Carolinas Unite 2019 Conference @ Kingston Plantation
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

CarolinasUnite is a collaboration between the NC Animal Federation and the SC Animal Care & Control Association aiming to bring together animal welfare professionals from both states for education and networking.  CarolinasUnite is hosted for shelter personnel, field personnel, vet personnel and management of all levels.  All sessions are designed to provide learning opportunities for the multiple roles animal welfare professionals are responsible for.

Reduce Fear, Anxiety & Stress in Shelter Animals with Fear Free @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to clearly identify signs of fear, anxiety, stress (FAS) and frustration in shelter animals. Veterinarians and shelter staff will discover how to modify various components of shelter life to reduce FAS and frustration in their shelter population. These Fear Free concepts will improve the overall welfare, mental health, and emotional well-being of both shelter animals and staff. Attendees will:

• Learn to interpret canine and feline body language, behaviors, and motivations
• Understand and assess the impact of housing and environment (physical and emotional environment) on behavior and learning
• Learn how to minimize fear, anxiety, stress and frustration:
o At intake
o During daily care and husbandry procedures
o During medical procedures
o During the adoption process

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

Animal Care Conference 2020 @ Hilton Long Beach
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The 2020 Animal Care Conference will feature 2 pre-conference workshops, 5 learning tracks, 25+ education sessions, over 50 knowledgeable speakers, and 2 days of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry products.

This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals.

Reporting Animal Cruelty: The Role of the Animal Welfare Professional @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Veterinarians and sheltering professionals are often the first contact for an animal who may have been abused or neglected. However, many of these animal welfare professionals do not have the resources to identify the signs of abuse and/or neglect, the knowledge of where to report it, nor an understanding of the cruelty laws in their state. After this webinar, you will be able to:

Identify the states where veterinarians are mandated to report animal cruelty/abuse
Understand the link between violence against animals and humans
Classify abuse
Recognize the roles and responsibilities animal welfare professionals have regarding cruelty
Know where to report cruelty
Discover a resource for veterinarians which was a collaboration between Animal Folks (MN), ARL (MA), and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Find out how they collaborated and get ideas for how you can create a similar resource for your state.

This webinar will benefit veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal advocates, and shelter/ rescue staff – especially leadership.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference @ Radisson Hotel Nashua
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day
IAABC 2020 Conference @ Boston Marriott Burlington
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day

Register now for our 2020 IAABC Animal Behavior Conference on APRIL 23-26, 2020.  Join us for four days of advanced behavior, science, training, networking and community-building!