2018 Homes for Horses Coalition Conference @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Take the reins and go in the direction of what matters most for your equine rescue and protection goals. Are you involved in an equine rescue or sanctuary organization or a safety-net program? Are you thinking of starting one? Are you an equine welfare advocate? Come to the only national conference designed for you!

Not only will you meet like-minded people from every corner of the nation, you will learn valuable skills to take your rescue and advocacy work to the next level. With workshops on fundraising, grants, effective digital presence, working with law enforcement, engaging trainers and getting horses adopted, you’ll dig into the topics that really pay-off.​

Plan now to join experts and colleagues for this unparalleled opportunity to learn and network. Dual tracks will offer variety for those with different interests and experience. There will be plenty of time for networking and learning from peers which is always a highlight for our attendees. This year we will offer an optional day to attend a horse training clinic with The HSUS Forever Foundation program trainer, Trevor Carter.

The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference @ Denver Marriott Westminster
Sep 28 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.

Online Webinar – Intake Mitigation and Managed Intake @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For open admission or limited intake animal shelters, managing admissions and utilizing an Intake Mitigation Program will benefit the animals in your community, the animals in your care, decrease their length of stay, allow your shelter to operate within your life saving capacity, and also allow your shelter to help more animals every year.

Learn about:

  • Managed intake processes and example policies
  • Case examples
  • Working within Capacity for Care
  • Intake mitigation – How to be a resource for your community
Online Webinar – Let Them Go Home – Increasing Adoptions @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

How many more lives could you save if instead of keeping animals in the shelter until they are 100% ready, they went home with adopters now – to grow up, heal from injury, or recover from illness? We’ll discuss the mentality and mechanisms of open adoption practices that empower adopters to save the pets we traditionally keep hidden away in isolation.

Hear about:

  • Setting the stage for success
  • How to allow all animals to go home now
Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference @ FireKeepers Casino Hotel
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

Don’t miss the 15th Annual Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference presented by the Michigan Humane Society!

The region’s largest annual animal welfare training and networking event takes place in one central location – the enchanting FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.

This year, our theme is One Team, One Goal. We’re proud to welcome keynote speaker, Britney Wallesch, Founder and Executive Director of Black Dog Animal Rescue, a foster-based dog and cat rescue headquartered in Cheyenne, WY. Started ten years ago in her apartment, BDAR has grown to the largest companion pet rescue in the state of Wyoming.

Red Rover Readers workshop: Los Angeles @ South Los Angeles Animal Services Center
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn to implement the RedRover Readers curriculum and help children explore the human-animal bond through stories and discussion.

RedRover Readers workshop includes:

The link between Social and Emotional Learning and RedRover Readers
How stories about animals illustrate the human-animal bond
Using questions to generate critical thinking
Tips for reading aloud and for effectively working with children
The relationship between reading and developing empathy
Implementing RedRover Readers curriculum

Online Webinar – Saving Lives Through Transport Programs @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hear an overview of the key elements of a good transport program, transport best practices and how to get started on a lifesaving transport program that benefits not only the animals but the sending and receiving partners as well.

Learn about:

  • Transport program overview
  • Key elements of a good transport program
  • How to get started
Feline Science Symposium @ SF SPCA's Education & Training Center
Nov 3 all-day

Calling all cat people!

It’s been too long that dogs have gotten all the glory.

We know that cats have complex social and behavioral lives, and the ability to be trained and socialized. If you’re excited about understanding and enhancing the welfare of America’s most popular pet, join us for a day of cat behavior science!

Online Webinar – Assessing Canine Behavior in the Shelter: Input from Multiple Sources @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our understanding of how best to assess the behavior of dogs coming into shelters and rescues continues to evolve. Recent research supports the view that gathering information from a variety of sources results in a more accurate picture of the individual dog. However, it’s important to strike the right balance between taking the time to collect data and getting the dog out of the shelter and into a home. In the first part of this webinar, we’ll present the ASPCA’s position and review the value and limitations of various sources of information. In the second part, you’ll be introduced to methods for collecting and compiling that information and how best to make decisions about placement.

2018 SAWA Annual Confernce @ Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center
Nov 7 – Nov 10 all-day