MACA Conference: Missouri
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 9:00 pm
When They Hop and Fly – Caring for Rabbits and Birds in the Shelter @ St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ
Oct 7 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Basic Animal Sheltering and Management @ Monmouth County SPCA Eatontown, NJ
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm

The topics covered New Jersey statutes & regulations related to shelters, pet shops, kennels, pounds, rescues, pet owners, feral cat caretakers, animal rescue groups, puppy “lemon” law, adoption policies, spay/neuter requirements, exotics & permits, interacting with New Jersey agencies and organizations, animal behavior & breed recognition, familiarization with animal cruelty, safe handling techniques (domestics, wildlife, and livestock), disease recognition, treatment, and prevention, pet first aid certification, practical shelter operation techniques (tour & practicals), feral cat management programs, best practices: cleaning, medical care, temperament evaluations & behavior modification, customer service, community outreach programs, national resource & continuing education opportunities: free webinars, conferences, magazines, books, etc.

Instructors are some of the most experienced experts on animal sheltering in New Jersey and all learning materials will be provided. No prior experience is required.

Paws and Claws Pet Adoption and Resource Expo @ Northern Oklahoma Campus at the Gantz Center
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The first annual Paws and Claw Claws Expo is scheduled for April 26, 2014. This expo was created from the necessity for quality pet rescue education and resources in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Shelters and pet rescue organizations are invited to join us for a full day of networking and learning.

This full day expo is only $40 (sign up by April 9 or $60 for late sign up). A light breakfast and hearty lunch will be provided