How to Start and Run an Animal Sanctuary
has been holding How to Start and Run an Animal Sanctuary classes since 1999!
Some of the presenters have 25 years or more experience in animal rescue and
care. Our goal is to share the results of this experience with you, to give you
a leg up so that you don't end up having to reinvent the wheel. Our hope is
that you will go home with an understanding of the knowledge, work, and
dedication necessary to create a sanctuary.
"I loved the
workshop, especially hearing the positive stories of how you made things work,
no matter what challenges you faced. It was great to learn from both your
successes and mistakes!"
Though each session's schedule is
different, these are some of the topics that are usually covered:
- Setting up a Non-profit
- Risk Management
- Member Services
- Relating to the Media
- Education Programs
- Veterinary Care
- Long Term Care for Dogs & Cats
- Feral Cats
Training & Assessment
- Relating to Cats
- Relating to
- Working with Puppies & Kittens
- Wildlife Rescue
- Alternatives to Starting a Sanctuary
During the workshop, you
will have the opportunity to network not only with other attendees, but with
class presenters and with some of the founders of Best Friends.
"I found it extremely valuable to have so many people in the group with
personal experiences to share about the topics we covered. That's one of the
best things about the workshop - you can learn from everyone!"
best part about the program for me was being able to meet and learn from the
many dedicated members of the Best Friends staff. They were knowledgeable,
accessible and entirely willing to share their passion for what they do. I was
also grateful for the opportunity to interact with and learn from my classmates
- such a wonderful group of like-minded people. Their commitment to animals was
If your dream is to provide a safe haven
for animals in your community, you'll want to check out this intensive,
weeklong workshop covering the basics of starting your own sanctuary. Our hope
is that this class will reinforce your determination to carry out your own
vision to help the animals.
"This was a life changing week. I
came to Best Friends with a vague idea about the animal sanctuary that I one
day wanted to start. I'm leaving with a foundation of knowledge for starting
that sanctuary - with a chance of having my sanctuary succeed. I was blessed by
the honest and realistic guidance that I received this week. I leave with my
dream intact and can't say enough about what this class has taught me."
For more information including class dates, availability status, plus
registration forms, contact us at email@example.com or call
(435) 644-3965 ext. 4317. We look forward to seeing you here!