Habitattitude Surrender Collaborative
Thu, Nov 05, 2015 7:15 pm
A dialog about Habitattitude's Surrender program and how it relates to MAS.
In March 2014, Marte covered AIS threats, impacts, and the importance of getting the word out about responsible pet ownership and not releasing pets into the environment. Building on this and other efforts, the Habitattitude Surrender Collaborative was proposed. The Habitattitude Surrender Collaborative (HSC) aims to provide a permanent, convenient pet adoption or return option for owners with unwanted pets so that release is not considered. HSC development involves a systems approach of networking, expertise in animal welfare and husbandry, outreach and marketing. The HSC will work to promote responsible pet ownership, hold pet surrender events, and re-home surrendered pets.
The dialog will look for input from MAS members on how to provide permanent, convenient pet adoption or return option for owners with unwanted pets. Please come ready to join in the conversation!
The HSC is an important component of Habitattitude, a partnership between the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA’s Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, state, and local organizations.
Marte Kitson received her MS in Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2008. Marte is an extension educator in the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program. She focuses on community outreach, citizen science, and teacher professional development.
Minnesota Sea Grant works to enhance Minnesota’s coastal environment and economy through scientific research and public education programs. Sea Grant conveys the needs of communities, industries, and management agencies to university scientists and promotes the best and most current science regarding Lake Superior and inland lakes to resource users, managers, and policy-makers.