Welcome to September 2022 NewsNotes
Dear HALTER Project Community:

Great big virtual hugs, horsey nose kisses, wagging tails and purrs to our HALTER Project community.

As it’s National Preparedness Month, we’ve packed our NewsNotes with helpful tips, education opportunities and info about some cool upcoming events and snapshots from recent community activities.

For many of us, September—as we know all too well—is also a peak time for big weather events. Many of us are coping now with some pretty major challenges. To help, we’ve focused on two key topics of importance and stress-reduction value. Things you can do NOW!

  • We're sharing an article we published recently, STAYING PREPARED IN THE ERA OF THE MEGA-EVENT, that outlines easy ways to ramp up your readiness by implementing small “to-dos” every few days. READ MORE

  • HOW TO HELP ANIMALS INSIDE EVACUATED ZONES. This is a biggie, a fear we all share. What to do when you cannot get home to evacuate animals, they aren’t cooperating, or, it’s just not feasible? We’ve provided a “cheat sheet” to study and keep handy. READ MORE

Every month seems to deliver scary news, more and bigger winds, storms, floods, fires. Our animals often provide our greatest comfort, and, our greatest concerns. We’re all part of the HALTER “family” because we share and recognize the value of bonds with animals. 

We hope this edition of HALTER NewsNotes helps you feel stronger, and more able to cope with whatever comes your way.

Stay safe!
After the Fire USA
Wildfire Leadership Summit

September 20-22, 2022 in Sonoma, CA
Three days of networking, knowledge sharing, and capacity building.
The Summit will build from wildfire communities and then expand to include local, regional, and national partners, funders, and leaders. 

An invitation only event.

CAVMRC Online Disaster Training Course
Registration for the CAVMRC Online Disaster Training Course is now open!

Join us online October 23 for this exciting CE opportunity to learn about heat illness, respiratory issues, managing animal stress in emergency shelters, deployment in the CAVMRC, and more. Earn up to 7.5 low-cost CEUs!

Course is live and interactive. Sessions are not recorded for viewing at a later date.
For more information and to register, visit cvma.net.
2022 Donkey Welfare Symposium
NOVEMBER 13 & 14
The Donkey Welfare Symposium is an international meeting of donkey enthusiasts, scientists, veterinarians, and animal welfare advocates to advance the status and well being of donkeys around the world.

Location: In-Person at the UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA. Lectures at Gladys Valley Hall and Live Demonstrations (with real Donkeys) at the Equestrian Center. Virtual Platform via Zoom

Registration coming soon.
VIRTUAL All-Hazards/Wildland Fireline Safety Course

You will be introduced to the basic incident management organization, general wildland safety and the basics of fire behavior. Review & discuss current issues/concerns in the wildland, risk management and entrapment avoidance. Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season.

You must check with your organization for acceptance of the course to comply with your agencies guidelines. This course is required by Sonoma County to become an Animal Disaster Service Worker.   

Cost is $30 (this includes both courses) Sponsorship available upon request. Certain groups i.e. UC Davis VERT, Napa CART fees are covered under an agreement

Visit ResQFAST.com for details and registration
September is National Preparedness Month!!