AWFNJ Presents: From Stray to Home: Tools You Can Use to Save More Cat Lives

August 16, 2013

Sponsored by Tomahawk Live Trap –

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8:00 am – 8:15 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - 9:45 am

Thinking Outside The Cat Box: How To Save More Felines, Emily Garman, The Social Animal

9:45 am – 10:00 am - Break

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Feline Enrichment and Stress Reduction, Dr. Stephanie Janezcko,

11:45 am – 12:30 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Feline Safe Handling, Natasha Drain, American SPCA

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm  - Break

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Pets for Life: Reaching Cats in Your Community, Ashley Mutch, Humane Society of the US

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm  - Break

4:00 p m – 5:30 pm
TNR Panel Discussion

Supported by generous gifts from the Animal Welfare Association of Voorhees and Stretch and Scratch

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Speakers, Topics and Schedule Subject to Change

“When they Hop and Fly: Caring for Rabbits and Birds in the Shelter” on Oct. 7, 2013

July 15, 2013

The Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey (AWFNJ) is hosting the workshop,
“When they Hop and Fly: Caring for Rabbits and Birds in the Shelter” on October 7, 2013 at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.

Shelters and rescues groups are encouraged to come and learn how to meet the specialized needs of parrots and rabbits in a shelter/rescue environment. For organizations, rescues, or shelters that do not typically take in these pets, this is an excellent opportunity to ensure that you are providing appropriate care for these animals as well as guiding your staff who are charged with finding them permanent homes.
Educational materials and light refreshments will be provided.

Location: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Address: 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison NJ
Time: 6:30  pm - 8:30 pm

  • $10.00 for AWFNJ Members
  • $15.00 for Non-Members

To purchase tickets or for more information please visit
Or Contact Rose at 856-740-1344

AWFNJ Grant Writing/Fundraising Seminar on Weds, Sept. 19 & Oct 17

July 24, 2012

Join us on Wednesday, September 19th from 6 – 9 pm at
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center on 575 Woodland Ave, in Madison, NJ or Weds, Oct 17 at the Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, NJ as the Animal Welfare Federation of NJ presents two workshops on Grant Writing and Fundraising.

Finding Mr. Grant
Presented by Maya Richmond, Animal Welfare Association

Everyone wants grant funds to pay for a program or activity.  Yet how do you go about securing a grant? Grants can be great ways to grow an existing program, fund a capital project or afford a new program.  Grants can also be daunting. The funds secured often won’t cover the full cost of a project. They are work. The work doesn’t stop when the check is cashed.

This 90-minute workshop is designed to provide relevant pragmatic information about:

  • Finding & researching foundations that may support your work
  • Identifying what foundations want to support
  • Ensuring you have the right in-house administration & program support to manage the grant
  • Communicating responsibly with the foundation

Finding and securing a suitable grant is like looking for Mr. Right. Think about it, when you are looking to settle down you are meeting someone,  you are learning about their interests,  courting them, and then maybe a pre-nup and ceremony followed by—hopefully–  a long  lasting marriage.
If you follow the steps presented, you will have a better chance at securing grant funds for your animal shelter.

Maya Richmond secured over $346,000 in grant funds in 2011-2012 to support a variety of AWA programs, new programs and capital needs.  She submitted applications ranging from quick 1 page requests for $1000 to multi-page multi-year novels requesting $190,000.  In 2011, AWA received 15 of the 17 grants sought.

The One Man Band Guide to Fundraising
Presented by Erika Mathews, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

This 90-minute workshop will provide tips on:

  • Combining fundraising and marketing techniques that respect a busy shelter person’s time constraints
  • Addressing starting and maintaining a direct mail program
  • Using Free online tools to keep in touch with donors and getting the most out of your wish list
  • Creating virtual events that won’t suck your time or energy
  • Designing simple planned giving programs.

Erika, St Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Vice President of Development, began her fundraising career at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Since then, she has worked in all aspects of development, including direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate gifts, as well as events and publicity.  She has also worked at a small urban shelter, was Development Director for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and served on the board of The Grey Muzzle Organization.

Cost for both Seminars is $20.00 per person.  You can pay online by clicking HERE

or send your check to AWFNJ, PO Box 406, Manville, NJ 08835.

Questions? Email

Free Compassion Fatigue Seminar at St. Hubert’s Dog Training School on Oct 28 or 29th

October 5, 2011

Please join us on October 28 or 29 as the ASPCA presents,

“Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction: On the Job Stress Management”
Sponsored by the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey.

We are offering this compassion fatigue workshop FREE of charge (see description below) to animal welfare associates.

This 4-hour session is being offered twice at St. Hubert’s Dog Training School, 22 Prospect St,  Madison, NJ 07940:

  • Friday, October 28, 2011 from 1 pm - 5 pm OR
  • Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1 pm - 5 pm

Registration is limited to 25 people each day, so act quickly.

To reserve your spot today, email and indicate which date you would like to attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 856-740-1344 or via email

Rose Tropeano-Digilio
AWFNJ Coordinator

Workshop Description:

Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction:   On the Job Stress Management

Speaker: Jesse Winters, ASPCA

Compassion Fatigue is a term that is often used in animal welfare to refer to the stress and burnout experienced by animal welfare professionals.  The first half of this workshop identifies what compassion fatigue is, its symptoms, who is susceptible, and engages participants in crafting their own practical, realistic methods for mitigating it.  The second half of this workshop looks at stress, it’s physical effects on the body, and practical, on-the-job techniques.  Techniques are introduced and practiced during the session.

Learning Objectives:  In this 4-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the definition of Compassion Fatigue, common symptoms and behaviors associated with CF
  • Identify personalized activities that help combat Compassion Fatigue
  • Create a customized implementation plan and timeline within the next 30 days to implement activities that combat CF
  • Identify their own stress responses and triggers
  • Practice a stress management technique during the workshop
  • Review seven on-the-job stress management techniques and create a customized plan and start date for practicing on-the-job stress management