Aug
5
Mon
2019 TN Animal Care & Control Conference @ Crowne Plaza Knoxville
Aug 5 – Sep 6 all-day

This educational conference brings together animal control officers, humane investigators, animal care staff, shelter managers/executive directors, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, rescue workers, and animal advocates from throughout the State of Tennessee and other areas of the Southeast for an opportunity to learn, network and discover new methods, tools and services for improving their ability to help animals.

Aug
30
Fri
Adoption Options – San Diego @ San Diego Humane Society
Aug 30 all-day

You are invited to join us at the San Diego Adoption Options workshop!

Adoption Options is a FREE educational workshop tour with multiple stops across North America. It connects animal welfare professionals to experts, tools, resources and each other in order to address industry challenges. Simply put: we know you’re busy, and we understand the challenges you’re facing each day. We want to bring nationally-recognized speakers to your area to help you address those challenges. And it’s all free!

Bring your staff, volunteers, and partners – the more, the merrier! You will also have the opportunity to win exclusive grants from the Petfinder Foundation or food donations from Purina, just for attending!

Sign-up for your FREE event tickets today! Or reach out to adoptionoptions@petfinder.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about Adoption Options and Petfinder at https://pro.petfinder.com/adoptionoptions/

Sep
13
Fri
Donkey Welfare Symposium 2019 @ UC Davis Conference Center
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

For the last six years the Donkey Welfare Symposium (DWS) has been a major activity of Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service (RVETS), trying to fill a gap in knowledge and education about donkeys, one of the most exploited and misunderstood of all domestic animals. The veterinary practitioners, international aid workers, and even donkey owners in the USA are lacking in basic information on donkey welfare and biology. Our goal is to develop and transmit science based information on donkeys and mules, to improve their status and health. To do this the DWS brings speakers, the leaders in their respective fields, from around the world to give lectures and demonstrations, and to network on future research and programs. In past years we have had animal scientists, veterinarians, behaviorists, farriers, archaeologists, and rescuers from some fifteen countries participate. Many of our attendees tell us that the DWS is one of the best and most practical meetings they have ever attended, and it has spawned a community of donkey enthusiasts and guardians that communicate regularly throughout the year.

Sep
14
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop: Madison, NJ @ St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Sep
16
Mon
Animatch Canine Body Language and Behavior Observation Training @ Thomas J O'Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Video presentation of Kelley Bollen will provide a foundation of dog behavior knowledge consistent with AniMatch’s model for evaluating shelter dogs. Attendees will learn to read and interpret dog body language and what’s involved in performing the AniMatch Behavior Observation procedure.

Sep
25
Wed
2019 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference @ Denver Marriott Westminster
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference unites professionals who promote the humane treatment of animals; sharing best practices, challenges, and successes in an environment of learning and teamwork.

Oct
5
Sat
Feline Science Symposium 2019 @ SF SPCA's Education & Training Center
Oct 5 all-day

Don’t miss the best cat behavior and welfare science event of the year!

Oct
9
Wed
NACA Training Conference & Show @ The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day

Navigating a Changing Landscape
This year we have over 25 breakout sessions, 2 Super Sessions, one-on-one and round-table sessions with subject matter experts, an exhibit hall, awards luncheon, and other activities that will wow anyone!

NEW FOR 2019!
✔ 3 Pre-Conference Sessions on Wednesday ✔ National Speakers & Experts ✔ One on One Sessions with the Subject Matter Experts ✔ Small Group Sessions on Specific Topics ✔ Super Sessions & Hypo Session in all 4 tracks: Leadership & Supervision – ACO Operations & Safety – Shelter Operations & Community Engagement – Disaster Planning & Response ✔ Dog Behavior & Encounters Simulation ✔ Mobile Conference App

Oct
12
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop: East Lansing, MI @ East Lansing Hannah Community Center
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Oct
21
Mon
2019 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference @ Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

Michigan Humane is proud to present the 2019 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference (GLAWC), October 21 and 22, at the Detroit Marriot inside the iconic Renaissance Center!

GLAWC is the largest Midwest educational conference in the animal welfare field. Join hundreds of your peers as you learn about the latest trends and programs, as well as best practices in the industry, during engaging sessions and events. Participants include frontline caregivers, animal fosters, veterinarians, board members, volunteers and more looking to learn and connect with colleagues from across the region.