GLAWC Speaker Feature: Dave Pauli – Presenting: Wildlife Handling and Rehabilitation
More exotic animals and wildlife than ever are entering animal shelters and running loose in the community. This session will give you the tools that you need to safely and humanely capture and handle a variety of unusual animals and develop an appropriate plan to treat and release or rehome them.
Dave Pauli is the Senior Advisor -Wildlife Response & Policy at The Humane Society of the United States. He is the leader of the Wildlife Response Team working with government, private agencies or individuals to help wildlife in crisis. This includes disaster responses, wildlife hoarder/cruelty situations, contraceptive projects and chemical capture projects.
He assists the other HSUS wildlife programs like The Prairie Dog Coalition, Poaching, Prevention, Lead Free, Wildlife Abuse Campaign, and immunocontraceptive outreach.
Dave has authored chapters in both Wild Neighbors books and the National Animal Control Association training manual chapter on small animal capture and handling. Dave serves on a dozen internal, foundation, sanctuary, state committees, boards, or advisory groups.
Dave has rehabbed wildlife for 36 years and worked for The Humane Society/FFA for twenty-
three years in many capacities. Dave previously was an Animal Control Superintendent, a private
humane society director, and owned his own wildlife conflict resolution business.
His session is designed to be interactive and focused on your challenges and questions, so take advantage of this opportunity to get his expert advice on your issues!
For more information and to register for the conference click the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-lakes-animal-welfare-conference-tickets-26787879268
GLAWC Speaker Feature: April Harris, Found Animals Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Hurry! Early Bird Registration ends TONIGHT!!! Friday, Sept 23 at midnight!!
April Harris serves as Chief Program Officer for the Found Animals Foundation, a nonprofit geared toward reducing euthanasia through sustainable business models. She is responsible for several programs, including the Adopt & Shop retail adoption centers, the Kitten Foster Project, the Found Animals Microchip Registry and the Saving Pets Challenge. April has more than 15 years’ experience improving outcomes for shelter pets, including developing and promoting best practices in animal welfare at Salt Lake County Animal Services, Best Friends Animal Society, and other nationally-recognized organizations. Her credits include implementing lifesaving cat, kitten, and pitbull terrier-focused programs, increasing revenue through grants and in-shelter retail and successfully negotiating animal ordinance updates in local municipalities. April lives in Los Angeles, CA and is the proud mother of a pack of small rescue dogs. April’s session, entitled Data is Your Friend: Extracting and Analyzing Statistics, will Identify the most useful data to collect, where to find it, and how to analyze it to make your programs more effective.
Hurry! Early Bird Registration ends TONIGHT!!! Friday, Sept 23 at midnight!!
GLAWC Speaker Feature: Dr. Cathy Anderson, Medical Director, Jackson County Animal Shelter
Dr. Anderson is a 1987 graduate of Michigan State University and completed a certificate in shelter medicine through University of Florida in 2013. She is currently working on her MS in Shelter Medicine through that veterinary school. She is a trainer for Euthanasia by Injection and Chemical Immobilization. She teaches in the Veterinary Technician program at Baker College as well as working in a private practice. She is the co-founder and president of Pixie’s Animal Welfare Society, an organization that works in conjunction with the Jackson County Animal Shelter to rehome companion animals. She serves on the Animal Welfare Committee and is the chairperson of the Legislative Committee of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. She speaks at the state and national level and offers workshops on Euthanasia by Injection, Tranquilization, compassion fatigue and standard operating procedures for shelters. She has written several articles on sheltering for the MVMA newsletter. Her session, Creating and Using Protocols and Certifying Competencies to Improve Animal Care and Outcomes, will focus on how to write a standard operating procedure (SOP) that is meaningful for your organization and how to use clinical competencies to effectively implement SOPs.
Hurry! Early Bird Registration ends Friday, Sept 23 at midnight!!
GREAT NEWS!! Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference
Early Bird pricing EXTENDED for one week!!
Due to high demand . . .the Early Bird pricing for the GLAWC has been extended until Midnight on Friday, Sept 23.
This is your absolute last chance to get early bird pricing – and may be your last chance to get tickets – because tickets are selling FAST – so hurry and get yourself registered as we are sure to sell out!!!!!
GLAWC Speaker Feature: Rob Leinberger & Reminder Early Bird Special ends today – Sept 16 – at midnight
GLAWC Speaker Feature: Rob Leinberger Presenting “From Compassion Fatigue to Job Satisfaction”
Rob Leinberger is an Eagle Scout and worked as a veterinary assistant during high school. In December 1991, he became an Animal Control Officer for Chesterfield County, Virginia. Rob joined Richmond Animal Care & Control in January 2016 as the Animal Control Supervisor. He teaches an animal control basic course for new animal control officers in the region. Rob has an Associate’s Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management. In 2011, he completed a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Richmond. In October 2009, he was elected to the board of directors for the Virginia Animal Control Association and currently serves as its President. In September 2012, Rob joined the board of directors for the National Animal Care & Control Association and currently serves as President. He understands that whether you’re in the field or in the shelter, compassion fatigue can be a polar vortex for animal welfare workers. His session will focus on how to turn compassion fatigue into job satisfaction in order to improve your lives and the animals’ lives.
For more info and to register go to:
Remember Early Bird Registration ends at midnight tonight!!!
Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference – Early Bird Registration Open Now Until Sept 16!
Come join friends and colleagues for the 2016 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference on October 24 and 25, 2016 at the stunning FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. Professionals, volunteers, and advocates from all walks of the animal welfare field are encouraged to join us to hear from experts on 30+ different topics, including world-renowned veterinarian Dr. Kate Hurley, Director of the University of California-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, who will present the keynote address. Participants will also enjoy a trade show, awards presentations, and networking at the biggest animal welfare conference in the Great Lakes region. We hope you will join us to learn and to be entertained and inspired!
Base registration fees:
–Full conference (two days of sessions, meals, networking, banquet and trade show)
Early Bird $135/After 9/16/16 $175
— One day only (one day of sessions, meals provided on that day, banquet and trade show)
Early Bird $100/After 9/16/16 $125
— Annual MAACO/NACA dues (required for animal control attendees only): $25
— Optional banquet guest (limit two banquet guest per paid registrant): $35 each
All session and additional information can be found at:
Hotel Information: All conference events will be held at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, 11177 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Hotel reservations may be made online at www.firekeeperscasinohotel.com. (Please click on “Book Room” and enter group code 102416MAWC to receive the group rate of $119+tax/night.) The room block will fill quickly, so please make your reservations now! FireKeepers does not guarantee this rate after October 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Rooms are also available at the neighboring Quality Inn, which offers rooms at a government rate as well as discounts to guests attending events at FireKeepers. Reservations may be made with the Quality Inn by calling (269) 964-3000.
MPAW REGIONAL TRAININGS TOPIC AND LOCATION SURVEY
Happy 2016! With the New Year, there come new training opportunities for you and your organization through MPAW’s Regional Trainings, underwritten by the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. In an effort to make sure our attendees are getting the types of training they need most, we ask you to take the time to fill out the following survey:
It should only take about 3-5 minutes of your time but the feedback we get is invaluable.
Thank you for all that you do!
2015 GLAWC REGISTRATION UPDATE: Act fast! Only a handful of spots left!
We are thrilled to report that with two weeks to go before the 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference, there are fewer than 25 spots left! If you are interested in attending this fun and informative two-day conference at the beautiful FireKeepers Hotel & Casino featuring excellent speakers and sessions on a wide array of topics, including Adoptions, Companion Animals, Shelter Medicine, Community Outreach, Field Services, Fundraising, Operations, Leadership, Public Relations, and Legislation, please register TODAY! Online registration is available at
The conference will sell out very soon, so please ACT NOW!
Michigan Legislative Conference Call: Wednesday, June 17, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Are you interested in learning about animal-related legislation in Michigan? Do you want to know how you or your organization can get involved to support or oppose legislation that impacts you? Please join us for an informational conference call co-hosted by MHS, the State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section, and MAACO with representatives from the ASPCA and HSUS.
Early Registration for the 2015 Animal Care Expo ends January 31!!!
Learn. Rejuvenate. Network.
Animal Care Expo 2015 registration is open! The premier national conference for animal welfare professionals is taking over New Orleans, March 30-April 2, 2015. View the conference schedule and register now!
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!
Expo is already the most cost-effective educational opportunity in animal welfare, now through January 31st, get an extra $25 off full conference registration with code SDEX15.