Prizes in the Litter at Expo

by Jim Chesters

Last week, the Petfinder team attended Animal Care Expo in Daytona Beach. Animal Care Expo is one of the biggest conferences in the animal welfare industry. Put on by the Humane Society of the United States, the conference draws attendees from all over the world in the fields of animal care, control, rescue, and emergency services.

Great speakers, workshops, networking opportunities and a massive exhibitor hall provide insight into standards and new advancements in animal welfare. Petfinder is honored to be able to sponsor and attend this event to connect with attending shelter and rescue Petfinder members to learn the amazing things they are doing to help animals. It’s an inspiring time that we hope everyone gets an opportunity to experience. The 2015 Animal Care Expo will be in New Orleans March 30th through April 2nd.

Scoop and win!

At the Petfinder booth in the exhibitor hall, our team set up a game for attendees that involved placing paper slips representing prizes inside plastic eggs. The eggs were then buried in cat litter and visitors to our booth scooped out an egg, cracked it open and revealed the prize. We gave away 1,000 prizes to Animal Care Expo attendees! Our prizes included digital cameras, grants from the Petfinder Foundation, USB drives and more.

Winners were Petfinder members from all over North America including The Franklin County Animal Shelter, Pit Bull Happenings, Toronto Humane Society, Darke County Humane Society, Placer SPCA, Fort Wayne AC&C, Animal Protection Society of Durham, Noah’s Ark Welfare, Last Hope, Washington County Humane Society, BC SPCA, Cat Depot, Halifax Humane Society, Bryant Animal Control and Friends For Animals Sanctuary. Congrats to everyone and we will see you at next year’s Animal Care Expo!