Mar 8 Sun
Animal Care Conference 2015 @ Sheraton Grand Sacramento, CA
8:00 am – March 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Animal Care Conference (ACC) is a collaborative conference between the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA), the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the State Humane Association of California (SHAC). The ACC brings together all types of professionals who work in California’s shelters to share issues and experiences, network and learn from one another. The ACC program is structured to allow each attendee to select educational sessions that are pertinent to their role in the animal shelter profession. Unique to the ACC, the conference offers four tracks: Behavior and Training, Field Services, Shelter Management, and Shelter Medicine. Attendees may choose from sessions which provide shelter-specific training, expose them to new theories and best management practices, or expand their understanding of animal behavior and veterinary medical treatment. Acc presenters are experts in their fields and attendees will leave each session with practical information on how to address their communities’ animal issues. The ACC is the one essential conference for animal shelter professionals, from intake specialists to veterinarians.

Mar 18 Wed
MPAW VISIT/SHARE/LEARN DAYS @ Michigan Humane Society, Rochester Hills Animal Care Center
9:00 am – 3:45 pm

This small group workshop will provide six hours of MDARD-approved training on:

Intake by appointment process

Intake exams for dogs and cats

Canine Personality Assessment Test

Phone counseling for animal owners or finders

Plus: Networking and sharing ideas and successes!

You MUST register to attend this seminar

Mar 19 Thu
VFHS Annual Conference @ Fredericksburg, VA
8:00 am – March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us at the 2015 VFHS Annual Conference in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This is an opportunity to get together with animal welfare professionals, volunteers and people who simply care about animals and who want to learn more about animals or how to make a difference during this dynamic three-day conference. This is a great chance to benefit from workshops given by experts in the field as well as to share ideas, information and plans while visiting one of Virginia’s historic cities!

Mar 22 Sun
Whole Cat Workshop @ Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year’s meeting will focus on TNR and will move the conversation beyond the basics.  Attendees will learn about taming feral kittens for adoption, discuss improving sometimes challenging neighborhood relations for feral cat caretakers, learn about advanced trapping techniques and examine factors in determining best timing for release times for feral cats.

Mar 25 Wed
Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association Conference @ Lexington, KY
9:00 am – March 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Mar 28 Sat
Business of Saving Lives presented by Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation @ Walnut Creek, CA
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join ARF for the Business of Saving Lives, a professional, affordable one-day conference offering workshops on cat and dog behavior, shelter wellness, and business and program practices for effective animal welfare operations. This year marks our 11th annual conference, and we are pleased announce the following speakers that will share their expertise at this exciting event.

Mar 30 Mon
HSUS Animal Care Expo @ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
8:00 am – April 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars! The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo, the premier national conference for animal welfare professionals, is taking over the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, March 30-April 2, 2015.

Join 2,000 animal care experts, professionals and newbies from around the globe to learn new skills and strategies to find pets homes, keep pets in homes, engage your community, humanely manage cat populations, and more. Expo 2015 is sure to be extra special as we reflect on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the continuing efforts to make disaster preparedness for animals a key priority. Get ready to recharge your passion for saving animals!

The Animal Conference @ Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK
9:00 am – March 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Why should you attend the ANIMAL Conference?

• Because you care about animals and the people who love and care for them!

• Because the social, emotional, and physical health of animals is intricately tied to that of humankind in our cities, in our state, and in our region

• Because you want to join the dialogue and learn and share how to improve the quality of life of all animals whether on the farm, in the wild, in neighborhoods, in communities, or in our homes

• Because you will meet and interact with members of the Oklahoma Roundtable for Animal Welfare and Oklahoma Link Coalition

• Because it will be fun! For the two days of the conference, business and organizations in downtown Oklahoma City will play host to many animal-friendly activities and efforts. Lee Fairchild will present his world-champion disc dog demonstration at the Myriad Gardens. Plus, the Cat Café and Pop-Up Bookstore (run by Full Circle) will feature adoptable felines and coffee drinks.

Apr 11 Sat
New England Humane Federation Conference @ Radisson in Nashua, NH
9:00 am – April 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Apr 13 Mon
Alabama Animal Control Association Conference @ Montgomery Marriott Conference Center in Prattville, AL
9:00 am – April 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm