoofPack
October 29, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, 103 Kennedy Dr, Capitola
Bring your canine best friend to Sante Adairius where you can enjoy the best beer in the county (4 pours come with admission), and you can both enjoy light snacks and a costume contest. Ride your bike in and get an extra beer on the house!
People without dogs are welcome too. One of the brewery dogs will happily adopt you for the evening!
All proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Last year we raised $2665.00. This year we hope to hit $3000!
more info


NOVEMBERNOVEMBER

SCCAS 2018 Calendars arrive - for sale at $15
1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
A dozen special pets were chosen by popular (donation) votes to grace this year's calendar. Data-blocks with other pet portraits and local business ads appear as well. All proceeds go to support the Shelter!
more info

Happy & Healthy Pet Chickens (taught by Isabelle Cnudde* of Clorofil)
November 4, 10 to noon

1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
 You now have pet chickens and want to learn how to keep them happy and healthy. This class will show you how to enrich your backyard, introduce new chickens to your flock, do health checks, and treat some common injuries and illnesses. Seating is limited; please RSVP via email to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us.

The Cat that Changed America (co-hosted by Native Animal Rescue and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter)
November 4, 6:00 pm

The Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
This eye-opening film is brought to you by Native Animal Rescue, the Santa Cruz County non-profit dedicated to the protection, rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick, and orphaned native wildlife.
Get your tickets online

Ales for Tails
November 30, 11:30 am – 10:00 pm (ALL DAY LONG)

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing 402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz
Drink Beer, Raise Donations, Love a Dog!
$1 of every pint sold at the event will go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. SCBM will also be raffling off a JUG CLUB MEMBERSHIP and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the Shelter (the beer goes to the winner)!


*Isabelle Cnudde lives in Los Altos and shares her backyard with 7 wonderful pet chickens. With Animal Place, a sanctuary for farmed animals, she participates in the rescue and rehabilitation of several thousands hens from egg factories. She founded Clorofil, a nonprofit organization, to share her passion for chickens, promote chicken adoption, and educate the public about pet chicken care. For more information regarding chickens and classes, visit www.clorofil.org or contact Isabelle at isabelle@clorofil.org.
   

Watch this space for information on upcoming special training opportunities* for our currenly active volunteers.

*Sign up on the sheets by the volunteer monitor or email Erin Conway to add you to the list


OCTOBER

Kennels – the Ins and Outs with Carla Braden
November 12, 1:00 - 2:00

Getting the dogs in and out of the kennels can be tricky business and one of the more challenging aspects of being a Dog TLC  volunteer. Carla will be demonstrating best practices for working with dogs to get them in and out of their kennels. Rambunctious dogs and shy dogs both present their own needs and methods of working with them. Learn some tips and tricks to decrease stress for you and the dogs and improve your handling skills. Class size is limited since volunteers will be handling dogs. Please dress in volunteer attire.

Reactivity and Over Arousal in the Shelter Environment (ROSE) with Carla Braden
November 12, 2:30 - 4:00

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here's a lot more human and dog activity in an animal shelter than in a home environment, which can mean a lot less napping, a lot more barking, and a lot more frustration.  Learn about how kennel life affects dogs in the shelter and what you can do to help avoid dog-dog reactivity (barking, lunging, not so nice greetings), keep dogs calmer, and handle dogs more safely in the process. Class size is limited since volunteers will be handling dogs. Please dress in volunteer attire.

Low Stress Handling for Anxious/Fearful Dogs with Carla Braden
November 14, 5:30 - 7:00

Learn handling techniques and behavior modification to help build trust and confidence in shy and fearful dogs, and avoid increasing their stress levels.  A useful class even for experienced volunteers and required for all Tier 2 volunteers before working with Blue Dot dogs.


If you are interested in BEGINNING volunteer orientation, click here