Online education 

DISCLAIMERS: None of the following are offered, sponsored or directly endorsed by Second Chance, nor is any of the information contained in these links guaranteed by Second Chance. Any courses requiring the creation of an account, registration or with a fee are noted below. We will maintain and update this list the best to our ability, but we are not responsible for broken links, non-functioning videos, out-of-date information, etc. SCAS is not responsible for any outcomes based on the use of this information. None of the following should be used in the place of veterinary care. 

* Links marked with an asterisk are geared toward shelters/rescues but could also be useful to pet owners or the general public. 



Kitten care webinars (Kitten Lady):

Kitten care articles, guides (Kitten Lady):

Help! I found a kitten! (Alley Cat Allies webinar, requires registration): 

How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Progression: At-a-Glance (Alley Cat Allies guide):

ASNA Gentle Handling Techniques for Cats (ASPCA webinar):

What Color is My Cat (National Kitten Coalition webinar):

Cat Identification Guide (Alley Cat Allies guide):

* How to Scan a Cat for a Microchip (Alley Cat Allies guide):

* Cat Lifesaving: Cats in Shelters (Best Friends Animal Society webinar):

* Cat Lifesaving: Kittens (Best Friends Animal Society webinar):



The P's of Panleukopenia (National Kitten Coalition webinar):

Diarrhea on the Run (National Kitten Coalition webinar):

Fading Kitten Syndrome (National Kitten Coalition webinar):

All About Spay and Neuter (Alley Cat Allies webinar):

* Who Should I Be Testing? Untangling the Mystery of FeLV and FIV in Shelter Cats (ASPCA webinar):

* Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Basics (ASPCA webinar):

* Feline Panleukopenia: The Basics (ASPCA webinar):

* Managing Feline Upper Respiratory Disease in Shelters (Best Friends Animal Society webinar):



Cat Behavior Webinar Series (Alley Cat Allies webinars):

Is That Cat Feral? (ASPCA webinar):

Feline Communication (ASPCA webinar):

From hiss to purr: Socializing feral kittens (Humane Society webinar):

A Guide to Interactions Between Cats and Humans (Alley Cat Allies guide):

Cat Behavior and Enrichment Best Friends Animal Society webinar):

A Visual Guide to Cat Body Language (Alley Cat Allies guide):

No more cat wrangling: Feline friendly handling (Humane Society webinar):

* Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Socializing Neonate & Singleton Kittens (ASPCA webinar):

* Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Supporting Shy and Fearful Cats in the Shelter and at Home (ASPCA webinar): 

* Stress Reduction & Enrichment for Shelter Cats (ASPCA webinar):

* Top Tips for Happy Shelter Cats (ASPCA course, requires login):

* Measuring & Minimizing Sound In Shelters To Improve Cat Welfare (ASPCA course, requires login):



Trap Neuter Return Monitor and Colony Care Certification Training (ASPCA course, requires login):

Why Trap-Neuter-Return Feral Cats? The Case for TNR (Alley Cat Allies guide):

How You Can Help Community Cats: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter Return (Alley Cat Allies guide):

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Equipment and Supplies (Alley Cat Allies guide):

Drop & Box Trap Options for Cats (Alley Cat Allies guide):

Colony Care Guide (Alley Cat Allies guide): 

Best Practices: Community Cat Colony Care (Alley Cat Allies guide):  

Feeding Station Options (Alley Cat Allies guide):




Not Just Kennel Cough (ASPCA webinar):

Parvo Basics (ASPCA webinar):

* Understanding Heartworm Disease in Shelter Animals (ASPCA webinar):



Dog Reactivity (Best Friends Animal Society webinar):

Identifying and Managing Food Guarding (ASPCA webinar):

Speaking Dog! Canine Communication #1 of 3 (ASPCA webinar):

Speaking Dog! Canine Communication #2 of 3 (ASPCA webinar):

Speaking Dog! Canine Communication #3 of 3 (ASPCA webinar):

How to Interact with Dogs to Minimize Stress (ASPCA course, requires login):

* How to Encourage Good Behavior in Shelter Dogs (ASPCA course, requires login):

* Innovative Ways to Work with At-Risk Dogs Town Hall (Best Friends Animal Society webinar):

Dog Behavior and Handling (Best Friends Animal Society webinar):

* Training for Shelter Dogs (Best Friends Animal Society):



Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Behavior Support for Long-Stay Shelter Cats and Dogs (ASPCA webinar):

Fear Free: Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes (ASPCA webinar):

Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Behavioral Support for Fosters (ASPCA webinar):

Do Try This At Home: Cheap & Fun Enrichment Ideas for Shelters (ASPCA webinar):

The 8 Components Every Animal Enrichment Program Should Have (ASPCA webinar):

Animal Behavior for Shelters (ASPCA webinar):

Challenging Behavior Cases in the Shelter Setting (ASPCA course, requires login):

Parvovirus Infections in Dogs and Cats: Key Strategies for Prevention and Management in Animal Shelters (ASPCA course, requires login):

Rescued animals: Ensuring quality of life (Humane Society webinar):

How to Communicate Shelter Animal Behavior Clearly (ASPCA course, requires login):


Shelter Intake: Part 1 (ASPCA webinar):

Shelter Intake: Part 2 (ASPCA webinar):

Shelter Sanitation: Part 1 (ASPCA webinar):

Shelter Sanitation: Part 2 (ASPCA webinar):

Cleaning and Sanitation (Best Friends Animal Society course):

Make it work! Shelter behavior operations (Humane Society webinar):

The past, present and future of adoptions (Humane Society webinar):

Return-To-Owner: Increasing the RTO Percentage in Your Shelter (Alley Cat Allies webinar, requires registration):



Engaging Volunteers (ASPCA course, requires login):

Caring this Much is Exhausting! The Emotional Challenges of Working in an Animal Shelter or Rescue Environment (ASPCA course, requires login):

The cost of caring: Skills to prevent compassion fatigue (Humane Society webinar):